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Gene Frieda

Gene Frieda

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Gene Frieda, a global strategist at PIMCO, is a senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics.

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  1. Is the Pound Close to the Breaking Point?
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    Is the Pound Close to the Breaking Point?

    Sep 16, 2022 Gene Frieda argues that the United Kingdom’s planned energy price cap could lead to a sterling collapse.

  2. The Dollar’s Reserves of Strength
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    The Dollar’s Reserves of Strength

    Apr 8, 2022 Gene Frieda explains why financial sanctions against Russia are unlikely to weaken the greenback’s global hegemony.

  3. China’s Difficult Balancing Act
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    China’s Difficult Balancing Act

    Feb 7, 2019 Gene Frieda says China's leaders must stabilize growth quickly to avoid a sharp currency devaluation in the future.

  4. Emerging Markets’ Shifting Bottom Line
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    Emerging Markets’ Shifting Bottom Line

    Sep 19, 2018 Gene Frieda argues that many old assumptions about investing in emerging markets now need to be reconsidered.

  5. The Coming Financial Volatility
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    The Coming Financial Volatility

    Jul 24, 2017 Gene Frieda believes investors in risky asset markets should be more worried about monetary tightening.

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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

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    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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    The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Crisis

    Seth Berkley & Werner Hoyer explain why global leaders must urgently introduce equitable pandemic-response mechanisms.
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    Rishi Sunak’s Daunting Challenge

    Chris Patten urges the UK prime minister to join the battle for the soul of the Conservative Party after a disastrous year.
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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell urges European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.

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