Impact of nation first politics on global financial flows, financial organisations and financial regulation

THR 2017-10-17T11:00:00.000Z

Plenary Room
Senior Editor and head of The Economist radio
The Economist
Senior Fellow
Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School
Executive Dean
Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
President and CEO
Institute of International Finance
Fellow and Director, The India Project
The Brookings Institution

The political landscape saw unprecedented upheaval in 2016 with unexpected results in both the UK referendum on exiting the EU and the US Presidential elections. More recently we have seen an unexpected turn of events unfold in the French elections, a ministerial reshuffle in India and even as we speak, the Communist Party’s 19th congress is ongoing in China. The changes these events are bringing about will undoubtedly impact both directly and indirectly on global trade and finance – but exactly what the medium-long term effects will be is still unclear.
With this panel of experts we will discuss whether domestic reforms will be carried through in the US and how these will impact internationally; we will investigate how Britain’s exodus from the EU will unfold; we will debate which trade agreements will be ditched, negotiated – or renegotiated and how; we will explore how geopolitical tensions – particularly those unfolding on the Korean peninsula –
will impact on international relations; we will examine how China and India’s leadership is positioned; and we will ask how the growth in Southern and Eastern trade and financial flows are impacting on relations in the neighbourhood. Finally we will discover how – against this backdrop – the longstanding G20 commitments to financial reform will evolve.