IMFSurvey Magazine: In the News
June 14, 2013
As part of its efforts to strengthen public outreach, the IMF retains an independent consultant to revise its Guide for Staff Relations with Civil Society Organizations. An online consultation on the guide opens to ensure broad input from civil society actors.
June 05, 2013
Greece has made substantial progress in strengthening its fiscal position and increasing its competitiveness, but it still needs to plough on with structural reforms to boost growth and generate jobs, says the IMF’s mission chief for Greece.
May 21, 2013
Countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia should build on progress made over the past two decades and carry out significant structural reforms to lay the foundation for growth, participants at a conference said.
April 21, 2013
In an interview, Tharman Shanmugaratnam—Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore and Chair of the IMF’s policy steering committee, the IMFC, underscored the need to refocus policies on sustainable growth and job creation.
April 20, 2013
As economies become increasingly interconnected and interdependent, there is a major role for international organizations such as the IMF, panelists told a seminar at the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings.
April 17, 2013
The global financial system is far more stable than it was six months ago, but a number of challenges remain. The International Monetary Fund’s latest Global Financial Stability Report says that recent rallies in financial markets will not be sustained—and new risks are likely to emerge— unless policymakers address key vulnerabilities.
April 11, 2013
Several years of exceptionally low interest rates and bond buying by some advanced economy central banks have improved some indicators of banks’ health while supporting the economy and financial stability, the IMF says in new research.
March 19, 2013
The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, urges top bankers and policymakers to press ahead with reform of the global financial sector, saying progress still needs to be made in several areas.
February 13, 2013
A banking union for the euro area would provide an integrated approach to oversee the safety and stability of the financial system as a whole, according to a new paper from International Monetary Fund staff.
January 18, 2013
The IMF’s Executive Board has approved the renewal of Poland’s Flexible Credit Line (FCL) for two years. The amount of the new FCL, which the authorities intend to treat as precautionary, will be for about $33.8 billion.
January 11, 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa is on the path of economic progress, but it must address longer-term challenges to its future, including structural transformation, more inclusive growth, and conflict, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says during a January 4–8 trip to Malawi and Cote d’Ivoire.
June 04, 2013
Women’s many gains haven’t yet translated into equal opportunities, says the IMF’s F&D magazine, which focuses in its recently released June issue on how changes in the balance of power for women at work can improve the global economy.
May 15, 2013
Expert panelists engaged in animated debate over Bretton Woods architects Harry Dexter White and John Maynard Keynes and offered insights on how the IMF came about and how that history affects the global economy, in a book discussion sponsored by F&D.
April 20, 2013
A broad mix of policies is needed to help put the global economy on a sustained and balanced growth path, the IMF said as it wrapped up the 2013 Spring Meetings against a backdrop of an uneven global recovery.
April 18, 2013
The global economy can move beyond an uneven recovery to achieve “full-speed” if countries take customized action on a range of policy fronts, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said at the 2013 IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings.
April 16, 2013
The global economy is expected to continue mending gradually, says the IMF, whose latest forecast of economic growth projects 3.3 percent growth in 2013, and 4 percent in 2014. But with old dangers remaining and new risks emerging, policymakers cannot afford to relax their efforts.
April 10, 2013
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde calls on global policymakers to act to get ahead—and stay ahead—of the crisis. She notes that in many countries, improvements in financial markets have not translated into improvements in the lives of people.
February 28, 2013
The Middle East faces a complex economic transition as policymakers work to deliver on the promise of change that swept the region two years ago, according to the IMF’s Finance & Development (F&D) magazine, which looks at solutions to achieve strong, inclusive growth in the region.
January 23, 2013
Global growth will strengthen gradually in 2013, says the IMF in an update to its World Economic Outlook, as the constraints on economic activity start to ease this year. But the recovery is slow, and the report stresses that policies must address downside risks to bolster growth.
January 17, 2013
After avoiding economic collapse following the global financial crisis, policymakers have more work to do to and cannot revert to business as usual, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says. She tells a Washington news conference that decision makers should focus on the real economy and on growth.
January 08, 2013
Policymakers in advanced economies will have to resolve the problem of high government debt or they may face low growth prospects, a panel tells the American Economic Association conference. The gathering hears that debt levels have exploded across the advanced economies since the financial crisis.