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China's renminbi is now the No. 2 currency for global trade finance. Here's why that matters for the global economy.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 3, 2013
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The latest World Economic Outlook from the IMF is depressing.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Oct 8, 2013
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Jackson Hole will have a different feel this year, with a changing of the guard underway at the top central banks. Here's what they will be talking about.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 22, 2013
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Here's what the selloff in emerging markets has to do with the Federal Reserve.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 20, 2013
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Here's what the HSBC economist has to say about the future of the global economy.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 5, 2013
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Patrick Chovanec explains how the world's second-biggest economy can fix itself.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jul 16, 2013
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Here's what the IMF is expecting to happen in the major world economies this year.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jul 9, 2013
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Could more women in the workforce make for a more stable and prosperous global economy? Key IMF officials think so.

  • Katerina Sokou
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  • Jul 2, 2013
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The United is only the 38th most open economy in the world, according to a study from the International Chamber of Commerce.

Here's what HSBC's emerging markets survey has to say about the pattern of growth coming from the world's developing nations. It's promising!

Three years ago, in the Canadian Arctic, global leaders made a pivot toward austerity, in Washington this month, they seem to have moved the other direction.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Apr 29, 2013
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Is there aspiration overload in the sprawling series of meetings happening in Washington this week?

They are 30 men who exert vast power over the world financial system. Here's what they think the global economy needs for long-term growth.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Feb 11, 2013
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A guided tour of the world economy, courtesy of the IMF.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 23, 2013
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Worldwide manufacturing indexes are pointing up, and odds of a global recession look increasingly remote.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 3, 2012
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China, the U.S., and Europe are all trying to fix their problems without being forced to by financial markets. Will it work?

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 15, 2012
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