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15 мая, 15:05

Mapping Income Polarization in the United States

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By Ali Alichi and Rodrigo Mariscal May 15, 2018 Investment in education an important countervailing force in addressing income inequality (photo: Istock by Getty Images). When it comes to income inequality among American households, outcomes have […]

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10 мая, 16:09

Trust and the Future of Multilateralism

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By David Lipton May 10, 2018  عربي    中文   Español  Français 日本語   Português   Русский  Where trust exists and is reciprocated—where there is “confidence” in policies, institutions and systems—economies will achieve more (photo: iStock by Getty Images). We […]

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07 мая, 16:22

Malta’s Good Bet

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By IMFBlog May 7, 2018 Marsaxlokk Harbor, Malta. Not only tourist paradise: the country’s economy makes profits on the betting and gambling industry (photo: iStockPhoto/Andrey Danilovich). Known mostly for its azure seas and spectacular old […]

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03 мая, 16:05

Volatility Strikes Back

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By Sergei Antoshin, Fabio Cortes, Will Kerry and Thomas Piontek May 3, 2018  Investors who bet on continued low volatility suffered steep losses (photo: Richard B. Levine/Newscom). The bouts of volatility in early February and […]

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01 мая, 15:42

Technology and the Future of Work

By Adrian Peralta, and Agustin Roitman May 1, 2018  Versions in  عربي (Arabic), baˈhasa indoneˈsia(Indonesian), 中文 (Chinese), Español (Spanish), 日本語 (Japanese), Português (Portuguese), Русский (Russian) Technology impacts how we work (photo: BSIP/Newscom). Many feel anxious about the impact of new technology on their jobs. This is not new. […]

27 апреля, 15:38

Mounting Debt Threatens Sustainable Development Goals

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By Chris Lane and Elliott Harris April 27, 2018 Versions in baˈhasa indoneˈsia(Indonesian), Español (Spanish), Français (French), Português (Portuguese) A market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti: some developing countries are falling behind when it comes to incomes (photo: Dumont Bildarchiv/Newscom). In 2015, 193 countries […]

22 апреля, 16:28

Shining a Bright Light into the Dark Corners of Weak Governance and Corruption

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By Christine Lagarde April 22, 2018 Versions in عربي (Arabic), 中文 (Chinese), Español (Spanish), Français (French), baˈhasa indoneˈsia (Indonesian),  日本語 (Japanese), Português (Portuguese),  Русский (Russian) Anti-corruption strategies require broader regulatory and institutional reforms (photo: Kritchanut/iStock). The IMF Executive Board has just endorsed a new framework for stepping […]

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18 апреля, 16:27

Bringing Down High Debt

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By Vitor Gaspar and Laura Jaramillo April 18, 2018 Versions in عربي (Arabic), 中文 (Chinese),  Español (Spanish), Français (French), 日本語 (Japanese), Português (Portuguese), Русский (Russian) High debt makes governments’ financing vulnerable to sudden changes in market sentiment (photo: NYSE-LUCAS JACKSON-REUTERS Newscom). Global debt hit a new record […]

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18 апреля, 15:30

A Bumpy Road Ahead for the Global Financial System

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By Tobias Adrian April 18, 2018 Versions in عربي (Arabic), 中文 (Chinese),  Español (Spanish), Français (French), 日本語 (Japanese),   Português (Portuguese),  Русский (Russian) An unexpected increase in inflation could prompt the Federal Reserve and other central banks to raise interest rates faster than currently anticipated, roiling financial […]

17 апреля, 15:57

Global Economy: Good News for Now but Trade Tensions a Threat

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By Maurice Obstfeld April 17, 2018 Versions in عربي (Arabic),  baˈhasa indoneˈsia (Indonesian), 中文 (Chinese), Español (Spanish), Français (French), 日本語 (Japanese), Português (Portuguese), Русский (Russian) Container ship in Colombo, Sri Lanka: the recent escalating tensions over trade present a growing risk to the global economy (photo: STRINGER/REUTERS/Newscom). The world […]

16 апреля, 18:55

An Even-handed Approach to Crypto-Assets

By Christine Lagarde April 16, 2018 Versions in  عربي (Arabic), 中文 (Chinese),  Español (Spanish), Français (French), 日本語 (Japanese), Português (Portuguese), Русский (Russian) Healthcare companies are studying how to use the technology behind crypto assets to maintain confidential medical data (BSIphotos/Newscom). The dizzying gyrations of crypto-assets such as Bitcoin […]

13 апреля, 15:06

Fiscal Rules: Make them Easy to Love and Hard to Cheat

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By Xavier Debrun, Luc Eyraud, Andrew Hodge, Victor Lledo, Catherine Pattillo, Abdelhak Senhadji April 13, 2018 Versions in Español (Spanish), Français (French),  Português  (Portuguese) The national debt clock in New York City: a fiscal rule, like the debt ceiling, should […]