Posts Tagged ‘GDP’

SP0013 – World Crisis “IMF Report”

April 24, 2009


What the IMF says about the World Crisis

By Juan Chamero, from Caece University at Buenos Aires, Argentine, April 15th 2009


imf_worldtrendsSource: WEO, World Economic Outlook, IMF

Subject: Economy, finance, global finance

Info Source: Global bank losses likely to reach $4.1 trillion, says IMF, by Larry Elliott , The Guardian,, Wednesday 22 April 2009.

The global financial sector faces write-downs of $4.1tn (£2.8tn) from the toxic assets that have crashed in value since the start of the credit crunch 20 months ago, the International Monetary Fund said today .

In its first comprehensive study of the impact of the crisis on banks and other financial institutions, the Fund said that it had increased its estimate of the potential losses in the US from $2.2tn to $2.7tn as a result of the deepening economic slump over the past three months.

Europe and Japan between them account for $1.3tn of the write-downs, with UK banks facing losses of up to $316bn (£216bn). The Treasury last night disputed the UK figure, saying the IMF had offered a range of costs between 6% and 13% of GDP, and that £216bn was at the highest end of this range


The key challenge was to break the “downward spiral” between a weakened financial system and the global economy. The Fund set out a detailed program of reforms, including curbs on credit growth during booms, tougher regulation of a limited number of institutions ­considered “too big to fail” and better cross-border supervision.

In its breakdown of the losses on toxic assets, the IMF said two-thirds of the write-downs affected banks. But the FSR warned that pension funds had seen the value of their assets

Comment: This report could be interpreted as the first formal evaluation of the worldwide Crisis deepness and reach. However in despite of its dramatic tone it could be considered too optimistic. See our next entry SP0014 about the effect of “politically correct” measures in times of crisis. From a “systems” point of view the recovery trajectory towards the next future looks highly improbable. The history tells us that society inertia is so “high” that recoveries, whether occurred, take decades.

We mean that the failure is so big and extreme that a new system should be buildup and it takes time.



Tags: IFM, GDP, WEO, the guardian,, Larry Elliot, global bank losses, politically correct, credit crunch, society inertia, global economy, global finance, FSR,


SP0008 – World Crisis “Recession”

April 4, 2009



Subject: finance, recession

Spain GDP will decrease 3%, from Yahoo Finanzas, by EROSKI, 3rd  of April 2009 

After 14 years of continued expansion the Bank of Spain forecasts a black future for Spain. Probably in the next two years this country will have 4.5 million people without work and to make things worse its international commerce will enter into similar problems as in Germany and Japan. Analysts say that it will take years to alleviate this situation but unfortunately nobody knows when and how. The government urgently needs to create jobs out of the construction industry, that was until recently the only economy engine but now near bankruptcy.  The faster the government react the sooner low income families take a breath.   

Comment: In fact Spain suffered the effects of a “financial bubble” associated to home construction, colloquially “the brick”, as a crucial and frequent Global World Economies Syndrome.

Tags: GDP, The brick, Bank of Spain, Financial bubble, Global World Economies Syndrome, International Commerce, Low income families, Internally displaced people, Unoccupied people


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