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IMF Analysis Of Nafta 2.0 = Potemkin Trade Deal

Summary IMF published a working paper on NAFTA 2.0 or the USMCA on March 26th The trade deal still needs Congressional approval The impact on GDP is negligible and the effects are relatively small at the aggregate level Trade is … Continue reading

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Is The U.S. Dollar Over/Undervalued?

If you are planning on retiring to a country other than the United States, you may want to have a glance at our following analysis. Purchasing Power Parity We have taken the October IMF WEO database and backed out their … Continue reading

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Pakistan election: Challenges over economy and legitimacy

FT South Asia correspondent Kiran Stacey looks at the challenges facing the victor of Pakistan’s election, Imran Khan, over his legitimacy following vote-rigging claims and an economic crisis that could lead to an IMF bailout. ► Subscribe to FT.com here: … Continue reading

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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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