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In recent months, growing tensions in the Taiwan Strait as well as the rapid and coordinated G7 economic response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have raised questions—in G7 capitals and in Beijing alike—over whether similar measures could be imposed on China in a Taiwan crisis.
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Global Economic Events Calendar
The Global Economic Events Calendar tracks key central bank meetings, major data releases, and significant international economic and political events. Click on the different central bank meetings to see real-time data on that country’s economy.
A visualization series
Econographics is the GeoEconomics Center’s in-depth look at key trends in the global economy utilizing state-of-the-art data visualization tools.
Econographics Oct 30, 2023
Israel’s neighbors are in dire financial straits. Here’s what that could mean for the war in Gaza.
By Josh Lipsky
While past flashpoints posed challenges for Israel’s neighbors, they did not have to contend with the risk of recession or worse at the same time. That means that economic statecraft by the United States and its partners could be particularly effective in navigating the current crisis.
Econographics Oct 24, 2023
Creditors are still not doing enough to relieve developing country debt: A tale of two confabs
By Vasuki Shastry and Jeremy Mark
The fragmentation on display at the IMF – WB Annual Meetings and the BRI Anniversary event doesn’t bode well for deeply indebted developing countries.
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Issue Brief Oct 9, 2023
The Bretton Woods institutions under geopolitical fragmentation
By Martin Mühleisen
Given China’s current resource advantage, Western countries need to make better use of the IMF and World Bank where doing so is in their interest. If applied more broadly, this approach could provide incentives for other governments to return to multilateral institutions, instead of China, for support.
Issue Brief Oct 9, 2023
Reimagining Africa’s role in revitalizing the global economy
By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou
The African continent potential to revitalize the world economy and reverse the downward trend in global growth. However, for this to materialize, it needs substantial investments in its physical and social infrastructure.