United States

United States

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The note delves on the U.S. housing market outlook, the potential benefits of mitigating distressed sales household deleveraging, and the recovery. Policies to facilitate labor market adjustment to reduce the large employment volatility without affecting efficient labor allocation could prevent problems. U.S. firms are hoarding money but it is likely to be spent to boost firmsa€™ capital expenditure, rather than kept as precautionary balances. The note discusses commodity price shocks affecting Treasury inflation protected securities (TIPS), budget institutions for federal fiscal consolidation, and mortgage delinquencies in the United States.V. WHY ARE U.S. FIRMS HOARDING MONEY?1 U.S. non-farm non-financial corporations are holding almost $2 ... 2 See, for example, a€œProfits on an Overseas Holidaya€, Business Week, March 21, 2011. ... shares of money market funds, and U.S. government securities of various maturities (including maturities above 1anbsp;...

Title:United States
Author:International Monetary Fund
Publisher:International Monetary Fund - 2011-07-25


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