Best in Economics this week: May 18

China’s Tourist account is huge

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https://www.cfr.org/blog/disaggregating-fall-chinas-current-account-surplus-2007

A number of interesting charts by the IMF

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http://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2018/05/14/na051518-europe-on-an-upswing-in-six-charts

Luctor et emergo?

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https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2018/05/15/1526390408000/Japan-inflation–from-cheerleading-to-fearleading/

Global Debt.
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http://www.imf.org/en/Publications/WP/Issues/2018/05/14/Global-Debt-Database-Methodology-and-Sources-45838

Oil. It is all a question of supply..
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http://www.businessinsider.com/oil-goldman-says-6-word-mantra-keeping-investors-out-of-best-asset-ytd-2018-5

…and demand
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https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2018/05/iea-high-oil-prices-taking-a-toll-on-demand.html

The Economist on the demise of Turkey
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https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2018/05/19/how-turkey-fell-from-investment-darling-to-junk-rated-emerging-market

583 million fake users: okay, that I cannot boast…
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https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-05-16/ritholtz-s-reads-gold-s-new-low-and-love-stories-of-tumblr

The IMF on Sub-Saharan Africa

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http://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2018/05/11/na051118-sub-saharan-africa-firming-up-the-economic-recovery

“US companies begin to reduce bond holdings after tax overhaul”

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https://www.ft.com/content/e4bf84b6-56a3-11e8-b8b2-d6ceb45fa9d0

The bond market and ETFs

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http://www.etf.com/sections/blog/next-bond-crash-etf-story

A bit of reading on Argentina

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https://www.cfr.org/blog/how-many-reserves-does-country-argentina-need

The Netherlands appears to be the odd one out here

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http://www.journalism.org/2018/05/14/in-western-europe-public-attitudes-toward-news-media-more-divided-by-populist-views-than-left-right-ideology/pj_2018-05-14_western-europe_0-01/

Interesting chart on trade relations between the EU and Iran

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https://qz.com/1278587/end-of-the-iran-nuclear-deal-which-european-trading-partners-are-hurt-the-most/

 

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