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An Official Keynesian Reading of Cap Inflows and Emerging Markets

Oct 18th, 2015 | Filed under: The Global Economy & Currencies, Emerging markets

Olivier Blanchard has just stepped down as the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, a post he has held since 2008. Faille looks at a new article that may be considered his parting shot from that parapet.Read More

Why is Japan’s Recovery So Sluggish?

Sep 23rd, 2015 | Filed under: The Global Economy & Currencies

As two IMF economists see it, the trend toward the outsourcing of manufacturing by Japanese firms has a downside for the domestic economy, which has become less resilient than it once was. This explains why the familiar nostrums aren't working. Read More

Fractal Ambiguity in the AIFMD Passport Status of the U.S.

Aug 6th, 2015 | Filed under: Regulatory

What does the road to passport status look like for the US, regarding Europe's AIFMD? It looks rocky, and ESMA seems disinclined to draw a legible map. Instead it offers ambiguity and links to further ambiguity in the footnotes of its report.Read More

The Euro Crisis – An Interview with Larry Hatheway, UBS Chief Economist

Feb 23rd, 2012 | Filed under: Alpha Hunters

In September 2011 the IMF estimated that roughly half of the Euro Zone's $9 trillion in outstanding government debt was now at 'heightened credit risk'. This is a crisis which billionaire investor George Soros has described as, "...a more dangerous situation now than in 2008.Read More

Looking at an Ink Blot, Seeing a Green Light

Sep 26th, 2011 | Filed under: Commodities

International Monetary Fund research shows that speculation does not influence the commodities markets.Read More

Elephant in the Room: Washington’s giant hedge fund.

Feb 24th, 2010 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends

Strain really hard and the IMF's recent announcements on commodities and gold almost appear as if they're talking up the markets ahead of deploying some sort of massive carry trade. Read More