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News and commentary

Superpowers posturing in volatile Gulf

Superpowers posturing in volatile Gulf

US disinterest in Hormuz strait crippling oil-dependent Iran
US currency monitoring list needs rethink Mark Sobel, 20 January 2020
Green bonds dispel ‘niche market’ status Daniel Palotai and Istvan Veres, 20 January 2020
Shelton far outside the mainstream Mark Sobel, 20 January 2020
US drops China ‘manipulator’ tag Mark Sobel, 16 January 2020
ECB must keep its monetary pillar Chris Papadopoullos, 15 January 2020

Meetings

Outlook for economic stability in Italy and across Europe

Roundtable Fri 24 Jan 2020, 08:45 - 10:30. London.

Analysis

Fed balance sheet still overwhelmingly long term

Despite the Federal Reserve’s most recent bout of short-term asset purchases, the maturity composition of its balance sheet is little changed since last year. In the aftermath of September’s liquidity episode, the central bank announced it would purchase treasury bills at a pace of $60bn per month.

Latest Bulletin
January 2020: Eurovision

January 2020: Eurovision

Winter 2020 Vol.11 Ed.1 More than 60 years ago, the French statesman Charles ...
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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

Outlook for economic stability in Italy and across Europe

Daniele Franco, Deputy Governor, Banca d'ItaliaRoundtable Fri 24 Jan 2020, 08:45 - 10:30. London.

Supporting growth in the global economy: The future of infrastructure finance

Mitchell Silk, Acting Assistant Secretary, International, US TreasuryRoundtable Fri 31 Jan 2020, 08:30 - 10:00. New York.

Central banking in 2020: Risks abound in year to come

Otmar Issing, former European Central Bank and Patrick Honohan, Central Bank of IrelandRoundtable Wed 5 Feb 2020, 14:45 - 16:30. London.

OMFIF 10th anniversary

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

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