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16 ноября, 16:42

Climate Change Will Bring More Frequent Natural Disasters & Weigh on Economic Growth

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by Sebastian Acevedo, and Natalija Novta November 16, 2017 Versions in 中文(Chinese), Русский (Russian) As natural disasters become more frequent and intense, countries should invest in resilient infrastructure to better withstand such hazards (photo: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom). […]

09 ноября, 16:37

Roads or Schools: A Critical Tradeoff

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By Manoj Atolia, Bin Grace Li, Ricardo Marto, and Giovanni Melina November 9, 2017  Versions in 中文(Chinese), Español (Spanish), Français (French), 日本語 (Japanese) Low-income countries tend to spend less on schools than on roads as a share of GDP (photo: iStock by […]

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08 ноября, 16:49

Understanding and Managing Financial Interdependence

By Maurice Obstfeld November 8, 2017 (photo: AlexLMX and David Hunt/iStock) The 18th Annual Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference last week opened with Managing Director Christine Lagarde noting the ebb and flow of capital movements into […]

06 ноября, 16:43

Catch-Up Prospects in Emerging Economies: A Glass One Quarter Empty

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By IMFBlog November 6, 2017 Versions in  عربي (Arabic), 中文(Chinese), Español (Spanish), Français (French), 日本語 (Japanese), Русский (Russian) A closer look at per capita incomes by country paints a different and more nuanced picture (photo: Pavel1964/iStock). Per capita incomes in emerging market and […]

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31 октября, 15:40

More Action Needed to Resolve Problem Loans in the Caribbean

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By Kimberly Beaton and Inci Otker October 31, 2017 The global financial crisis has left high levels of problem loans in the Caribbean (image: William Potter/iStock by Getty Images). The global financial crisis and subsequent […]

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27 октября, 16:49

Understanding the Global Financial Cycle

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By Maurice Obstfeld and Mahvash S. Qureshi October 27, 2017 The boom and bust in cross-border capital flows around the global financial crisis, and in its aftermath, have rekindled debates on the existence and implications […]

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26 октября, 15:37

Cyber Defense Must Be Global

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By Emanuel Kopp, Lincoln Kaffenberger, and Christopher Wilson October 26, 2017 Versions in عربي (Arabic),  中文 (Chinese),  Español (Spanish), Français (French),  日本語 (Japanese), Русский (Russian) Cyber risk has no geographical borders, and the threat is global, so the role of […]

19 октября, 23:04

Time to Act Now: It’s All About the Right Policy Mix

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By IMFBlog October 19, 2017 "The road ahead is not an easy one,’’ the IMF’s Executive Directors wrote after the IMF’s first ever Annual meeting in 1946.’’ We do not underestimate the difficulties facing us.’’ […]

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11 октября, 16:27

Inequality: Fiscal Policy Can Make the Difference

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By Vitor Gaspar and Mercedes Garcia-Escribano  October 11, 2017 Versions in عربي (Arabic), 中文 (Chinese),  Español (Spanish), Français (French), 日本語 (Japanese), Русский (Russian) Wealth and poverty side-by-side in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: inequality is rising within countries around the world (photo: […]

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11 октября, 15:03

Financial Stability Improves, But Rising Vulnerabilities Could Put Growth at Risk

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By Tobias Adrian October 11, 2017 Versions in Versions in عربي (Arabic), 中文 (Chinese), Español (Spanish), Français (French). 日本語 (Japanese), Русский (Russian) The headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany: To avoid causing market turbulence, central banks will have to […]

10 октября, 15:53

Global Economic Upswing Creates a Window of Opportunity

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By Maurice Obstfeld October 10, 2017 Versions in عربي (Arabic), 中文 (Chinese), Français (French), 日本語 (Japanese), Русский (Russian), and Español (Spanish)   The global recovery is continuing, and at a faster pace. The picture is very different from early last year, when the world […]

03 октября, 20:01

Inequality: Tools from the Old Masters to Help Today’s Policymakers

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By Vitor Gaspar, Paolo Mauro, and Tigran Poghosyan October 3, 2017 Unemployed day laborers in South Africa: the country has relatively high income, but also high inequality (photo: Rogan Ward/Newscom). With inequality rising in many […]