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March 16, 2018

Capital Flows
The (Balance of Payments) World Changed in 2014

Reserve growth stopped as private investors in Europe and Japan started buying a lot of the rest of the world's bonds.

The (Balance of Payments) World Changed in 2014

March 9, 2018

China
Christianity in China

Tens of millions of Chinese now identify as Christians and the number has grown rapidly, posing challenges for a government that is officially atheist and wary of threats to its power.

Chinese Catholics attend an Ash Wednesday mass at a state-sanctioned church in Beijing.

January 3, 2018

China
China’s Impact on the U.S. Bond Market Gets Too Much Attention. And Europe's Too Little

The ECB has almost certainly had a bigger impact on U.S. rates over the last three years than the PBOC, without buying (or selling) any Treasuries.

China’s Impact on the U.S. Bond Market Gets Too Much Attention.   And Europe's Too Little

May 3, 2017

European Union
Reprieve or Reform in Europe?

MILAN – The first round of the French election turned out much as expected: the centrist Emmanuel Macron finished first, with 24% of the vote, rather narrowly beating the right-wing National Front’s …

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February 1, 2017

France
How Powerful Is France’s President?

The winner of the presidential election this spring will heavily influence how France approaches foreign and domestic issues, including its future with the European Union.

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July 16, 2012

Europe and Eurasia
More Evidence That LIBOR Is Hazardous to Economic Health

Central bankers necessarily spend a great deal of time studying economic and market data that they believe to be forward-looking indicators of the economy’s health.  One such is the so-called “LIB…

More Evidence That LIBOR Is Hazardous to Economic Health

April 19, 2017

Capital Flows
A Conversation With Benoît Cœuré

Benoît Cœuré discusses his position on the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, the effectiveness of the bank’s Asset Purchase Program, and the impact on international capital flows.

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April 25, 2016

Greece
Yanis Varoufakis on the Future of Greece and the Eurozone

Yanis Varoufakis discusses the Greek economy, austerity measures in the European Union, and challenges facing the Eurozone.

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November 24, 2015

Global
Five Things to Watch at Paris Climate Summit

The Paris talks have been built up as a critical moment for confronting climate change, making even the perception of success important for momentum on lowering carbon emissions, writes CFR’s Michael…