IMFSurvey Magazine: In the News
July 17, 2014
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.
June 11, 2014
The IMF’s new Global Housing Watch brings together housing market information to keep track of boom and bust cycles and to nudge policymakers to take early action to moderate housing booms.
June 09, 2014
The IMF must provide high-quality fiscal services to its members, especially through technical assistance and capacity building work, says Vitor Gaspar, the new Director of the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department.
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.
April 14, 2014
In an interview, Tharman Shanmugaratnam—Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore and IMFC Chair—says that we are in a new phase of recovery requiring a new balance in policymaking, focused on building resilience in growth and jobs.
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.
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 12, 2014
As the global environment turns less supportive and productivity gains of the last decade fade, growth in emerging markets will have to come from new engines, supported by a new wave of structural reforms, a new IMF study says.
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 06, 2014
More must be done to empower people to achieve their potential, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says in a London speech. She states that a vibrant economy must be built from the bottom up, from the empowerment of every single individual.
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 06, 2014
Economic growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia is expected to decline to 6 percent in 2014 from 6½ percent in 2013, mainly because of sharply weaker activity in Russia and other emerging markets, the IMF says.
April 12, 2014
Growth and inequality are mutually incompatible, participants agreed at a high level seminar held during the IMF-World Bank meetings, but they differed sharply about the priorities to address the rise in inequality over recent decades.
April 10, 2014
Global policymakers will have to overcome a trio of hurdles if the world economy is to successfully generate more rapid and sustainable growth, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde tells a media briefing at the start of the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings.