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France and the IMF
Updated April 15, 2014

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September 13, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Mind the Gap: Narrowing Imbalances, while Maintaining Growth
Five years on since the crisis, the G20 advanced and emerging market economies have showed some progress in reducing their major internal and external imbalances. But greater coordinated policy action is necessary for sustainable global growth, says a new analysis by IMF staff.
August 05, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Confidence, Competitiveness Key to Boost Recovery in France
There are signs the French economy is recovering but a stronger and sustained boost to investment and job creation is needed to reduce unemployment, which reached 10.9 percent in May.
May 08, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Countries Explore Sales of Nonfinancial Assets to Help Reduce Debt
Governments across the world are exploring whether they could use their nonfinancial assets, such as land and buildings, to help ease their deficit and debt burdens. Yet according to a new IMF study, it is still unclear how much revenue the asset sales can really yield.
December 21, 2012 -- IMF Survey: French Economy Needs Competitive Edge to Grow
Low growth and a loss of competitiveness that predates the ongoing crisis in Europe are clouding France’s outlook for recovery, the IMF says in its latest assessment of the country’s economic health.
January 13, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Big Financial Sectors Under Review in 2012 By IMF
There's one thing all countries learned in the recent crisis: problems in the financial system can have devastating consequences for economic health. In 2012 the IMF will examine some of the world’s biggest financial sectors to help them spot any trouble on the horizon.
October 15, 2011 -- IMF Survey: G-20 Reaffirms Commitment to Resolve Crisis
Finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of Twenty (G-20) industrialized and emerging market economies said they remained committed to take all necessary actions to preserve the stability of banking systems and financial markets, as they wrapped up their final meeting before the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in Cannes.
July 27, 2011 -- IMF Survey: France: Good Progress But Credibility Needs To Be Cemented
Supportive policies and reforms contributed to a gradual recovery from the global economic crisis, but France's economic prospects are clouded by a challenging external environment, especially by possible spillovers from the euro area crisis.
May 05, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Panel Calls for Greater Asian Role in International System
The world needs an international monetary system that is more efficient, more flexible, and more attuned to the realities of a multipolar global economy, a high-level panel discussion audience hears in Hanoi, Vietnam during the annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank.
April 16, 2011 -- IMF Survey: G-20 Moves Forward to Tackle Global Imbalances
G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors, seeking to make the world less prone to crisis, moved a step forward by agreeing a set of guidelines to measure potentially destabilizing imbalances in the global economy.
July 30, 2010 -- IMF Survey: France: Recovering Well But Public Debt a Challenge
Although the recovery is well under way, the outlook for the French economy remains uncertain, clouded by concerns about the European sovereign debt crisis and possible spillovers in the euro area as well as domestic policy challenges.
October 06, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Several Countries Provide Funding to IMF for Poorer Nations
Several countries step forward to provide additional funding to support the IMF’s concessional lending to low-income countries that have been battered by the global economic crisis. IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn welcomes these commitments, and calls on other nations to come forward.
July 31, 2009 -- IMF Survey: France: Less Severe Recession but Tepid Recovery
France’s economy is being affected by the global financial crisis and the contraction of world trade. In its latest assessment, the IMF says that even though France’s recession is severe, the country has been shielded from the worst effects of the crisis.
February 06, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Stimulus Measures Bolstering Demand Amid Crisis, IMF Says
Most of the world's leading advanced and emerging market economies have adopted stimulus measures to counter the growing financial and economic crisis, according to an analysis by the IMF that estimates the collective impact on growth of around ½ -1¼ percentage points.
January 28, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Are 'Temporary' Fiscal Boost Measures Really Reversible?
Fiscal measures to stimulate sluggish economies should be reversible, the IMF recommends, and governments should precommit to unwinding once economies recover. But the bulk of Europe's public expenditures are entitlements and for political reasons they are not reversible, writes Jean-Pierre Dumas.
November 09, 2008 -- IMF Survey: IMF Urges World Leaders to Counter Global Slowdown
IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn urges leaders of the G-20 industrialized and developing economies to take action to help counter the global economic slowdown as ministers from systemically important countries agreed on the need for a coordinated response.