China’s monetary policies

The People's Bank has an english language site that is becoming essential reading. The papers and speeches by the Governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, such as this pap...

The Quiet Coup

If you can't let the banks fail and won't take over their assets, they own you. "[W]e face at least two major, interrelated problems. The first is a desperatel...

Trade outlook in context

The IMF is spouting a stream of press releases (that it calls "World Economic Outlook" revisions) to show…well I'm not sure what. That it's relevant aga...

IMF Data Mapper

Trade data sets are large and often difficult to interpret. Simplifying the data and showing policy-relevant relationships is important. The new IMF Data Mapper...