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Projected % Change
   2014  2015
Real GDP 0.9 0.8
Consumer Prices 2.7 2
Source: World Economic Outlook (October 2014)
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Japan and the IMF
Updated October 16, 2014

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Views & Commentaries
September 30, 2014 -- Interview by Nikkei Asian Review with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF; Lagarde to Japan: Smash the glass ceiling with smart policies for women; Tokyo, September 20, 2014
January 31, 2011 -- Reviving the Animal Spirits – A Strategy for Promoting Growth in Japan, a Commentary by Anoop Singh, Director of the Asia Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund
January 07, 2009 -- Economic reforms remain important for Japan, Interview with Mr. John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director
May 15, 2007 -- Consultation to Reduce Global Imbalance, Commentary by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, IMF
:Published in Le Monde
September 12, 2006 -- Ensuring Global Economic Stability, A Commentary by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, IMF
April 19, 2006 -- What the IMF Can Do, A Commentary by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, IMF
December 31, 2005 -- It is Not Just up to Washington to Correct Global Imbalances, A Commentary By Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, IMF
September 23, 2005 -- Economic ship steady as she goes, A commentary By Raghuram Rajan Economic Counsellor and Director Research Department, IMF
December 15, 2003 -- The Fiscal Deficit Will Come Back To Haunt India : Interview with Raghuram Rajan, Economic Counsellor and Director, Research Department, IMF
Published in the Financial Express
November 13, 2003 -- Japan: The path to financial health - A Commentary by Stefan Ingves, Director, Monetary and Finance Department, and Paul Hilbers, Advisor, Monetary and Finance Department
Published in Bangkok Post, and South China Morning Post
July 17, 2003 -- Escape from Global Deflation, A Commentary By Kenneth Rogoff, Economic Counsellor and Director, Research Department, IMF
Published in Nihon Keizai Shimbun
June 20, 2003 -- We Should Not Lose More Time, Interview with Horst Köhler, Managing Director, IMF
Published in Manager Magazine
May 31, 2003 -- Strengthening Global Cooperation -- A Commentary by Shigemitsu Sugisaki, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
published in the Business Standard
May 26, 2003 -- Early Action to Ward Off Deflationary Pressures Is Key -- A Commentary by Shigemitsu Sugisaki, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
published in Nihon Keizai Shimbun
November 07, 2002 -- Revitalizing Japan: Risks and Opportunities, A Commentary by Kenneth Rogoff, Economic Counsellor and Director, Research Department, IMF
November 06, 2002 -- Restoring Confidence to the Global Economy, An Article By IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler
April 05, 2002 -- The Recession that Almost Was, A Commentary by Kenneth Rogoff, Economic Counsellor and Director, Research Department, IMF
Published in the Financial Times
September 20, 2001 -- Crisis Prevention: Time for Japan to Act -- A Commentary by Yusuke Horiguchi, Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
Reprinted from the Asian Wall Street Journal
July 31, 2000 -- IMF Remedies for Japan's Post-Bubble Blues -- a Letter to the Editor
This letter to the Editor by Yusuke Horiguchi appeared in Business Week