IMFSurvey Magazine: Countries & Regions
November 27, 2013
The private sector’s contribution to growth and job creation in the Middle East and North Africa remains one of the lowest globally. To achieve its potential, the key constraints facing the private sector need to be identified and addressed.
November 20, 2013
Comprehensive labor market reforms are needed to reorient the Gulf economies toward greater employment of nationals in the private sector, improve productivity, and diversify, says a new IMF report.
October 31, 2013
The IMF’s latest Regional Economic Outlook for sub-Saharan Africa projects an acceleration of GDP growth to 6 percent in 2014 from around 5 percent in 2013 that will be strongest among oil exporting and low-income countries.
October 22, 2013
Russia needs to embrace a new growth model, complemented by more diversification, higher investment, and a more efficient use of resources, to raise its growth potential, says the IMF in its regular assessment of the Russian economy.
October 21, 2013
Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe may be confronting a period of slower growth after years of robust expansion, says the International Monetary Fund in a new report which looks at how the region might increase its growth potential.
October 11, 2013
Asia is likely to remain the world’s economic engine despite the recent soft patch in global growth and increasing volatility in international financial markets, says the International Monetary Fund.
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 25, 2013
Deeper fiscal integration in the euro area can correct weaknesses in the system’s architecture, make the area more resilient to future crises, and provide long-term credibility to crisis-response measures already adopted.
October 31, 2013
As West Africa seeks to mobilize new sources of financing, particularly for infrastructure, policymakers will have to address a host of cross-border regulatory and supervisory issues, a Ghana conference hears.
October 25, 2013
Economic growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia is expected to remain robust, but lower growth in key trading partners such as Russia and China could pose a threat to this outlook, the IMF said in its latest regional assessment.
October 18, 2013
With regional growth averaging just over 2 percent in 2013, managing popular expectations for improved employment prospects and higher incomes remains a challenge for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
October 01, 2013
South Africa faces low growth, widespread unemployment, and a high reliance on foreign capital inflows. In its regular review of Africa’s largest economy, the IMF urges structural reforms to boost growth and create jobs for a growing population.
September 26, 2013
After nearly two years of recession, Italy’s economy is showing signs of stabilizing, with a modest recovery, led by exports, expected to take hold later this year, says the IMF’s latest annual check-up.
September 25, 2013
A video presentation by Reza Moghadam, Director of the IMF’s European Department, highlights the need to keep up the reform momentum, especially when the first glimmers of growth for the euro area are appearing.
September 09, 2013
The Kenyan government and the IMF announce a conference in Nairobi later this month that will highlight Kenya’s success and prospects. An underlying theme will be inclusive growth that spreads economic growth benefits to all Kenyans.