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Curated by Project Syndicate

Submerging Markets?

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Emerging markets, until recently the main engines of world economic growth, are losing momentum – with serious implications for global recovery. How have commodity prices, domestic politics, and advanced-country monetary policy undermined emerging-market growth, and what do recent developments mean for investors, consumers, and policymakers worldwide?

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    A Global Economy Without a Cushion

    Stephen S. Roach

    From 1990 to 2008, annual growth in world trade was fully 82% faster than world GDP growth. Now, however, reflecting the unusually sharp post-crisis slowdown in global trade growth, this cushion has shrunk dramatically, to just 13% over the 2010-19 period, leaving the world economy more vulnerable to all-too-frequent shocks.

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