Friday, March 27, 2015
  1. Are Equities Overvalued?

    Michael Spence

    Are Equities Overvalued?

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     asks why, in an environment of slow economic growth, stock prices are so high.

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    Since the global economic crisis, sharp divergences in economic performance have contributed to significant stock-market volatility. Now, stocks are reaching relatively high levels by conventional measures – and it is difficult to discern precisely why. READ MORE

  2. How to Fight Currency Manipulation

    Simon Johnson

    How to Fight Currency Manipulation

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     calls for provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership to prevent intentional undervaluation.

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    Currency manipulation is a real problem that causes significant damage. The Trans-Pacific Partnership – the mega-regional free-trade agreement involving the US, Japan, and ten other countries in Latin America and Asia – may offer the best chance to fix it. READ MORE

  3. Slow Growth for US Interest Rates

    Alexander Friedman

    Slow Growth for US Interest Rates

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     gives three reasons why investors should not anticipate a major hike by the Federal Reserve.

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    The US Federal Reserve’s new policy statement will be widely discussed, as investors seek guidance on when and how quickly interest rates will be raised. Notably, the word “patient” does not appear; but the particular wording is far less telling than the context in which the statement is being released. READ MORE

  4. Africa’s Eurobond Bonanza

    Koffi Alle

    Africa’s Eurobond Bonanza

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     warns African governments that foreign borrowing must be carefully managed.

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    The issuance of Eurobonds has soared in the wake of the global financial crisis, as many Sub-Saharan countries tapped the international bond market for the first time. The opportunity that Eurobonds imply for funding development efforts in Africa is immense, but their use must be carefully managed. READ MORE

  5. How Far Will the Euro Fall?

    Anatole Kaletsky

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