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|Japan and the IMF|
Updated January 22, 2014
|The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 31, 2013. Listed below are items related to Japan, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).
|July 14, 2010 -- IMF Survey: IMF Calls for Japan to Rein In Debt|
Japan's economy is gaining strength following the global recession but, with a sharpened global focus on sovereign risks in some countries, the government needs to draw up a credible fiscal adjustment plan to secure long-term economic health, IMF economists say in their regular review of the Japanese economy.
|July 08, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook and Global Financial Stability Report Updates with Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research, and José Viñals, Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, with Caroline Atkinson, Director of External Relations|
|July 07, 2010 -- Financial Market Update: |
Despite generally improved economic conditions and a long period of healing after the failure of Lehman Brothers, progress toward global financial stability has recently experienced a setback. Sovereign risks in parts of the euro area have materialized and spread to the financial sector there, threatening to spill over to other regions and re-establish an adverse feedback loop with the economy. Further decisive follow-up is needed to the significant national and supranational policy responses that have been taken in order to strengthen confidence in the financial system and ensure continuation of the economic recovery. Text also available in: عربي; 中文; Español; Français; 日本語; Русский; and 한국어.
|June 01, 2010 -- Currency Hedging for International Portfolios|
Author/Editor: Schmittmann, Jochen M.
Series: Working Paper No. 10/151
|May 21, 2010 -- Japan—2010 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement|
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
|May 19, 2010 -- Press Release: IMF Team Completes the 2010 Article IV Consultation Discussions with Japan|
|May 19, 2010 -- Systemic Challenges for Global Finance and Priorities for Reform, Remarks by John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF, delivered at the seminar, Reshaping the Global Financial Landscape:Implications for Asia|
|May 19, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Call for Coordinated Approach to Global Financial Reforms|
International cooperation to reform the global financial order is needed to ensure future, stable growth, a top IMF official tells a global finance seminar in Tokyo that also highlights the role of Asia in shaping the debate.
|May 01, 2010 -- Managing the Exit: Lessons from Japan's Reversal of Unconventional Monetary Policy|
Author/Editor: Syed, Murtaza H. | Yamaoka, Hiromi
Series: Working Paper No. 10/114
|April 29, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Rising Debt, Deficits Are Long-Run Threats, Economists Say|
Advanced economies must take steps soon to address high and growing government debt and deficits even as many have to maintain stimulus programs for the next year or so to deal with lingering effects of the recent global recession, a panel of leading economists agreed at an IMF-sponsored forum.
|April 24, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on Asia and Pacificb by Anoop Singh, Director, Asia and Pacific Department with Masahiko Takeda, Deputy Director, and Kalpana Kochhar, Deputy Director|
|April 24, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by the Hon. Naoto Kan, Minister of Finance of Japan|
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Japan. PDF File Size: 336Kb
|April 13, 2010 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the Expansion of The IMF's New Arrangements to Borrow|
|April 01, 2010 -- Public Investment as a Fiscal Stimulus: Evidence from Japan's Regional Spending During the 1990s|
Author/Editor: Bruckner, Markus | Tuladhar, Anita
Series: Working Paper No. 10/110
|January 26, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Updates of the International Monetary Fund's Global Financial Stability Report and World Economic Outlook|
|January 26, 2010 -- Financial Market Update: |
Systemic risks have continued to subside as economic fundamentals have improved and substantial public support remains in place. Despite improvements, financial stability remains fragile in many advanced countries and some hard-hit emerging market countries. A top priority is to improve the health of these banking systems so as to ensure the credit channel is normalized. The transfer of financial risks to sovereign balance sheets and the higher public debt levels also add to financial stability risks and complicate the exit process. Capital inflows into some emerging market countries are beginning to raise concerns about asset price and exchange rate pressures. Policymakers in these countries may need to exit earlier from their supportive policies to contain financial stability risks. For all countries, the goal is to exit from the extraordinary public interventions to a global financial system that is safer, but retains the dynamism needed to support sustainable growth.
Text also available in: عربي; 中文; Español; Français; 日本語; Русский; and Tiếng Việt.
|January 18, 2010 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the Conclusion of his Visit to Japan|
|January 14, 2010 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn to Visit Tokyo and Hong Kong SAR|
|January 01, 2010 -- The Outlook for Financing Japan’s Public Debt|
Author/Editor: Tokuoka, Kiichi
Series: Working Paper No. 10/19
|December 10, 2009 -- Building a Post-Crisis Global Economy—An Address to the Japan Society, By John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund|