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The Ties That Bond Us: What Demand For Government Debt Can Tell Us About the Risks Ahead

Takahiro Tsuda | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
Takahiro Tsuda

Our new research shows that advanced economies' exposure to refinancing risk and changes in government borrowing costs depend mainly on who is holding the bonds -- the demand side for government debt.

The Ties That Bond Us: What Demand For Government Debt Can Tell Us About the Risks Ahead

Serkan Arslanalp | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
Serkan Arslanalp

It's not news that emerging markets can be vulnerable to bouts of market volatility. Investors often pull sudden stops--they stop buying or start sell...

Ours Are Emerging Times

Felix Marquardt | Posted 04.29.2013 | World
Felix Marquardt

The new actors of globalization aren't concepts or acronyms; they aren't even regions or countries. They are individual women and men, and it is time we became acquainted with them.

Global Economy: Some Bad News and Some Hope

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

The world economic recovery continues, but it has weakened further. In advanced countries, growth is now too low to make a substantial dent in unemployment. And in major emerging countries, growth that had been strong earlier has also decreased.

Is Shadow Banking Dangerous for You?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.12.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Are all financial activities that operate outside the regular banking system bad? Is anything that is lightly regulated or not regulated at all dangerous for the economy and bad for you?

Now's The Time To Buy That Jet You've Always Dreamed Of

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business

Want to be fly like a G6? Now may be the right time to get into the market. The trade-in value for private jets has declined by as much as 50 perc...

Signs of Fiscal Progress: Will It Be Enough?

Carlo Cottarelli | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business
Carlo Cottarelli

In emerging economies there's a pause in fiscal adjustment this year and next, but this too is generally appropriate, given that many of these countries have low debt and deficits.

Risks to Financial Stability Increase, Bold Action Needed

José Viñals | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
José Viñals

Emerging economies are facing a twin challenge: dealing with the impact from advanced economies' troubles, while confronting increasing home-grown vulnerabilities.

America's Missed Opportunities in Latin America

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.16.2012 | World
Hoyt Hilsman

Latin America presents enormous opportunities for the U.S. in terms of economic and political cooperation, but we continue to squander these opportunities as we squabble among ourselves over issues like immigration and drug policies.

Getting To Know India's New Collectors

Posted 02.22.2012 | Arts

Newly keen on art as investment, Indian collectors are coming out of the woodwork to invigorate the country's previously dormant contemporary art scen...

How to Exit the Danger Zone: IMF Update on Global Financial Stability

José Viñals | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business
José Viñals

The global financial system remains fragile. It is urgent to restore confidence in the euro area and beyond. Otherwise we run the risk of a deepening of the crisis, with far-reaching global economic and social consequences.

In 2012, Global Economy 'A Tale Of Two Worlds'

Posted 12.24.2011 | Business

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe faces another year of dismal economic performance in 2012 that will weigh on global growth, but emerging markets and the Uni...

Emerging Economies Are Prospering as the West Muddles Through

Richard Attias | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business
Richard Attias

The takeaway: keep things in perspective, and don't become overly preoccupied with Europe's problems.

A New Role for China?

Richard Attias | Posted 01.21.2012 | Business
Richard Attias

In a wide-ranging speech President Hu Jintao surveyed the global landscape, touching on the environment, the world's economy, and the internal problems that China faces.

APEC's Economic Game-Changers

Richard Attias | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business
Richard Attias

As the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation gets ready for its CEO summit this weekend, all eyes will be on the leaders of those countries that are not just weathering the global downturn but booming.

World Bank President To Major Economies: 'Time For Muddling Through Is Over'

Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

(Lesley Wroughton) - The head of the World Bank said Wednesday the world had entered a new economic danger zone and that Europe, Japan and the United ...

Interest Rates and Investor Decisions: The Long and Short of It

Erik Oppers | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Erik Oppers

What drives the investment decisions of investors with a longer time horizon? Our research found these investors generally do not look at differences in interest rates among countries when deciding where to invest.

Five U.S. Companies Creating Thousands Of Jobs In China

CNN Money | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business

These U.S. companies are creating thousands of new jobs in China, as they spread their products to the country's growing middle class....

Simon Johnson: Christine Lagarde and the Demand for Dollars

The New York Times | Simon Johnson | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

After receiving support from the United States at the critical moment, Christine Lagarde was named Tuesday as the next managing director of the Intern...

Tough Political Decisions Needed to Fix the Financial System

José Viñals | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business
José Viñals

We are now in a new phase of the crisis -- the political phase -- and tough political decisions need to be made. Time is of the essence.

More Diversity Will Help the IMF at Work

iMFdirect | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

Nemat Shafik, who took over as IMF Deputy Managing Director in April, says she has been surprised by the vigor of internal policy debate at the IMF. "...

Israeli Central Bank Chief Considers IMF Bid

Wall Street Journal | BOB DAVIS | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

Israeli central banker Stanley Fischer is examining a formal bid to head the International Monetary Fund, said an official familiar with his thinking,...

World Bank Predicts An End To The Dollar's Dominance

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The world economy, so long defined by the dominance of a few advanced countries, has entered a period of "transformative change," according to a new r...

The Surprise New Consumers: Corporate Social Responsibility in a Changing World

David Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Weiss

When it comes to the developing world specifically, there is a very pressing reason for corporations to invest in corporate social responsibility: they simply have to.

Turning Climate Tech Transfer on Its Head

Lewis Milford | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green
Lewis Milford

Contrary to conventional wisdom, breakthroughs in climate technology are likely to come from developing countries.