Ukraine has broadly implemented program policies, taking difficult measures despite the volatile political situation. However, the program remains highly challenging, with conflict in the East weighing on the economy and society.
The IMF’s Finance & Development (F&D) magazine marks its golden anniversary with a number of special features in its recently released September issue on the future of the global economy and a look back at how things have changed over the past 50 years.
In its latest assessment of the Japanese economy, the IMF said the recent economic reforms are taking hold, but they need to be more comprehensive and sustained for an extended period. This would help achieve the new inflation target and guard against headwinds from a shrinking labor force and a large fiscal adjustment need.
The IMF is to host a seminar at next week’s UN conference on Small Island Developing States, being held in Samoa, to explore ways in which small states can deal with natural disasters and climate change. In this podcast, IMF economist, Sarwat Jahan describes the ups and downs of small state status.
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