IMFSurvey Magazine: Countries & Regions
July 31, 2014
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.
July 30, 2014
After three decades of remarkable growth, China’s economy has been slowing. The country needs to implement the announced reform agenda and address vulnerabilities to secure a safer development path, said the IMF.
July 23, 2014
The U.S. recovery is gathering steam but managing the exit from zero interest rates and boosting potential growth remain top priorities, the IMF said in its most recent report on the world’s largest economy.
July 14, 2014
The euro area is recovering, but policymakers must address deep-seated obstacles to growth to ensure a strong and durable recovery, according to the IMF’s latest report on the currency area.
July 03, 2014
Compared to peers, the French economy has shown considerable resilience through the crisis, supported by steady private consumption, but the recovery faces a difficult take off, says the IMF in its latest annual assessment of the French economy.
May 30, 2014
Bridging the infrastructure gap, sharing the wealth, and investing natural resource revenues in people are Africa’s top policy priorities, African policymakers declare at a conference in Mozambique. The event also hails a drive to diversify African economies.
May 29, 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa is clearly taking off—growing strongly and steadily for nearly two decades, IMF chief Christine Lagarde tells a conference in Mozambique. She adds that a priority is to build people—children, youth, workers, and, in particular, women.
July 28, 2014
The UK economy is projected to grow by 3.2 percent in 2014, up from 1.7 percent in 2013. Strong growth is fueling rapid job creation, and inflation is expected to remain low, according to the IMF’s assessment.
June 26, 2014
The IMF has opened a new training institute in Mauritius to help African governments develop the economic policymaking capacity necessary to sustain the continent’s recent economic gains and cope with emerging challenges.
June 10, 2014
Greece has made substantial progress on fiscal and external adjustment, and the economy is set to grow in 2014 after six years of recession, says Poul Thomsen, head of the IMF’s Greece team.
June 03, 2014
Economic diversification is vital if the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates—are to sustain strong growth in the future, a regional conference heard.
May 29, 2014
Asia faces five challenges as it pursues sustained economic growth, says the IMF’s Finance & Development magazine: overcoming the middle-income trap, improving its institutions and governance, coping with an aging population, curbing rising inequality, and promoting financial development.
May 28, 2014
A sound policy framework and skilled economic management have supported the recovery of the Colombian economy over the past year, said the IMF in its regular assessment of Latin America’s fourth largest economy.
May 21, 2014
With the presidential elections and the drawdown of foreign troops under way, Afghanistan faces a year of transition amid a good overall economic performance. In an interview, IMF mission chief to Afghanistan Paul Ross reviews the progress of the country.