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26 June 2019 / Global

All eyes on G20 sidelines

In the second of a pair of articles about the forthcoming G20 meeting, a group of policy experts from around the world discuss how the Osaka summit presents 'a crucial opportunity to tone down the rhetoric, and to re-emphasise that an open international trading environment benefits all countries,' particularly in the face of not only US-China tensions, but those around the Gulf as well. 'All eyes will be on what happens outside the meeting,' with world leaders slated to convene for critical bilateral discussions.

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25 June 2019 / Global

G20 must adapt to new global reality

In anticipation of the 14th G20 summit on 28-29 June, to be hosted in Osaka by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, OMFIF US Chairman Mark Sobel asked a group of policy experts from around the world to answer questions about the efficacy and future of the G20. In the first of two articles, the group responded to this question posed by Sobel: 'Many say the G20 has become a humdrum, low key affair that is not accomplishing much and is failing the global economic and financial system. What do you think?'

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12 June 2019 / Asia Pacific,North America,Latin America Caribbean,Middle East,Africa,Europe,Global

Global Public Investors and a sustainable world economy

Seminar on sustainability and opportunities for global public investors

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12 June 2019 / Asia Pacific,North America,Latin America Caribbean,Middle East,Africa,Europe,Global

Global Public Investor launch 2019: Global Public Investors and a sustainable world economy

Launch of the 6th annual Global Public Investor: Sustainability panel discussion

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12 June 2019 / Global

GPI 2019 special report: China and urbanisation

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05 June 2019 / Europe

EU parliamentary elections: Results

EU parliamentary elections: Results analysis

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21 May 2019 / China

Renminbi 'weaponisation' talk overblown

A media furore has flared over whether China will dump US Treasury holdings or 'weaponise' the renminbi. The debate is entertaining, but misses the mark. In spite of much rumour and conjecture, in the past China has consistently neither acted to 'dump' or 'weaponise' its Treasuries, nor shown interest in doing so. Instability is anathema to Chinese leaders and portfolio managers. It's contrary to their self-interest. A sell-off could ratchet up US Treasury yields, imposing massive capital losses on Chinese official dollar holdings.

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15 May 2019 / China

China holds 'moral high ground'

Beijing's response to Washington's tariff increase on Chinese imports has, to date, been relatively mild. If the US were to expand its tariff measures, Beijing is expected to continue to retaliate in a similar reserved fashion. This is because it is difficult for China to respond with equal measures, since the country imports a great deal less from the US than the US does from China. However, this is not the only reason. By responding only mildly, China is able to maintain the moral high ground in this global dispute.

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