IMFSurvey Magazine: In the News
June 25, 2015
June 18, 2015
On average, about 30 percent of the potential value of public investment is lost to inefficiencies in the investment process, and closing this efficiency gap could substantially increase the economic dividends from public investment.
June 05, 2015
Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing economic slowdown in Latin America, the current difficulties may also open up new opportunities for tackling deep-seated problems, participants said at a conference on Latin America.
May 22, 2015
Korea can use additional stimulus measures, if necessary, to restore growth momentum in the near term, while structural reforms are key to address longer-term growth challenges, say IMF Economists.
May 15, 2015
Good data can help policymakers identify and manage financial vulnerabilities. And while the quality of data from advanced economies is getting better and more accessible to the public, data from some developing countries is often lacking altogether.
May 06, 2015
The International Monetary Fund has announced a photo contest to highlight the economic and social challenges, and the potential of Latin America and the Caribbean, as seen through the eyes of young people from the region.
April 17, 2015
Having worked for years to tame inflation, the world’s central banks are now facing an increasing challenge to reawaken it. In a Spring Meetings seminar, top economists discussed the causes of low inflation, the tools to raise it and implications for global currency movements.
April 15, 2015
Global financial stability risks have risen since October 2014, and have rotated to parts of the financial system where they are harder to assess and harder to address, according to the International Monetary Fund’s latest Global Financial Stability Report.
April 14, 2015
Global growth prospects are uneven across major economies, says the IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook (WEO). In advanced economies, growth is projected to strengthen in 2015 relative to 2014, but in emerging market and developing economies it is expected to be weaker.
June 17, 2015
Lifting the “small boats” of the poor and middle class can build both a fairer society and a stronger economy, IMF head Christine Lagarde says, telling a Brussels conference that growing and excessive inequality has become a problem for economic growth and development.
May 27, 2015
Like many countries in Latin America, growth in Peru slowed markedly in 2014, but is expected to recover this year, supported by strong policy responses, the IMF said in its annual report on the Peruvian economy.
May 19, 2015
Growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia is expected to decline by 2 percent this year as a result of lower commodity prices and the economic slowdown in Russia, says the latest regional forecast by IMF staff.
May 10, 2015
Countries in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) are facing mixed economic fortunes, according to a new report on the region. In addition to the legacies of the crisis, external forces are at play: the oil price, the strength of the euro area recovery, and geopolitical tensions.
May 05, 2015
The Middle East and North Africa region is experiencing a modest economic recovery, despite the sharp drop in oil prices and deepening conflicts, the IMF says in its latest regional assessment.
April 18, 2015
As the United Nations prepares to adopt its new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) later this year, IMF Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu, at the Spring Meetings debate, addressed concerns that the goals may be too ambitious.
April 16, 2015
Current global growth is not enough to cut high unemployment, bolster middle-class incomes, and cut poverty, IMF chief Christine Lagarde tells a Washington news conference. She calls for lifting today’s growth, lifting tomorrow’s growth, and working together.
April 09, 2015
To prevent a period of protracted low growth from taking hold, policymakers should work together to pick up the pace of the recovery and create more growth now and in the future, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in a speech at the Atlantic Council on April 9.
April 08, 2015
Even simple investment funds such as mutual funds can pose financial stability risks, and regulators need to know more about them through hands-on supervision, and better data and oversight, according to new research from the International Monetary Fund.