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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Changing tides could shift focus from China to Africa

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:33am by JUNE SUN

    ... by 2030. Meanwhile, an IMF working paper said changes in the demographics of Sub-Saharan Africa- tipped to account for 80 per cent of global population growth this century- could boost per capita ... of Africa research, Razia Khan, said. The IMF paper said the changes in Africa represented "a window of opportunity, which if properly tapped, can be transformational". China's ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Beijing's economic growth targets are too high, IMF says

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 11:26am by Victoria Ruan

    ... IMF says The International Monetary Fund has urged Beijing to lower its growth target next year but forecasts China is likely to meet its annual target of "around 7.5 per cent" this year. The IMF, as well as Fitch Ratings, yesterday warned China about the risks of relying on credit and investment expansion to defend a targeted growth rate at the cost of creating prolonged ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    IMF forecasts strengthening economic growth in second half

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Aix-en-Provence IMF chief predicts stronger global growth this half Global economic activity should strengthen in the second half of this year and accelerate in 2015 although momentum could be weaker than expected, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said yesterday, adding that the IMF did not expect a sharp slowdown in China. Lagarde said ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    The two Brazils

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:53am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... the Achilles' heel of Brazil's economy. The IMF notes a troubling erosion in the credibility of Brazil's fiscal framework since the 2008 financial crisis- partly because of subsidised lending ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Top finance officials confident world has turned corner

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington IMF policy-setting panel says foundations are strengthening for balanced, job-rich growth Finance officials confident world has turned corner ... and job-rich global economy remains our paramount collective goal," the policy-setting panel of the 188-nation International Monetary Fund said on Saturday. IMF managing director Christine Lagarde ...

  6. Business - Money - ECONOMY

    Why Hong Kong’s latest No 1 ranking was greeted with silence

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 11:51am by Stephen Vines

    ... it is supposed to confirm. However, total silence followed the publication of a recent international survey by The Economist, drawing on material from the IMF, World Economic Forum and Forbes magazine. ...

  7. Business - Money - ECONOMY

    IMF warns of risks from emerging market turmoil

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 01:11am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Volatility in emerging markets could damage global economic growth if the turmoil continues into the future, fund warns in report IMF warns of threats to growth Risks of prolonged market turmoil in emerging markets and of euro-zone deflation are threatening the world's improved economic prospects, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says. ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    Beijing giving foreign economists the cold shoulder

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 08:31am by George Chen

    ... the International Monetary Fund said last month. The IMF warned that the mainland had become "more vulnerable to a macroeconomic shock" because of its higher debt and bigger deficit. It estimated ... Many economists at foreign banks shared the IMF's concern. There are other signs that economists at foreign banks have apparently lost favour in Beijing. For example, the China Banking ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Japan's huge public debt not seen falling until 2018

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:47am by Jeanny Yu

    ... are soaring and even the prices of shop goods are up after years of deflation, but one cloud is that average wages may not be climbing with them. Meanwhile, the IMF- in its latest World Economic ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ECONOMY

    Emerging economies still face headwinds in 2014

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 09:03am by Lun Wende

    ... stopped growing in the third quarter, while growth in India fell below 4 per cent in the third quarter, its lowest level since 2009. Taken as a whole, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has ... upswing in the US and the euro zone is expected to continue this year; the IMF has projected an overall growth for them of up to 2 per cent. But their recovery remains fragile. Take the United ...




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