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.

Borrowers torn between rewarding investors and tackling inflated orders

Borrowers torn between rewarding investors and tackling inflated orders

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Frequent borrowers debate the art of allocation
A new standard in measuring women’s rights

A new standard in measuring women’s rights

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Expanding on the metrics to assess women's rights reveals a stark gender gap
Argentina's libertarian experiment: 'Mileinomics' thrives, but 'Mileipolitics' falters

Argentina’s libertarian experiment: ‘Mileinomics’ thrives, but ‘Mileipolitics’ falters

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The president must learn to work with the legislature, not against it
Africa’s bold bargain with global finance

Africa’s bold bargain with global finance

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Could a continental consensus work as Africa’s ultimate bargaining chip?
Global issues as much as domestic will decide UK election

Global issues as much as domestic will decide UK election

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Decarbonisation, immigration and fiscal policy will be high on the campaign agenda
Oscar Lewisohn: in best traditions of Anglo-Continental finance

Oscar Lewisohn: in best traditions of Anglo-Continental finance

Old-school banker who leaves a broad and rich legacy
Reduced demand and higher pricing among biggest worries for borrowers

Reduced demand and higher pricing among biggest worries for borrowers

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Concerns raised on deal subscriptions and new issue premiums, OMFIF’s 2024 Public sector debt outlook survey finds
Europe needs comprehensive industrial policy to withstand populist forces

Europe needs comprehensive industrial policy to withstand populist forces

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European Parliament elections will be determined by the growing influence of extremes
The real budget will come after the UK election

The real budget will come after the UK election

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Hunt failed to assess deep-seated problems of borrowing and taxation
M-pesa success shows importance of competition in payments

M-pesa success shows importance of competition in payments

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Banks must overcome understandable reluctance to industry disruption
Digital assets need interoperability to achieve global scale

Digital assets need interoperability to achieve global scale

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For tokenisation to really take off, a global mindset and interoperability between different networks and systems is essential
Artificial intelligence arms race is heating up

Artificial intelligence arms race is heating up

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AI is becoming an important weapon for fraudsters
Beware basing Russian reparations on vengeance

Beware basing Russian reparations on vengeance

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History cautions against simply seizing assets

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