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IMF / SOUTH AFRICA

A new IMF report said South Africa can celebrate significant progress in its first 20 years of democracy, but faces the challenge of reviving a weak economy and addressing elevated vulnerabilities; adding in structural reforms are essential to boosting sustainable, inclusive growth and job creation. IMF / RECENT

11 Dec 2014 | Read More »

IMF / EBOLA GOVERNANCE REFORM

The IMF Deputy Spokesperson Bill Murray welcomed donor countries' further support for the Ebola-affected countries. He also reiterated the importance of the IMF governance reform being ratified by the U.S. Congress, in the wake of last week's U.S. midterm elections. IMF

13 Nov 2014 | Read More »

IMF / CAUCASUS CENTRAL ASIA

Growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) is expected to decline by about one percentage point of GDP in response to the slowdown in Russia, the IMF says in its latest regional forecast. IMF

4 Nov 2014 | Read More »

IMF / UKRAINE GREECE QE2 EBOLA

Answering questions at the bi-weekly press briefing, IMF Spokesperson Gerry Rice welcomed the Fed's well-communicated steps towards gradual normalization of the monetary policy. Rice also updated the media on the IMF engagements with Ukraine and Greece, and commented on the possible impact of the Ebola outbreak. IMF

30 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / MIDDLE EAST

The Middle East and North Africa region continues to experience lackluster growth for the fourth year in a row, the IMF said in its latest regional assessment. The IMF's Regional Economic Outlook, released on October 27, projects growth to increase slightly to 2.6 percent this year. Growth could pick up in 2015 if security conditions [...]

27 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / LAGARDE

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Finance Ministers and Central Bank governors gathering for the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington this week will discuss how to break through a prolonged period of low growth and generate more growth and more jobs. IMF

9 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / GLOBAL FINANCIAL STABILITY REPORT

Policymakers are facing a new global imbalance: not enough economic risk-taking in support of growth, but growing excesses in financial risk-taking, which pose challenges to financial stability, according to the International Monetary Fund's latest Global Financial Stability Report. IMF

8 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / WEO PRESSER

A weak and uneven global economic recovery continues, but reflecting different evolutions across various countries and regions, said the IMF's latest World Economic Outlook (WEO).  IMF

7 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / WEO PREVIEW

The International Monetary Fund's latest assessment of the global economy is that both advanced and emerging markets are failing to deliver job-creating growth this year. While the economic recovery creeps ahead, it's threatened by stubbornly low inflation in many countries and financial markets that look optimistically high. IMF

7 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF/LAGARDE

In a Washington speech heralding next week's IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the IMF's main job now is to help the global economy shift gears and overcome a brittle and uneven recovery that is beset by risks. IMF

2 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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