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Japan and the IMF
Updated July 25, 2014

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 23, 2014. Listed below are items related to Japan, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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August 10, 2012 -- Japan: Insurance Core Principles-Detailed Assessment of Observance
Series: Country Report No. 12/228
August 10, 2012 -- Japan: Oversight and Supervision of Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs) - Technical Note
Series: Country Report No. 12/229
August 10, 2012 -- Japan: IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation - Detailed Assessment of Implementation
Series: Country Report No. 12/230
August 10, 2012 -- Japan: Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision - Detailed Assessment of Compliance
Series: Country Report No. 12/231
August 02, 2012 -- Transcript of Conference Call on 2012 Spillover Report
August 01, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Japan
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
August 01, 2012 -- Japan: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 12/208
August 01, 2012 -- Japan: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 12/209
August 01, 2012 -- Japan: Financial Sector Stability Assessment Update
Series: Country Report No. 12/210
August 01, 2012 -- Intergenerational Implications of Fiscal Consolidation in Japan
Author/Editor: Tokuoka, Kiichi
Series: Working Paper No. 12/197
August 01, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Health of Japan's Financial System Tied to Growth, Government Debt and Deficits
Japan's financial system is at a critical crossroad: more stable than a decade ago thanks to reforms after a protracted period of economic crisis and financial stress, but banks' large holdings of government debt and slow economic growth are challenging the profitability and functioning of the financial system.
July 30, 2012 -- Transcript of International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde at Keio University
July 24, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Global Downturn Contributes to China Slowdown
China’s growth rate is set to moderate to around 8 percent this year due to measures by the authorities to cool the economy, and the global slowdown, say IMF economists in their latest assessment of the world’s second-largest economy.
July 19, 2012 -- Press Release: IMF Unveils Japanese-Funded Project to Help Produce Internationally Comparable National Accounts and Price Statistics in South-Eastern Europe
July 16, 2012 -- Financial Market Update:
Risks to financial stability have increased since the April 2012 Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR). Sovereign yields in southern Europe have risen sharply amid further erosion of the investor base. Elevated funding and market pressures pose risks of further cuts in peripheral euro area credit. The measures agreed at the recent European Union (EU) leaders’ summit provide significant steps to address the immediate crisis. Aside from supportive monetary and liquidity policies, the timely implementation of the recently agreed measures, together with further progress on banking and fiscal unions, must be a priority. Uncertainties about the asset quality of banks’ balance sheets must be resolved quickly, with capital injections and restructurings where needed. Growth prospects in other advanced countries and emerging markets have also weakened, leaving them less able to deal with spillovers from the euro area crisis or to address their own home-grown fiscal and financial vulnerabilities. Uncertainties on the fiscal outlook and federal debt ceiling in the United States present a latent risk to financial stability. Text also available in: عربي; 中文; Español; Français; 日本語; Русский.
July 12, 2012 -- IMF Survey: IMF Head Hails Asia’s Leading Role in Global Stability
Asia’s economies are central to global economic stability, and the region has emerged from the global crisis with its economic standing enhanced, the Managing Director of the IMF told an audience of top officials in Thailand at the conclusion of an 8-day trip to Asia.
July 10, 2012 -- 2012 Spillover Report - Background Papers
Subject: Spillovers | Europe | United States | China | Japan | United Kingdom | Euro Area | External shocks | Capital markets | Asset prices | Business cycles | Financial risk | Background papers
July 09, 2012 -- 2012 Spillover Report
Subject: Spillovers | Europe | United States | China | Japan | United Kingdom | Euro Area | External shocks | Financial risk
July 07, 2012 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Conclusion of Her Visit to Japan
July 06, 2012 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Calls for Cooperative Response to Crisis, Praises Japan’s Role

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