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Financial Stability

25 November 2018 / North America,Latin America Caribbean,Middle East,Global

In conversation: Caroline Atkinson

In conversation: Caroline Atkinson

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06 November 2018 / Europe

Country risk from credit derivatives

Countries swapping their foreign currency debt back into their own currency or their domestic debt are as much at risk from credit derivatives as investment banks were 10 years ago. If one counterparty defaults, this could be a huge cost to the other. Most market participants agree to pay some form of collateral when the value of the swap moves one way or another. However, most countries cannot post collateral.

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05 November 2018 / Global

Cyber resilience and financial stability

Political risk series: Cyber resilience and financial stability

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30 October 2018 / Europe

Ukraine-IMF relationship not a success

The IMF's relationship with Ukraine has always been among its most high profile and difficult interactions. The US and Europe have consistently encouraged the IMF to remain engaged in Ukraine, viewing this as a means of laying a foundation for greater market orientation, integrating Ukraine with the West and diminishing Russia's regional influence. Though the Fund has spared no effort, the relationship cannot be viewed as a success, and the economic promise of the 2014 revolution is not yet close to fruition.

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29 October 2018 / Middle East

Politics in the Middle East

Political risk series: Politics in the Middle East

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26 October 2018 / Europe

No-deal Brexit threat to rich EU nations

When examining the potential fallout from the two greatest risks facing European markets, a no-deal UK exit from the European Union and possible Italian contagion, the impact on EU supply chains and cross-border banking exposures is especially important to consider. The EU regions that would be most impacted by a no-deal Brexit are richer and have lower unemployment rates, including southern Germany and the Netherlands. Such regions stand in contrast to Italy and Spain, which are less exposed to the UK through supply chains.

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25 October 2018 / Asia Pacific,North America,Latin America Caribbean,Middle East,Africa,Europe,Global

Central bank digital currencies

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