IMFSurvey Magazine: Countries & Regions
May 26, 2016
This is a critical moment for sub-Saharan Africa. The region faces slowing growth, but with the right policies many countries are well positioned to ride out the storm, according to the latest issue of the IMF’s quarterly magazine, Finance & Development (F&D).
April 27, 2016
As the global recovery continues to struggle to gain its footing, growth in Latin America and the Caribbean has been marked down further and is likely to contract for the second consecutive year in 2016, the IMF said.
April 25, 2016
Growth in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan region remains subdued owing to low oil prices and deepening regional conflicts, said the IMF in its latest regional assessment.
April 16, 2016
The dramatic decline in commodity prices combined with severe drought conditions and rising insecurity has hit many countries hard, African finance ministers said during the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington.
March 22, 2016
A new IMF study finds that cultivating a more competitive business environment, fostering worker talent, and improving access to finance are key to boosting long-term economic prospects in the MENA region.
March 15, 2016
Asian countries should build on progress made over the past two decades and move faster toward further trade and financial integration, but in the context of multilateral trade liberalization, participants at a two-day IMF conference in Tokyo heard.
May 18, 2016
After rapid economic growth for nearly three decades, China today faces the challenge of economic rebalancing against the backdrop of slow and uncertain global growth, panelists said at a recent conference.
May 06, 2016
Most of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European economies (CESEE) continue to record robust growth, while Russia and other countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) remain in recession, says the IMF in its latest Regional Economic Issues report.
May 03, 2016
After a prolonged period of strong economic growth, sub-Saharan Africa is set to experience a second difficult year as the region is hit by multiple shocks, the IMF said in its latest Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa.
April 25, 2016
Growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia this year is expected to slow to a two-decade low as a result of a sustained decline in the prices of key commodities, spillovers from Russia’s recession, and China’s slowdown, the IMF said in its latest assessment.
March 24, 2016
Implementing structural reforms, mainly in pension systems and state-owned enterprises, is essential for countries in Eastern and Southeastern Europe to address crisis legacies and help stabilize debt and deficits, members of parliament concluded at a seminar at the Joint Vienna Institute (JVI).
March 15, 2016
Indonesia, one of the best performing emerging market economies, can take its economic success to the next level by more investment, particularly in infrastructure, and finding new sources of economic growth, says the IMF in its annual assessment.