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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Poor economic signals add to sense of danger in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the IMF also warns against the continued hangover from the 2008 slump, leading to a general and prolonged slow growth for the world economy. The IMF warning comes at the same time as economists ... so far. That leaves the United States as one of the few bright spots, alongside the British economy, which the IMF praises for its steady recovery. But while it is still the world's ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:01am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... IMF releases world economic report The International Monetary Fund launches its latest world economic outlook report in Washington. Details will be presented by IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard and research department director Thomas Helbling. Analysts will be looking for the group's latest forecasts ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must resist calls to liberalise its capital account too much, too soon

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 02:39pm by PROJECT SYNDICATE

    ... strong capital-account regulation, China avoided the contagion. Even the International Monetary Fund, in late 2012, adopted a cautious approach. The IMF now recognises that capital-account ... the the IMF now regards capital-account regulations as part of the broader menu of macro-prudential measures that countries should be free to use to prevent economic and financial instability. ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    China overspending on foreign investments, IMF reports

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 08:44am by John Kennedy

    ... $5.8 billion in 2010, according to a new report by New York-based Rhodium Group, which tracks Chinese FDI. Michael Pettis--  China Financial Markets   The IMF’s Il Houng Lee, Murtaza Syed, ...

  5. Business - Money - MACROSCOPE

    Bull run in US stocks seemingly over

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 09:57am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... that was long overdue given the sheer duration of the rally or it is the beginning of a rout. The fact that the US economy is still in relatively good shape- the IMF expects growth to average about ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by STAFF

    ... Last week, about 1,400 employees took part in a protest- the largest by casino workers so far this year.   IMF deputy chief speaks to bankers The International Monetary Fund's deputy ... of the 2008 financial crisis. Zhu has worked for the IMF since 2010. He was previously a deputy governor of the People's Bank of China responsible for international affairs, policy research ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - MACROSCOPE

    RBA risks confusing markets with mixed economic signals

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:13am by DAVID BROWN

    ... in a worst-case scenario, another RBA rate cut could be in the offing if the global downturn suddenly takes a turn for the worse. That is bad news for investors paying closer attention to recent IMF ...

  8. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Flaws in Abenomics thrown into sharp relief by sales tax

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 06:10am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... scant specifics- particularly regarding much-needed labour market reforms to help tackle the country's severe demographic woes. Yet as the IMF noted in its latest assessment of Japan's ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Even IMF staffers are warning of an economic crisis in China

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Malhar Nabar and Papa N'Diaye warn that without significant policy changes, China's economy may fall off the rails and take years to recover Even IMF staffers ... to come. The IMF's staffers are alarmed by the way credit in China is ballooning. "In other economies, credit expansions of this kind have often been associated with large mispricing ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    BRICS development bank should challenge the Washington Consensus

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 01:05pm by ANDY XIE

    ... to be effective. The World Bank and the IMF are UN-affiliated organisations, and virtually all UN members are shareholders. The BRICS bank and fund have five members and can't establish regular, ... on to bail out developed economies, rather than the other way around. Indeed, the IMF has been bailing out European economies partly with funds from emerging economies. The World Bank has been ...




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