These papers explore the shifting German-American relationship within three key international institutions: the United Nations, the WTO, and NATO. What leadership have we seen from Germany in the past three years, and what might we expect in the future? Is Merkel the chancellor of the free world, after all?
International Economic Institutions
This report serves as an external appraisal of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)'s Blueprint 2025, which aims to complete the outstanding elements of the original Blueprint and further deepen economic integration.
In a new policy brief released as finance ministers gather in Brussels for the 21-22 January eurogroup/ecfin meetings, Chief Economist Alessandro Leipold calls for a dramatic increase in the role and political attention awarded to a vital but crucial policy lever: the quality of public finance.
The on-going fundamental geopolitical, geoeconomic transformations in the region of Central Asia (CA) as well as in its individual countries create new opportunities and challenges for the Visegrad countries.
The National Statistics Institute (INE) released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of December 2018, which registered a monthly variation of -0.1%, in line with market expectations. In annual terms, total inflation reached a variation of 2.6%, closing 2018 within the tolerance range established by the Central Bank of Chile, understood as an annual inflation that is located most of the time at 3%, with a range of plus / minus 1 percentage point.
The Central Bank of Chile announced the IMACEC of November 2018, which registered an expansion of 3.1% in 12 months, well above the anticipated. The seasonally adjusted series, on the other hand, increased 1.2% compared to the previous month, and grew 3.3% in twelve months. The foregoing, taking into account that one business day was recorded less than November of the previous year.
The stabilization of exchange rate fluctuations is an important economic policy issue for an open, export-oriented country such as South Korea.
The CPI for November 2018 registered a monthly variation of 0%, a figure in line with market expectations. In annual terms, total inflation reached a variation of 2.8%. The underlying measures (IPCX and IPCX1) recorded an annual growth rate of 2.0% and 1.9%, respectively.
The Central Bank of Chile unveiled the IMACEC of November 2018 that registered an expansion of 4.2% in 12 months, over what was delivered in its Survey of Economic Expectations, at the beginning of November, which showed a median of 3.6 %. Afterwards, there was a rise in expectations among market players after the recent publication of INE sector data, which pointed to an IMACEC of up to 5% for November