All posts by Mark Sobel

Scepticism on second Plaza accord

Scepticism on second Plaza accord

Sense of cohesion needed sorely lacking ...
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IMF’s raison d’être in jeopardy

IMF’s raison d’être in jeopardy

Fresh difficulties await world’s finance ministers in Washington ...
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Imperilled co-operation at IMF annual meetings

Imperilled co-operation at IMF annual meetings

Sluggish economy, difficult country programmes top agenda ...
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Carney's proposals for multipolarity

Carney’s proposals for multipolarity

'Synthetic hegemonic currency' is too futuristic ...
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Draghi helps Lagarde gain her footing

Draghi helps Lagarde gain her footing

Answering Germany’s ‘Nein, nein, nein’ ...
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US-China competition here to stay

US-China competition here to stay

Comprehensive trade deal doubtful as next US election looms ...
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Fed divided ahead of key meeting

Fed divided ahead of key meeting

Market participants seek clues and validation ...
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Currency wars and dollar’s reserve role

Currency wars and dollar’s reserve role

‘Exorbitant privilege’ versus ‘indestructible curse’ ...
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Deteriorating economy to dominate G7

Deteriorating economy to dominate G7

Expectations for meeting should be 'extremely low' ...
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China must rethink growth model

China must rethink growth model

IMF urges shift from 'high speed' to 'high quality' growth ...
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'Foolhardy' to cry manipulation

‘Foolhardy’ to cry manipulation

No basis today for US Treasury to label China a currency manipulator ...
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Renminbi slides past Rmb7 per dollar

Renminbi slides past Rmb7 per dollar

PBoC will move to mitigate risk of large capital outflow ...
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