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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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Jobs and Growth

The IMF has just published the book titled “Jobs and Growth: Supporting the European Recovery”. The study looks at key aspects needed to lead Europe out of its crisis seizing its growth potential and creating new jobs. IMF staff identifies key challenges to boosting growth and employment over the medium-term and describes a roadmap for …
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IMF World Economic Outlook – Jan 2014 Update

The IMF has just released the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Is the Tide Rising?” According to the report global activity strengthened during the second half of 2013, as anticipated in the October 2013 WEO. Activity is expected to improve further in 2014–15, largely on account of recovery in the advanced economies. Global growth is …
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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. World Economic Outlook. Jul 2013 Update

The IMF has just released the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Growing Pains”. According to the report the global economy is growing more slowly than expected, with risks to that growth increasing especially in emerging markets. Global growth is now projected at 3.1 for 2013 and 3.8 percent for 2014, a downward revision of ¼ …
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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 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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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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Regional Economic Outlook Update

The IMF has just published the Regional Economic Outlook updates for: Asia and Pacific region, sub-Saharan Africa region and Western Hemisphere region. According to the Asia and Pacific region report, growth in the region has slowed.  External headwinds played a major role, as the recovery in advanced economies suffered setbacks. Weaker momentum in China and India …
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