IMFSurvey Magazine: In the News
October 15, 2014
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.
October 15, 2014
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.
October 11, 2014
Against the backdrop of a fragile and uneven global recovery, the IMF’s policy steering body—the International Monetary and Financial Committee—met today to discuss ways to boost growth and to foster a sustainable, balanced, and job-rich global economy.
October 08, 2014
Policymakers are facing a new global imbalance: not enough economic risk-taking in support of growth, but growing excesses in financial risk-taking, the IMF said in its latest Global Financial Stability Report.
October 03, 2014
In response to high demand from its membership across the globe, the International Monetary Fund has increased its spending on capacity development for the fourth straight year, according to the IMF Annual Report 2014 released today.
October 01, 2014
Shadow banking is both a boon and a bane for countries, and to reap its benefits, policymakers should minimize the risks it poses to the overall financial system, according to the International Monetary Fund’s latest Global Financial Stability Report.
September 30, 2014
In the current global environment of sub-par growth, there is a strong case for increasing public investment in countries where conditions are right, finds a new study released in the IMF’s World Economic Outlook.
September 15, 2014
The global economy could be greatly boosted by unleashing the economic power of women, who remain the world’s largest excluded group, the head of the IMF told a high level gathering in Japan.
August 27, 2014
The IMF’s Finance & Development (F&D) magazine marks its golden anniversary with a number of special features in its recently released September issue on the future of the global economy and a look back at how things have changed over the past 50 years.
October 12, 2014
In an interview, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, chair of the IMF’s policy steering body, calls for countries to move quickly to adopt structural reforms to boost growth and avert a prolonged period of weak growth.
October 09, 2014
The IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings starting this week will discuss how to break through prolonged low growth and generate more growth and more jobs, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says. Addressing a news conference, she calls for a new momentum for growth.
October 05, 2014
The IMF is set to continue pushing ahead with efforts to modernize the way it assesses risks and monitors economies and to stay in touch with the needs of member countries in a highly interconnected world, according to a recent review.
October 02, 2014
Bolder policies can inject a new momentum into the world economy to help it overcome what has been a disappointing recovery, IMF chief Christine Lagarde says. Ahead of the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings, Lagarde adds that the recovery is brittle, uneven, and beset by risks.
October 01, 2014
Banks with more independent boards of directors that pay executives according to long-term performance tend to incur fewer risks, according to new research from the International Monetary Fund’s latest Global Financial Stability Report.
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.