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New Momentum Can Help Global Economy Beat Mediocre Growth

Bolder policies can inject a new momentum into the world economy to help it overcome what has been a disappointing recovery, IMF chief Christine Lagarde says. Ahead of the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings, Lagarde adds that the recovery is brittle, uneven, and beset by risks.

Kenya Poised to Reap Rewards of Prudent Policies

Rising domestic and foreign investment are set to boost economic activity in Kenya, as the central African country reaps rewards of extensive institutional reforms and prudent macroeconomic policy, the IMF staff says in a regular review of the nation’s economy.

Shadow Banking Is Boon, Bane for Financial System

Shadow banking is both a boon and a bane for countries, and to reap its benefits, policymakers should minimize the risks it poses to the overall financial system, according to the International Monetary Fund’s latest Global Financial Stability Report.

The Time Is Right for an Infrastructure Push

In the current global environment of sub-par growth, there is a strong case for increasing public investment in countries where conditions are right, finds a new study released in the IMF’s World Economic Outlook.

Global Imbalances: Narrowing Flows, Widening Stocks

As global current account imbalances wane, net creditor and debtor positions have diverged further, according to a new study just released in the IMF’s World Economic Outlook.
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2014 Annual Meetings

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Global Financial Stability Report, October 2014