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David Lipton on Energizing Global Growth

David Lipton, IMF’s First Deputy Managing Director, has two words on energizing global recovery: advice and emulation. The IMF has to give the best advice it can. And countries should emulate the successful efforts of others.

Strong Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, but Pockets of Difficulty

Strong growth in most of sub-Saharan Africa’s economies should support robust regional expansion in 2014 and 2015, the IMF’s regional outlook says. In most countries, growth benefits from a blend of infrastructure investment, expanding services, and agricultural output.

Emerging Europe: Geopolitical Tensions Taking a Toll

Overall economic growth is slowing down in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE). The IMF has revised down the 2014 growth forecasts for the region to 1.2 percent largely reflecting the effects of Ukraine-Russia tensions.

Tharman: We Know What Needs to be Done and We Need to Do It

In an interview, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, chair of the IMF’s policy steering body, calls for countries to move quickly to adopt structural reforms to boost growth and avert a prolonged period of weak growth.

Affected Countries Working on Post-Ebola Recovery Plan

The three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa are working on a post-Ebola recovery plan, Sierra Leone Finance Minister Kaifala Marah tells a Washington news conference, adding that the outbreak has reversed years of economic progress in Sierra Leone.
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