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America first collides with Decline and fall, Beyond Libor

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America first collides with Decline and fall, Beyond Libor

Monday 26 October 2020   –   Vol.11 Ed.44.1

Commentary: America first versus Decline and fall

By Meghnad Desai in London

The Roman republic exerted great influence on the fathers of the American revolution. On the eve of the election, the question is whether the once all-commanding republic is turning into a decadent empire. ‘America first’ has collided with ‘Decline and fall’. The debates will not have changed much. The result could  go either way. Trump’s chances are greater than people think. If Biden wins by an unconvincing margin, the US could witness internal unrest not seen since the post-civil war era.

Read the full commentary on the website.

Meeting: Beyond Libor

Wednesday 11 November, 16:00-17:15 SGT

With the London inter-bank offered rate set for retirement at the end of 2021, regulators are working on the transition to alternative risk-free rates. OMFIF and the South East Asian Central Banks Research and Training Centre convene a panel to discuss the move away from Libor and its impact on financial stability.

Request to attend the meeting.

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