Commentary: Global policy-makers avoid Fed party
By Darrell Delamaide in Washington
The list of policy-makers who did not attend the Jackson Hole symposium in August makes it look like President Donald Trump imposed a tariff on central bankers entering the US – missing in action were the heads of the European Central Bank, Bank of England, Bank of Japan and Swiss National Bank. As it was, Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell held centre stage. His speech was hailed as a stirring defence of central bank independence, taking on heightened significance against the backdrop of Trump’s unhappiness that the Fed is raising rates.
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|Meetings: OMFIF in Southeast Asia
8-11 October, Singapore, Bali and Bangkok
OMFIF and The OMFIF Foundation are organising a series of meetings in Southeast Asia during the week of the International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group annual meetings. The meetings convene representatives of central banks, sovereign funds, pension funds and private market participants from across the world. The meetings culminate in the launch of the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index 2018, which measures the openness to foreign investment of countries across the continent.
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