IMFSurvey Magazine: In the News
August 27, 2015
Latin American nations, along with emerging market economies around the world, enjoyed stellar growth between 2004 and 2013, stumbling only briefly during the 2008-09 financial crisis that engulfed the United States and Europe.
July 17, 2015
Energy subsidies are projected at US$5.3 trillion in 2015, or 6.5 percent of global GDP, according to a recent IMF study. Most of this arises from countries setting energy taxes below levels that fully reflect the environmental damage associated with energy consumption.
July 09, 2015
Moderate growth continues, with global growth forecast to be slightly down for 2015, reflecting an unexpected setback to economic activity in the first quarter of 2015, mostly in North America, says the IMF’s latest WEO Update.
July 07, 2015
Despite a slowdown in growth during the first few months of 2015, the U.S. economy is strengthening and there are steady gains in job creation, the IMF said in its annual review on the state of the U.S. economy.
June 18, 2015
On average, about 30 percent of the potential value of public investment is lost to inefficiencies in the investment process, and closing this efficiency gap could substantially increase the economic dividends from public investment.
June 05, 2015
Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing economic slowdown in Latin America, the current difficulties may also open up new opportunities for tackling deep-seated problems, participants said at a conference on Latin America.
May 22, 2015
Korea can use additional stimulus measures, if necessary, to restore growth momentum in the near term, while structural reforms are key to address longer-term growth challenges, say IMF Economists.
May 15, 2015
Good data can help policymakers identify and manage financial vulnerabilities. And while the quality of data from advanced economies is getting better and more accessible to the public, data from some developing countries is often lacking altogether.
May 06, 2015
The International Monetary Fund has announced a photo contest to highlight the economic and social challenges, and the potential of Latin America and the Caribbean, as seen through the eyes of young people from the region.
July 29, 2015
Somalia should focus on strengthening the key building blocks for stability and growth as it recovers from more than two decades of civil war, the IMF says in its first review of the nation’s economy in a generation.
July 15, 2015
The economic outlook appears promising for Germany, which is reaping the benefits of euro depreciation and lower energy prices, according to the latest IMF economic assessment for the country.
July 08, 2015
The IMF approved a package of proposals to enhance financial support and intensify its policy advice, technical assistance and capacity building in strategic areas to better assist developing countries in their pursuit of the post-2015 SDGs.
June 17, 2015
Lifting the “small boats” of the poor and middle class can build both a fairer society and a stronger economy, IMF head Christine Lagarde says, telling a Brussels conference that growing and excessive inequality has become a problem for economic growth and development.
May 27, 2015
Like many countries in Latin America, growth in Peru slowed markedly in 2014, but is expected to recover this year, supported by strong policy responses, the IMF said in its annual report on the Peruvian economy.
May 19, 2015
Growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia is expected to decline by 2 percent this year as a result of lower commodity prices and the economic slowdown in Russia, says the latest regional forecast by IMF staff.
May 10, 2015
Countries in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) are facing mixed economic fortunes, according to a new report on the region. In addition to the legacies of the crisis, external forces are at play: the oil price, the strength of the euro area recovery, and geopolitical tensions.
May 05, 2015
The Middle East and North Africa region is experiencing a modest economic recovery, despite the sharp drop in oil prices and deepening conflicts, the IMF says in its latest regional assessment.