Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund IMFPhoto/Flickr

The Year Ahead 2016

Las transiciones del año 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – El ataque terrorista de noviembre en París junto con la afluencia de refugiados a Europa no son más que el síntoma más reciente de las agudas tensiones políticas y económicas en el norte de África y el Medio Oriente. Y, estos eventos de ninguna manera son hechos aislados. Existen, también, conflictos en apogeo en otros lugares; y, hay cerca de 60 millones de personas desplazadas en todo el mundo.

Además, el año 2015 está en camino de ser el año más caluroso de la historia, con un fenómeno de El Niño extremadamente fuerte que ha dado lugar a catástrofes relacionadas con el clima a lo largo del Pacífico. Y, la llegada de la normalización de las tasas de interés en Estados Unidos, junto con la desaceleración de China, está contribuyendo a una mayor incertidumbre y volatilidad de la economía mundial.

De hecho, ha habido una fuerte desaceleración en el crecimiento del comercio mundial; y, la caída de los precios de las materias primas plantea problemas para las economías basadas en recursos naturales.

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