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Projected % Change
   2017  2018
Real GDP 1.3 0.6
Source: World Economic Outlook Update (July 2017)

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Japan and the IMF
Updated July 11, 2017

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 29, 2016. Listed below are items related to Japan, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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September 24, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director of External Relations, International Monetary Fund
September 20, 2010 -- Health Care Spending Issues in Advanced Economies
Author/Editor: Eva Jenkner | Adam Leive
Series: Technical Notes and Manuals No. 2010/16
September 17, 2010 -- Press Release: IMF Signs Agreements Totaling SDR 5.3 billion with Japan, the Banque de France, the United Kingdom and the People's Bank of China to Support Lending to Low-Income Countries
September 07, 2010 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on Release of IMF Staff Position Notes on Fiscal Matters
July 14, 2010 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with Japan
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
July 14, 2010 -- Japan: 2010 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 10/211
July 14, 2010 -- Japan: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 10/212
July 14, 2010 -- IMF Survey: IMF Calls for Japan to Rein In Debt
Japan's economy is gaining strength following the global recession but, with a sharpened global focus on sovereign risks in some countries, the government needs to draw up a credible fiscal adjustment plan to secure long-term economic health, IMF economists say in their regular review of the Japanese economy.
July 08, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook and Global Financial Stability Report Updates with Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research, and José Viñals, Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, with Caroline Atkinson, Director of External Relations
July 07, 2010 -- Financial Market Update:
Despite generally improved economic conditions and a long period of healing after the failure of Lehman Brothers, progress toward global financial stability has recently experienced a setback. Sovereign risks in parts of the euro area have materialized and spread to the financial sector there, threatening to spill over to other regions and re-establish an adverse feedback loop with the economy. Further decisive follow-up is needed to the significant national and supranational policy responses that have been taken in order to strengthen confidence in the financial system and ensure continuation of the economic recovery. Text also available in: عربي; 中文; Español; Français; 日本語; Русский; and 한국어.
June 01, 2010 -- Currency Hedging for International Portfolios
Author/Editor: Schmittmann, Jochen M.
Series: Working Paper No. 10/151
May 21, 2010 -- Japan—2010 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
May 20, 2010 -- Global Financial Stability Report, April 2010 : Meeting New Challenges to Stability and Building a Safer System
Series: Global Financial Stability Report
May 19, 2010 -- Press Release: IMF Team Completes the 2010 Article IV Consultation Discussions with Japan
May 19, 2010 -- Systemic Challenges for Global Finance and Priorities for Reform, Remarks by John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF, delivered at the seminar, Reshaping the Global Financial Landscape:Implications for Asia
May 19, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Call for Coordinated Approach to Global Financial Reforms
International cooperation to reform the global financial order is needed to ensure future, stable growth, a top IMF official tells a global finance seminar in Tokyo that also highlights the role of Asia in shaping the debate.
May 01, 2010 -- Managing the Exit: Lessons from Japan's Reversal of Unconventional Monetary Policy
Author/Editor: Syed, Murtaza H. | Yamaoka, Hiromi
Series: Working Paper No. 10/114
April 29, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Rising Debt, Deficits Are Long-Run Threats, Economists Say
Advanced economies must take steps soon to address high and growing government debt and deficits even as many have to maintain stimulus programs for the next year or so to deal with lingering effects of the recent global recession, a panel of leading economists agreed at an IMF-sponsored forum.
April 24, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on Asia and Pacificb by Anoop Singh, Director, Asia and Pacific Department with Masahiko Takeda, Deputy Director, and Kalpana Kochhar, Deputy Director
April 24, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by the Hon. Naoto Kan, Minister of Finance of Japan
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Japan. PDF File Size: 336Kb

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