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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 <i>Global Financial Stability Report</i>.

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.

IMF Approves $130 Million for Countries Worst Hit by Ebola

As the death toll from Ebola rises and the economic impact of the crisis spreads, the IMF steps in to provide a total of $130 million of emergency financial assistance to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, the three West African countries at the center of the epidemic.

IMF Loan to Help Yemen Tackle Reforms, Attract Aid

On September 2, the IMF approved a $553 million loan for Yemen to support the country’s plans to strengthen fiscal and external positions, boost growth, and fight poverty by reducing inefficient fuel subsidies, improving governance, and increasing monthly allowances paid by the Social Welfare Fund.
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2014 Annual Meetings

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Global Financial Stability Report, October 2014