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Macroeconomic Policies

Darn Them Piggies! Pork Prices & the Inflation Outlook for China

Nigel Chalk | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business
Nigel Chalk

During the past year, views on China's economy have yo-yoed from concerns about the recovery, to hand-wringing about inflation and overheating, and then back to talk of hard landing.

What I Learnt in Rio: Discussing Ways to Manage Capital Flows

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

Governments have five tools to adjust to capital flows: monetary policy, fiscal policy, foreign exchange intervention, prudential tools, and capital controls. The challenge is to find, for each case, the right combination.

Coining the Acronym BRICA -- Adding Africa's Name to World Regions and Economies in Economic Boom!

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

Although South Africa is included in BRICS, it is important to recognize all 17 economies in SSA that have put the Continent on the front economic burner. "A" must be added to any acronym discussing booming economic growth regions.

The Emerging Bright Spot in Europe

Antonio Borges | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Antonio Borges

it will take a while before most crisis-hit countries will be able to reclaim the economic output that was lost as a result of the crisis. But things are definitely going in the right direction.

Asian Countries Join Forces To Fight Inflation Risk

Posted 07.03.2011 | Business

HANOI - Finance ministers of China, Japan and South Korea are mindful of the challenges from inflation, rising commodity prices and the increasing...

IMF Scolds Developing Countries' Economic Policies

Posted 06.18.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund on Monday criticized developing countries for not responding strongly enough to the surge of hot money in...