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29 lug 2014 02:19

Managing Housing-Market Risks in the United Kingdom

By Ruy Lama: House prices are rising rapidly in the UK at an annual rate of 10.5 percent. House price inflation is particularly high in London (20 percent per year), and it is gradually accelerating in the rest of the country. The recent increases in house prices have been getting a lot of attention, and understandably [...]

economia | ecomonitor.com

28 lug 2014 18:32

A Surprising Look Back at the Fed’s QE Programs

The Fed’s QE3 program is scheduled to end later this year. This will bring to a close the Fed’s five year experiment with QE programs. They have been incredibly controversial, especially among those who believe these programs enabled the federal government to run large budget deficits. Those holding this view typically make one of two [...]

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28 lug 2014 18:27

Kiev Should Stop Playing Politics With Gas Debt

By Igor Alexeev: Ukraine’s energy system can stay afloat only as long as the country’s underground gas-storage facilitiesare full. But by the end of the year the government in Kiev may start siphoning off natural gas destined for the European market. The issue of natural gas has divided European opinion on the civil war in [...]

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28 lug 2014 18:25

Whose Oil Will Quench China’s Thirst?

By Chris Dalby: As the heir-in-waiting to the title of world’s largest economy, China finds itself in a strange position in terms of its oil consumption. In September 2013, China became the biggest net importer of crude, beating out the U.S. for the first time. This came as no surprise, given how rapidly China’s thirst [...]

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28 lug 2014 18:23

Increasingly Desperate Venezuela Makes Oil-for-Cash Deal With China

By Nick Cunningham: Venezuela is showing increasing signs of desperation as it takes out an additional $4 billion in loans from China in exchange for oil. The deal, announced July 21, will give embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro an immediate influx of cash, which he needs to keep the economy afloat. Average Venezuelans are suffering [...]

economia | ecomonitor.com

28 lug 2014 18:13

China’s Financial Risk

Three years ago I called attention to the NYU Stern Volatility Laboratory. Since then it’s grown into an even more amazing resource, giving anyone access to constantly updated information about financial conditions in dozens of countries around the globe. Of particular interest are recent changes in their measure of the systemic risk posed by financial institutions. The basic [...]

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28 lug 2014 18:08

Housing: The U.S. Economy’s New Risk Factor

Housing remains a weak spot for the US economy, as suggested in yesterday’snews of a surprisingly large decline in new home sales for June. The report follows last week’s update on new residential construction, which also slumped more than expected last month. On a brighter note, existing home sales, which constitute the lion’s share of transactions for residential [...]

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24 lug 2014 21:02

Fed Hubris: Central Bank Ignores That It is on Thin Political Ice

A shot across the Fed’s bow from Simon Johnson, former IMF chief economist and bank critic, on the surface looks to be a good bit of news. Johnson, in a recent Project Syndicate article, warns that the notoriously cloistered central bank is overly confident about its political position. Although Johnson is constrained by both space limits [...]

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24 lug 2014 20:57

Will the U.S. Oil Boom Make Energy Sanctions Easier?

Ask someone to identify a big geopolitical consequence of the ongoing U.S. oil production boom and odds are high that they’ll invoke Iran. (Every one of the links in that last sentence is an example.) Without surging U.S. oil production, they’ll argue, sanctions on Iranian oil exports would have led to a massive oil price spike. Here is a concrete case of the oil boom yielding greater U.S. freedom of action in [...]

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24 lug 2014 20:52

Is the BRICS Bank More ‘Democratic’ Than the World Bank?

The launch of the new BRICS development bank “reflects the disparity and democratic deficiency in the global governance and is trying to restart, to rethink that,” according to Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz.  But is the BRICS bank really more “democratic” than the World Bank, whose governance legitimacy its founders are challenging? As the Geo-Graphic above shows, [...]

economia | ecomonitor.com