Finance & Development, June 2008

Finance & Development, June 2008

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The June 2008 issue tackles the crisis in financial markets in industrial countries from a number of angles. Articles look at the origins of the crisis in the subprime mortgage market in the United States and track its spillover into other markets. Then authors examine what can be done to prevent future crises. Other articles look at bank capital adequacy rules and Basel II, whether emerging markets and industrial economies are decoupling or converging, capital flows to low-income countries, efforts to achieve the MDGs, and currency intervention. Back to Basics looks at over-the-counter (OTC) markets and the People in Economics column profiles Jacques Polak. Picture This is on the digital divide.(the Federal Home Loan Banks), buying more mortgages and issuing and buying more MBSs (the GSEs), and extending liquidity ... loans and tighten the terms of the credit they already extenda€”whether on home equityloans to consumers or on loans to hedge funds. ... Some countries, such as Kazakhstan and Iceland, have experienced banking sector strains, emerging market bond spreads have risen, anbsp;...

Title:Finance & Development, June 2008
Author:International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.,
Publisher:International Monetary Fund - 2008-06-10


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