IMFSurvey Magazine: In the News
March 05, 2014
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.
December 19, 2013
The central banks of Estonia and Sweden and the IMF hosted a conference on “Nordic-Baltic Financial Linkages and Challenges” in Tallinn, Estonia, where policymakers and bank executives examined financial integration and cross-border collaboration in light of the euro area’s nascent banking union.
October 31, 2013
As West Africa seeks to mobilize new sources of financing, particularly for infrastructure, policymakers will have to address a host of cross-border regulatory and supervisory issues, a Ghana conference hears.
October 11, 2013
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde outlined long-term trends facing the global economy and implications for the Fund in a keynote speech at the plenary session of the IMF-World Bank 2013 Meetings.
October 10, 2013
Policymakers can energize a global economic recovery that is too slow and too unbalanced by strengthening policy action on a broad front, said IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde during a press conference at the 2013 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings.
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.
December 20, 2013
Turkey’s economy holds much promise, but the country will have to make its economy competitive and reduce its external deficit in order to join the ranks of high-income countries, the IMF says.
December 12, 2013
The IMF’s top priority in the coming months is to break the cycle of subdued growth and recurrent market jitters and move toward securing strong, sustainable, balanced, and inclusive growth, according to the institution’s latest work program.
October 13, 2013
At the close of the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, chair of the IMF’s policy-steering body, lays out a policy path for all countries for higher growth, incomes, and jobs.
October 10, 2013
After years of strong performance, emerging economies are experiencing a slowdown, and a new round of reforms will be necessary if growth is to be sustained in the face of a more challenging external environments, panelists told a seminar.
October 09, 2013
With fiscal consolidation still topping the policy agenda in advanced economies, and increasingly so in emerging market countries, the question of whether and how tax systems can contribute to the adjustment process acquires new urgency, according to the IMF’s Fiscal Monitor.