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  1. Chinese investors receive warm welcome in Europe

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the recent China Global Outbound Investment Summit in Beijing that China was willing to co-operate with the EU. 'We have received support from China and the [International Monetary Fund (IMF ... from China increased to US$456 billion the IMF war chest to help shield countries from fallout from the euro-zone debt crisis. In the first quarter, Chinese investment in Europe was US$1.7 ...

  2. Bubble muddle

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... In plain English, that means it thinks the government should act now to pop the bubbles before they form. It even suggested five possible policy measures officials could employ. The IMF ... to deflate any emerging bubbles. No doubt the government is already studying the IMF's policy proposals. For the property market, the fund suggests requiring banks to hold more capital against ...

  3. Things are not different this time

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland If you are wondering how bad the subprime crisis in the United States is going to get, former International Monetary Fund chief economist Kenneth Rogoff has a plausible answer. At best, it will be bad. At worst, it will be thoroughly nasty. Together with former IMF colleague Carmen Reinhart, Professor Rogoff has trawled through the economic history books to examine 18 ...

  4. Brace for impact, warns shareholder watchdog

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... with a calamitous impact on financial markets. 'We are hearing these warnings from the IMF and the Bank for International Settlements and we keep getting record trade deficits, as a result of which ...

  5. Let's get physical

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that ETFs could be sowing the seeds of market collapse. 'ETFs are reminiscent of what happened in the securitisation market before the [2008-09 credit] crisis,' he told the IMF audience. ...

  6. Gold loses lustre as investors' favourite

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to follow India in buying the IMF's other 200 tonnes of spare gold. As a result, the flow of money into gold investments has tailed off in recent months. The tonnage of bullion held by the SPDR ...

  7. Investment switch forecast in Asia

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... look at markets where you have a relatively good return on equity and still relatively low dividend payout ratios- India is one,' Mr Goetti said. Studies by the IMF support the observation ... the average age is rising, and the IMF forecasts that the dependency ratio- the ratio of working-age adults (aged 15 to 64) to elderly- will fall by 2050 to 1.5:1 in Japan, to 1.4:1 in France ...

  8. Politics may skew investment tool

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... well above what may be needed to grease the wheels of the financial systems of many central banks, so the banks were now considering the launch of SWFs, noted the IMF. 'The objective ...

  9. Bonds and treasuries 'are safe' options

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Fund (IMF) forecasts mature economies to grow by 2.25 per cent this year and 2.5 per cent next year, while emerging and developing economies, led by Asia, should see their growth accelerate ...



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