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China’s Opaque Financial System And The U.S. S&L Crisis

Awesome chart on the opaque China’s Financial System from the IMF’s latest Global Financial Stability Report.    China has been a hedge fund graveyard as short positions on the country have moved sideways if not against the perps. . The … Continue reading

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World’s Fastest Growing Economies In 2018 – 2.0

Hot of the press! We have updated the latest 2018 and 2019-20 average annual forecasts and ranked the world’s country 2018 GDP forecasts in our ginormous table below. The data are from today’s release of the  April 2018 IMF’s World Economic … Continue reading

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World’s Fastest Growing Economies In 2018

We have updated with the latest 2018 and 2019-20 average annual forecasts and ranked the world’s country 2018 GDP forecasts in our ginormous table below. The data are from the October 2017 IMF’s World Economic Outlook. The forecasts probably underestimate … Continue reading

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IMF calls for China banks to boost capital buffers – FT

The IMF has called on China’s banks to strengthen their capital buffers beyond global rule requirements in order to fortify themselves against the risk of an economic shock. ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs  

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The “Firming” Global Recovery

The IMF upgraded their view of the global economy, while slightly downgrading U.S. economic growth due to lack of fiscal progress. The Global Economy Maintains Momentum The cyclical recovery continues. Growth outturns in the first quarter of 2017 were higher … Continue reading

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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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