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United Kingdom and the IMF
Updated September 22, 2017

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IMF Survey Online
September 20, 2016 -- Policies to Prevent Crises on the Rise
July 19, 2016 -- IMF Cuts Global Growth Forecasts on Brexit, Warns of Risks to Outlook
June 17, 2016 -- IMF Survey : Uncertainty Clouds the United Kingdom’s Economic Prospects
The economy of the United Kingdom has performed well in recent years, but it faces important challenges and risks, according to the IMF’s just-published annual health check of the U.K. economy and its periodic report on the financial sector.
January 14, 2016 -- IMF Survey : Financial Leviathans Under Review in 2016
Some of the world’s largest, most connected financial systems including the United Kingdom and Germany will undergo their mandatory five-year financial stability review by the International Monetary Fund in 2016.
May 14, 2015 -- Podcast : Infrastructure Investment: The Case of the U.K.
Over the next decade and a half , the United Kingdom will pour hundreds of billions of dollars into transport, and other infrastructure projects. One of the country’s top experts in the field says good planning, and strong political are critical to success.
September 13, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Mind the Gap: Narrowing Imbalances, while Maintaining Growth
Five years on since the crisis, the G20 advanced and emerging market economies have showed some progress in reducing their major internal and external imbalances. But greater coordinated policy action is necessary for sustainable global growth, says a new analysis by IMF staff.
August 01, 2013 -- IMF Survey : IMF Urges Concerted Policy Action to Reduce Risks to Global Growth
If the world’s largest economies could make improvements in their policies in mutually reinforcing ways, they would lift global GDP over the longer run by as much as 3 percent, says a new analysis by the IMF.
June 20, 2013 -- IMF Survey : IMF, U.K. in Joint Research on Developing Country Policy Issues
Amid a shortage of high-quality policy research on low-income countries, the IMF partners with the U.K. Department for International Development in a three-year project to generate research findings that can feed into these countries’ economic policies.
May 22, 2013 -- IMF Survey : U.K. Should Restore Growth, Rebalance Economy
The United Kingdom could boost growth by bringing forward measures already included in its fiscal plan, such as spending on infrastructure and job skills, the IMF said as it wrapped up its annual check of Europe’s third largest economy.
May 22, 2012 -- IMF Survey: United Kingdom Could Ease Monetary Policy, Credit to Boost Growth
At a time of intensified global uncertainty, the United Kingdom’s approach to reducing debt levels to put the budget on a more sustainable footing has reinforced credibility, the IMF says as it wraps up its annual check-up of the U.K. economy.
September 27, 2011 -- IMF Survey: New Analysis Should be Staple of IMF Toolkit—Experts
New reports by the IMF dedicated to analyzing the economic flows and risks between countries are a welcome addition to the institution’s policy advice and crisis prevention work, experts agree at a seminar convened on the sidelines of the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings.
June 06, 2011 -- IMF Survey: U.K. Must Go For Top Quality Financial Supervision
The U.K. economy is facing an uneven recovery, with growth of 1.5 percent expected in 2011, according to the IMF's latest assessment. "The U.K. economy is recovering from the impact of the financial crisis," Acting Managing Director John Lipsky says in London.
November 09, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Repairing U.K. Economy Will Take Time, Says IMF
After a deep recession, the U.K. economy started growing again in late 2009. In its annual health check of the economy, the IMF says it is expecting growth of 1 ¾ percent in 2010, followed by 2 percent in 2011.
November 18, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Comparing Recessions in Germany, Spain, and United Kingdom
While the global financial crisis and recession have hit all of Europe’s economies, the impact has varied considerably across countries. Output and employment, for instance, have moved quite differently in Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom, three of the larger European countries, according to IMF research.
October 06, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Several Countries Provide Funding to IMF for Poorer Nations
Several countries step forward to provide additional funding to support the IMF’s concessional lending to low-income countries that have been battered by the global economic crisis. IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn welcomes these commitments, and calls on other nations to come forward.
July 16, 2009 -- IMF Survey: United Kingdom: From Rescue to Recovery
Growth in the United Kingdom is expected to gradually pick up through 2010, but the speed and strength of the recovery remain highly uncertain, the IMF says in its latest review of the British economy.
June 24, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Households Hit Hard by Wealth Losses
The financial crisis has erased a considerable amount of household wealth in many advanced economies. The precipitous fall in asset prices—across equity, bond, and housing markets—has eroded the value of financial and housing assets and the net worth of households, according to IMF research.
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.