Negative commodity price shocks weaken EM financial sectors, IMF paper argues

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Negative price shocks to commodities weaken the financial sectors of commodity-exporting emerging economies, a working paper published by the International Monetary Fund says.

In Commodity price shocks and financial sector fragility, Tidiane Kinda, Montfort Mlachila and Rasmané Ouedraogo present a database dealing with 71 emerging and developing economies between 1997 and 2013. The authors analyse trends in each country's commodities exports and financial soundness, and the possible transmission

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