IMFSurvey Magazine: In the News
March 11, 2015
March 03, 2015
After a year of very strong growth of 6 percent, lower energy export prices in 2015 will likely contribute to growth moderating to a still impressive rate of close to 5 percent, say IMF economists.
February 05, 2015
The IMF will provide grants totaling $100 million to be used as debt relief to the three countries worst hit by the Ebola epidemic. Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will use the funds to cover the cost of servicing their debt.
January 26, 2015
From the start of 2015, the IMF has made its online economic data available to everyone free of charge. Users have access to a wealth of macroeconomic data covering all economic sectors of a large part of the IMF’s member countries.
January 15, 2015
The year 2015 must be the “year of action” when policymakers redouble efforts to tackle deep-seated economic weaknesses and show greater political leadership on infrastructure investment, trade agreements, and climate change, IMF chief Christine Lagarde says.
December 01, 2014
The December issue of the IMF’s Finance & Development magazine looks at the fight for global health, including the battle against infectious diseases such as Ebola fever and noncommunicable diseases such as cancer and mental health disorders.
November 03, 2014
Growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia is expected to decline by about one percentage point of GDP in response to the slowdown in Russia, says the latest regional forecast by IMF staff.
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.
February 26, 2015
Today’s job market demands more specialized skills, with migration and technology helping—not hurting—chances of high-quality employment, according to the March 2015 issue of Finance & Development (F&D) magazine.
February 02, 2015
Low-income economies aspiring to make a decisive stride toward middle-income status may learn a lot from the experience of peer countries that have made the move, brainstorming participants conclude at an event at IMF headquarters in Washington, D.C.
January 20, 2015
Even with the sharp oil price decline—a net positive for global growth—the world economic outlook is still subdued, weighed down by underlying weakness elsewhere, says the IMF’s latest WEO Update.
December 12, 2014
Countries from Latin America should build on progress made over the past two decades and implement policies to boost growth, job creation, and move faster toward shared prosperity, participants at a two-day conference in Chile said.
December 05, 2014
Despite recent challenges facing Latin America, the immense potential of this diverse region is evident and will drive further progress in years to come, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said at a regional conference in Chile.
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 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.