Drawing on the OMFIF commonwealth of experts, opinion-formers and lead actors, our Corona Consequences series presents a debate that aims to be intriguing, stimulating, provocative and partial. We span politics, economics, technology, environment issues and psychology. Scanning the international scene through the OMFIF central banking and public policy lens, writers encompass a wide spectrum of geography and opinion.

Europe’s risks highly overstated

Europe’s risks highly overstated

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Economy recovers despite political uncertainty
Hazards of relaxing financial reform

Hazards of relaxing financial reform

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Now is not the time to bow to lobbyists
Trump should be careful on enlisting IMF

Trump should be careful on enlisting IMF

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Fund may chide US, not China, Germany
Bank of England lecture received with doubt

Bank of England lecture received with doubt

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Observers question consequences of centralised regulation approach
Bumpy post-Brexit ride

Bumpy post-Brexit ride

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German, UK central bankers on euro clearing
Capital flight towards Germany

Capital flight towards Germany

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Peugeot’s holding in Opel sounder than Target-2 claims
Italy beset by turmoil in ruling party

Italy beset by turmoil in ruling party

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Rome, not Athens, demands greatest attention in Europe
Trump’s tweeting turbulence

Trump’s tweeting turbulence

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Six flashpoints on White House watchlist
Turkey must decide on Cyprus

Turkey must decide on Cyprus

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Influence of Ankara leaves negotiations at impasse
Beijing combats capital flight

Beijing combats capital flight

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China’s dilemma over renminbi convertibility
Latin America seeks new international partners

Latin America seeks new international partners

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Argentina, Brazil unite to confront US protectionism
UK economy defies gloomy forecasts

UK economy defies gloomy forecasts

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Experts have been wrong before and are wrong now
High-handed US ignores German risks

High-handed US ignores German risks

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Trump administration fails to recognise European economic realities
Trump’s trillion dollar trade wars

Trump’s trillion dollar trade wars

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Economic confrontation likely to spill into other fields
The US has mostly got it wrong on the euro

The US has mostly got it wrong on the euro

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Sooner or later we’ll need another Plaza accord
Dutch Houdini to lose election

Dutch Houdini to lose election

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Splintered politics and populism make for complex puzzle

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