Tuesday, 26 April 2011
The IMF has issued the following observation “The pre-crisis pattern of global imbalances is re-emerging. Growth in economies with large external deficits, like the US, is still being driven by domestic demand. And growth in economies with large external surpluses, like China and Germany, is still being powered by exports. As tensions between countries increase, we could see rising protectionism – of trade and of finance. And as tensions within countries increase, we could see rising social and political instability within nations – even war."