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'Quexit': Will it be a major event?

Four economists and investment chiefs discuss the impact on economies and markets when the unwinding of quantitative easing gets into full swing

Central banks will unwind QE when they deem that it has been successful, and this success will be reflected in bond and asset prices, says Paul Sheard

Appropriately done, the normalisation process should have minimal impact on real economy - but we are in unprecedented territory, says Ulrik Bie

The coming tightening cycle in US rates offers a potentially golden opportunity for Asian currency- denominated credit markets and bonds, says Jesper Koll

Asset prices are ignoring the gathering geopolitical storms, changes in monetary policy or possible economic slowdowns, says William Thomson

Roundtable participants:

  • Paul Sheard: executive vice-president and chief economist, S&P Global Ratings, New York
  • Ulrik Bie, chief economist for global macroeconomic analysis, Institute of International Finance (IIF), Washington,

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