Financial and Monetary Systems

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Jennifer Blanke
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Welcome to your weekly update – a curated list of some of this week’s most interesting stories on economic growth and social inclusion.

1. Facts and figures. Where across the world is inequality most discussed in local media? Click on the image to go to the interactive map. (Forbes)


2. Why very low interest rates may stick around. (The New York Times)


3. Three things that really matter amid the US rate rise furore. (World Economic Forum)

4. The economic performance of Asian economies has slowed down since the global crisis. This article lays out productivity trends in the region. (Vox EU)

5. 27.7% of American households are unbanked or underserved by the banking system. A few new initiatives are setting out to change this. (New America Weekly)

6. A new IMF compendium investigates the link between fiscal policy and inequality in a series of articles. (International Monetary Fund)

7. The UNDP Human Development Report 2015 was launched on Monday. (UNDP)

8. Immigrants entering Europe are a wealth of untapped talent for businesses. Four problems in particular are obstructing newcomers from starting to work and integrate. (The Economist)

Author: Jennifer Blanke is Chief Economist at the World Economic Forum

Image: An aerial view of Pacaembu neighborhood is seen with the skyline of Sao Paulo April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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