Europe’s Russian Connections

2017-04-14T01:58:04-04:00August 1, 2014|

By Aasim M. Husain, Anna Ilyina and Li Zeng

(Version in Русский)

The conflict in Ukraine and the related imposition of sanctions against Russia signal an escalation of geopolitical tensions that is already being felt in the Russian financial markets (Chart 1). A deterioration in the conflict, with or even without a further escalation of sanctions and counter-sanctions, could have a substantial adverse impact on the Russian economy through direct and indirect (confidence) channels.

Chart 1

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India’s Slowdown May Have a Silver Lining

2017-04-15T14:07:35-04:00May 24, 2012|

India's long-run challenges have turned into short-run problems. Supply constraints, particular in power, mining and land, have become increasingly binding. As these constraints have raised costs and inflation, investor sentiment has suffered. But other measures to remove bottlenecks also matter, such as streamlining taxation and facilitating business investment via additional financial reforms.

This Time It’s Different

2017-04-15T14:40:05-04:00March 12, 2010|

IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn assesses progress in Africa and pulls together some common themes from his visit to Kenya, South Africa, and Zambia.
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