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Publication Name: iMFdirect

Brief description: iMFdirect is a weblog covering the global economy and policy issues, posted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquartered in Washington D.C., United States.

Publication URL: http://blog-imfdirect.imf.org/

RSS Feed: http://blog-imfdirect.imf.org/feed/

Joined: August 31st, 2011

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iMFdirect wrote a new blog post titled China’s Housing Market: Defying the Odds?

by iMFdirect Housing is on everyone’s mind. The collapse of housing bubbles can be very costly. In Japan, house prices rose by about 40 percent during the mid-1980s; the collapse was followed by a ‘lost decade’ in which incomes did not grow and house prices fell by over 40 percent. In the United States, house prices increased by about 30 percent between 2001 and 2006; their collapse was followed by the global financial crisis. The collapse of the housing sector can often lead to a broader collapse of the financial sector. And the cost to the government of cleaning up the mess can be very...
(874 days ago)

iMFdirect wrote a new blog post titled Competitiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa: Time to Move Ahead

By Antoinette Sayeh The sub-Saharan Africa region is facing severe shocks associated with the steep decline in commodity prices and tightening global financial conditions. Against this background, it’s a good time to look back at the region’s recent growth experience and examine the relationship between growth rates and competitiveness. The extent to which sub-Saharan African companies are able to compete against their foreign competitors (that is, the extent to which they are competitive) could indeed play a role in sustaining growth going ahead. Sub-Saharan Africa’s rapid growth in recent...
(878 days ago)

iMFdirect wrote a new blog post titled Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016: Adjusting to a Harsher Reality

Alejandro Werner By Alejandro Werner (Versions in Español and Português) It’s been a rough start to 2016, as seen by the recent bouts of financial volatility, stemming from uncertainties related to the slowdown in China, lower commodity prices, and divergent monetary policy in advanced economies. The global recovery continues to struggle to gain its footing, with strains in some large emerging market economies weighing on growth prospects. For Latin America and the Caribbean, growth in 2016 is now expected to be negative for the second consecutive year—the first time since the debt crisis of...
(884 days ago)

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iMFdirect is a weblog covering the global economy and policy issues, posted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquartered in Washington D.C., United States. iMFdirect posts content related to the IMF’s work in economics and finance at global or national level, and posts currently highlight the debate over policy responses to the biggest global recession since the Great Depression.

The IMF is an organization of 187 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

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