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The Lowdown on U.S. Core Inflation

Low inflation is a concern and focus of the Federal Reserve. A recent study published by the IMF looks at the relationship between unemployment and the inflation rate.

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Make in India: Which Exports Can Drive the Next Wave of Growth?

Writing for the IMF blog IMF Direct, Rahul Anand, Kalpana Kochhar and Saurabh Mishra explore what the future may hold for India’s exports and its importance to the country’s economy.

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Why Emerging Markets Investing Is Well Worth the Risk

Dr. Burton Malkiel analyzes the risks and rewards of investing in Emerging Markets in this recent publication by Think Advisor.

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Here’s What the Greek Deal Entails

The conditions for a 3rd bailout for Greece have been agreed! Alen Mattich writing for the Wall Street Journal’s Moneybeat explains what the new deal involves.

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For Spain’s Mariano Rajoy, Greece Crisis is a Political Gift

A recent article by Tobias Buck for the Financial Times offers the reader the opportunity to compare and contrast the decisions made by the Spanish and Greek governments regarding austerity. Spain chose to adopt austerity measures that now have them on track for increasing economic growth per Spanish government forecasts.

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Grexit: To Be or Not To Be?

On June 30th, 2015, Greece defaulted on the International Monetary Fund and accelerated the possibility of their exit from the Eurozone. By the end of July, we should know if a “Grexit” will indeed be a reality. A Grexit will have a tremendous impact on the European and World economies. To help explain how a Grexit could happen and its ramifications, we are providing two recent articles on the topic.

The Wall Street Journal has published “What’s the Timetable to a Grexit” to help define how such an exit would be triggered and how it could still be avoided.

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In an interview for Knowledge@Wharton, Professor Jeremy Siegel provides analysis and context on the impact a Grexit could have on World, European and Greek economies.

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No Puzzle About Weak Business Investment: It’s the Economy!

Though there are many indicators that the U.S. economy is improving, many companies are still not making significant capital investments. Agib Aslam, Daniel Leigh and Seok Gil Park writing for the IMF blog iMFdirect explore this topic. Weak sales during the recession forced many businesses to scale back their spending. The authors explain that rejuvenating capital spending will take policy efforts and why this growth is important.

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Warning – Falling (U.S. Treasury) Objects

Nigel Chalk and Jarkko Turunen of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Western Hemisphere Department explore the dramatic drop in US Treasury bond yields. On the IMF’s blog iMFdirect, Chalk and Turunen delve into the current state of the US economy to explain the behavior of the bond yields. Is it because of a strong dollar? Investor flight to safety?

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