IMFSurvey Magazine: Countries & Regions
January 25, 2016
The economy of Kosovo is recovering owing to significant progress in implementing economic reforms, but the country needs to boost potential growth and create more jobs, especially for the youth, says the IMF.
January 21, 2016
The IMF has approved a third disbursement of $114.6 million to help tackle Ghana’s economic recovery. The IMF mission chief for Ghana discusses the economic challenges and what it would take to get the country back on track.
December 18, 2015
After a decade of strong economic performance and poverty reduction, Bolivia needs to adapt its policies to the lower commodity price normal, the IMF said in its annual report on the Bolivian economy.
December 02, 2015
Sweden’s economy is performing well, with growth set to remain strong in the near term. But housing prices and household debt are elevated and rising, and unemployment is high among some groups.
November 17, 2015
Mexico’s economy continues to grow at a moderate pace, despite an array of external challenges, including a collapse in oil prices and heightened volatility in international financial markets, the IMF said in its annual assessment of the Mexican economy.
November 13, 2015
The regional outlook for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe shows a mixed picture this year, as countries in Central and Eastern Europe continue to grow at a solid pace, while Russia and other Commonwealth of Independent States are in recession, according to the latest IMF’s REI report.
October 23, 2015
A wave of external shocks continue to weaken growth prospects and heighten financial vulnerabilities in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) region, the IMF said in its latest assessment.
October 13, 2015
The Democratic Republic of the Congo exemplifies the difficulty that many developing countries have in transforming mineral wealth into inclusive growth. The IMF's latest annual economic assessment indicates that while growth rates for 2014 were as high as 9.2 percent, poverty rates in the DRC are among the highest in the world.
October 09, 2015
Growth is moderating in Asia, but the region will continue to outperform the rest of the global economy, according to an IMF report on Asia’s economy released on October 9 in Lima, Peru, as part of the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings.
September 29, 2015
Debt levels of firms in emerging market economies have risen, particularly in construction, and oil and gas, due to low interest rates in advanced economies, as well as other global factors, according to new research from the International Monetary Fund.
December 17, 2015
Low-income developing countries have seen weakened external conditions over the past eighteen months, but the net impact has varied significantly across these countries, according to a new study by the IMF.
November 24, 2015
Protecting the tax base of extractive industries, moving toward more responsive and flexible fiscal regimes, and improving international cooperation have become priorities in the Andean region, as commodity prices and revenues from extractive industries continue to decline, participants at a recent IMF conference heard.
November 17, 2015
Cambodia is set to become a lower middle-income country after years of strong growth, but it will need to address macro-financial sector vulnerabilities if it is to sustain its current momentum, says the IMF in its annual assessment of the economy.
October 27, 2015
Economic activity has weakened markedly in sub-Saharan Africa, and the strong growth momentum of recent years has dissipated in quite a few countries, the IMF said in its regional outlook.
October 21, 2015
The Middle East and North Africa region continues to see subdued growth, owing to spreading and deepening regional conflict as well as lower oil prices, the IMF said in its latest regional assessment.
October 09, 2015
While growth in sub-Saharan Africa is still stronger than in many regions, economic activity in several countries has weakened markedly in recent months, prompting the IMF to mark down its forecasts for 2015 to 3¾ percent—the lowest in six years.