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IMF adapts and underpins legitimacy, Shaping the future of central banks

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Commentary: IMF adapts and underpins legitimacy

By Mark Sobel in Washington

The two decades since the Asia financial crisis have not been easy for the International Monetary Fund. It grappled with the rise of China and emerging markets, and the 2008 financial crisis. Then it faced Europe’s crisis, including the Greek saga. During this tough period, the IMF has adapted its economic thinking, underpinned its legitimacy and repaired relations with Asia.

Operationally, the Fund overhauled its work. The last two decades saw it shift from an organisation shrouded in secrecy to one basking in sunlight.

Read the full commentary on the website.

 

Meeting: Shaping the future of central banks

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Tuesday 9 October, Bangkok

A collaboration between the Bank of Thailand and OMFIF, this meeting focuses on the reversal of unconventional monetary policies, structural transformation and the digital future. Speakers, among many others, include: Veerathai Santiprabhob, governor of the Bank of Thailand; Mario Marcel, governor of the Banco Central de Chile; Øystein Olsen, governor of Norges Bank; and Yves Mersch, member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank.

Request to attend the meeting.

 

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