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COTD: The Monetary Transmission Mechanism

On  FOMC eve we thought you’d find the following chart from the IMF’s Global Financial Stability Report useful. The traditional discussion of monetary policy transmission emphasizes how changes in interest rates affect investment and consumption decisions.  These channels operate through … Continue reading

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QOTD: IMF Economic Forecast

There is thus a wider than usual range of upside and downside risks to this forecast. A sustained non-inflationary growth increase, marked by higher labor force participation and significant expansion of the U.S. capital stock and infrastructure, would allow a … Continue reading

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2017 Fastest Growing Economies

New year, time to look forward.   Which countries are expected to grow the fastest in 2017? We have ranked the world’s country 2017 GDP forecasts in the ginormous table below.  The data are from the October 2016 IMF’s World Economic … Continue reading

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World Consumer Inflation Rates

We have ranked the world’s 2016 consumer inflation rates by country in the ginormous table below.  The data are from the October 2016 IMF’s World Economic Outlook database.  Note, 2016 are IMF estimates. But, first, check out the low inflation, … Continue reading

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World’s Fastest Growing Economies

We have ranked the world’s country 2016 GDP growth rates in the ginormous table below.  The data are from the October 2016 IMF’s World Economic Outlook database. But, first, check out the dismal economic performance of the G5 economies.

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IMF slams Greece, China’s economy grows – FT

Daniel Garrahan provides Wednesday’s top stories from around the world, with the IMF threatening to walk away from the Greek bailout deal, China’s economy growing faster than expected and Twitter shares surging after a fake news story. ► FirstFT : … Continue reading

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IMF downgrades economic risks – FT

“…the Fund has turned more optimistic…” In its latest forecasts for the global economy, the International Monetary Fund has greatly reduced the probability of a global recession in 2014, while its outlook for emerging markets has darkened. Ferdinando Giugliano picks … Continue reading

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The Nifty Fifty: World’s Fastest/Slowest Growth Economies

The International Monetary Fund just released their latest estimates and projections for the world’s economies.  We’ve updated and upgraded the Nifty Fifty.  Note, again: 1) the growth is in the small cap (frontier) economies;  and 2)  the continued weakness in … Continue reading

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IMF still keen on eurozone rate cut in face of weak growth

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