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Reasons to be optimistic about China’s recovery, How to insure against the risk of stablecoin runs, and more

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Reasons to be optimistic about China’s recovery

By Andy Rothman
With Covid-19 in retreat, the Chinese government has an opportunity to return to a more pragmatic approach to public health and the economy. Once the lockdowns are lifted, significant stimulus is likely to be introduced, which should lead to a second-half recovery. Soon after people are released from lockdowns, expect the government to initiate a major stimulus programme, designed to support a visible economic recovery by the time of the Party Congress in autumn this year.
 How to insure against the risk of stablecoin runs

By Ezechiel Copic
The news that TerraUSD, one of the largest algorithmic stablecoins with a market cap once above $18bn, broke its peg to the dollar has reverberated throughout financial markets. Now is the time to task the FDIC with analysing a new federal stablecoin insurance programme. 
 
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