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Monetary Policy

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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13 May 2019 / Global

Analysing Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)

Analysing Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and its potential impact on public policy

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09 May 2019 / US

Powell parries inflation questions

At the press conference that capped the most recent two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, journalists tried and tried again to get Fed Chair Jay Powell to budge from his stubborn point of view that 'inflation will return to 2% over time and then be roughly symmetric around our longer-term objective'. The new dip in inflation, Powell said, was due to 'transitory factors'. He was at pains to dispel the notion gaining ground in markets that the Fed was contemplating a cut in rates.

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07 May 2019 / US

Fed should focus on winning over public

The Federal Reserve's review of its 'monetary policy strategy, tools and communication practices' – especially during the forthcoming June conference – offers an opportunity to examine the questions surrounding Fed 'independence'. One of its goals should be to win over the public, rather than fascinate markets and high priests of monetary policy. The Fed should dispel public perceptions that it alone can deliver all desired economic outcomes, let alone determine stock market prices.

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06 May 2019 / Global

Analysing modern monetary theory

Analysing modern monetary theory and its potential impact on public policy

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03 May 2019 / Asia Pacific,North America,Latin America Caribbean,Middle East,Africa,Europe,Global

Emerging digital technologies for financial inclusion: Role of central banks

Workshop at the Asian Development Bank annual meeting

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29 April 2019 / Asia Pacific

The internationalisation of renminbi

The internationalisation of renminbi

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25 April 2019 / US

Fed on rough road to normalisation

The Federal Reserve, presiding over a shrunken output gap and perkier wage growth, remains the test case for whether any central bank can 'normalise' interest rates. The likelihood is that US rates are already at or close to their summit. Even if the Fed surprises markets by raising rates again, this would still leave its official policy rate barely positive in real terms. While the road to 'normal' looks closed off in interest-rate terms, overall policy neutrality could, in principle, be achieved through other means. In practice, however, it won't.

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24 April 2019 / Europe

Franco-German questions on Europe

The longest-running conundrum in the European Union is: 'Who runs Europe – France or Germany?' With Britain on its way to leaving the EU, France and Germany are preparing in different fashions and with different expectations for a new European chapter in which the continent's two leading economies must come to terms with each other without the moderation of a third major economic and strategic player. If the challenges intensify, Angela Merkel in her twilight phase as chancellor will find President Emmanuel Macron a steely adversary.

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