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  • China & Emerging Markets

    China is about to rebalance. How will EM be affected? The increase in the world’s China–dependence in the past few years suggests that the imminent rebalancing of the Chinese economy will have highly visible consequences for many countries. Perhaps the central defining feature of China’s economy is its dependence on investment spending. Last year the...

    Growth & Prosperity
  • Back to the Future: Lessons from U.S. Fiscal Deleveraging After World War II

    Citi GPS Opinion Article The sharp decline in the public debt after World War II was driven by several factors. The first was a highly disciplined fiscal policy. During this period, a strong social and political consensus prevailed in favor of budgetary restraint and debt reduction. The government’s budget registered sizable surpluses in the late...

    Growth & Prosperity
  • Race to Save the Euro Would Follow ‘GREXIT’

    Citi GPS Opinion Article Some relaxation on the timing of austerity, some limited early disbursement of funds to pay for essential public goods and services, and some token pro-growth gestures courtesy of the European Investment Bank and EU Structural and Cohesion funds will most likely keep Greece in the EA for the time being. However, we...

    Growth & Prosperity
  • The G-20’s Financial Inclusion Killer App

    Citi GPS Opinion Article The recent Citi GPS report, Upwardly Mobile: An Analysis of the Global Payments Opportunity, concluded that the Mobile Payments opportunity has two facets – the developed market opportunity which is to provide a secure, feature-rich product for smartphone users, and an emerging market opportunity where financial inclusion is the initial use-case...

    Technology & Innovation

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