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Clean energy

The stage is set for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow between October 31-November 12, with key nations - including the U.S., Canada and South Korea - announcing new climate commitments. Even as the Paris Agreement targets seem to be on track, the Reuters Global Markets Forum discusses climate goals, green energy objectives, digital transformation and sustainability, for both countries and companies, with perspectives from industry leaders, policymakers and corporates, on how the promises made will be met both logistically and financially.

The great exit

U.S. one dollar bills blow near the Andalusian capital of Seville in this photo illustration taken on November 16, 2014. A year-long investigation into allegations of collusion and manipulation by global currency traders is set to come to a head on Wednesday, with Britain's financial regulator and six big banks expected to agree a settlement involving around 1.5 billion ($2.38 billion) in fines. The settlement comes amid a revival of long-dormant volatility on the foreign exchanges, where a steady rise of U.S. dollar this year has depressed oil prices and the currencies of many commodity exporters such as Russia's rouble, Brazil's real and Nigeria's naira - setting the scene for more turbulence on world financial markets in 2015.

With a shaky global recovery from COVID-19 due to new variants and central banks trimming relief measures, uncertainty remains over inflation, geopolitics and a host of other factors. As investors eye new themes to trade on, the Reuters Global Markets Forum hosts a two-week line-up of global fund managers to discuss their cross-asset market outlooks for the rest of the year and into 2022.

COVID-19 impact on markets

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As the world begins to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, markets are at a record high and the global economy is expected to rebound, albeit slower than expected due to new coronavirus variants. The Global Markets Forum brings members special insights and knowledge on the financial implications of the pandemic. Together with industry experts and peers, we debate all the pressing issues, brainstorm our own strategies and share valuable takeaways to help you create an informed opinion on the future of the markets.

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Global Markets Forum’s election specials

September's German election promises more continuity than chaos. With opinion polls suggesting a shaky three-party coalition and big reforms likely taking a back seat, how will climate change and the Covid-19 recovery shape future policy?

Meanwhile, Canada’s snap elections are being keenly watched as Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau faces possible defeat. We analyse what to expect and discuss its potential impact on both monetary and fiscal policies.

GMF guest speakers

See what's planned in the GMF and catch-up on interviews with industry veterans, senior decision makers and other market participants from all over the globe.

Mon Sep 13 | 1530GMT | 1130 ET
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Erik Bregar

FX Analyst
Mon Sep 13 | 1330GMT | 0930 ET
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Dawn Desjardins

Deputy Chief Economist at RBC Royal Bank
Thu Sep 16 | 1500GMT | 1100 ET
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Philippe Fournier

Political analyst and creator of 338Canada
Thu Sep 16 | 1500GMT | 1100 ET
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Rebekah Young

Director of Fiscal & Provincial Economics at Scotiabank
Fri Sep 17 | 1400GMT | 1000 ET
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Tamara Small

Professor of Political Science at the University of Guelph
Fri Sep 17 | 1600GMT | 1200 ET
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Shachi Kurl

President of the Angus Reid Institute
Mon Sep 20| 1200GMT | 0800 ET
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Christopher Dembik

Director and head of macroeconomic research at Saxo Bank
Tue Sep 21 | 0900GMT | 0500 ET
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Dr Daniel Gros

Director at the Centre for European Policy Studies
Tue Sep 21 | 1100GMT | 1300CET
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Chris Anderson

Professor in European Politics & Policy, European Institute, LSE
Tue Sep 21 | 1300GMT | 0900ET
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Dec Mullarkey

Managing Director at SLC Management
Wed Sep 22 | 1300GMT | 0900 ET
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Carsten Brzeski

Global head of macro at ING
Thu Sep 23 | 1000GMT | 0600 ET
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Marc Ostwald

Chief economist and global strategist at ADM ISI
Thu Sep 23 | 1300GMT | 0900 ET
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Matthew Shaddick

Head of Political Markets, Smarkets
FRI Sep 24 | 1130GMT | 01330 CET
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Steffan Pauls

Former head of KKR Germany
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Dennis Lockhart - view chat

Former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Raghuram Rajan - view chat

Former RBI governor
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Sayuri Shirai - view chat

Former BOJ policy board member
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Arminio Fraga - view chat

Former Brazil central bank President
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Huw Van Steenis - view chat

Former senior adviser to BOE Governor Mark Carney

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GMF enables me to keep up with the latest developments in financial markets, but it also provides a place where open, respectful and informed debate takes place.. I highly recommend GMF as a source for all serious investors.
Vincent T.
International Economist, Independent Financial Risk Advisory Firm

GMF stands out for its diversity – the diversity in its coverage of global topical issues, its invited guests, its participants and their range of knowledge and opinions.
Jitesh S.
Senior Portfolio Manager, European Investment and Technology Firm

The GMF makes my day easier. No matter all the other service providers and financial information sources, my day only really starts when I log into GMF and start reading the posts there. Reliable and insightful, that’s how I see GMF.
David R.
Corporate Treasurer and Risk Manager, Leading Portuguese Corporate.

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Divya Chowdhury - Asia and Global Editor, Global Markets Forum, Reuters News

As a financial journalist for over 20 years, Divya has covered macroeconomics, central banks, global cross-asset markets, company news, market scams and natural disasters. She has a penchant for multimedia, social media and community-building, loves a good conversation, and believes forging strong relationships lies at the heart of everything we do. Divya regularly hosts panel discussions both within and outside Reuters, and has been going to Davos since 2019, interviewing a multitude of high profile guests, both on- and off-camera.

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