View from IMF 2017

The annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group each year bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, and academics. For a full list of seminars and open events at the IMF and World Bank Group annual meetings click here.

The Banker’s editors will cover the event through a video interview series with key industry figures and policy-makers.

The team covering the event include:

  • Brian Caplen, editor
  • James King, Middle East and Africa editor
  • Stefanie Linhardt, Europe editor
  • Danielle Myles, investment banking and capital markets editor

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Brian Caplen blog 2016

US bank regulations thaw while Europe freezes

October 13, 2017

In the US, regulators are opening up a dialogue with banks helping to foster growth, something their European counterparts can only look upon with envy, writes Brian Caplen.

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Why 2018 will be critical year for trade

October 12, 2017

The Trump administration's sabre rattling on trade has produced little in the way of concrete results. But this may be about to change, writes Brian Caplen.

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Looking ahead: where now for the Basel Committee?

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Guy Debelle: why the FX Global Code matters

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Yves Mersch: the case for keeping cash

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