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Global Financial Stability Report: Trade Matters

October 9, 2018

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The IMF’s Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR) is a weather vane of sorts. It’s main objective is to spot shifting trends that could pose risks to the global financial system. Ten years ago, a volatile market and the subsequent collapse of a Wall Street investment firm led to a financial crisis that affected economies around the world. In this podcast, Fabio Natalucci says while that crisis is now well behind us, some dark clouds are gathering on the horizon. Natalucci heads the team of economists who write the overview chapter of the GFSR.

Fabio Natalucci is Deputy Director in the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department.