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In what seems like a blink of an eye, 2019 came and went. The frequency of events and developments left little time for contemplation, and, in many respects left more questions than answers. We covered some of these on IMFBlog, and we hope our analysis succeeded in providing our readers with answers.

Throughout 2019, the blogs that our readers sought out tended to focus on the “what’s next?” Digital currencies, new trade paradigms, and subdued economic growth were some of the topics generating the most interest.

To close out 2019, here is our list of the top ten blogs of the year based on readership.

All the editors at IMFBlog wish you a peaceful and interesting year ahead.

1. Cashing In: How to Make Negative Interest Rates Work

     By Ruchir Agarwal and Signe Krogstrup

2. New Data on Global Debt

     By Samba Mbaye and Marialuz Moreno Badia

3. The Impact of US-China Trade Tensions

     By Eugenio Cerutti, Gita Gopinath, and Adil Mohommad

4. The World Economy: Synchronized Slowdown, Precarious Outlook

     By Gita Gopinath

5. A Weakening Global Expansion Amid Growing Risks

     By Gita Gopinath

6. The Global Economy: A Delicate Moment

     By Gita Gopinath

7. From Stablecoins to Central Bank Digital Currencies

     By Tobias Adrian and Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli

8. Sluggish Global Growth Calls for Supportive Policies

     By Gita Gopinath

9. Digital Currencies: The Rise of Stablecoins

     By Tobias Adrian and Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli

10. New Index Tracks Trade Uncertainty Across the Globe

     By Hites Ahir, Nicholas Bloom, and Davide Furceri