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Germany and the IMF
Updated November 21, 2013

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on August 01, 2013. Listed below are items related to Germany, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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March 26, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Time to Rethink Global Economic Framework?
The buildup of debt in the United States and a handful of other countries fueled the growth of the world economy over the past few years, writes Rudolf Witske.
February 06, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Stimulus Measures Bolstering Demand Amid Crisis, IMF Says
Most of the world's leading advanced and emerging market economies have adopted stimulus measures to counter the growing financial and economic crisis, according to an analysis by the IMF that estimates the collective impact on growth of around ½ -1¼ percentage points.
January 29, 2009 -- 10 Years of the Euro: A Perspective from the IMF, by Sean Hagan at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt
January 22, 2009 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2008 Article IV Consultation with Germany
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
January 22, 2009 -- Transcript of a conference call with Ashoka Mody, Assistant Director, European Department, on the release of the 2008 Article IV consultation with Germany
January 22, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Germany Faces Extended Downturn Despite Stimulus
A combination of slowing demand for German exports because of the global recession, continued caution among German consumers, and a sharp drop in investment will result in a dramatic contraction in Europe's largest economy in 2009, according to an IMF analysis.
January 21, 2009 -- Germany: 2008 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Germany
Series: Country Report No. 09/15
January 21, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Don't Forget the Role Automatic Stabilizers Can Play
When recession hits a market economy, trends such as lower tax takes and higher unemployment benefit payouts effectively ease fiscal policy. These "automatic stabilizers" have a prominent role in European economies, writes Horst Siebert of the Kiel Institut.
November 24, 2008 -- Germany: 2008 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement of IMF Mission
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
November 06, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the World Economic Outlook Update by Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counselor and Director of Research, and Jörg Decressin, Chief of the World Economic Outlook Studies Division, IMF
October 13, 2008 -- Statement by the Hon. Hermann Remsperger , Temporary Alternate Governor of the IMF for Germany, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 106Kb
October 11, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by Peer Steinbrück, Minister of Finance, Germany
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Germany. PDF File Size: 314Kb
October 08, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the World Economic Outlook (WEO) by Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF's Research Department, with Charles Collyns, Deputy Director; and Jörg Decressin, Chief of the World Economic Studies Division
July 01, 2008 -- Inflation Smoothing and the Modest Effect of VAT in Germany
Author/Editor: Carare, Alina | Danninger, Stephan
Series: Working Paper No. 08/175
July 01, 2008 -- Germany's Corporate Governance Reforms: Has the System Become Flexible Enough?
Author/Editor: Odenius, Jürgen
Series: Working Paper No. 08/179
May 31, 2008 -- IMF Survey:
Food prices, Europe, Michael Deppler, Small States, Abdoulaye Bio-Tchane, Germany, Czech Fiscal Reform, Sustaining Growth, Decline in Funds to Emerging Markets, IMF Loan to Togo, Vietnam's New Challenges, News Briefs. PDF File Size: 710Kb
April 12, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Peer Steinbrück, Minister of Finance of The Federal Republic of Germany
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Germany. PDF File Size: 173Kb
April 09, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Simon Johnson, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research, on the Spring 2008 World Economic Outlook
April 01, 2008 -- International Spillover of Labor Market Reforms
Author/Editor: Dao, Mai
Series: Working Paper No. 08/113
February 27, 2008 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with Germany
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.

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