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IMF Working paper-Determinants of Financial Market Spillovers: The Role of Portfolio Diversification, Trade, Home Bias, and Concentration
October 17, 2014-- Summary: This paper defines financial market spillovers as the comovement between two countries' financial markets and analyzes financial market spillovers over the period 2001-12 through four channels: bilateral portfolio investment, bilateral trade, home bias, and country concentration. The paper finds that, if a country has a large amount of bilateral portfolio exposure in another country, these two countries' comovement of bond yields are large. IMF Survey-Emerging Europe: Geopolitical Tensions Taking a Toll
October 10, 2014--Growth slows down in much of the region
Geopolitical risks and weak growth in the euro area weigh on the outlook
Reviving corporate credit and investment are crucial to secure a robust recovery
Overall economic growth is slowing down in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE). The IMF has revised down the 2014 growth forecasts for the region to 1.2 percent largely reflecting the effects of Ukraine-Russia tensions.
IMF-Regional Economic Outlook Update: Asia and Pacific
IMF Survey Asia and Pacific: Still Going Strong, Says the IMF
October 10, 2014--Steady economic outlook for Asia and Pacific helped by supportive policies, accommodative financial conditions
Risks include abrupt tightening of global liquidity, stretched real estate markets, lower potential growth
Call for policymakers to push forward with structural reforms, rebuild macroeconomic policy space.
IMF-Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean Slows Further
October 10, 2014--IMF trims growth forecast for Latin American and Caribbean to 1.3% in 2014 and 2.2% in 2015
Lower commodity prices, domestic policy uncertainties main drag on growth
Structural reforms critically needed to increase productivity and potential growth
Economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean has slowed more than anticipated, as weak growth in South America has outweighed an incipient recovery in Mexico, according to the IMF's latest forecast for the region.
IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Legacies, Clouds, Uncertainties-October 2014
October 7, 2014--Despite setbacks, an uneven global recovery continues. Largely due to weaker-than-expected global activity in the first half of 2014, the growth forecast for the world economy has been revised downward to 3.3 percent for this year, 0.4 percentage point lower than in the April 2014 World Economic Outlook (WEO). The global growth projection for 2015 was lowered to 3.8 percent. IMF-Emerging Market Volatility: Lessons from The Taper Tantrum
October 3, 2014-- Summary: Accommodative monetary policies in advanced economies have spurred increased capital inflows into emerging markets since the global financial crisis. Starting in May 2013, when the Federal Reserve publicly discussed its plans for tapering unconventional monetary policies, these emerging markets have experienced financial turbulence at the same that their domestic economic activity has slowed. IMF Survey-Shadow Banking Is Boon, Bane for Financial System
October 1, 2014--Shadow banking differs between countries,shares same underlying drivers
Shadow banking contributes substantially to financial risks in United States,much less in Europe
Regulators should work together to avoid risks migrating
Shadow banking is both a boon and a bane for countries,and to reap its benefits,policymakers should minimize the risks it poses to the overall financial system.
WisdomTree files with the SEC
October 17, 2014--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree Brazilian Real Strategy Fund. ProShares files with the SEC
October 17, 2014--ProShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This post-effective amendment relates only to ProShares Midcap Dividend Growers ETF and ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers ETF. First Trust files with the SEC
October 16, 2014--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the First Trust Eurozone AlphaDEX(R) ETF.