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Addressing the Dark Side Of The Crypto World

Whether Bitcoin’s value goes up or Bitcoin’s value goes down, people around the world are asking the same question: What exactly is the potential of crypto-assets? The technology behind these assets—including blockchain—is an exciting advancement that could help revolutionize fields beyond finance. It could, for example, power financial inclusion by providing new, low-cost payment methods to those who lack bank accounts and in the process empower millions in low-income countries. The possible benefits have even led some central banks to consider the idea of issuing central bank digital currencies. Before we get there, however, we should take a step back and understand the peril that comes along with the promise.

Read Here – International Monetary Fund


Fix The Roof While The Sun Is Shining On The Global Economy

The world economy is enjoying a synchronised recovery. But it will prove unsustainable if investment does not pick up, especially in high-income economies. Debt mountains also threaten the recovery’s sustainability, as the OECD, the Paris-based group of mostly rich nations, argues in its latest Economic Outlook. This report is the swansong of Catherine Mann, who was an outstanding OECD chief economist. It suggests that relief is legitimate, but complacency definitely is not.

Read Here – The Financial Times

Global Economic Growth Remains On Track, Says IMF

Pakistan To Find Out What the Economy Is Like Without Safety Net

Pakistan has seen its growth accelerate, stocks soar, currency stabilize and foreign-exchange reserves triple to a record in recent years. Now, the economy faces the test of going without the safety net of an International Monetary Fund program.

Read Here – Bloomberg

The False Economic Promise Of Global Governance

Global governance is the mantra of our era’s elite. The surge in cross-border flows of goods, services, capital, and information produced by technological innovation and market liberalization has made the world’s countries too interconnected, their argument goes, for any country to be able to solve its economic problems on its own. We need global rules, global agreements, global institutions.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

The IMF And The Next Global Crisis

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) deserves credit for effectively responding to the global and European financial crises. However, the institution will face different and potentially more difficult challenges in the next five years as it struggles to come to terms with a changing international power order and lending rules that are not well suited to address future crises.

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The Big Economic Transition Concerns

Courtesy IMF

Courtesy IMF

The Transitions Of 2016

One reason that the global economy is so sluggish is that, seven years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, financial stability is not yet assured. Financial-sector weaknesses linger in many countries – and financial risks are growing in emerging markets. Putting all of this together, global growth in 2016 will be disappointing and uneven, says Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

Saudi Arabia Could Be Bankrupt Within Five Years, IMF Predicts

Saudi Arabia’s cash reserves are in free-fall and the country could have only five years of financial assets remaining due in large part to the fall in oil prices, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Read Here – The Independent

Pakistan’s Debt Dynamic

An oft-overlooked aspect of Pakistan’s debt situation is the political economy. There is an inherent asymmetry between the ‘benefits’ derived from new debt undertaken, and the burden of its repayment. There are two facets worth considering. First, those segments who tend to ‘benefit’ from the debt contracted (the elite) are usually different from those who bear the incidence of the debt burden (the less affluent).

Read Here – Dawn

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