Benefits and Costs of Opening Brazil’s Foreign Trade

The Brazilian economy pays a price in terms of productivity foregone because of its lack of trade op... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

August 10, 2018

Global imbalances and currency bullying

The IMF released last July 24 its latest assessments of the current account balances for the 30 larg... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

July 30, 2018

How to Avoid a Fund Blow Up

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Gregory Silberman

Chief Investment Officer, Atlanta Capital Group

July 12, 2018

Emerging markets face multiple tantrums

The addition of a fourth US rate rise to the Federal Reserve’s 2018 dot-plot graph after the June ... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

July 4, 2018

Argentina, Turkey and the May Storm in Emerging Markets

Why Argentina and Turkey suffered most from currency runs in May? These economies can be singled out... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

June 4, 2018

Climbing a tall knowledge ladder

The April issue of the IMF’s “World Economic Outlook” included a chapter on how globalization ... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

May 10, 2018

The Double Side of the Fed’s Balance Sheet Unwinding

One needs to go beyond monetary policy dynamics to gauge the ultimate impact of the Fed’s balance ... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

April 19, 2018

The Incredible Wakanda Blockchain

It’s the wealthiest kingdom in Africa!
At the northern end of Lake Turkana.
The poin... Continue Reading

Gregory Silberman

Chief Investment Officer, Atlanta Capital Group

April 16, 2018

The World Bank as Hummingbird: Leveraging Knowledge for Development Finance

Through sustained partnership, two-way exchange, and incubating transformational ideas and research,... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

April 3, 2018

Development through gender equality

Gender inequality is a strong deterrent to prosperity, as evidence from emerging markets and develop... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

March 7, 2018

Fear and Loathing in Consumer Debt

My ancestors escaped the steppes of Russia in the early 1800s.
At first it was a trickle and ... Continue Reading

Gregory Silberman

Chief Investment Officer, Atlanta Capital Group

February 27, 2018

Detailing mechanism of the proposed demography bond

This article further gives vital details on mechanism of the demography bond that was introduced in ... Continue Reading

Syed Danish Ali

Allianz Efu Health Insurance

February 25, 2018

Go tech and go micro!Tapping the informal economy in developing countries

let's digitally bring ROSCAs from the informal economy to the formal economy. Continue Reading

Syed Danish Ali

Allianz Efu Health Insurance

February 22, 2018

New political economy of micro-stability

There is room for a conceptual discussion of how relatively well-worn notions of macro-stability rel... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

February 14, 2018

A new innovative insurance product to tackle acid burning social problem

Acid burn health insurance is one such idea to sell such policy to NGOs in South Asia where acid bur... Continue Reading

Syed Danish Ali

Allianz Efu Health Insurance

January 30, 2018

Can services replace manufacturing as an engine of development?

Horizontal productivity and competitiveness factors that were crucial for a broad and deep manufactu... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

January 23, 2018

Why the Best Risk Managers are French

French Curves!
The first time I visited The City of Lights was in 1992.
I was on a gap... Continue Reading

Gregory Silberman

Chief Investment Officer, Atlanta Capital Group

January 15, 2018

Latin American economies face political crossroads in 2018

The cruise speed with which Latin American economies are starting 2018 will be constrained by low in... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

January 10, 2018

China and the new phase of trade expansion

Technological advances and the removal of trade barriers have generated sustained trade expansion ov... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

December 14, 2017

The Candle Problem (And Why Bitcoin Is Misunderstood)

Karl Duncker, that’s who came up with it. The Candle Problem, that is. If you haven’t heard of t... Continue Reading

Chris MacIntosh

Founder, https://capitalistexploits.at

December 13, 2017

2017, the year Fintech also fell in love with Blockchain

The war of disruption in the Fintech ecosystem between the ‘Captains and the Pirates’ has toned ... Continue Reading

Efi Pylarinou

Daily Fintech & Fintech Genome

December 9, 2017

THIS IS WHY THE FUTURE OF BANKING LIES ON ITS PAST

Although the technical/transactional challenge of Banking digitization and use of revolutionary emer... Continue Reading

Dr. Dimitrios Kokkinos

Management Consulting in Strategy

December 6, 2017

Filling the infrastructure financing gap

There is a sizeable gap between the world economy’s infrastructure needs and available financing. ... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

December 5, 2017

Interfima 7-year Anniversary & The Magnifintech Seven at FinTechHive@DIFC

January 2017 marks a very significant period for us, as it coincides with the launch of the first Ma... Continue Reading

Diamantis Avranas

Co Founder, INTERFIMA

November 23, 2017

Cryptocurrency tech needs a proper ecosystem to realize its true potential

Cryptocurrencies and related distributed technologies need a proper ecosystem to become a significan... Continue Reading

Jouko Ahvenainen

Serial-entrepreneur and co-founder of Grow VC Group

November 23, 2017

Travel for Fun and Profit

It’s funny really.
My kids always get a kick when I tell them for the first 24 years of my ... Continue Reading

Gregory Silberman

Chief Investment Officer, Atlanta Capital Group

November 22, 2017

Overlapping Globalizations

Current technological developments in manufacturing are likely to lead to a partial reversal of the ... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

November 7, 2017

Richard Thaler gets Nobel Prize for Economics

Richard Thaler behavioral economist gets Noble Prize for his limited rationalty hypothesis and showi... Continue Reading

Satyendra Nayak

Consultant, Spectrafin, Author, Professor

November 3, 2017

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