‘Little support’ from data for theories of disconnect between trade and exchange rates, IMF report says

The International Monetary Fund

There is "little evidence" to support claims trade is becoming disconnected from exchange rates, says a report published by the International Monetary Fund today.

Chapters two and three of the IMF's World Economic Outlook deal with the outlook for commodity exporting countries "in the aftermath of the commodity boom" and the connection between exchange rates and trade flows.

Recent movements in exchange rates have been "unusually large" but there is "little consensus" among economists on their e

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