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China must rethink growth model, No-deal Brexit not inevitable, and more

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China must rethink growth model, No-deal Brexit not inevitable, and more

THE WEEKEND REVIEW  

Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world

12-16 August 2019, Vol.10 Ed.33
Most-Read Commentary
China must rethink growth model: The International Monetary Fund’s 2019 China Article IV staff report inevitably addresses trade and exchange rate issues. But it frames them intelligently in the broader context of the enormous challenges facing China’s growth model, urging a shift away from ‘high speed’ to ‘high quality’ growth, writes Mark Sobel.

Obituary

Saccomanni – Genial icon of global money: Fabrizio Saccomanni was an iconic figure in European banking and finance. His death on 8 August at the age of 76 is mourned well beyond Italian borders. His passing marks a further departure from the echelons of supreme monetary technocrats who contributed to greater European integration. Read more.

Commentary

Johnson repeating Churchill’s 1925 error: As a biographer of Winston Churchill, Boris Johnson must know that markets can unravel even the best laid economic plans, as they did following his predecessor’s ill-advised decision in 1925 to return the UK to the gold standard at the wrong exchange rate, writes Desmond Lachman. Read more.

Podcast

Private debt – Too big to ignore: Antonella Napolitano, head of investor relations at Deerpath Capital, and Gabriella Kindert, member of the supervisory board at Mizuho Europe, join OMFIF’s Julia Demidova. They discuss the growing investor appetite for private debt, as well as the increasing importance of ESG principles. Listen.

Commentary

No-deal Brexit not inevitable: Nobody can say with much confidence whether a no-deal Brexit can be stopped. This saga’s outcome will not depend on the EU, but on the views of Johnson and Corbyn, possibly the Queen’s advisers, and probably the British people – none of which can be predicted with certainty, writes Charles Grant. Read more.

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