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Economic Report

The return of IFI lending

The global financial crisis has brought the IMF, the World Bank and other International Financial Institutions (IFI’s) back to the spotlights. With large emergency loan packages, they have helped countries to deal with the severe economic shocks.

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Second life (Dutch)

In Second Life is het mogelijk om, parallel aan de echte wereld, een virtueel tweede leven te beginnen. De virtuele wereld van Second Life lijkt in veel opzichten op de materiële wereld. Maar is er in Second Life sprake van een volwaardige economie?

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In de ban van het Goud (Dutch)

Sinds de Verenigde Staten in 1971 de koppeling van de dollar aan het goud hebben losgelaten speelt goud formeel geen rol meer in het internationale stelsel. Toch klinkt regelmatig de oproep om terugkeer naar een op goud gebaseerd stelsel.

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Chili: nature strikes

One of the strongest earthquakes to ever hit Chile occurred on 27 February 2010. The country’s infrastructure sustained massive damage and the death toll is currently estimated around 600. As a result of the earthquake, economic activity will be subdued in the short term.

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Chili: a step to the right

Since the return to democracy in 1990, the center-left oriented coalition, the Concertación, had won every presidential election. In fact, Piñera is the first right-wing candidate to win a democratic presidential election since Jorge Allisandri Rodríguez won the presidency in 1958.