Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The International Monetary Fund published a working paper dated November 2013 titled "Africa's Rising Exposure to China: How Large Are Spillovers through Trade?" by Paulo Drummond and Estelle Xue Liu. This technical paper estimates the impact of changes in China's investment growth on Sub-Saharan African exports. Although rising trading links with China have allowed African countries to diversify their export base across countries, away from advanced economies, they have also led these countries to become more susceptible to spillovers from China.