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|September 25, 2015 -- IMF Survey : Harnessing the Power of Fiscal Policy to Mitigate Inequality|
The appropriate design of fiscal policies can mitigate income inequality, without hurting growth, or even while increasing it, according to a recently published IMF book, <i>Inequality and Fiscal Policy</i>.
|April 29, 2015 -- IMF Survey : Growth in Latin America Weakens for Fifth Year in a Row|
Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to decline for a fifth consecutive year—dipping below 1 percent in 2015—although there are clear differences along North-South lines, the IMF said in its latest regional forecast.
|December 23, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Oil Price Drop Highlights Need for Diversity in Gulf Economies|
Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council will have to adjust the incentives of workers and firms to encourage them to work and produce in the non-oil tradable sector if these economies are to succeed in diversifying their economies, a new IMF study says.
|November 17, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Mexico’s Economy Shows Steady Growth Fueled by Key Reforms|
Major reforms in the energy, telecommunications, education, and financial sectors have been designed to unlock potential growth in Mexico.
|October 10, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean Slows Further|
Economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean has slowed more than anticipated, as weak growth in South America has outweighed an incipient recovery in Mexico, according to the IMF’s latest forecast for the region.
|July 24, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Slow but Steady Global Recovery in Need of Strong Policy Support|
The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update says that global recovery continues but at an uneven pace, and that downside risks remain. Continued policy efforts are needed to secure a more robust recovery.
|March 28, 2014 -- IMF Survey : IMF Launches New Tool to Assess Public Debt in Market Access Countries|
The IMF releases to the general public its new toolkit for assessing public debt sustainability in countries that have access to international capital markets.
|March 14, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Latin American Youth Worried About Jobs, Education|
At a series of gatherings across Latin America co-hosted by the IMF, university students voice their concerns about the impact of the uncertain global environment on their countries and their worries about access to education and employment.
|December 11, 2012 -- IMF Survey: IMF Renews $73 Billion Credit Line for Mexico|
The IMF’s Executive Board has approved the renewal of Mexico’s Flexible Credit Line (FCL) for $73 billion. In its latest assessment of the Mexican economy, the IMF said growth has remained resilient, noting the country’s strong fundamentals and sound policy frameworks and management.
|June 19, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Countries Boost Emergency Funding for IMF to $456 Billion|
Nations from around the world firm up their commitments to additional emergency funding of $456 billion for the IMF designed to deter the spread of crises and increase the institution’s lending capacity to help countries in financial trouble.
|May 14, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Costly Mideast Subsidies Need Better Targeting|
Well-intended energy and food price subsidies are increasingly weighing on government budgets and debt levels across the Middle East and North Africa and are not necessarily the most efficient way to channel aid to the most vulnerable, participants at a recent IMF seminar said.
|April 20, 2012 -- IMF Survey: IMF to Double Lending Power as Pledges Top $430 Billion|
The Group of Twenty leading industrial and emerging market economies agrees to boost the IMF’s lending capacity with commitments that increase the institution’s resources by more than $430 billion, a move that will almost double the IMF’s total lending power.
|March 30, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Mexico Banks Resilient, But Global Risks Need Care|
Mexico's banking system is resilient and well capitalized, but a new assessment by the IMF says the country—current head of the G-20—will have to be on guard for external risks that could threaten stability.
|December 02, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Emerging Markets Seen as Part of Solution to Global Problems|
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, wrapping up a visit to Latin America, said that the balance of economic power was shifting and that emerging economies were part of the solution to global problems.
|November 30, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Spotlight on G-20 as Mexico Takes Over Leadership|
With Mexico taking over leadership of the Group of Twenty (G-20) industrial and emerging market countries at a critical time, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde is visiting Latin America this week and discussed dangers for the global economy and some bright spots.
|September 23, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Latin America Resilient, But Risks Are Growing|
Economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean, expected to moderate to 4½ percent in 2011, is still strong but the uncertain global recovery could cause growth rates in the region to fall further, said Nicolás Eyzaguirre, Director of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department.
|August 08, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Mexico's Rapid Recovery Attests to Strong Fundamentals|
Mexico’s strong growth is expected to continue this year and into 2012, bringing output in line with potential, the IMF says in its regular review of the nation’s economy. Manufacturing exports have led the recovery, with a rebound in domestic demand sustaining the momentum.
|March 03, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Important Milestone Reached to Reinforce IMF Legitimacy|
A package of measures, agreed in 2008 to strengthen the representation of dynamic economies in the IMF, has come into force. The reform provides for quota increases for 54 countries, with the largest gains going to emerging market countries. The reform will also enhance the influence of low-income countries in the IMF's decision-making.
|October 13, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Policymakers Identify Data Needs and Priorities|
Despite progress over recent years in data provision, there are still worrying concerns about a lack of data on systemically important global financial institutions and cross-border financial linkages, policymakers said at a seminar during the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings.
|March 16, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Mexico Recovering, But Crisis Spotlights Challenges, says IMF|
Policy reforms over the past decade helped Mexico weather the global economic crisis, but the pace of recovery will depend on a bounce back in both the United States and global economies, the IMF said in its annual assessment of the health of Mexico's economy.
|May 06, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Facing Global Crisis, Latin America Now More Resilient|
Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to contract by 1½ percent in 2009, from about 4½ percent growth in 2008, but is better prepared than in the past to face the global crisis, says the latest IMF forecast for the region.
|April 17, 2009 -- IMF Survey: IMF Approves $47 Billion Credit Line for Mexico|
The IMF approves a credit line for Mexico of $47 billion in the first use of a new instrument designed to bolster strong performing economies against fallout from the current global economic crisis.
|April 14, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Poland Seeks $20.5 Billion Credit Line From IMF|
Poland becomes the second country to seek access to a new IMF credit line for strongly performing economies to buttress them against the global economic crisis. Prime Minister Donald Tusk says the country is interested in a one-year precautionary arrangement under the IMF’s Flexible Credit Line for $20.5 billion.
|April 01, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Mexico Seeks $47 Billion Credit Line from IMF|
IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn welcomes Mexico’s interest in a precautionary credit line from the IMF and says he intends to move forward rapidly to seek approval from the Executive Board.
|March 20, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Global Crisis Weighs on Outlook for Mexico|
While Mexico is in a much stronger position today than it was just ten years ago, the global financial crisis has worsened the near term economic outlook, the IMF finds in its latest assessment of the country’s economy.
|October 27, 2008 -- IMF Survey: Latin America, Caribbean Grapple With Global Crisis|
The outlook for the Latin America and Caribbean region is increasingly clouded by the global financial turmoil and policymakers face tough choices, the IMF says in its latest regional outlook.