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IMF Regional Economic Outlook: Europe – November 2019

The IMF has just published the Regional Economic Outlook: Europe. Economic activity in Europe has slowed on the back of weakness in trade and manufacturing. For most of the region, the slowdown remains externally driven. However, some signs of softer domestic demand have started to appear, especially in investment. Services and domestic consumption have been …
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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – October 2019

The IMF has just released three reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Global Manufacturing Downturn, Rising Trade Barriers,” the update to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), “Lower for Longer;” and the Fiscal Monitor (FM), “How to Mitigate Climate Change.” According to the WEO, global growth is forecast at 3.0 percent for 2019, its …
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IMF World Economic Outlook – April 2019 Update

The IMF has recently released the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery.” After strong growth in 2017 and early 2018, global economic activity slowed notably in the second half of last year, reflecting a confluence of factors affecting major economies. China’s growth declined following a combination of needed regulatory tightening to rein …
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IMF World Economic Outlook – January 2019 Update

The IMF has recently released the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “A Weakening Global Expansion.” The global expansion has weakened. Global growth for 2018 is estimated at 3.7 percent, as in the October 2018 World Economic Outlook (WEO) forecast, despite weaker performance in some economies, notably Europe and Asia. The global economy is projected to …
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IMF World Economic Outlook – October 2018 Update

The IMF has recently released the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Challenges to Steady Growth.” The report projects that global growth will remain steady over this year and next, at last year’s rate of 3.7 percent. This growth exceeds that achieved in any of the years between 2012 and 2016, and it occurs as many …
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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – April 2016

The IMF has just released three reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Too Slow for Too Long,” the update to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), “Potent Policies for a Successful Normalization;” and the Fiscal Monitor (FM), “Acting Now, Acting Together.” According to the WEO, The baseline projection for global growth in 2016 is …
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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – April 2015

The IMF has just released three reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Uneven Growth: Short- and Long-Term Factors,” the update to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), “Navigating Monetary Policy Challenges and Managing Risks;” and the Fiscal Monitor (FM), “Now Is the Time: Fiscal Policies for Sustainable Growth.” According to the WEO, potential output …
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IMF World Economic Outlook – January 2015 Update

The IMF has just published the World Economic Outlook (WEO) January 2015 Update. Four key developments have shaped the global outlook since the WEO October 2014 Update: Oil prices in US dollars have declined by about 55 percent since September. The decline is partly due to unexpected demand weakness in some major economies. While global …
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IMF World Economic Outlook – October 2014 Update

The IMF has just released the latest World Economic Outlook(WEO), “Legacies, Clouds, Uncertainties.” According to the report a weak and uneven global economic recovery continues, but reflecting different evolutions across various countries and regions. The IMF growth forecasts for the world economy has been revised downward to 3.3 percent for this year, 0.4 percentage point …
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IMF World Economic Outlook – July 2014 Update

The IMF has just released the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “An Uneven Global Recovery Continues.” According to the report the global growth projection for 2014 has been marked down by 0.3 percent to 3.4 percent, reflecting both the legacy of the weak first quarter, particularly in the United States, and a less optimistic outlook …
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