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January 18, 2008

Monetary Policy
The new (financial) world order

In 2007: China’s government added $430b to its foreign exchange reserves. Russia’s government added $150b to its foreign exchange reserves. China’s state banks likely - this is the only…

March 23, 2008

Monetary Policy
There is now little doubt: the US relies on central banks and sovereign funds to finance its deficit …

This is Brad Setser once again. I am back from my spring break. I want to thank Dr. Frankel and Rachel Ziemba for taking my place last week. No one in their right mind paid much attention to the …

December 5, 2007

China
Competition — and coordination — within the Chinese state as China goes forth

Today’s Financial Times has an important article by Geoff Dyer and Sundeep Tucker examining the overseas expansion of Chinese companies in general, and Chinese state companies in particular.  It is a…

December 14, 2008

Capital Flows
Sovereign loss funds ...

Ok, my title is a more-than-a-bit unfair. But sovereign wealth funds are fundamentally vehicles for investing central bank reserves -- or Treasury reserves from surplus oil revenue -- in equities …

October 20, 2015

You Might Have Missed: Recent Academic Journal Findings III

This is the third blog post in this series. The previous two were published in February and July, and highlight earlier academic findings. Elizabeth N. Saunders, “War and the Inner Circle: Democrat…

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December 23, 2007

Capital Flows
A Saudi investment authority?

The FT broke a major story -- at least in my world -- late on Friday. The Saudis are about to set up a sovereign wealth fund: Saudi Arabia plans to establish a sovereign wealth fund that is expecte…

December 8, 2008

Financial Markets
Good bye, petrodollars ...

Estimates of the break-even oil price in Saudi Arabia’s budget vary, ranging from under $40 a barrel to around $50 a barrel. Sometimes that is because of different assumptions about Saudi Arabia’s a…

November 2, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
New CFR Interactive Report Explores Women’s Participation in Peace Processes

A new CFR Interactive Report presents compelling evidence about the value of women’s contributions to peace processes around the world. 

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December 15, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
Women’s Participation in Peace Processes: Colombia

A new CFR Interactive Report presents compelling evidence about the value of women’s contributions to peace processes around the world. The Peace Process Series is a collection of in-depth case studi…

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November 25, 2008

Capital Flows
Bonfire of sovereign wealth funds?

Only a few sovereign funds disclose their performance. But it reasonable to think that many sovereign wealth funds – particularly the well-established funds that invested heavily in equities – have …