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Projected % Change
   2017  2018
Real GDP 1.3 0.6
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Japan and the IMF
Updated September 18, 2017

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IMF Surveys
August 31, 2008 -- IMF Survey:
Growth, inflation, subprime market crisis, technical assistance, Ghana, fiscal discipline, money laundering, social spending, wage bill ceilings, housing bust, Japan, Lipsky, Swaziland, foreign direct investment, news briefs. PDF File Size: 951Kb
November 14, 2005 -- IMF Survey:
Ingves on IMF financial sector work; Article IV summaries: Syria, Zimbabwe, Mongolia, and Russia; Standards and codes; Corporate bond market development; Japan's fiscal challenges; Parliamentary Network on the World Bank. PDF File Size: 337Kb
October 06, 2003 -- IMF Survey:
Japan's financial sector; IMF-World Bank annual meetings (overview, opening speeches, communiques, press conferences); G-7, G-10, and G-24 communiques; Focus on Middle East; African ministers press conference; Loan for Argentina; World Economic Outlook. PDF File Size: 1819Kb
September 16, 2002 -- IMF Survey:
Annual Meetings preview; trade-finance links; Global Financial Stability Report; Annual Report; Kohler on Japan; Globalization; Brazil loan; WAEMU's fiscal policy coordination; IMF rates; IMF arrangements; Use of credit; New on the Web; Publications PDF File Size: 796Kb
March 25, 2002 -- IMF Survey:
Global Financial Stability Report; reducing poverty; Enron's collapse; addressing banking fragility; Prescott on Japanese slowdown; foreign direct investment in Africa; IMF statement on Argentina; and interview with Dornbusch. PDF File Size: 471Kb
September 03, 2001 -- IMF Survey:
Fischer on his IMF tenure; Annual Meetings change; assessing offshore financial centers; Cyprus assessment; augmentation of Argentine credit; conditionality & privatization; Calomiris on IMF reforms; Allen on IMF role; and Japan's reform agenda. PDF File Size: 485Kb
October 23, 2000 -- IMF Survey:
Implications of aging population in Japan; lessons learned from transition to market economy; review of Annual Meetings seminar program and summary of Governors' statements; asset prices and monetary policy; inflation targeting in emerging markets; and report on UN Millennium Summit. PDF File Size: 759Kb
March 20, 2000 -- IMF Survey:
Köhler nominated for IMF Managing Director; Capital Flow and Debt Statistics; IMF reviews Mozambique's needs; Ukraine review commissioned; Japanese banking crisis; Poland's recovery; Argentine Stand-By; Support package for Ecuador; social spending under IMF programs rises. PDF File Size: 491Kb
November 22, 1999 -- IMF Survey:
Camdessus announces plans to resign in early 2000, coverage includes press conference, Camdessus' address to the staff; report on conference on second-generation reforms, November 8-9; developments in Japanese business investment in the 1990s. PDF File Size: 620Kb
April 26, 1999 -- IMF Survey:
Role of private sector in crisis prevention and resolution; Interim Committee preview; Camdessus on Interim Committee issues; macroeconomic impact of Y2K problem; credit developments in Japan; Euro data in IFS; and Singapore weathers Asian crisis PDF File Size: 742Kb
August 17, 1998 -- IMF Survey:
IMF reaches tentative agreement on program for Ukraine, Japan's banking system, Mauritius diversifies, predicting banking crises, central bank operations in exchange markets, trade and tax reform in Southern Mediterranean. PDF File Size: 480Kb
August 03, 1998 -- IMF Survey:
IMF financial support for Russia, Sugisaki on fostering a sustainable recovery in Japan, Dubrovnik Conference on transition economies, currency crises and current account reversals, and African trade with industrial countries. PDF File Size: 600Kb
June 23, 1997 -- IMF Survey:
Featured in this issue: Japan seminar assesses IMF growth strategy; IMF staff increases attention to social spending; European Union policy on competition; EMU issues; and export credit agencies and development. PDF File Size: 427Kb
February 10, 1997 -- IMF Survey:
Featured in this issue: New Arrangements to Borrow, social issues in transition economies, IMF readiness to participate in debt initiative, APEC exchange rate movements and impact on trade and investment, and Japan's fiscal challenges. PDF File Size: 179Kb