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Unwinding the euro

From previous blogs (see here and here) you can see that we are not a big supporter of the single currency from an economic point of view. However we recognise the authorities’ political and economic desires to maintain it despite its economic inefficiencies. This does not stop us thinking about policymaker options. If the single currency is to be unwound what is the least damaging way to do it…

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Where are we now? Some wise words from the IMF

Yesterday I attended a lunch with two senior IMF officials (hosted by Morgan Stanley), which came on the back of a number of excellent recent publications from the Fund (the speakers drew heavily from the Global Financial Stability Report, but it’s also worth having a look at the World Economic Outlook and Fiscal Monitor).

Financial stability has generally improved over the last half year, but …

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