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News and commentary

Helicopter money’s unearned popularity

Helicopter money’s unearned popularity

Central bank independence under threat if proposals are carried out
IMF facing financing quandary Mark Sobel, 7 April 2020
Search for post-pandemic vision Mark Sobel, 7 April 2020
Five questions on European solidarity David Marsh and Danae Kyriakopoulou, 6 April 2020
Clearing landmines after the war Jacques de Larosière, 6 April 2020

OMFIF Chart — Aggressive Fed moves inspire little confidence

The Federal Reserve acted early to cushion the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, but this has done little to calm the stock market. The S&P 500 closed on its worst first quarter ever, diving 20%. Market confidence remains shaky as global cases hit the first million.

Meetings

The China-US relationship post-pandemic

Virtual roundtable Wed 8 Apr 2020, 15:00 - 15:45. Singapore.

The role of China in the post-pandemic world

Virtual roundtable Wed 8 Apr 2020, 16:00 - 17:00. Singapore.

Analysis

Latest Bulletin
April 2020: Southeast Asian co-operation in crisis

April 2020: Southeast Asian co-operation in crisis

Spring 2020 Vol.11 Ed.2 When we started working on this issue of the ...
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Latest report
Gender Balance Index 2020

Gender Balance Index 2020

Central banks make slow progress on gender diversity Gender diversity in central banks, ...
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Meetings

The China-US relationship post-pandemic

Kishore Mahbubani, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of SingaporeVirtual roundtable Wed 8 Apr 2020, 15:00 - 15:45. Singapore.

The role of China in the post-pandemic world

Jiandi Ye, Deputy Director-General, International Economics and Finance Institute, Ministry of Finance, ChinaVirtual roundtable Wed 8 Apr 2020, 16:00 - 17:00. Singapore.

OMFIF Briefing: Economic impact and G20 response to coronavirus

OMFIF Briefing Thu 9 Apr 2020, 13:00 - 14:00. London.

Global economic outlook and Covid-19 policy response

Ludger Schuknecht, Deputy Secretary-General, OECDVirtual roundtable Thu 9 Apr 2020, 14:30 - 15:30. London.

Recent meetings

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