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If the World Economy Is Looking So Great, Why Are Global Policymakers So Gloomy?

If the World Economy Is Looking So Great, Why Are Global Policymakers So Gloomy?

The World Economic Outlook news conference at the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund in Washington on Wednesday. “The present good times will not last for long,” said Maurice Obstfeld,
I.M.F. Sees Global Risk in Trump Trade Threats

I.M.F. Sees Global Risk in Trump Trade Threats

A steel plant in Zouping, China. Propelled by China, the United States, Europe and Japan, global economic growth is on track to reach an annual rate of 3.9 percent this year and next, the
The Week Ahead: AT&T and Time Warner Chiefs to Testify, and New China Tariffs Brew

The Week Ahead: AT&T and Time Warner Chiefs to Testify, and New China Tariffs Brew

Randall Stephenson, chief executive of AT&T, left, and Jeffrey Bewkes, chief executive of Time Warner, in 2016. Both men are expected to testify in support of the proposed merger of their two

Ex-IMF Economist: Bitcoin Could Drop to $100 in the Next Decade

Economist Kenneth Rogoff said Tuesday that he expects bitcoin's price will decrease by 2028.

IMF Chief Lagarde: Global Cryptocurrency Regulation Is 'Inevitable'

Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, has stated that international regulatory action on cryptocurrencies is "inevitable."
Never Mind the Troika, Here’s Rouvikonas

Never Mind the Troika, Here’s Rouvikonas

Greece’s prolonged austerity has given rise to a movement of middle-class anarchism.
Rolling back regulations often comes before a financial meltdown, according to 300 years of history

Rolling back regulations often comes before a financial meltdown, according to 300 years of history

The blame for financial meltdowns often focuses on irresponsible traders and greedy bankers. But politicians, whose policies sometimes fan the flames, deserve scrutiny as well,…
As Looming Brexit Hurts U.K. Economy, IMF Head Gloats: We Told You So

As Looming Brexit Hurts U.K. Economy, IMF Head Gloats: We Told You So

Christine Lagarde pulled no punches while announcing dire British growth estimates.
Weeks After Mugabe Fell, Zimbabwe Remains in the Army’s Grip

Weeks After Mugabe Fell, Zimbabwe Remains in the Army’s Grip

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe unveiled a plaque naming a tree he planted as part of the ZANU-PF annual congress in Harare, the capital, on Friday.
One out of every 10 American companies is a “zombie”

One out of every 10 American companies is a “zombie”

For the better part of a decade, central banks, including the Federal Reserve, have kept markets supplied with easy, cheap money, including the lowest interest…
Why Investors Can’t Get Enough of Tajikistan’s Debt

Why Investors Can’t Get Enough of Tajikistan’s Debt

The central mosque in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. A former Soviet republic, Tajikistan has rarely interacted with global investors but is offering an interest rate of just over 7 percent for
Why Investors Can’t Get Enough of Tajikistan’s Debt

Why Investors Can’t Get Enough of Tajikistan’s Debt

The central mosque in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. A former Soviet republic, Tajikistan has rarely interacted with global investors but is offering an interest rate of just over 7 percent for
I.M.F. Cautions Against Tax Cuts for Wealthy as Republicans Consider Them

I.M.F. Cautions Against Tax Cuts for Wealthy as Republicans Consider Them

The International Monetary Fund in Washington. The fund argued that many countries, like the United States, have room to raise tax rates on the wealthiest without impeding growth.
I.M.F. Cautions Against Tax Cuts for Wealthy as Republicans Consider Them

I.M.F. Cautions Against Tax Cuts for Wealthy as Republicans Consider Them

The International Monetary Fund in Washington. The fund argued that many countries, like the United States, have room to raise tax rates on the wealthiest without impeding growth.
The Economy Is Humming. Bankers Are Cheering. What Could Go Wrong?

The Economy Is Humming. Bankers Are Cheering. What Could Go Wrong?

A reform-minded government in Japan and aggressive action by the central bank there have pushed growth to 1.5 percent — up from 0.3 percent three years ago.
IMF Head: Cryptocurrency Could Be the Future. Really.

IMF Head: Cryptocurrency Could Be the Future. Really.

The tech may be as inevitable as personal computers and tablets, she said.
IMF Head: Cryptocurrency Could Be the Future. Really.

IMF Head: Cryptocurrency Could Be the Future. Really.

The tech may be as inevitable as personal computers and tablets, she said.
Dear President Trump: America is in for a Rude Awakening in January

Dear President Trump: America is in for a Rude Awakening in January

This post Dear President Trump: America is in for a Rude Awakening in January appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Jim Rickards' open letter to President Trump on the threat of new world money, known as
International Monetary Fund Based in Beijing? Maybe, Its Director Says

International Monetary Fund Based in Beijing? Maybe, Its Director Says

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, at a Center for Global Development event in Washington D.C. Monday. She joked that in her “dream binoculars,” China might
International Monetary Fund Based in Beijing? Maybe, Its Director Says

International Monetary Fund Based in Beijing? Maybe, Its Director Says

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, at a Center for Global Development event in Washington D.C. Monday. She joked that in her “dream binoculars,” China might