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Paraguay: 2013 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release

by International Monetary Fund. West Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context: Paraguay has strong economic fundamentals—low debt, sizeable official reserves, and small fiscal and external imbalances. The main challenge ahead is to improve social and economic development,...


Work and Employment in a Globalized Era: An Asia Pacific Focus

by Yaw A. Debrah & Ian G. Smith

Looking at the change in work brought about by globalization, this text examines how global competitive pressures in Asia are transforming workplace relations and impacting on strategies of managers as well...


The Debt Resisters' Operations Manual

by Strike Debt

For debtors everywhere who want to understand how the system really works, this handbook provides practical tools for fighting debt in its most exploitative forms. Over the last 30 years as wages have stagnated...


Panama: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes-Fatf Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing

by International Monetary Fund. Lega Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussions

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context. Growth continues to strengthen, although the recovery is not yet broad-based. External and fiscal vulnerabilities have risen: private non-debt creating capital flows have slowed, and could...


Panama: Detailed Assessment Report-Fatf Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

by International Monetary Fund. Lega Dept.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Panama is vulnerable to money laundering (ML) from a number of sources including drug trafficking and other predicate crimes committed abroad such as fraud, financial and tax crimes. It is...


The Real Crash

by Peter Schiff & Peter D. Schiff

You might be thinking everything's okay: the stock market is on the rise, jobs are growing, the worst of it is over.

You'd be wrong.

In The Real Crash, New York Times bestselling author Peter D. Schiff argues...


Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality

by David Cay Johnston

The issue of inequality has irrefutably returned to the fore, riding on the anger against Wall Street following the 2008 financial crisis and the concentration of economic and political power in the hands of...


Exploring the New South American Regionalism (NSAR)

by Ernesto Vivares

The events and processes that have taken place in the last decade in South America have given way to one of the most interesting regional phenomena under a global crisis and within a changing world order. From...


Globalisation, Multilateralism, Europe: Towards a Better Global Governance?

by Mario Telò

This student-friendly textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to globalization studies and the European Union within a multipolar world. It provides its readers with critical analysis of the key concepts...


Israel: Staff Report for 2013 Article IV Consultation

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context. The economy is growing at a moderate pace. Abstracting from the impact of new large-scale natural gas production, GDP growth is estimated to have moderated to about 2½ percent in 2013, owing...


Grenada: Ex Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement

by International Monetary Fund. Fina Dept.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Grenada's first arrangement under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) played an important role in bolstering the small island economy after it was buffeted by major adverse shocks....


Australia: Staff Report for 2013 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; And Statement by the Executive Director for

by International Monetary Fund. Asia Dept

KEY ISSUES Context. With GDP growth below trend and the investment phase of the mining boom having passed its peak and beginning to decline, a key issue is how Australia can manage the mining-production/export...


Namibia: Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


New Governance and the European Employment Strategy

by Samantha Velluti

In recent years new or experimental approaches to governance in the EU, namely the Open Method of Coordination (OMC), have attracted great interest and controversy. This book examines the European Employment...


Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future

by Richard Heinberg

The rapid spread of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") has temporarily boosted US natural gas and oil production... and sparked a massive environmental backlash in communities across the country. The fossil fuel...


Fragmented Lives, Assembled Parts: Culture, Capitalism, and Conquest at the U.S.-Mexico Border

by Alejandro Lugo

Established in 1659 as Misión de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de los Mansos del Paso del Norte, Ciudad Juárez is the oldest colonial settlement on the U.S.-Mexico border-and one of the largest industrialized...


Mexican Women in American Factories: Free Trade and Exploitation on the Border

by Carolyn Tuttle

Prior to the millennium, economists and policy makers argued that free trade between the United States and Mexico would benefit both Americans and Mexicans. They believed that NAFTA would be a "win-win" proposition...


The Political Economy of Latin America in the Postwar Period

by Laura Randall

The historic and increasing interdependence of the Latin American and U.S. economies makes an understanding of the political economies of Latin American nations particularly timely and important. After World...


Fifty Years of Change on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Growth, Development, and Quality of Life

by Joan B. Anderson, James Gerber & Lisa Foster

The U.S. and Mexican border regions have experienced rapid demographic and economic growth over the last fifty years. In this analysis, Joan Anderson and James Gerber offer a new perspective on the changes and...