IMFSurvey Magazine: Policy
March 03, 2014
February 24, 2014
The IMF is seeking the views of civil society organizations on how to improve the effectiveness and traction of its surveillance—its role overseeing the international monetary system and monitoring the economic and financial policies of its 188 member countries.
January 13, 2014
The IMF has revamped its methodology to determine which countries are required to go under the financial microscope on a regular basis and added four new ones to the list: Poland, Denmark, Finland, and Norway. This brings to 29 the total number of countries to undergo mandatory financial sector assessments.
November 20, 2013
Great minds do not always think alike. And that is a good thing, especially when it comes to insights into paradigm-shifting events. An IMF conference provided such a forum to discuss recent research on financial crises.
October 11, 2013
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde outlined long-term trends facing the global economy and implications for the Fund in a keynote speech at the plenary session of the IMF-World Bank 2013 Meetings.
October 07, 2013
Central banks have the tools to limit volatility from an exit from the unconventional monetary policies that helped the global economy begin to recover after the financial crisis in 2008. But some market reactions remain beyond the control of central banks, and the exit could still be bumpy at times.
September 30, 2013
Fiscal councils aim to promote sustainable public finances through greater transparency and a more informed public debate, and are associated with stronger fiscal performance in the countries where they operate.
September 19, 2013
In a world of increasing economic interconnections, the United States’s stake in the global recovery is greater than ever, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in a speech to business leaders at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.
February 03, 2014
Similar to other advanced economy commodity-exporting countries, Canadian banks have been among the most profitable since 2008. But the country’s housing market is a potential risk to financial stability, according to the IMF’s latest assessment of the country’s financial sector.
December 12, 2013
The IMF’s top priority in the coming months is to break the cycle of subdued growth and recurrent market jitters and move toward securing strong, sustainable, balanced, and inclusive growth, according to the institution’s latest work program.
October 13, 2013
At the close of the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, chair of the IMF’s policy-steering body, lays out a policy path for all countries for higher growth, incomes, and jobs.
October 10, 2013
After years of strong performance, emerging economies are experiencing a slowdown, and a new round of reforms will be necessary if growth is to be sustained in the face of a more challenging external environments, panelists told a seminar.
October 03, 2013
Countries will need to adopt strong national policies and work together closely to manage new transitions under way in the global economy, IMF Chief Christine Lagarde said in a speech ahead of the 2013 World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings.
September 30, 2013
The global panic set in motion by the 2008-09 financial crisis generated an unprecedented output collapse around the world that temporarily had countries moving in close lockstep, according to a new study by the IMF.
September 27, 2013
Italy’s financial system has so far managed to overcome the financial crisis, and increase domestic deposits and raise additional capital under difficult circumstances. But a weak economy is a strain on banks.
September 17, 2013
Evidence on how advanced economies performed during and after the 2008–09 crisis sheds new light on the fiscal risks these economies face and on the effectiveness of using fiscal policy to stabilize the economy.
September 13, 2013
Five years on since the crisis, the G20 advanced and emerging market economies have showed some progress in reducing their major internal and external imbalances. But greater coordinated policy action is necessary for sustainable global growth, says a new analysis by IMF staff.