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India hands economic reins to China

India hands economic reins to China

New Delhi’s rejection of RCEP reveals lack of self-confidence ...
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Trump’s unmet economic promises

Trump’s unmet economic promises

US beset by considerable investor uncertainty ...
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Italy a picture of political surrealism

Italy a picture of political surrealism

Flustered coalition fighting off calls for early elections ...
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Scepticism on second Plaza accord

Scepticism on second Plaza accord

Sense of cohesion needed sorely lacking ...
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ECB-German charm offensive

ECB-German charm offensive

Public role-play for Schäuble and Scholz ...
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China’s Wei Benhua on world’s need for SDR

China’s Wei Benhua on world’s need for SDR

‘The international monetary system should be multipolar’ ...
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Transparency lays bare Fed disharmony

Transparency lays bare Fed disharmony

Powell’s press conferences rarely proffer market clarity ...
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‘Two degrees’ overtaking ‘2% inflation’

‘Two degrees’ overtaking ‘2% inflation’

Governments must empower central banks to combat climate risks ...
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Claustrophobia on Fed balance sheet

Claustrophobia on Fed balance sheet

Diminishing balance sheet struggles with liquidity demands ...
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‘Only one justification’ for fresh ECB QE

‘Only one justification’ for fresh ECB QE

Macroeconomic engineering will not end well ...
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Libra and the global monetary system

Libra and the global monetary system

Co-creator addresses digital currency’s design and objectives ...
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Politics, manipulation and credibility

Politics, manipulation and credibility

Complexities of central bank communication ...
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