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Video: Danger of currency war escalating is high

Posted in News and Articles, Political Risk, Videos by politicalrisklatam on October 19, 2010

by The Economist Intelligence Unit, October 19th, 2010.

John Bowler, Country Risk Service Director at the Economist Intelligence Unit, talks to Aidan Manktelow, Risk Briefing Manager, about the risks arising from tensions over exchange-rate policies.

Questions
1. What are the key factors driving concerns about a currency war?
2. Is a negotiated solution possible?
3. What is the likely impact of further quantitative easing in the US?
4. Is it likely that emerging markets will increasingly resort to capital controls?
5. How great is the risk of a cycle of competitive devaluations or a trade war?

Watch the video here.

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