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Financial markets will keep betting against the euro, African sovereigns should prepare for green bond opportunities, and more

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Financial markets will keep betting against the euro

By Lorenzo Codogno

What’s wrong with the euro? Again and again, we end up discussing its instability and the relentless attempts by financial markets to challenge its existence by betting against the government bond markets of peripheral member countries. It is happening again as interest rates start to rise, putting pressure on risk premia. And again, the European Central Bank will have to step in and announce yet another tool to counteract market fragmentation.

 African sovereigns should prepare for green bond opportunities
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By Philip Moore
With global volatility and rising yields making it hard for emerging market sovereigns, now would be a good time for African borrowers to progress their plans to launch green, social and sustainable issuance programmes.  

What are central bank reserves for?
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By Julian Jacobs
Central banks are prepared to deploy fewer of their reserves during a crisis. This is one of several findings from OMFIF’s Global Public Investor 2022. The forces that underlie this shift provide an interesting example of the dynamics central banks face. 
 
 MEETINGS 
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Future of the Eurosystem’s sovereign portfolio
Friday 15 July, Roundtable
Stefano Micossi, director general of Assonime, joins OMFIF to discuss his ground-breaking plan for the future of the Eurosystem’s sovereign portfolio involving the European Stability Mechanism. 
 
 ON DEMAND 
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Global Public Investor 2022 launch
The launch of the Global Public Investor 2022 presents key findings of the report and offers insights into wider issues, including how central banks’ reserves managers are coping with inflation, geopolitics and environmental, social and governance imperatives. 
 
 Report: Global Public Investor 2022
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More than 75% of the central banks surveyed for the 2022 edition of Global Public Investor believe inflation will be sustainably higher or more volatile for a prolonged period. Just 20% of reserves managers think inflation will be transitory.

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