FMA|Perspectives Narratives to Watch
Institutions like the IMF, World Bank and OECD produce economic estimates that are closely followed by market participants and watchers. Often these estimates lag those of the street. Nevertheless, it is helpful for strategists to stay attuned to outlooks produced by researchers at these institutions as nuanced insights may be instructive to market narratives.
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Structural Forces Weigh on Future U.S. Growth
on July 12, 2016 at 3:04 pm
While the U.S. economy is doing well, continued solid growth hinges on addressing long-term issues of falling labor force participation, weak productivity, rising income polarization, and high poverty rates, the IMF said in its annual review on the state of the U.S. economy.
Euro Area At The Crossroads: No Time For Complacency
on July 8, 2016 at 2:10 pm
Recovery in the euro area has strengthened, but the medium-term outlook remains weak and is endangered by lack of collective action, says the IMF in its latest review of the currency union.
South Africa: Latest Outlook Shows Urgent Need for Policy Reforms
on July 7, 2016 at 2:54 pm
South Africa faces significant challenges and needs decisive action to revive growth, the IMF said in its latest annual assessment of the country’s economy.
Poland: Strong Institutions a Must For Steady Growth
on July 5, 2016 at 8:00 am
Poland has been growing steadily over the past years. However, some policies of the new government have dented investor sentiment and could slow down growth, according to the IMF.
Globally Important German Financial System is Resilient
on June 29, 2016 at 11:30 pm
The financial system of Germany, home to systemically important financial institutions, has been bolstered by EU-wide and global reforms in the financial sector. At the same time, low interest rates and the ongoing transition to new supervisory and resolution mechanisms may pose risks, according to […]
A Blueprint for Portugal’s Future Growth
on June 28, 2016 at 12:21 am
Portugal has bounced back from the global economic crisis, but to keep up momentum it will need to carry out additional reforms aimed at boosting growth, generating jobs, and improving competitiveness, according to a new IMF publication on the country’s economy.
Strong Recovery in Jamaica but Bold Reforms Still Needed
on June 21, 2016 at 7:06 pm
After several decades of low growth and rising public debt, Jamaica has made significant progress in restoring economic stability thanks to strong policies and program ownership.
Uncertainty Clouds the United Kingdom’s Economic Prospects
on June 17, 2016 at 11:50 pm
The economy of the United Kingdom has performed well in recent years, but it faces important challenges and risks, according to the IMF’s just-published annual health check of the U.K. economy and its periodic report on the financial sector.
IMF Lauds Strong Partnership with Austria on Capacity Development
on June 17, 2016 at 7:01 pm
Developing economic policymaking capacity in its member countries is one of the IMF’s most critical jobs—and a key means of preventing crises, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in Vienna, Austria.
Developing Economies’ Untapped Revenues
on June 17, 2016 at 3:20 pm
Tens of billions of tax dollars go uncollected in developing countries every year, and whether it is because governments do not have the tools to implement tax policies or because there are not enough taxpayers on their books, the lost revenue often leaves a country unable to provide basic services […]
Work Program Aims to Get Growth Going Again
on June 16, 2016 at 3:31 pm
The IMF has released its work program for the next twelve months, with emphasis on getting the global economy back on a stronger and safer track to growth.
Sri Lanka to Reboot Economic Policies
on June 14, 2016 at 4:50 pm
The IMF approved on June 3 a three-year, $1.5 billion loan for Sri Lanka under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) to support the country’s economic reform agenda.
Canada Copes Well With Lower Oil Prices
on June 13, 2016 at 2:03 pm
Canada is adjusting well to the sharp decline in oil prices, the first test of its economic and financial resilience since the 2008 global financial crisis, said the IMF in its regular assessment of the country’s economy.
IMF Study Explores How to Better Manage Government Pay and Employment
on June 9, 2016 at 4:01 pm
Governments should focus on delivering quality public services by effectively managing their wage bill, through adequate fiscal planning, competitive compensation, and employment flexibility, an IMF staff paper says.
New Economic Challenges Ahead for Caucasus, Central Asia
on June 7, 2016 at 9:52 pm
Following a period of rapid growth, the 25th anniversary of independence for the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) region comes at a time of economic challenges.
Tunisia Gets $2.9 billion IMF Loan to Strengthen Job Creation and Economic Growth
on June 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm
The IMF has approved a four-year, $2.9 billion loan for Tunisia. In an interview, Amine Mati, Mission Chief for Tunisia, discusses how the IMF will support the authorities’ economic agenda aimed at promoting more inclusive growth and job creation.
Evolution Not Revolution: Rethinking Policy at the IMF
on June 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm
The global financial crisis led to a broad rethink of macroeconomic and financial policies in the global academic and policy community. Eight months into the job as IMF Chief Economist, Maury Obstfeld reflects on the IMF’s role in this rethinking and in furthering economic and financial […]
Paraguay Resilient Amid Regional Slowdown
on June 1, 2016 at 3:46 pm
Paraguay’s economy is expected to remain resilient this year and next, but it will be tested as commodity prices stay weak and Brazil’s economy remains in recession, the IMF said in its latest annual assessment of the economy.
Africa Seeks to Rev Growth Engines amid Downturn
on May 26, 2016 at 4:06 pm
This is a critical moment for sub-Saharan Africa. The region faces slowing growth, but with the right policies many countries are well positioned to ride out the storm, according to the latest issue of the IMF’s quarterly magazine, Finance & Development (F&D).
Algeria Seeks to Diversify, Reshape Economy as Oil Revenues Decline
on May 19, 2016 at 3:14 pm
Growth in Algeria remained stable in 2015 at 3.9 percent, but the country is facing important challenges given the large decline in oil prices, said the IMF in its latest assessment.
World Economic Outlook, July 2019
on July 18, 2019 at 3:58 pm
World Economic Outlook, April 2019 : Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery
on April 9, 2019 at 4:00 am
World Economic Outlook, April 2019<br />Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery
on April 2, 2019 at 9:05 pm
World Economic Outlook Update, January 2019
on January 11, 2019 at 6:03 pm
World Economic Outlook, October 2018 : Challenges to Steady Growth
on October 9, 2018 at 4:00 am
Challenges to Steady Growth
on October 3, 2018 at 3:13 pm
World Economic Outlook Update, July 2018
on July 2, 2018 at 7:24 pm
World Economic Outlook, April 2018 : Cyclical Upswing, Structural Change
on April 17, 2018 at 4:00 am
World Economic Outlook, April 2018<br />Cyclical Upswing, Structural Change
on April 9, 2018 at 10:20 pm
World Economic Outlook Update, January 2018
on January 11, 2018 at 5:17 pm