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Tipping point crossed at IMF meetings, End of globalisation concerns are exaggerated, and more

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Tipping point crossed at IMF meetings

By Christian Kopf

Discussions at IMF meetings have always been centred around efforts to promote international co-operation and global trade with the aim of improving the economic situation for all. The goal of enhanced co-operation on economic and monetary issues, enshrined in the IMF’s articles of agreement, was always beyond question. But that is no longer the case. We are at an epochal turning point against the backdrop of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

 End of globalisation concerns are exaggerated
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By Mark SobelRussia’s war against Ukraine has given rise to much discussion about the world moving towards two blocs, decoupling and the end of globalisation. While these factors will spawn geopolitical and economic changes, many of the prognostications seem exaggerated. 
 
 MEETINGS
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 Priorities, opportunities and challenges for public investors
Tuesday 5 July, RoundtableSSGA and OMFIF convene a series of panel discussions on key strategic issues impacting the investment community. These meetings are aimed at public institutions, bringing together senior representatives from central banks, sovereign funds and pension funds. 
 
 ON DEMAND 
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Discussing the IMF World Economic Outlook and Global Financial Stability Report
Mark Sobel, OMFIF’s US chair, is joined by Fabio Natalucci, deputy director of the monetary and capital markets department, and Petya Koeva Brooks, director, research department, IMF, to discuss the Fund’s latest reports and outlook for the global economy. 
 
 Data: Towards a new age of economic enlightenment
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As regulators and policy-makers work to balance protection and innovation in their evolving frameworks, this landmark report explores the use of data and its potentially transformative impact on developments in the global economy, financial services, the business community and society as a whole.

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