The Making of Boris Johnson (The Daily, 28 min listen)

(You can listen to the podcast by clicking here)

An American, left wing take on Boris Johnson, the soon-to-be UK Prime Minister. This NY Times podcast paints him unflatteringly, highlighting in particular his lack of regard for facts. In his early career as a journalist, Johnson was notorious for making up anti-EU stories to generate attention. But his charming and bumbling personality has retained him public favour. As a politician, he re-invented himself as liberal, urbane, and multi-cultural figure to become mayor of London, revealing his ability to gain power whatever the circumstances. He campaigned for Brexit not expecting to win, but now has ended up becoming PM with the prospect of completing Brexit.

Why does this matter? Nothing in Johnson’s history suggests he can manage a complex trade negotiation. At the same time, his political convictions are loosely held, so he could ultimately support a soft Brexit if it was politically expedient for him. This could mean the market could be over-pricing the chances of hard Brexit.

Dr. Anas Alhajji: Oil Market Update (Macro Voices, 27 min listen)

September 17, 2019

Louis-Vincent Gave: Last Week’s Dislocation Between Value and Growth (Macro Voices, 18 min listen)

September 17, 2019

The “Liquification” of Private Markets is Underway (Bloomberg Markets P&L, 28 min listen)

September 17, 2019

Narrative Economics (LSE Public Lectures and Events, 78 min listen)

September 17, 2019

The Debt that Never Dies (The Indicator From Planet Money, 9 min listen)

September 17, 2019

Juliette Declercq: What to Expect From the ECB on Thursday (Macro Voices, 16 min listen)

September 10, 2019

Huw van Steenis On What Central Banks Will Do Next (Odd Lots, 32 min listen)

September 10, 2019

Is It Legal? (Talking Politics, 47 min listen)

September 10, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 99: The Surprising Story of the US Trade Deficit with South Korea (Peterson Perspectives, 15 min listen)

September 10, 2019

Gold’s Rise has Just Begun (Macro Voices, 87 min listen)

September 10, 2019

Riksbank Set To Support a Weaker SEK, Steeper Curves (Macro Strategy Views, 21 min listen)

September 3, 2019

Brexit Update: Constitutional Warfare (Podzept – with Deutsche Bank Research, 13 min listen)

September 3, 2019

100-Year Bonds Could Alter How Rate Risk Is Traded (P&L With Paul Sweeney and Lisa Abramowicz, 32 min listen)

September 3, 2019

Danielle DiMartino-Booth and Peter Boockvar on the Future of Monetary Policy (Macro Voices, 62 min listen)

September 3, 2019

What’s Next for Blockchain? (Techtrends, 20 min listen)

September 3, 2019

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