IMFSurvey Magazine: Countries & Regions
September 29, 2015
Debt levels of firms in emerging market economies have risen, particularly in construction, and oil and gas, due to low interest rates in advanced economies, as well as other global factors, according to new research from the International Monetary Fund.
September 23, 2015
Realizing the revenue potential from natural resources has become even more challenging with the recent decline in commodity prices, participants said at a conference for the Asia-Pacific region.
September 15, 2015
Equatorial Guinea’s oil-dependent economy is set to contract through 2020, under pressure from low oil prices, falling hydrocarbon production, and reduced capital expenditures, IMF staff economists say in their regular review of the Central African nation’s economy.
August 27, 2015
Latin American nations, along with emerging market economies around the world, enjoyed stellar growth between 2004 and 2013, stumbling only briefly during the 2008-09 financial crisis that engulfed the United States and Europe.
August 14, 2015
China is moving to a “new normal,” of slower yet safer and more sustainable growth. This involves giving the market a more decisive role in the economy, says the IMF in its annual assessment of the economy.
August 04, 2015
The International Monetary Fund has approved a request from the Nepalese authorities for a loan of $50 million to help the Southern Asian country overcome the devastation caused by April’s massive earthquake.
July 29, 2015
Somalia should focus on strengthening the key building blocks for stability and growth as it recovers from more than two decades of civil war, the IMF says in its first review of the nation’s economy in a generation.
July 23, 2015
Abenomics has lifted Japan out of the doldrums, but policies need to be reinforced to end the lingering deflationary mindset, raise growth, restore fiscal sustainability, and maintain financial stability without undue reliance on yen depreciation.
July 15, 2015
The economic outlook appears promising for Germany, which is reaping the benefits of euro depreciation and lower energy prices, according to the latest IMF economic assessment for the country.
July 07, 2015
Banks in the United States appear healthier and stronger than five years ago, but they are also bigger and more interconnected, and new risks have emerged in financial institutions like mutual funds and insurance companies, according to the IMF’s latest in-depth assessment of the world’s largest financial system.
July 06, 2015
Vanuatu’s low public debt, and ample foreign exchange reserves, combined with international assistance, are helping the island nation deal with the fallout from the destructive tropical cyclone that swept through the country in mid-March.
September 18, 2015
Economic growth remains strong in Myanmar, but signs of overheating have emerged due to supply bottlenecks and loose financial conditions, according to the IMF in its annual assessment of one of Asia’s fastest-growing economies.
August 14, 2015
Spain enjoys a remarkable rebound in economic activity, but sustaining job-rich growth over the medium term will require continued policy efforts, says the IMF’s annual review of the country.
July 22, 2015
Singapore’s economy continues to perform well, and is expected to grow at about 3 percent in 2014–15, and enjoy full employment and low inflation, according to the IMF’s latest economic assessment of the city-state.
July 07, 2015
Despite a slowdown in growth during the first few months of 2015, the U.S. economy is strengthening and there are steady gains in job creation, the IMF said in its annual review on the state of the U.S. economy.
July 07, 2015
A ten-year, multibillion-dollar plan to upgrade Uganda’s transportation network and power generation is poised to benefit the east African nation’s citizens and those of neighboring countries, IMF economists say in their regular review of the Ugandan economy.
June 25, 2015
The IMF’s Executive Board renews its support for Senegal’s economic and financial policies by approving a third straight endorsement of the West African nation’s policy program. The program underpins Senegal’s goal of attaining emerging-economy status by 2035.