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Private equity can rebuild the economy and its reputation, CBDC is a public good and more

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Private equity can rebuild the economy and its reputation, CBDC is a public good and more

THE  WEEKEND  REVIEW  –  OMFIF

Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world

6-10 July 2020, Vol.11 Ed.26   

Most-Read Commentary

Private equity can rebuild the economy and its reputation: Equity, not debt, will be key to pump-priming the British economy and revitalising businesses. Large businesses can issue bonds and stocks, an expensive process out of reach for small firms. Small firms also struggle to borrow from banks, which want security and reliable cash flows. What small firms need is equity. The smaller sectors of private equity are focused on helping promising companies grow. Private equity can help businesses reopen and recover, writes Chris Papadopoullos.

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CBDC is a public good: Wolfram Seidemann, chief executive officer of G+D Currency Technology, joins David Marsh, chairman of OMFIF, to discuss how central bank digital currency has gained traction among public and private sector institutions and if Covid-19 is a motivating factor for central banks to adopt digital currency. Listen.

Podcast

US economic policy and outlook: Recent events are having far-reaching consequences for the US economy, affecting the outlook of policy-makers. William Dudley, former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, joins Mark Sobel for a conversation about the US economy and his view on the years ahead. Listen.

Commentary

Recovery should be more than green: With the pandemic triggering a deep global recession, talk of a ‘green recovery’ is in danger of remaining just talk. Climate action does not have to fall victim to the colossal economic damage wrought by the pandemic. If anything, there is an opportunity for a green recovery that serves both people and the planet, writes Mark Cliffe. Read more.

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Non-banks present huge stability risks: Asked about lofty equity prices at his June Federal Open Market Committee press conference, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell responded that the central bank is focused on its dual mandate. But fulfilling its financial stability responsibilities requires bearing down on non-banks and leverage, writes Mark Sobel. Read more.

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