The Great Debate UK

from UK News:

How necessary is the G20 summit?

April 1, 2009

From the cosy fireside chats and walks in the woods of 30 years ago, world summitry has expanded beyond all recognition, with this week's G20 meeting in London being billed in some quarters as the biggest gathering of leaders since 1945.

from The Great Debate:

How G20 can unfreeze credit and cut bailout costs

April 1, 2009

Lena Komileva-- Lena Komileva is Head of G7 Market Economics, Tullett Prebon --

One of the big historical lessons of this crisis for economic policy is that bringing down the risk-free cost of money - central bank rates or government bond yields - and injecting liquidity into the banking system cannot on their own fix broken credit markets.

from The Great Debate:

Obama honeymoon ends in Europe

March 31, 2009

Robin Shepherd

-- Robin Shepherd is Director, International Affairs at the Henry Jackson Society. His areas of expertise are transatlantic relations, American foreign policy, Middle Eastern relations with the West, Russia, eastern Europe, NATO and the European Union. The views expressed are his own. --

from The Great Debate:

Reform the IMF and World Bank

March 31, 2009

Johannes Linn- Johannes Linn is a Senior Fellow and the Executive Director of the Wolfensohn Center for Development at the Brookings Institution. The views expressed are his own. --

from The Great Debate:

G20 should be pragmatic about protectionism

March 31, 2009

Paul Blustein-- Paul Blustein is a journalist-in-residence at the Brookings Institution. He is writing a book on the World Trade Organization, which will be published in September. The views expressed are his own. --

from The Great Debate:

World stuck with the dollar, more’s the pity

By J Saft
March 27, 2009

jimsaftcolumn5-- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

The dollar is, and will remain, the U.S.'s currency and its own and everyone else's problem.

from The Great Debate:

A new direction in global financial regulation

January 26, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist.  The views expressed are his own --

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown's call today for a new G20 charter of principles on financial regulation  reflects an emerging consensus among policymakers that, once the immediate crisis has passed, the regulatory framework must be fundamentally redesigned.