Imperilled co-operation at IMF annual meetings, Global gold demand podcast
Monday 14 October 2019 – Vol.110 ed.42.1
Commentary: Imperilled co-operation at IMF meetings
By Mark Sobel in Washington
As always, the global economy will be top of agenda at the International Monetary Bank-World Bank Group meetings. The IMF’s July forecasts pointed to a sluggish world economy this year. With multilateral co-operation remaining under assault, many prominent voices are searching for answers as to how future fiscal and monetary policy should be conducted, especially when monetary policy is increasingly spent. In other ongoing business, the IMF always has a difficult and controversial stable of country programmes.
Read the full commentary on the website.
Podcast: Global gold demand – Prospects for central bank reserve portfolios
Kurtulus Taskale Diamondopoulos, director of central banks and public policy at the World Gold Council, joins Pierre Ortlieb, economist at OMFIF, to examine recent trends in global gold demand, the role of the official sector and prospects for central bank reserve asset portfolios. Gold is rising to a prominence not seen since the turn of the millennium, driven by an increasingly tense and fragmented international system, as well as unprecedented developments in capital markets.
Listen to the recording, or search ‘OMFIF’ on your smartphone’s podcast app.