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By IMFBlog Trade wars and inverted yield curves do not typically top the charts of your summer, beach-friendly reading list. But summer in the Northern Hemisphere has disappeared as quickly as your last strawberry daquiri, right along with your ability to remember your computer password.  Trade wars and inverted yield curves do not typically top the charts of your summer reading list. Need a hand shifting gears?  We have put together a primer of our recent blogs, each a quick read, on...

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Chart of the Week: Government Debt Is Not the Whole Story: Look at the Assets

By IMFBlog October 23, 2018 The Millennium Bridge in London, England: governments often don’t include the value of their assets, like bridges and roads, as well as natural resources, when they measure public wealth (Ingram Publishing/Newscom) Lost track of your personal finances?  You are not alone.  Your government has often lost track of its finances too.  While it keeps close tabs on debt, it is less clear on how much it owns: the assets. Things like roads, bridges, and sewer pipes...

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