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India hands economic reins to China, Boris Johnson on the campaign trail, and more

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India hands economic reins to China, Boris Johnson on the campaign trail, and more

18-22 November 2019, Vol.10 Ed.47

THE WEEKEND REVIEW

Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world

Most-Read Commentary

India hands reins to China: Amid ongoing tensions with Beijing, the US and India unwittingly handed China economic leadership of Asia, writes Joergen Oerstroem Moeller. Through the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the US and India could have ensured the Asian power balance did not tip too far in China’s favour.
Meeting

Future of supervisory technology for central banks: Joachim Wuermeling, member of the executive board of the Deutsche Bundesbank, joins OMFIF for a roundtable in London on Wednesday 4 December. He will discuss how central banks are engaging with increased digitalisation to ensure financial stability. Read more.

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Awkward truths on UK campaign trail: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative party are well ahead in opinion polls ahead of the 12 December general election, writes John Nugée. But there are three awkward truths that may yet come back to haunt the prime minister on the campaign trail and turn him out of Downing Street. Read more.

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Quelling German excess saving: Two decades ago, member states hoped the euro would make them more self-reliant and less vulnerable to external crises, writes David Marsh. Since the 2008 financial crisis, the opposite turns out to be true. Quelling German excessive saving is the key to a better EMU future. Easier said than done. Read more.

Podcast

Project financing for infrastructure development: Pablo Kang, senior executive at the office of the Pacific in Australia’s department of foreign affairs and trade, discusses the main objectives of the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific and the key infrastructure development issues that countries in the region face. Listen.

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