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Arvind Subramanian, on Boosting India's Private Sector

October 23, 2014

Unloading coal in Chandigarh. Half of India’s thermal power stations have less than a week’s supply of coal on hand. (Verma/Reuters/Corbis)

Private investment is down in India, partly due to the lack of coal and electricity. Interviewed in late August, before his appointment as the country's new chief economic adviser, Arvind Subramanian says removing those bottlenecks will be key to increasing growth.


Arvind Subramanian, India’s chief economic advisor

Unlocking Economic Growth in the Caribbean

October 20, 2014

Jamaican harvesting sugar cane (photo: Steve Starr/Corbis Images)

Caribbean economies have been slow to recover from the global financial crisis. This week, the IMF and the government of Jamaica will host a high level forum that will discuss ways of boosting the economies of the region.


Bert van Selm, IMF Jamaica representative
Therese Turner Jones, IADB Representative in Jamaica
Brian Wynter, Governor of the Bank of Jamaica
Joanne Creary Johnson, IMF Communications Officer

The Long Life of Keynesian Economics

October 16, 2014

British economist, John Maynard Keynes. Keynesian economics has been modified and adapted with each crisis, says Jahan (photo: Corbis)

The work of master economist John Maynard Keynes has been key in the resolution of successive crises from the Great Depression to the recent global financial crisis. An IMF economist gives an overview of the man, his ideas and their impact on economic policy.


Sarwat Jahan, IMF economist, Strategy, Policy, & Review Department

Strong Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Continues

October 10, 2014

Rail station site in Ethiopia. IMF urges public spending shift toward infrastructure investment (photo: Negeri/Reuters/ Newscom)

The IMF’s latest Regional Economic Outlook for sub-Saharan Africa says growth in the region is currently at 5% and will continue to rise to 5¾ in 2015. The good news is overshadowed however in countries worst affected by the Ebola pandemic.


Isabell Adenauer, Africa Department, IMF

IMF’s Recipe to Escape Prolonged Slow Growth

October 09, 2014

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at news briefing: ‘Where growth is low and uneven, we believe that there has to be a new momentum’ (IMF photo)

The world needs more growth, and more jobs to escape the prospect of prolonged, mediocre economic future, says the head of the International Monetary Fund who laid out the prospects for the global economy, and the priorities for the international organization at the start of the IMF-World Bank Meetings.


Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director


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