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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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Economic Growth and Equality Goes Together

The International Monetary Fund has just published the paper “Redistribution, Inequality, and Growth.” According to the study, economies with high levels of inequality suffered lower growth than countries that distributed incomes more evenly. That equality seems to drive higher and more sustainable growth does not in itself support efforts to redistribute. In particular, inequality may …
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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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IMF Regional Economic Outlook for the Western Hemisphere

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published the Regional Economic Outlook for the Western Hemisphere, “Time to Rebuild Policy Space.” According to the REO, growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is set to pick up from 3 percent in 2012 to 3½ percent in 2013, supported by stronger external demand, favorable financing conditions, and …
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IMF. World Economic Outlook. Jan 2013 Update

The IMF has just published the World Economic Outlook Update, titled “Gradual Upturn in Global Growth During 2013.” According to the report Global growth is projected to increase during 2013, as the factors underlying soft global activity are expected to subside. However, this upturn is projected to be more gradual than in the October 2012 …
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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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Regional Economic Outlook for Latin America

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published the Regional Economic Outlook for the Western Hemisphere, “Shifting Winds, New Policy Challenges.” According to the REO, Latin America and theCaribbeanis facing a range of challenges from the crisis. Downside risks are significant, with some countries more vulnerable than others. But growth has so far held up reasonably …
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Regional Economic Outlook for Europe

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has just published its latest Regional Economic Outlook (REO) for Europe: “Navigating Stormy Waters.” Growth inEuropehas slowed significantly, as a result of global shocks, and of the escalation of the euro area sovereign debt crisis, which has shaken confidence and curbed domestic demand. The REO projects that growth for all …
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IMF Financial Monitor, Sep 2011

The International Monetary Fund has just published its September 2011 Financial Monitor. According to the report significant policy challenges remain in advanced, emerging, and low-income economies, and must be faced in an environment where downside risks to growth have increased. The appropriate pace of adjustment in the short run will depend, for each country, on …
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IMF World Economic Outlook, Sep 2011

The IMF has just published chapters 3 and 4 of the September 2011 World Economic Outlook, titled “Slowing Growth, Rising Risks.” Chapter 3, “Target What You Can Hit: Commodity Price Swings and Monetary Policy,” examines the inflationary effects of commodity price movements and the appropriate monetary policy response. Chapter 4, “Separated at Birth? The Twin …
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