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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – April 2014

The IMF has just released three reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Recovery Strengthens, Remains Uneven,” the update to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), “Moving from Liquidity- to Growth-Driven Markets;” and the Fiscal Monitor (FM), “Public Expenditure Reform: Making Difficult Choices.” According to the WEO, global activity has broadly strengthened and is expected to …
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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – Oct 2013

The IMF has just released three reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Transitions and Tensions,” the update to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), “Transition Challenges to Stability;” and the Fiscal Monitor (FM), “Taxing Times.” According to the WEO, global growth is in low gear, and the drivers of activity are changing. These dynamics …
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The Power of Financial Cooperatives

The ILO has just published the book, titled “Resilience in a downturn: The power of financial cooperatives. The study reviews the performance of financial cooperatives, looking in particular at the aftermath of the 2007-2008 crisis and the continuing long austerity period. It explains why financial cooperatives have proven to be more resilient pointing to the …
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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – April 2013

The IMF has just released two reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Hopes, Realities, and Risks;” and the Fiscal Monitor, “Fiscal Adjustment in an Uncertain World.” According to the WEO, global economic prospects have improved again, but the bumpy recovery and skewed macroeconomic policy mix in advanced economies are complicating policymaking in emerging market …
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Global Economic Prospects – January 2013

The World Bank has just published the report, “Global Economic Prospects: Assuring Growth over the Medium Term”. According to the study, four years after the onset of the global financial crisis, the world economy remains fragile and growth in high-income countries is weak. Developing countries need to focus on raising the growth potential of their …
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Global Financial Development Report 2013

The World Bank has just published the “Global Financial Development Report 2013: Rethinking the Role of the State in Finance.” The study provides a unique contribution to financial sector policy debates, building on novel data, surveys, research, and wide-ranging country experience, with emphasis on emerging-market and developing economies. The report also tracks financial systems in …
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The Financial Development Report 2012

The World Economic Forum has just published “The Financial Development Report 2012.” The study ranks 62 of the world’s leading financial systems and capital markets, analyzing the drivers of financial system development in advanced and emerging economies to serve as a tool for countries to benchmark themselves and establish priorities for reform. The rankings are …
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IMF Fiscal Monitor, Oct 2012

The International Monetary Fund has just published its October 2012 Fiscal Monitor, “Taking Stock: A Progress Report on Fiscal Adjustment”. According to the report considerable progress has been made in strengthening fiscal accounts following their sharp deterioration in 2008–09. This issue of the Fiscal Monitor takes stock of this progress, focusing on its size, composition, …
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Rethinking the Role of the State in Finance

The World Bank has just launched the “Global Financial Development Report 2013: Rethinking the Role of the State in Finance”. The study examines how financial systems around the world fared during the global financial crisis. Coinciding with the anniversary of the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, the report draws on several new global surveys and …
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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – July 2012

The IMF has just released three reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “New Setbacks, Further Policy Action Needed;” the update to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), “Intense Financial Risks: Time for Action;” and the Fiscal Monitor, “Nurturing Credibility While Managing Risks to Growth.” According to the WEO, an already sluggish global recovery shows …
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