IMFSurvey Magazine: In the News
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 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 09, 2013
With fiscal consolidation still topping the policy agenda in advanced economies, and increasingly so in emerging market countries, the question of whether and how tax systems can contribute to the adjustment process acquires new urgency, according to the IMF’s Fiscal Monitor.
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 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.
August 29, 2013
Natural resources are a mainstay of many economies, and the revenue derived from their export can help countries improve the lives of their citizens. But it’s usually more complicated than that, says the IMF’s Finance & Development (F&D) magazine.
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 10, 2013
Policymakers can energize a global economic recovery that is too slow and too unbalanced by strengthening policy action on a broad front, said IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde during a press conference at the 2013 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings.
October 08, 2013
Global growth is still in low gear and its drivers are shifting, says the IMF’s latest WEO report, which forecasts global growth to average 2.9 percent in 2013—below the 3.2 percent recorded in 2012—and to rise to 3.6 percent in 2014.
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 20, 2013
Kenya’s policy of financial inclusion—making financial services more accessible to the general population—will help the country solve its poverty problem, a conference in Nairobi hears.
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.
August 23, 2013
The unconventional monetary policies of central banks have bought global policymakers the time and space to carry out the reforms needed to lay the foundation for lasting growth, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told an audience of top officials at Jackson Hole.
July 19, 2013
The countries of Eastern Europe can build strong, dynamic economies by pursuing closer economic ties with each other and with the rest of Europe, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said during a July 15-18 trip to Romania and Lithuania.