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October 5, 2006

Economics
A world turned upside down …

I guess it is only natural that in world where capital flows – in unprecedented sums – from the poor to the rich, that the poor countries on the periphery also have lower inflation rates than the US…

May 23, 2014

Russia
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of May 23, 2014

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, Charles McClean, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Tumultuous times for Thailand. On Thursday, Thailand’s army …

Anti-government protesters get ready to leave their main encampment after a military coup was declared in Bangkok on May 22, 2014 (Damir Sagolj/Courtesy Reuters).

February 19, 2016

Americas
This Week in Markets and Democracy: Mexico’s Anticorruption Pressure, Ukraine’s Stalled Reforms, and U.S. Acts on Forced Labor

Pressure for Mexican Action on Corruption During a five-day visit to Mexico, Pope Francis repeatedly denounced corruption, decrying the “path of privileges or benefits for a few to the detriment of …

Pope Francis (C), Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (R) and his wife, Mexico's first lady Angelica Rivera stand together during a farewell ceremony in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, February 17, 2016 (Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez).

March 8, 2016

Mexico
Anticorruption Efforts in Mexico

Corruption dominates Mexico’s headlines: helicopter rides for officials’ family members, housing deals from favored government contractors, the still unexplained disappearance of 43 students, and a d…

Anti-Corruption Efforts in Mexico - LAM

March 8, 2016

Americas
Anticorruption Efforts in Mexico

Corruption dominates Mexico’s headlines: helicopter rides for officials’ family members, housing deals from favored government contractors, the still unexplained disappearance of 43 students, and a d…

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June 6, 2016

Mexico
Mexico’s Gubernatorial Elections

Mexico’s PRI lost big in yesterday’s gubernatorial elections. Just six months ago party optimists boasted they might sweep all twelve of the governorships; preliminary results show they may get just …

Mexicos Gubernatorial Elections-LAM

May 6, 2016

Americas
This Week in Markets and Democracy: Protectionism Rises, Mexico Anticorruption Bill Delayed, How Corruption Affects Business

Protectionism by the Numbers It is not just anti-trade rhetoric spreading on both sides of the Atlantic; it is also policies. The Global Trade Alert, an online index that monitors trade policy, repo…

Protesters demonstrate against Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade agreement ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit in Hannover, Germany April 23, 2016 (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach).

May 17, 2005

United States
Le groupe de travail réclame des mesures pour renforcer la compétitivité nord-américaine, l’expansion du commerce et la sécurité des frontières

May 17, 2005 - North America is vulnerable on several fronts: the region faces terrorist and criminal threats, increased economic competition from abroad and uneven economic development. In response …

November 26, 2006

Monetary Policy
Does China’s (de facto) dollar peg limit China’s capacity to diversify its reserves?

The dollar hasn’t recovered from the Thanksgiving sell-off.   At least not in Asia.   The won is not as strong as it has been since Korea's own crisis back in 1997.   Those with dollar exposure –…

April 6, 2009

Monetary Policy
Charting financial de-globalization: private capital flows are falling faster than trade flows

At least for the US. And I would bet globally as well, though global financial flows fell a couple of quarters after private flows to the US. Remember decoupling? In some sense the sharp fall …

Charting financial de-globalization: private capital flows are falling faster than trade flows