Best in Economics this week: March 22

The big theme this week? Cyprus…


Thanks to Cyprus, expect all lines to start declining again from here on…


Interesting fact: the IMF’s Financial System Stability assessment on the EU from the IMF only mentions Cyprus only once: in this chart below


Predicting the future is never easy. Applies to analysts as well as Fe members…


…makes you wonder how the ECB and BoE have done in predicting this…?


The next crisis to come: pension savings…


Ah yes, the Middle-Income Trap. The IMF has taken a good look at it!


And talking about studies: this BIS report on private sector borrowing is also worth the read


See the unstoppable rise in sovereign junk bonds, if we do not change the current policy…


Brilliant before and after picture: two popes, eight years in between



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