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Rebound or relapse: Debt restructuring in a time of crisis

A crossborder discussion on economic precarity and the impacts of ongoing debt restructuring processes and negotiations with the IMF in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

| Jan 25, 2023

The human dimension to Sri Lanka’s economic crisis

On rising poverty, income inequality, and potential solutions.

| Oct 14, 2022

IMF, World Bank and COVID-19

How have global financial institutions responded to the economic crisis triggered by the viral outbreak?

| Apr 30, 2020

Infrastructure redefined

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will aid the global economy.

| May 18, 2016

Southasian front

A common regional platform is necessary, but India might not be the ideal leader.

| Oct 01, 2009

A ‘patriotic’ loan

After years of refusing to become tied to the strings attached to IMF monies, Sri Lanka has agreed to a massive new loan. But will it be enough to lift the economy from its current …

| Oct 01, 2009

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