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02.02.00 – ECONOMIC CONDITIONS

UN / BAN ECONOMIC COOPERATION

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that "too much is at stake to risk the world the world economy falling into a stagnant growth path in the longer run." UNIFEED-UNTV

20 Apr 2015 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / OIL PRICES

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said falling oil prices will benefit many of the world's poorest, but a corresponding drop in food prices will negatively affect those who earn meager incomes through agriculture. WORLD BANK

16 Apr 2015 | Read More »

IMF/ LAGARDE PRESSER

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday that the world economy is growing – but the recovery is "not good enough." IMF

16 Apr 2015 | Read More »

IMF / GFSR PRESSER

Global financial stability risks have risen since October 2014, and have rotated to parts of the financial system where they are harder to assess and harder to address, according to the International Monetary Fund's latest Global Financial Stability Report. IMF

15 Apr 2015 | Read More »

IMF / FISCAL MONITOR

In its latest Fiscal Monitor 2015, the IMF has identified influential factors that are assisting the recovery in many countries:  growth-friendly monetary policy, slower rates of fiscal adjustment but also the fall in oil prices. And this, said Vitor Gaspar, the Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department, presents an opportunity to reform energy subsidies and [...]

15 Apr 2015 | Read More »

IMF/ WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Global growth prospects are uneven across the main countries and regions, says the IMF's latest WEO. In advanced economies, growth is projected to be stronger in 2015 relative to 2014, but in emerging market and developing economies, it is expected to be weaker.  IMF

14 Apr 2015 | Read More »

IMF / WEO PRESSER

Global growth prospects are uneven across major economies, says the IMF's latest World Economic Outlook (WEO). In advanced economies, growth is projected to strengthen in 2015 relative to 2014, but in emerging market and developing economies it is expected to be weaker. UNIFEED-UNTV

14 Apr 2015 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / KIM

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced a broad strategy to end extreme poverty by 2030. Kim welcomed emerging players such as the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank and the New Development Bank, established by the BRICS countries, as potentially strong allies in the economic development of poor countries and emerging markets. WORLD BANK

7 Apr 2015 | Read More »

IMF / UKRAINE GREECE

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced Wednesday (11 Mar) that the Executive Board approved a four-year extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility for Ukraine. IMF

12 Mar 2015 | Read More »

IMF / INDIA ECONOMY REPORT

In its annual assessment of the Indian economy,  the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said the Indian economy is the bright spot in the global landscape, becoming one of the fastest-growing big emerging market economies in the world. The Indian economy is reviving, helped by positive policy actions that have improved confidence and by lower global oil [...]

11 Mar 2015 | Read More »

 

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