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  1. Business - Economy - GLOBAL ECONOMY

    IMF's Lagarde says growth to remain weak in 2013

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 10:46am by Bloomberg

    ... Lagarde has said. "We do not expect global growth to be much higher this year than last," Lagarde said in the prepared text of a speech in New York six days before the IMF releases its ... by the country's central bank to embark on a programme of record monetary easing. The Washington-based IMF is about to co-fund its fourth bailout in the euro zone by contributing about US$1.3 billion ...

  2. IMF director backs rate reforms to ensure asset quality at China's banks

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department. 'This is something which should go hand in hand with the deepening of capital markets reform.' In a recent review of China's financial system, the IMF said the country's reforms were progressing well, but the financial sector was still confronting 'near-term risks, structural challenges, and policy-induced ...

  3. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this year compared with 2.6 per cent in 2007.' It should have been: 'The IMF expects output in advanced economies to shrink by 2 per cent this year, the first contraction in more than 60 ...

  4. Business - Economy

    Shinzo Abe: Economy is Japan's priority

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... construction and agriculture, which steadfastly do not want to change. The IMF has suggested that giving Japanese women the same active role in the economy that women have in other rich countries would give a tremendous boost to the economy. The IMF probably underestimates the boost, but overestimates the political and institutional difficulties of achieving it. Nippon Keidanren, the powerful ...

  5. Mainland stocks rally on hints of monetary easing

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... so far this year. Yesterday's gain was partly buoyed by the International Monetary Fund raising its forecasts for global economic growth. The IMF said the world economy would grow 3.5 ...

  6. Domestic demands may slow liberalisation of yuan

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com The internationalisation of the yuan would be slowed by Beijing's need to keep domestic growth robust amid global economic uncertainties, the International Monetary Fund and other market experts said yesterday. Sean Craig, the resident representative of the IMF's Hong Kong office, said some on the mainland were against liberalising interest rates ...

  7. Oil threatens healthy global growth

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reuters in Singapore IMF chief says Indonesian currency woes no risk to region but prescribes bitter pill for country's poor Global economic growth will stay above 4 per cent this year, the head of the International Monetary Fund said at the weekend, but he warned that the high price of oil posed a growing risk to the outlook. IMF managing director Rodrigo Rato also said ...

  8. 5pc inflation the price of progress

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... and rebalance the economy. Although inflationary pressure remains, tighter monetary policy and curbs on property lending and home purchases 'have been gaining traction', the IMF said, noting ...

  9. A summer of discontent with high debt and no confidence in policy tools

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is that risks are still rising in the global financial system, especially from below-the-line liabilities. Take the traditional measure of global financial liabilities, for example. According to IMF ...



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