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China – China’s lending to emerging markets became more secretive after 2014 (PIIE)

Anna Gelpern (PIIE), Sebastian Horn (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), Scott Morris (Center for Global Development), Brad Parks (AidData; Center for Global Development) and Christoph Trebesch (University of Kiel; Kiel Institute for the World Economy) China’s lending to emerging markets became more secretive after 2014 | PIIE

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Global – Peak copper and lithium? The siren song of the peak resource arguments (PIIE)

Cullen S. Hendrix (PIIE) Peak copper and lithium? The siren song of the peak resource arguments | PIIE

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USA – Follow the trend: US demand is back, supply is lagging, but both are likely to grow in coming months (PIIE)

Jason Furman (PIIE) and Wilson Powell III (Harvard Kennedy School) Follow the trend: US demand is back, supply is lagging, but both are likely to grow in coming months | PIIE

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Pandemic – Current vaccine proposals are not enough to end the pandemic (PIIE)

Monica de Bolle The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recently called for an accelerated global effort to distribute vaccines to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Current vaccine proposals are not enough to end the pandemic | PIIE

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Hong Kong – Hong Kong as an international financial center (PIIE)

HOST Nicolas Véron, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) GUESTS Douglas Arner Director of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law, University of Hong Kong Lorin Gu Investor and Founding Chair, PIIE Global Future Council This session of Financial Statements will be devoted to taking stock of the evolution of Hong Kong as […]

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Sustainability – International cooperation on sustainable finance (PIIE)

HOST Nicolas Véron Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) GUESTS Jörg Kukies State Secretary, German Federal Finance Ministry John Morton Climate Counselor, US Treasury Department Sustainable finance is a fast-growing market segment. Investors are increasingly looking to incorporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into their decision making. Furthermore, governments and policymakers are […]

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Developing Countries/Trade – Poor countries need trade to recover from the pandemic. How can global cooperation help? (PIIE)

HOST Anabel González Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) GUESTS Mari Elka Pangestu Managing Director of Developing Policy and Partnerships, World Bank Carlos Primo Braga Associate Professor, Fundacao Dom Cabral, Brazil As developing countries from India to Mexico and Brazil try to bring the pandemic under control, poverty, food insecurity, and joblessness […]

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China/USA – US-China phase one tracker: China’s purchases of US goods (PIIE)

Chad P. Bown US-China phase one tracker: China’s purchases of US goods | PIIE

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(USA) Progress on US jobs reverses in December as labor market remains in bad shape (Jason Furman and Wilson Powell III, PIIE)

The US economy lost 9 million jobs in 2020, the second worst year since 1940 for job loss on a percentage basis. Overall, the unemployment rate averaged 8.1 percent, the seventh worst year since 1948. That the coronavirus pandemic resulted in merely a bad recession instead of an unprecedented depression, as many feared in the […]

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AFRICA – Memo to the UN Economic Commission for Africa on the continent’s health and economic crisis (Adnan Mazarei, PIIE)

Africa faces a significant combination of health and economic crises. The health toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has been lower than in many other regions, but the human cost is significant and will continue to rise. More resources are needed to address the public health needs of the people in many African countries. https://www.piie.com/blogs/realtime-economic-issues-watch/memo-un-economic-commission-africa-continents-health-and?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=%24%7Bfeed%7D&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+%24%7BRealTime%7D+%28%24%7BRealTime%7D%29

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LATIN AMERICA – Memo to the Inter-American Development Bank on Latin America’s health, economic, and political challenges (Monica de Bolle, PIIE)

The COVID-19 pandemic struck Latin America in late February 2020. Governments in the region had time to adopt public health strategies, economic rescue plans, and policies to protect millions of informal and vulnerable workers throughout the region, but institutional weakness hampered their efforts. https://www.piie.com/blogs/realtime-economic-issues-watch/memo-inter-american-development-bank-latin-americas-health?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=%24%7Bfeed%7D&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+%24%7BRealTime%7D+%28%24%7BRealTime%7D%29

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EUROPE – Memo to the European Commission on concrete initiatives for a more outward-looking, geopolitical Europe (Jean Pisani-Ferry, PIIE)

To: The President of the European Commission Background: In the Political Guidelines you presented to the European Parliament immediately after your designation in July 2019, you set the goal of making an “ambitious, strategic and assertive Europe” capable of acting to “uphold and update the rules-based global order.” Europe, you added, regards multilateralism as its “guiding principle […]