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Global Markets Forum (GMF)

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Tighter monetary policy and the future of money

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.

The tide is receding after a two-year flood of easy money. Major central banks around the world tightening policies will be a focus of intense speculation, as investors try to figure out whether they will manage to contain inflation without choking growth or not. Meanwhile, crypto and digital assets such as NFTs are likely to see developments over the next few months, including regulatory scrutiny.

We will continue to discuss these topics on the GMF as 2022 progresses.

Geopolitics

China enters the third year of its strict zero-covid strategy, amidst regulatory reforms, slowing growth and its growing global influence as China-West relations evolve. Meanwhile the Ukraine war has far-reaching affects on global markets. Access top stories, breaking news, insights and commentary curated by Reuters editors on issues and events related to the conflict. 

GMF features analysts, political leaders and fund managers in fireside discussions about the markets' prospects in light of geopolitical issues and events.

Clean energy

ESG is now firmly established as a must for investors, companies and regulators. As trillions of dollars are chasing ESG investments and companies are scrambling to be on the right side of the trend, regulators begin setting rules on investing and disclosures, scrutinising claims and bringing much-needed oversight to the market. GMF will track developments in climate transformation, including how investors set climate goals and their progress in meeting these targets.

WEF 2022, Davos

For the first time in two years the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting reconvened in-person as world leaders ascended to Davos, faced with an uphill climb to tackle multiple global crises guided by this year’s WEF theme: ‘Working Together, Restoring Trust’.

The GMF reported live from the WEF, chatting with delegates about the most pressing issues impacting markets and the world today. 

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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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