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Economic activity and GDP

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GDP Components: Saving and Investment

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Balance of Payments: Capital and Trade Flows

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Money and happiness

<b>Measured a different way, the correlation between money and happiness is surprisingly strong</b><p>DISMAL scientists who look at happiness often contend …

Farewell to cheap capital? The implications of long-term shifts in global investment and saving

By 2020, half of the world's saving and investment will take place in emerging markets, and there will be a substantial gap between global investment …

Mechanics of Growth

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The Future of Economic Growth

CAMBRIDGE – Perhaps for the first time in modern history, the future of the global economy lies in the hands of poor countries. The United States and …

Finance and Development

View this Issue <br>Archive of F&D Issues <br>Subscribe to Print Edition <br>United States and the IMF United States and the IMF<p>Write to us<p>F&D welcomes comments …

Let's get real about the stock market.

As reported by the financial press, the stock market continues to hit fresh record-high levels in many advanced economies. The Dow Jones passed the …

Finance and Development

MONETARY policy has lived under many guises. But however it may appear, it generally boils down to adjusting the supply of money in the economy to …

Finance and Development

Fiscal policy is the use of government spending and taxation to influence the economy. Governments typically use fiscal policy to promote strong and …

The Fiscal Milestone: Achievements, Fatigue, and Prospects

(Versions in عربي , 中文, 日本語, and Español)<p>The 2008–09 global economic crisis pushed public debt ratios of advanced economies to levels never seen …

Finance and Development

Free Email Notification<p>Receive emails when we post new items of interest to you.<p>A quarterly magazine of the IMF<p><b>Exchange Rate Regimes: Fix or …

Black Wednesday 20 years on: how the day unfolded

Within minutes of the London markets opening, it was clear the pound was going to come under renewed pressure.<p>There were only three days until the weekend referendum in France on the Maastricht treaty. Unlike the UK, French voters were preparing to decide on plans drawn up by the then president of …

Death by Finance

While emerging economies have been hit hard in recent weeks by a severe mood swing in global financial markets, the only surprise is that we are …

Everything You Need to Know About the Emerging-Market Currency Collapse

Money poured into developing economies after the financial crisis, and now it's starting to pour out. How much should we worry?<p>Reuters<p>Here we go again.<p>First, money poured into emerging markets when it looked like they offered juicy returns. Then it poured out after they didn't. Currencies are …