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Focus One: Trade and Finance Linkages

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Nov 21, 2012

Center of Concern staff speaks at Central American Finance Ministers gathering

On November 23, 2012, Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari is speaking at the XXX Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Finance of Central America, Panama and Dominican Republic, held in the city of San Salvador, El Salvador. The  presentation introduced the International Working Group on Trade-Finance Linkages as part of activities Center of Concern undertakes to support developing country governments policy dialogue, research and development addressing areas that bridge trade and finance. Latin America member organizations of the working group will also be represented at the meeting.

B20 presses for further changes in regulation of trade finance (September 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Sep 1, 2012

B20 presses for further changes in regulation of trade finance (September 2012)

Recent changes introduced to the Basel agreement on capital requirements have sought to assuage concerns about how the recent Basel agreement reforms might affect trade finance. This article reports on on the response by a sector of the business community (the Business 20) to such changes.

Macroeconomic impacts of commodity price volatility: G20 Report (July 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Jul 5, 2012

Macroeconomic impacts of commodity price volatility: G20 Report (July 2012)

The article provides a commentary on a study issued by the G20 this year on the subject macroeconomic impacts of excessive commodity price volatility on growth and the identification of policy options that countries could consider. 

Click here for a more general assessment of the outcomes of the Summit regarding the global economic recovery, financial regulation and IMF reform.

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