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Currency disputes may soon resurface, Financial policy-makers weigh in on gender balance

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Currency disputes may soon resurface, Financial policy-makers weigh in on gender balance

Tuesday 16 March 2021 – Vol.12 Ed.11.2

Commentary: Currency disputes may soon resurface

By Mark Sobel in Washington

The pandemic profoundly changed external sector and currency market dynamics in 2020 and may do so further in 2021. US expansion may herald a return to debates about global imbalances and currency wars. Differences in crisis policy stances around the world may have major ramifications for global current account positions. President Joe Biden’s administration could face new challenges in the widening current account deficits.

Read the full commentary on the website.

Commentary: Financial policy-makers weigh in on gender balance

By Natalia Ospina and Levine Thio

Less than 1% of global financial institutions achieved gender balance in 2021 according to the eighth edition of OMFIF’s Gender Balance Index. Top financial policy-makers offered solutions for addressing this imbalance during a series of discussions held to mark the launch of the report. Speakers at the launch brought a wide range of experience and perspectives from both the public and private sector to the gender balance debate.

Read the full commentary on the website.

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