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Italy and the IMF
Updated July 29, 2017

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IMF Survey Online
July 27, 2017 -- Italy: Reforms Needed For Stronger Growth and Stability
May 10, 2016 -- IMF Survey : San Marino: In Search of New Routes of Growth
San Marino is looking to diversify its financial sector-oriented economy and to turn the recovery into sustained growth after a six-year recession bottomed out.
September 18, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Labor, Judiciary, Tax Reforms Can Help Boost Italy’s Economy
Italy is struggling to emerge from recession, as tight credit conditions shackle investment, high public debt weighs on future growth prospects and long-standing rigidities hamper productivity, IMF staff said in a regular review of the country’s economy.
September 27, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Italy’s Financial System Stabilized, Still Vulnerable
Italy’s financial system has so far managed to overcome the financial crisis, and increase domestic deposits and raise additional capital under difficult circumstances. But a weak economy is a strain on banks.
September 26, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Italy: Deeper Structural Reforms Needed to Jumpstart Growth and Create Jobs
After nearly two years of recession, Italy’s economy is showing signs of stabilizing, with a modest recovery, led by exports, expected to take hold later this year, says the IMF’s latest annual check-up.
January 16, 2013 -- IMF Survey: Big and Small Financial Systems in Spotlight in 2013
What do Switzerland and the Kyrgyz Republic have in common? Both will get visits from teams of International Monetary Fund experts in 2013 to examine the safety and stability of their financial systems.
September 27, 2012 -- IMF Survey: History Offers Tips for Getting a Handle on Public Debt
Countries battling high public debt must combine policies that support economic growth with lasting changes in government spending and taxation, a chapter in the IMF’s World Economic Outlook concludes, amid widespread debate about the best way for governments to reduce public debt.
July 10, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Reforms Key to Italy's Efforts to Outgrow Crisis
In an IMF Survey magazine interview, economists Kenneth Kang and Lusine Lusinyan discuss the findings of the IMF's annual assessment of Italy's economy and the challenges of reviving growth while maintaining fiscal sustainability in the midst of the eurozone crisis.
September 25, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Decisive Action Needed in Europe to Restore Confidence—IMF
The economic situation in Europe has deteriorated markedly in the past few months, and the economy is now experiencing a significant slowdown, Antonio Borges, the IMF’s Director for Europe, says.
July 12, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Italy's Main Challenge Is To Boost Growth
A modest export-led recovery is under way in Italy, with growth of 1 percent expected in 2011. For growth to pick up substantively, reforms will be needed across the economy to address low productivity, an inefficient public sector, and the continued divide between the North and the South.
June 10, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Supporting Aging Populations as Demographics Shift
Demographic changes are threatening the ability of many countries to provide a decent standard of living for the old without imposing a crushing burden on the young, says the IMF’s Finance & Development magazine in a cover story. The world’s population is projected to rise to 9 billion by 2050.
June 13, 2009 -- IMF Survey: IMF Asked to Aid G-8 With Exit Strategies For Crisis Policies
Amid signs that the global economic crisis is stabilizing, the G-8 advanced economies have asked the IMF to do the necessary analytical work to help governments prepare “exit strategies” to unwind the huge stimulus packages that have been deployed to combat the crisis.