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Fed urged to block Trump re-election, DeLisle Worrell on the IMF, and the dollar’s reserve currency role

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Fed urged to block Trump re-election, DeLisle Worrell on the IMF, and the dollar’s reserve currency role

THE WEEKEND REVIEW

Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world

9-13 September 2019, Vol.10 Ed.37
Most-Read Commentary
Fed urged to block Trump re-election: A former top Federal Reserve official stole the monetary policy show recently as William Dudley, longtime chief of the New York Fed, broke with sacred traditions of central bank independence and urged the Fed to block the re-election of President Donald Trump, writes Darrell Delamaide.
Commentary

‘No change at IMF under Lagarde’s watch’: People have long dreaded engagements with the IMF. Not only is it the last resort of governments whose policies have failed; all too often, Fund assistance has come with conditions that worsen matters. Under Christine Lagarde’s watch, nothing has changed, writes DeLisle Worrell. Read more.

Meeting

Climate resilient infrastructure in Asia: OMFIF will convene on Wednesday 18 September in Singapore a roundtable discussion with Ahmed Saeed, vice-president of the Asian Development Bank, on the role of climate-resilient infrastructure in Asia, eradicating poverty and maintaining the region’s growth momentum. Read more.

Meeting

Japan and Europe – Lessons in monetary and fiscal policy: OMFIF will hold a roundtable discussion on Thursday 19 September in New York to examine how the supposed ‘Japanification’ of Europe helps explain economic developments in the euro area, and to identify mutual learning opportunities. Read more.

Commentary

Currency wars and dollar’s reserve role: President Donald Trump’s tweets about unfair currency practices have raised questions about whether the dollar’s reserve currency and financing roles boost the dollar and harm US trade accounts, igniting debate about the currency’s ‘exorbitant privolege’, writes Mark Sobel. Read more.

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