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Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Mar 18, 2013

CoC holds workshop for Asian governments on regional monetary cooperation (March 2013)

A workshop “Financial and Macroeconomic Cooperation and Integration in ASEAN against the Background of the European Crisis” was held on March 19 by Center of Concern in cooperation with the German Development Institute and the ASEAN Secretariat. The workshop, held in the city of Jakarta (Indonesia) was attended by officials from Finance Ministries and Central Banks of the ASEAN member countries, academic and think tank experts for an assessment of challenges of regional and monetary financial cooperation in the region.

 

Trade-Finance Linkages in Demands for G20 Leaders meeting in Cannes (October 2011)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Oct 24, 2011

Trade-Finance Linkages in Demands for G20 Leaders meeting in Cannes (October 2011)

A policy brief by the International Working Group on Trade-Finance Linkages, in the occasion of the upcoming G20 Summit, addresses Leaders with demands on:

I. The G20 Development Action Plan

II. Trade, investment and the G20’s approach to regulation of commodity derivatives markets

III. Trade and the G20’s approach to the international monetary system

 

New Directions for International Monetary and Financial Policy (September 2011)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Oct 10, 2011

New Directions for International Monetary and Financial Policy (September 2011)

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Club de Madrid and Center of Concern co-published “New Directions for International Financial and Monetary Policy: Reducing inequality for Shared Societies.” The publication, edited by Sara Burke and Werner Puschra gathers presentations made by policy-makers and officials from developed and developing countries, academics and high level personalities at a conference held last Spring by the three co-publishing organizations.

 

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Jul 29, 2011

Combatting recessions and raising employment worldwide

Combatting recessions and raising employment worldwide requires a reform of the international monetary system. But... how much of that reform can be done without changes in existing international monetary law? Find out reading this article authored by RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari and recently published by the Minnesota Journal of International Law.

Unfinished business of 1944 Bretton Woods taken up in Geneva workshop (July 2011)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Jul 2, 2011

Unfinished business of 1944 Bretton Woods taken up in Geneva workshop (July 2011)

Last June, Center of Concern co-organized the workshop "Back to the Future: The Unfinished Business of 1944 Bretton Woods After the Great Recession."  The event was held within the 2011 UNCTAD Public Symposium Making Trade and Finance Work for People and the Planet, which took place in Geneva.

Brazil: WTO Should Consider Exchange Rates and Trade Nexus (May 2011)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, May 26, 2011

Brazil: WTO Should Consider Exchange Rates and Trade Nexus (May 2011)

Last April, in a submission to the WTO Working Group on Debt, Trade and Finance (“the WTO Working Group”), Brazil called for consideration of the relationship between exchange rates and international trade. “Macroeconomic dynamics between exchange rate and foreign trade is an issue that is yet to be better understood and addressed in international forums, against the background of the international crisis triggered in 2008,” the document reads.[1]

Governing the Currency: A Political Choice (May 2011)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, May 1, 2011

Governing the Currency: A Political Choice (May 2011)

In this article, which appeared in French in No. 320 of Projet, a bimonthly magazine published by Centre de Recherche et d’Action Sociales, Aldo Caliari argues that the international monetary system is a political construct. As such, it is a matter of political choice for the countries giving shape to it to come up with solutions that address its shortcomings.

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