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In this presentation, Charles Collyns, Deputy Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Research Department, takes a look at the impact of recent shocks on the global economy: the US housing cycle, financial instability and commodity prices.

The presentation took place during the launch of the IMF's World Economic Outlook, a report which delves into the damage of these crises on the economies of the United States, Europe and developing countries. It also looks at prospects for commodity markets and expected reaction of policy makers.

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