In Conversation: Paul Tucker, Chair, Systemic Risk Council

January 17, 2019

Paul Tucker, chair of the Systemic Risk Council and former deputy governor of the Bank of England, joins Mark Sobel, US chairman at OMFIF, to discuss international financial regulatory issues. Focusing on key concerns following the 2008 financial crisis, Tucker analyses the role of central banks in ensuring financial stability, regulating medium-sized banks, addressing the shadow banking sector, and the state of US macroprudential policies.

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The Asian century series: Global China: Economic outlook and the future of the renminbi

January 15, 2019

As China undertakes a greater role on the world stage and trade tensions with the US persist, Prof. Steve Tsang, director of SOAS China Institute, George Magnus, independent economist at the University of Oxford China Centre, and John Adams, director of China Financial Services, join Ellie Groves, OMFIF programmes manager for emerging markets, to discuss the outlook for the Chinese economy and the renminbi’s future as an international currency.

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In conversation: Marco Cattaneo, Member of the Group of Fiscal Money, Italy

January 10, 2019

Chris Ostrowski, OMFIF’s Head of Commercial Partnerships, speaks with Marco Cattaneo, of the Group of Fiscal Money in Italy. The Group of Fiscal Money advocate the introduction of a new financial instrument which would curtail threat of Italian exit from the euro area.

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Fed Talk: 2018 overview and 2019 outlook

January 8, 2019

Rein de Loor, programmes manager at OMFIF, is joined by Darrell Delamaide, US editor at OMFIF and writer for Handelsblatt Global. They discuss US monetary policy in 2018, developments at the Federal Reserve and in US economics, and the global outlook for 2019.

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A year in review: reflections on 2018 and prospects for 2019

December 20, 2018

Mark Sobel, US chairman of OMFIF, is joined by David Marsh, OMFIF chairman, and Yu Jie, head of China foresight at the London School of Economics. Their discussion focuses on the political and economic events that shaped 2018, as well risks and prospects for 2019. Topics include US-China relations, protectionism, and trade war implications on global economic growth. This podcast also covers developments on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, central bank policy divergence and financial stability.

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Political risk series: US-China trade war and implications for Asia-Pacific region

December 18, 2018

Political risk series: ‘US-China trade war and implications for Asia-Pacific region’. Ellie Groves, programmes manager – emerging markets at OMFIF, is joined by Kishore Mahbubani, academic and former diplomat in the Singapore Foreign Service, to discuss the history of the US-China relationship and the implications of the ongoing trade war, including possible resolutions to the confrontation. Professor Mahbubani also outlines his thoughts on who will be advocating the liberal world order as the US retreats from the world stage.

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Ahead of the ECB

December 12, 2018

Marcin Stepan, deputy head of meetings at OMFIF, is joined by Francesco Papadia, fellow at Bruegel and former director general for market operations at the European Central Bank, and Alexander Petrov, assistant vice-president of policy and research in the official institutions group of State Street Global Advisors. They discuss the December 2018 ECB monetary policy meeting as the central bank plans to end quantitative easing, outline its new reinvestment strategy and provide forecasts on growth and inflation.

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Political risk series: The retreat of globalisation

December 11, 2018

Political risk series: ‘The retreat of globalisation’. Rein de Loor, programmes manager at OMFIF, is joined by Gervais Williams, senior executive director at Miton Group and author of the book The Retreat of Globalisation. They discuss geopolitical developments affecting globalisation, changing narratives on global economics and the outlook for globalism in the 21st century.

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Political risk series: The Brexit deal, scenarios after the Parliamentary vote and implications for markets

December 4, 2018

Political risk series: 'The Brexit deal, scenarios after the Parliamentary vote and implications for markets'. Marcin Stepan, deputy head of meetings is joined by Hetal Mehta, Senior European Economist with Legal and General Investment Management, Denis MacShane former MP and Europe minister under Tony Blair, and Anand Menon, Director of the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative to discuss the latest developments on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. They discuss the contents of the Brexit deal with the EU, scenarios around Theresa May losing the UK Parliamentary vote on the deal on 11 December, challenges of defining a future relationship between the EU and the UK and the implications for businesses and investors.

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Political risk series: Interference and independence at the Reserve Bank of India

November 27, 2018

Political risk series: 'Interference and independence at the Reserve Bank of India'.Ellie Groves, OMFIF programmes manager for emerging markets, is joined by Lord (Meghnad) Desai to discuss the political and economic implications of government pressure on the Reserve Bank of India. Desai examines the importance of central bank independence for global capital markets and promoting investment into a country, why the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi might be trying to influence the RBI, and whether this will lead to a wider trend of governments pressuring their central banks to prioritise growth over tighter monetary policy.

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