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Only Political Reform Can Bring Economic Revival in Sri Lanka

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There is no path to economic revival that does not involve sweeping political reform.

Debt Cancellation in Africa: Different Loan Paradigms, Different Development Outcomes

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A case study examining French and Chinese infrastructure loans in Africa highlights that, though both are aimed at stimulating domestic production, only one produces a sustainable development outcome for the recipient.

African States Reel amid COVID-19 Debt Crunch

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The question of a debt crisis in the developing world has shifted to ‘when,’ not ‘if.’

Peronists Declare Victory in Argentina’s Back-to-the-Future Elections

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Macri’s defeat marks a setback for right-wing politics in an increasingly volatile region.

IMF Report Sounds Alarm over Trade Wars, Global Growth

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The IMF’s latest global economic outlook picks up where it left off in April by further reducing growth projections for 2019 and 2020.

Shock Poll Puts Austerity on Notice in Argentina

(Buenos Aires - Argentina, 06/06/2019) Presidente da República, Jair Bolsonaro durante Reunião Ampliada com o Presidente da República Argentina, Mauricio Macri. Foto: Marcos Corrêa/PR cc Palácio do Planalto, Flickr, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Voters caught investors off-guard with their early rejection of Macri’s austerity policies. But will the resulting carnage in Argentine currency and equity markets change any minds?

Ratings Agencies Add to Sri Lanka’s Political Woes

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The political and economic difficulties are piling up for Sri Lanka.

Pakistan IMF Bailout Talks Spinning their Tires

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In Pakistan’s failed IMF talks, we see growing friction between the old and the new financial word orders.

Will the IMF Rescue Macri’s ‘Gradual Austerity’ in Argentina?

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Argentinian President Mauricio Macri talked the talk of market liberalization, but his government has walked right into another IMF bailout.

Argentina’s Finances Are Hamstringing Its International Role (Again)

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In spite of its geopolitical gifts, financial crisis may once again be thwarting Argentina’s regional ambitions.

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