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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.

Unlocking Economic Growth in the Caribbean

Caribbean economies have been slow to recover from the global financial crisis. This week, the IMF and the government of Jamaica will host a high-level forum that will discuss ways of boosting the economies of the region.

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.

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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