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Global Financial Stability Report, Sep 2011

The IMF has just published chapters 2 and 3 of the September 2011 Global Financial Stability Report. Chapter 2, titled “Long-term Investors and Their Asset Allocation: Where Are They Now,” examines the fundamental drivers of the longer-term asset allocation decisions of unleveraged private and public institutional investors. The analysis shows that private asset allocation is …
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REO for Europe: Strengthening the Recovery

The IMF has just released the “Regional Economic Outlook (REO) for Europe: Strengthening the Recovery.” The report sees growth for all of Europe at 2.4 and 2.6 percent for 2011 and 2012, respectively, a slight improvement on last year’s 2.4 percent. The IMF projects growth in advanced Europe to expand by 1.7 and 1.9 percent …
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REO Sub-Saharan Africa

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has just published the May 2011 Regional Economic Outlook, “Sub-Saharan Africa: Recovery and New Risks”. The report states that Sub-Saharan Africa’s recovery from the crisis-induced slowdown is well under way, although among country groups there is variation in the speed of the recovery. In most of the region’s low-income countries …
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Global Financial Stability Report April 2011

The IMF has just published the Global Financial Stability Report, “Durable Financial Stability: Getting There from Here”. Although global financial stability has improved over the past six months, bolstered by better macroeconomic performance and continued accommodative macroeconomic policies, fragilities still remain. The two-speed recovery has posed different policy challenges for countries. The report gives policymakers …
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World Economic Outlook April 2011

The International Monetary Fund has published its latest World Economic Outlook. According to the report, global economic recovery is gaining strength, with world growth projected at about 4 ½ percent in both 2011 and 2012. Unemployment, nevertheless, remains high, and risks of overheating are building in emerging market economies. High commodity prices present new policy …
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IMF Fiscal Monitor April 2011

The IMF has just released its latest “Fiscal Monitor” report, subtitled “Shifting Gears Tackling Challenges on the Road to Fiscal Adjustment”. As the report makes clear, fiscal sustainability risks remain elevated, as progress in some regions has been offset by delays in fiscal consolidation in others. Most advanced economies are reducing fiscal deficits this year, …
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IMF Performance in the Run-Up to the Economic Crisis

The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has just launched a report on the Fund’s performance in the period up to the global economic and financial crisis, and broadly endorsed with recommendations: “IMF Performance in the Run-Up to the Financial and Economic Crisis” It finds that the IMF provided few clear …
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The Interconnected World

The International Monetary Fund has just launched a film titled “The Interconnected World”. The film is organized in four parts about the IMF and the global economic crisis. The four videos discuss how the world economic order is being shaped by the global crisis, the rise of Asia and the implications for the rest of …
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World Economic Outlook Update

The IMF has just launched the January 2011 World Economic Outlook Update. The report reveals that the global recovery continues to advance but remains uneven. In advanced economies, activity has moderated less than expected, but growth remains subdued, unemployment is still high, and renewed stresses in the euro area periphery are contributing to downside risks. …
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IMF Fiscal Monitor Update

The IMF has just published the January 2011 Fiscal Monitor Update. The report shows that the pace of fiscal consolidation this year is slowing in some key countries. The United States and Japan are adopting new stimulus measures and delaying consolidation relative to the pace envisaged in the November 2010 FM. The underlying fiscal outlook …
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