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New American Sanctions on Russia; How Does Putin Respond?

By imposing new sanctions on Russia, the U.S. has declared “financial warfare” on Russia’s already fragile economy. The U.S. has denied access to the U.S. economy and the U.S. financial system to two major Russian banks and energy companies. (For an explanation of the new and very complex sanctions, click here) It is by no [...]

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The Great Backlash

In the immediate aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis, policymakers’ success in preventing the Great Recession from turning into Great Depression II held in check demands for protectionist and inward-looking measures. But now the backlash against globalization – and the freer movement of goods, services, capital, labor, and technology that came with it – [...]

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Because of rapidly approaching debt constraints, China cannot continue what I characterize as 'investment overshooting' economic polices for much longer (perhaps three or four years at most)...The longer this kind of growth continues, the greater the risk that China reaches debt capacity constraints, in which case the country faces a chaotic economic adjustment.

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Otaviano Canuto is Senior Advisor on BRICS Economies in the Development Economics Department, World Bank, a new position established by President Kim to bring a fresh research focus to this increasingly critical area. He also has an extensive academic background, serving as Professor of Economics at the University of Sao Paulo and University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil.

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