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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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World Economic Outlook, October 2012

The IMF has just published chapters 3 and 4 of the October 2012 World Economic Outlook Report, titled “Coping with High Debt and Sluggish Growth”. Chapter 3, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: 100 Years of Dealing with Public Debt Overhangs,” analyzes how throughout the past century, numerous advanced economies have faced public debt …
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Global Financial Stability Report, October 2012

The IMF has just published chapters 3 and 4 of the October 2012 Global Financial Stability Report, titled “Restoring Confidence and Progressing on Reforms”. Chapter 3, “The Reform Agenda: An Interim Report on Progress Toward a Safer Financial System,” examines whether the regulatory reforms designed to make the financial system safer are moving the system …
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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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2012 Spain-Concluding Statement of IMF Mission

The IMF has just published the “2012 Article IV Consultation with Spain. Concluding Statement of IMF Mission”. The report describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of …
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IMF Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa

The IMF has just published the Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa titled “Sustaining Growth amid Global Uncertainty”. According to the report Sub-Saharan Africa continues to record strong economic growth, despite the weaker global economic environment. Regional output rose by 5 percent in 2011, with growth set to increase slightly in 2012, helped by still-strong commodity …
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Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific

The IMF has just released its latest Regional Economic Outlook forAsia and the Pacific, entitled “Managing Spillovers and Advancing Economic Rebalancing.” According to the study, growth in Asia is expected to pick up this year, after slowing in the last quarter of 2011, but Asian policy makers now face the challenging task of adjusting policies …
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Global Financial Stability Report, April 2012

The IMF has just published chapters 3 and 4 of the April 2012 Global Financial Stability Report, “The Quest for Lasting Stability”. Chapter 3, titled “Safe Assets: Financial System Cornerstone?,” examines the various roles of safe assets, the effects of different regulatory, policy, market distortions, and potential future pressure points that may arise from these. …
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IFS Economic and Financial Outlooks

The IFS has published the January Updates of their reports: the World Economic Outlook (WEO), the Global Financial Stability Report and the Fiscal Monitor. According to the WEO, the global recovery is threatened by intensifying strains in the euro area and fragilities elsewhere. Financial conditions have deteriorated, growth prospects have dimmed, and downside risks have …
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China’s Financial Sector Evaluated by IMF

The IMF, jointly with the World Bank, has just published its first Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) review of China. The country’s financial system is robust overall, but faces a steady build-up in vulnerabilities. The IMF calls for further reforms to support financial stability and encourage strong and balanced growth. According to the FSAP report, …
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