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With offices in 14 countries and over 1000 staff, we’re a global leader in online trading. Through our range of award-winning platforms and apps, we provide our clients with fast and flexible access to over 15,000 financial markets – including indices, shares, forex and commodities.Established in 1974 as the world’s first financial spread betting firm, we’re now the world’s No.1 provider of CFDs and spread betting* and a global leader in forex. Driven by our aim of becoming the default choice for active traders globally, we launched an execution-only share dealing service in late 2014. We also offer limited-risk derivatives contracts via our Nadex brand in the US.

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cigionline.org | June 16, 2015

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The Greek debt talks have broken down. The IMF has withdrawn from negotiations and IMF Chief Economist Olivier Blanchard has a blog post, here, explaining the Fund’s position.The outlook is bleak. The Fund is struggling to strike the right balance in terms of incentives: balancing the desire to promote timely, orderly restructuring with the need to minimize risk of market turbulence.Access to Fund resources is a potential catalyst to restructuring, but also poses a moral hazard threat that...

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cigionline.org | June 09, 2015

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Policy fads can be as fickle as fashion trends. Many years ago, industrial policy was all the rage. Proponents argued that "strategic" interventions in key industries could foster development and spur growth. Japan, with its mighty Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) was held up as a model. And books with titles such as "Japan as Number One" warned ominously that countries failing to identify and support strategic sectors would risk falling progressively behin...

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cigionline.org | May 07, 2014

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As evidence of rising greenhouse gas emissions accumulates (see the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, here), a new controversy has erupted. Robert Stavins, an influential advisor to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and professor at Harvard, complains that the report had been substantially redacted to make it more palatable to member governments.Sovereign governments intervened to soften passages inconsistent with their respective positions and nati...

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SECULAR STAGNATION, DEFLATION RISKS, BEGGAR-THY-NEIGHBOR POLICIES

None | March 27, 2014

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Ok, so, here is the problem worrying some: Behind the encouraging headlines of somewhat stronger growth in the advanced economies, Larry Summers worries that the North Atlantic economy �� think: old Europe and the New World of Canada and the U.S., with Japan thrown in for good measure — is at risk of secular stagnation, perpetually trapped in a low-growth environment; meanwhile, the IMF frets that Europe is flirting with deflation, China is slowing as conditional convergence suggests it eventuall...

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SOVEREIGN DEBT RESTRUCTURING DECISION MAKING UNDER UNCERTAINTY

cigionline.org | June 16, 2015

The Greek debt talks have broken down. The IMF has withdrawn from negotiations and IMF Chief Economist Olivier Blanchard has a blog post, here, explaining the Fund’s position.The outlook is bleak. The Fund is struggling to strike the right balance in terms of incentives: balancing the desire to promote timely, orderly restructuring with the need to minimize risk of market turbulence.Access to Fund resources is a potential catalyst to restructuring, but also poses a moral hazard threat that...

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INDUSTRIAL POLICY REVISITED

cigionline.org | June 09, 2015

Policy fads can be as fickle as fashion trends. Many years ago, industrial policy was all the rage. Proponents argued that "strategic" interventions in key industries could foster development and spur growth. Japan, with its mighty Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) was held up as a model. And books with titles such as "Japan as Number One" warned ominously that countries failing to identify and support strategic sectors would risk falling progressively behin...

Read More
news image

THE ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL ARCHITECTURE

cigionline.org | May 07, 2014

As evidence of rising greenhouse gas emissions accumulates (see the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, here), a new controversy has erupted. Robert Stavins, an influential advisor to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and professor at Harvard, complains that the report had been substantially redacted to make it more palatable to member governments.Sovereign governments intervened to soften passages inconsistent with their respective positions and nati...

Read More
news image

SECULAR STAGNATION, DEFLATION RISKS, BEGGAR-THY-NEIGHBOR POLICIES

None | March 27, 2014

Ok, so, here is the problem worrying some: Behind the encouraging headlines of somewhat stronger growth in the advanced economies, Larry Summers worries that the North Atlantic economy �� think: old Europe and the New World of Canada and the U.S., with Japan thrown in for good measure — is at risk of secular stagnation, perpetually trapped in a low-growth environment; meanwhile, the IMF frets that Europe is flirting with deflation, China is slowing as conditional convergence suggests it eventuall...

Read More