Distilling the macroeconomic news flow

Alessandro Beber, Michael W Brandt, Maurizio Luisi, 19 April 2013

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Timely measurement of the state of the economy relies traditionally on low-frequency observations of a few economic aggregates that refer to previous weeks, months, or even quarters. A prominent example is the advance estimate of GDP released quarterly about a month after the end of the quarter.

Topics: Macroeconomic policy
Tags: Information, news

Contagion during the Greek sovereign debt crisis

Jakob de Haan, Mark Mink, 23 February 2012

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In the course of 2010, the financial problems of Greece became so severe that the Eurozone countries together with the IMF agreed to provide emergency loans for a total amount of €110 billion, to be disbursed over the period May 2010 through June 2013.

Topics: Financial markets, International finance
Tags: banks, Greece, news, sovereign default

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