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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.

Panel Debates Moves to Spur Growth, Create Jobs

Public infrastructure investment can boost both short-term and long-term growth in countries across the development spectrum, provided that the investment raises the economy’s productive capacity, participants agreed at a conference.

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.

Europe Needs to Act On All Fronts, Says Panel

Amid testing economic times for Europe, well managed investment in infrastructure, along with other structural reforms, stood out as a way to help kick-start the economy, according to prominent speakers at an IMF seminar on the EU’s reform agenda.

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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