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News and commentary

Fed's enduring target rate debacle

Fed’s enduring target rate debacle

FOMC should use forthcoming meetings to fix policy framework
Trump widens scope of trade wars Kat Usita, 5 December 2019
‘Free money’ could spark crisis Joergen Oerstroem Moeller, 5 December 2019
Signs point to global recession Desmond Lachman, 4 December 2019
Cutting ECB inflation target ill-advised Mark Sobel, 3 December 2019
European reset on climate change David Marsh, 2 December 2019

Meetings

Monetary policy normalisation: Low interest rates and the new normal

Roundtable Wed 15 Jan 2020, 11:00 - 12:30. New York.

Ensuring financial stability at a time of high global debt

Roundtable Wed 15 Jan 2020, 15:45 - 17:30. London.

Analysis

China setting records in dollar bond market

Despite audacious plans to internationalise the renminbi, China and its companies have become an increasingly important presence in global dollar bond markets. Issuance so far this year has reached a record $202bn, up from $183bn over the course of 2017.

Latest Bulletin
October 2019: Bugs in the system

October 2019: Bugs in the system

Autumn 2019 Vol.10 Ed.4 For law-abiding people, rapid advances in digitalisation offer convenience, ...
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Latest report
Retail CBDCs: The next payments frontier

Retail CBDCs: The next payments frontier

Policy-makers at a number of central banks around the world are seriously considering ...
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Meetings

Monetary policy normalisation: Low interest rates and the new normal

Patrick Harker, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of PhiladelphiaRoundtable Wed 15 Jan 2020, 11:00 - 12:30. New York.

Ensuring financial stability at a time of high global debt

Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor for Financial Stability, Bank of EnglandRoundtable Wed 15 Jan 2020, 15:45 - 17:30. London.

Navigating economic uncertainty: Outlook for Chile and Latin America

Joaquin Vial, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of ChileRoundtable Tue 21 Jan 2020, 09:00 - 10:30. London.

OMFIF 10th anniversary

Lecture Wed 5 Feb 2020, 18:00 - 20:00. London.

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