BANCO MUNDIAL AVISA ACERCA DE DEFLAÇÃO
The telegraph, 15 de Julho de 2009.
Justin Lin, the bank’s chief economist, said factories running idle around world threaten to trap economies in a vicious cycle, risking further spasms of financial stress, requiring yet more rescue packages.
“Significant excess capacity has been built up and unless this issue is addressed, we will face a deflationary spiral and the crisis will become protracted,” he told an audience in Cape Town.
- Excesso de capacidade industrial
The traditional cure for countries caught in slumps is to claw their way back to health through devaluation, but this cannot be done today because the crisis is global. “No country can count on currency depreciation and exports as a way out of recession. Unless we deal with excess capacity, it will wreak havoc on all countries. There is urgent need for global, co-ordinated fiscal stimulus,” he said.
Investments should be focused on infrastructure in poor countries that are bearing the brunt of the crisis. The downturn is already likely to trap over 50m more people in extreme poverty this year.
- Mais dinheiro injectado na economia.