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Normalisation: you wouldn’t start from here, Energy transition must accelerate, and more

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Normalisation: you wouldn’t start from here, Energy transition must accelerate, and more

THE WEEKEND REVIEW- OMFIF

21-25 September 2020, Vol.11 Ed.37

Most-Read Commentary

Normalisation – you wouldn’t start from here: As the world enters a second wave of Covid-19, central banks are reviewing their crisis toolboxes and exploring ways to support the economy. Earlier this month, OMFIF held two meetings on the role of the ECB and the political implications of the European recovery fund. Participants agreed on the need for expansionary monetary policy. However, some spoke of the importance of moving towards normalisation. Policy-makers will need to carefully consider how to move on from the crisis, writes Ellie Groves.

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Podcast

Functions of US fiscal policy in challenging times: Fiscal policy plays a crucial role in stabilising financial markets in challenging times. Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, joins OMFIF’s Mark Sobel to discuss US fiscal policy, economic challenges and the long-term effects of policy decisions. Listen to the recording.

Video

Strategic outlook for gold: John Reade, chief market strategist at the World Gold Council, discusses the strategic outlook for gold and recent trends in the yellow metal market. He examines gold’s value as a source of returns, liquidity and diversification, underscoring its long-term performance and lack of correlation to other major asset classes.Watch the recording.

Commentary

French governor suggests wider ECB mandate: François Villeroy de Galhau, the Banque de France governor, has vigorously promoted a new European monetary approach by suggesting the European Central Bank should more directly widen its operating mandate beyond targeting purely price stability, writes David Marsh. Read More.

Commentary

Energy transition must accelerate: The impact of Covid-19 on infrastructure companies is severe. The recovery will take place against the backdrop of depressed fossil fuel prices and constrained budgets. These threaten the transition to green infrastructure at a critical juncture, writes Nandita Parshad. Read more.

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