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  • IMF Country Report – Japan’s Disappearing Cities: Demographic Headwinds and their Impact on Japan’s Housing Market

    Japan’s population is rapidly aging and shrinking, and doing so unevenly across regions. Large cities, notably the Greater Tokyo area, are experiencing net migration inflows, while other regions are experiencing net migration outflows.

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  • FRBSF President Daly Speech – The New Stone Soup

    Speech given by Mary C. Daly, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, at an Iveagh House Lecture in Dublin, Ireland.

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  • Which War Saw the Highest Defense Spending? Depends How It’s Measured

    US Government spending on defense spiked during World War II, as might be assumed. But to put it in perspective, the amount spent per active duty person peaked at about half of what was spent per person in the 1990s.

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  • Bullard: A Year in Review

    Key Policy Presentations from St. Louis Fed President James Bullard

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  • Did NAFTA Shift Car Making to Other Countries?

    “Focusing only on the U.S.’s rising trade deficit in vehicles provides an incomplete picture”

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  • Big name fashion labels move manufacturing out of China

    “Since the start of Donald Trump’s presidency, famous brand names such as Uniqlo, Levi’s, Crocs, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger have moved their entire manufacturing base out of China.  Politics is not the only factor . . . But there is no doubt Trump sped up their departure.”

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  • RBA Speech: Housing and the Economy

    Address by Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor, at the CFA Societies Australia Investment Conference

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  • The Impact of Robots on the U.S. Labor Market

    “This post is the second in a two-part series on the impact of robots on the workplace and the labor force.”

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  • The Rise of Robots in the Workplace

    “This post is the first in a two-part series on the impact of robots on the workplace and the labor force.”

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  • Emergency German banknote designs

    “During the first world war and the ensuing economic crisis, many German towns issued notgeld, or emergency money, to combat cash shortages. The designs range from local fairytales and legends to political messages.”

    Some fantastic designs pictured in this online gallery, especially one issued by the Braunschweig public transport authority in 1921.

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