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The IMF 30 Years After Brady

2019-04-12T13:30:16-05:00April 11, 2019|

By Rhoda Weeks-Brown and Martin Mühleisen

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Last month marked the 30th anniversary of the announcement of the “Brady plan”. In response to the 1980s Latin American debt crisis, this plan, named after then US Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady, allowed countries to exchange their commercial bank loans for bonds backed by US Treasuries, bringing an end to a tumultuous period with possible systemic consequences for the global banking system at the time. (more…)

Weak Spots in Global Financial System Could Amplify Shocks

2019-04-10T13:25:40-05:00April 10, 2019|

By Tobias Adrian and Fabio Natalucci

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In the United States, the ratio of corporate debt to GDP is at record-high levels. In several European countries, banks are overloaded with government bonds. In China, bank profitability is declining, and capital levels remain low at small and medium-size lenders. (more…)

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