IMFSurvey Magazine: In the News
April 14, 2014
In an interview, Tharman Shanmugaratnam—Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore and IMFC Chair—says that we are in a new phase of recovery requiring a new balance in policymaking, focused on building resilience in growth and jobs.
April 12, 2014
Growth and inequality are mutually incompatible, participants agreed at a high level seminar held during the IMF-World Bank meetings, but they differed sharply about the priorities to address the rise in inequality over recent decades.
April 10, 2014
Global policymakers will have to overcome a trio of hurdles if the world economy is to successfully generate more rapid and sustainable growth, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde tells a media briefing at the start of the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings.
April 09, 2014
In many countries, public finances remain on edge as economies struggle to return to pre-crisis levels of economic growth, highlighting the need for growth-supporting fiscal reforms, according to the International Monetary Fund’s latest Fiscal Monitor report.
April 04, 2014
The Islamic Republic of Iran has made progress toward stabilizing its economy in recent months, but the country needs to advance comprehensive reforms to lay the basis for a return to growth and create needed jobs, the IMF says.
March 31, 2014
Reforms since the global financial crisis have reduced, but not eliminated the implicit government subsidy afforded to banks considered “too important to fail” because their failure would threaten the stability of the financial system.
March 25, 2014
With the aim of scaling up its support for capacity development in West Africa, the IMF opens a new regional technical assistance center in Accra, Ghana, the fifth such center in Africa and the ninth worldwide.
March 19, 2014
With the right combination of economic policies, governments can shield the poor from the effects of food price shocks, participants told an international conference on food price volatility.
February 03, 2014
Responding to current and future economic trends requires a renewed commitment to international cooperation, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says in London, calling for “a new multilateralism for the 21st century.”
January 21, 2014
Global growth is expected to increase in 2014 after having been stuck in low gear in 2013, says the IMF’s latest WEO Update. The IMF forecasts global growth to average 3.7 percent in 2014―up from 3 percent in 2013―and to rise to 3.9 percent in 2015.
April 12, 2014
The IMFC stressed that countries should shift their focus from the short term to the medium term, with special emphasis on carrying out structural reforms that will support sustainable, balanced, and job-rich growth.
April 09, 2014
Over the past six months, financial stability has broadly improved in advanced economies and has deteriorated in emerging economies, according to the International Monetary Fund’s latest Global Financial Stability Report.
April 08, 2014
The strengthening of the recovery from the Great Recession in the advanced economies is a welcome development, according to IMF staff. But the latest World Economic Outlook also emphasizes that growth remains subpar and uneven across the globe
March 20, 2014
As Central African countries seek new sources of financing for infrastructure, policymakers will have to avoid high indebtedness, a conference in Cameroon hears. The event examines how to leverage existing financing and promote innovative alternatives.
March 14, 2014
At a series of gatherings across Latin America co-hosted by the IMF, university students voice their concerns about the impact of the uncertain global environment on their countries and their worries about access to education and employment.
March 05, 2014
An IMF staff team is in Kiev to conduct a technical, independent analysis of the economic situation and to begin a preliminary dialog with Ukrainian authorities on a possible Fund-supported economic program.
January 22, 2014
Wabel Abdallah, the IMF’s Resident Representative in Afghanistan, was killed on Friday, January 17. Wabel, 60 years old, died in an attack at a restaurant in Kabul—the first time that the Fund has lost a staff member in this way.
January 15, 2014
Optimism is in the air, but conditions require focus on policies for sustainable growth and rewarding jobs, IMF chief Christine Lagarde says. She tells a Washington D.C. audience the world economy has avoided a worst case scenario thanks to global policymakers’ efforts over the past half decade.