May 4, 2019 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development
The “middle-income trap” has become a broad designation trying to capture the many cases of developing countries that succeeded in evolving from low-to middle-levels of per capita income, but then appeared to stall, losing momentum along the route toward the higher income levels of advanced economies.
April 12, 2019 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development
Next week, the 2019 Spring Meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank will take place in Washington, in this 75th year since the birth of the two institutions. Christine Lagarde, the IMF's managing director, speaking on Tuesday at the US Chamber of Commerce, offered an appetizer about the macroeconomic projections to be released.
April 5, 2019 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development
In their 75 years of existence, the twin institutions born at the Bretton Woods Conference have undergone adaptation and transformation in response to the evolution of the world economy and the challenges it has posed to them.
March 13, 2019 | Gregory Silberman - Chief Investment Officer, Atlanta Capital Group
In early 2004, when gold and platinum prices rose steeply, China began fabricating volumes of palladium jewelry, consuming 37 tonnes in 2005. And today, the data has been pointing to one certainty, this metal is about to become more precious than gold!
March 6, 2019 | Paolo Sironi - FIntech Thought Leader and Author, IBM
Paolo Sironi is the global Fintech Thought Leader of IBM Watson Financial Services and he just published his fourth and latest book “Financial Market Transparency”, launched in Davos during World Economic Forum.
March 4, 2019 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development
China’s economic growth has been in a downslide trend since 2011, while its economic structure has gradually rebalanced toward lower dependence on investments and current-account surpluses. Steadiness in that trajectory has been accompanied by rising levels of domestic private debt, as well as slow progress in rebalancing private and public sector roles. As the ongoing trade war with the US continues to unfold, it remains unclear at which growth pace China’s rebalancing will tend to settle.
March 1, 2019 | Gregory Silberman - Chief Investment Officer, Atlanta Capital Group
Once upon a time in 1948, a country was born. The birth of this country wasn’t an easy one and is still fraught with challenges from her neighbors. This country is Israel. However, given her relatively short history, this country has proved to be a tough cookie to crack. As then, Prime Minister Netanyahu pledged in 2010, today the country is one of the top 5 leaders in cybersecurity. The country has made heavy investments and developed world class cyber-security technologies that almost anyone with deep pockets are interested in.