IMF Survey Issues 2008

This is an archive of the IMF Surveyĺs print edition from 1996 to 2008. The magazine, which stopped its print edition at end-2008 to go exclusively online, provides topical coverage of the IMF's activities, policies, and research in the context of global economic and financial developments. To read the online edition, visit

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December 31, 2008 (353 kb PDF file)  Global financial crisis, Iceland, Poul Thomsen, IMF work program, IMF Shocks Facility, Kyrgyz Republic; Malawi; Exogenous Shocks Facility, Pakistan loan, IMF and social safety nets, gains against poverty in jeopardy, commodity prices slump, Latin America withstands shocks, Improved policies help Latin America, Asian Regional Outlook, Bosnia and Herzegovina, news briefs
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November 30, 2008 (416 kb PDF file)  World Economic Outlook Update, IMF's Future role Debated, Poor Countries Face Crisis Impact, Eastern Europe's Currency Risk, Interview with Hamad Al Suwaidi, Mideast-Central Asia Outlook, Pacific Islands Face Pressures, Interview with IMF Statistics Director, News Briefs.
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October 31, 2008 (829 kb PDF file)  Annual Meetings, IMFC CommuniquÚ, Global Financial Stability Report, Sovereign Wealth Fund Principles, Global Financial Crisis, Fair Value Accounting, Financial Stress and Downturns, Subprime Crisis, What Next for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac?, Exchange Rate Analysis, IMF Technical Assistance Centers, TA Trust Funds, African Economic Outlook, Exogenous Shocks Facility, News Briefs.
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September 30, 2008 (666 kb PDF file)  Antoinette Sayeh interview, IMF clarifies surveillance process, Georgia loan, Olivier Blanchard interview, Africa's financial sector, EMU slowdown, EU transfers, sovereign wealth fund principles, United Kingdom outlook, Uruguay's financial issues, Saudi Arabia's oil bonanza, news briefs.
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August 31, 2008 (929 kb PDF file)  Growth, inflation, subprime market crisis, technical assistance, Ghana, fiscal discipline, money laundering, social spending, wage bill ceilings, housing bust, Japan, Lipsky, Swaziland, foreign direct investment, news briefs.
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July 31, 2008 (759 kb PDF file)  Inflation, IMF work agenda, Food and fuel prices, Commodity price surge, Oil price surge, Jeddah meeting, Haiti interview, Norway's sovereign wealth fund, Mexico, Switzerland's monetary policy, Mauritius, News briefs
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June 30, 2008 (679 kb PDF file)  Food Price Crisis, Inflation Risks, Mark Plant, IMF and the Food Crisis, Multilateral Initiative, Middle East Regional OUtllok, Emerging Markets' Resilience, C˘te d'Ivoire's Comeback, Ghana's Financial Reforms, Islamic Banks and Financial Stability, Report on IMF Governance, Tom Bernes, News Briefs
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May 31, 2008 (693 kb PDF file)  Food prices, Europe, Michael Deppler, Small States, Abdoulaye Bio-Tchane, Germany, Czech Fiscal Reform, Sustaining Growth, Decline in Funds to Emerging Markets, IMF Loan to Togo, Vietnam's New Challenges, News Briefs.
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April 30, 2008 (797 kb PDF file)  IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings, Ministers Resolve to Counter Slowdown, Combat Food Hikes, Credit Crisis is Broadening, World Economic Outlook, IMFC CommuniquÚ, Quota and Voice Reform, IMF's New Income Model, Best Practices for Sovereign Funds, Managing Housing Sector Cycles, Commodity Price Boom, African Economic Outlook, Asian Economic Outlook, LATAM Economic Outlook, News Briefs
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March 31, 2008 (618 kb PDF file)  Global Imbalances, Africa's Improved Debt Outlook, Nigerian Reform, Burkina Faso's Cotton Crisis, Ghana and Inflation Targeting, Iraq's Progress, Egypt's Reforms Spur Growth, Asian Trade, Baltics' High Growth Rate, News Briefs
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February 28, 2008 (869 kb PDF file)  Financial market turbulence; world growth; global outlook; financial market outlook; subprime fallout; writedowns; risk management; credit rating agencies; prudential oversight; liquidity management; risk measurement; public debt; subprime crisis; central bank liquidity; financial turmoil; open market operations; liquidity; securities valuation; risk modeling; Ghana; bond issue; Niger; debt relief; Millennium Development Goals; fiscal management; fiscal transparency; Latin America; Davos
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January 31, 2008 (756 kb PDF file)  Work Program, IMF Reform, Local Bond Markets, Lipsky Sees Slower Growth, Climate Change, Lipsky Interviewed, Fiscal Spending in G-7, Korea Health Check, Loan for Guinea, Technical Assistance, Indonesia, Chile's Economy, IEO, Conditionality, News Briefs
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