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March 27, 2013

Cyprus
Cyprus’s Bailout: Three Things to Know

Cyprus’s last-minute bailout deal highlights the vulnerabilities in the island nation’s financial system, as well as the flaws in the eurozone’s ability to effectively respond to banking crises, says…

May 30, 2012

Europe
The Eurozone Crisis: Three Things to Know

With the eurozone crisis at a "critical" point, substantive interim measures are needed to reestablish stability while long-term fundamental changes are pursued, says CFR’s Robert E. Rubin.

April 18, 2011

Emerging Markets
Spence: Emerging Market Investment Boom Ahead

Economist A. Michael Spence says emerging market growth is going to produce a boom in investment, which in turn may lead to higher interest rates globally, and a tendency to intervene in internatio…

September 4, 2014

China
Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

“The various currencies, which were all maintained on a stable basis in relation to gold and to one another, facilitated the easy flow of capital and of trade to an extent the full value of which …

Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

December 5, 2012

China
Labor Data Show That China Is a Bubble Waiting to Burst

China “may have” overinvested to the tune of 12-20% of gross domestic product (GDP) between 2007 and 2011 – this is the diplomatically worded conclusion of a working paper released last week by th…

Labor Data Show That China Is a Bubble Waiting to Burst

May 16, 2012

Education
Business, Immigration, and Political Dysfunction

I had not intended it this way, but this will be my second item in just a week on political dysfunction in Washington. I participated yesterday in a superb forum on the prospects for immigration ref…

CFR's Edward Alden, former Senator Chuck Hagel, and UNITE HERE President John Wilhelm speak at the Hamilton Project event "U.S. Immigration Policy: The Border Between Reform and the Economy" at the Brookings Institution on May 15, 2012. (Paul Morigi/Paul Morigi Photography)

March 29, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: EPA Proposes Greenhouse Gas Limits on New Plants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed limits for carbon dioxide emissions of new power plants (NYT). The rules will require future power plants to restrict emissions to less than 1,000 p…

Carbon capture test project at a West Virginia power plant of American Electric Power (AEP).  The project was co-funded by the Department of Energy, but halted last year (AEP/Courtesy Reuters).

August 17, 2011

Brazil
Are Stocks Cheap?

Weak economic data, a Washington debt standoff, a downgrade of U.S. federal debt, and rising European default fears helped send the S&P 500 stock index down 16% between July 22and August 6.  As the…

Are Stocks Cheap?

November 3, 2008

United States
Economic Policy Challenges for the Next Administration

The incoming President faces a series of daunting economic challenges including a global financial crisis, a growing budget deficit, and, as the graph above indicates, a potentially severe recessio…

Economic Policy Challenges for the Next Administration

February 1, 2008

United States
Financial Statecraft

Teaching Notes on Financial Statecraft: The Role of Financial Markets in American Foreign Policy by CFR Senior Fellow Benn Steil and co-author Robert E. Litan.

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