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02. – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

IMF / MALAYSIA

After a year of very strong growth of 6 percent, lower energy export prices in 2015 will likely contribute to growth moderating to a still impressive rate of close to 5 percent, say IMF economists. IMF

4 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UN / AFRICA POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

At a meeting on enhancing Africa's extractive industries to promote sustainable development, keynote speaker Professor Paul Collier said "when it's iron ore coming out of the ground the major characteristic is not that you can turn it into iron, it's that you can turn it into money; and that money you can then turn into [...]

24 Feb 2015 | Read More »

IMF / GENDER

In a new report, the International Monetary Fund says that leveling the legal playing field for women holds real promise for the world, in both human and economic terms.  IMF

23 Feb 2015 | Read More »

IMF / GREECE UKRAINE

International Monetary Fund (IMF) said everyone involved in the Greek debt negotiation is working hard to minimize risks to financial stability. On Ukraine, the IMF is confident that this country should get $40 billion financing package, as announced last week. IMF

19 Feb 2015 | Read More »

LIBERIA / HELEN CLARK WRAP

Wrapping her visit to Liberia, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator met on Monday (16 Feb) with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and discussed the current stage of the Ebola response. UNMEER

17 Feb 2015 | Read More »

IMF / EGYPT

Following four years of political uncertainty and economic slowdown, Egypt has chosen a path of adjustment and reform which, if followed resolutely, will lead to economic stability and growth, the IMF said in its first comprehensive assessment of the North African nation's economy in five years. IMF / FILE

11 Feb 2015 | Read More »

IMF / GREECE

The IMF confirms this morning that a meeting took place last weekend between the Greek New Finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and the IMF.  "There was an introductory meeting with the authorities over the week end. Greece's finance minister Varoufakis and our head of the European Department Poul Thomsen met to get acquainted and to discuss [...]

5 Feb 2015 | Read More »

ILO / EUROPE EMPLOYMENT

The International Labour Organization (ILO) said today that over 2.1 million new jobs could be generated by mid-2018 under the three-year investment plan put forward by European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker.  ILO

28 Jan 2015 | Read More »

IMF / WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Even with the sharp oil price decline—a net positive for global growth—world economic outlook is still subdued, weighed down by underlying weakness elsewhere, says the IMF's latest WEO Update.  IMF

19 Jan 2015 | Read More »

IMF / LAGARDE

IMF chief Christine Lagarde said 2015 must be the "year of action" when policymakers redouble efforts to tackle deep-seated economic weaknesses and show greater political leadership on infrastructure investment, trade agreements, and climate change. IMF

15 Jan 2015 | Read More »

 

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