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  1. Be ready for Europe fallout, I.M.F. tells HK

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nigel Chalk, the IMF's mission chief for China and Hong Kong, told the South China Morning Post. Banking giant HSBC has also warned of the risk of recession. In October, it cut its growth ... to the year-earlier quarter. Economic output contracted by 0.4 per cent in the second quarter from the first three months. The IMF forecast that Hong Kong's net export growth would slow to 0.1 per cent ...

  2. HK may fall into recession, says I.M.F.

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in foreign currency,' the IMF said. 'International experience would suggest that this rapid pace of credit growth has the potential to lead to a worsening of average credit quality, particularly if the business cycle swings to reverse.' The IMF also cautioned that Hong Kong's growth would slow to 4 per cent next year, or even become negative, should the euro-zone crisis ...

  3. Stimulus needed into 2010, IMF tells Asia

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Monetary Fund official says. Joshua Felman, assistant director of the IMF's Asia and Pacific department, said: 'For next year, we still anticipate the economies are going to remain weak. ... to shore up consumer confidence and help firms tide over the credit crunch. The government will review the situation in the middle of the year and has not ruled out more measures. The IMF ...

  4. Euro zone crisis a reminder for HK

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Asian growth by a third. The IMF also warns that the world cannot look to China in the same way as it did during the economic crisis to lead a recovery, as another round of stimulus measures ... by world leaders and the IMF, fearful the next of prospects for world growth next year without concrete measures to back up the words. The immediate test is management by the euro zone ...

  5. Hong Kong's outlook is not as black as the pessimists paint it

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to injury, the IMF warned that even though output could contract, consumer inflation would remain relatively high, at between 4 and 5 per cent, as rents catch up with the rise in property prices over ... to look bleak indeed. But don't be too downhearted. Both Tsang's forecast of 2 per cent growth and the IMF's recession warning are very much worst-case scenarios. The probability ...

  6. Foreign investors set sights on Jakarta

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... for improvements', as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) noted in its latest economic report card. Reporting in September, the IMF found prudent economic management had steered Southeast Asia's ... economies to lower its public debt-to-GDP ratio, a reflection of improved economic management and 'impressive' policy responses during the crisis. The IMF also noted that the tide ...

  7. Investors stay out amid fears of a new slump

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Economic Outlook report released on Tuesday, the IMF said the forecast for China's economic growth next year had been cut to 9 per cent from 9.5 per cent. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. G30-something too diverse to succeed

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... of the second world war that there has been a global contraction. The IMF is slightly less pessimistic, expecting only a 0.5 per cent contraction. But there are plenty of ominous signs. World trade, ... to the IMF and the World Bank; and what part the two should play in a reformed international financial system. The G20 boasts that its members account for 85 per cent of global output. In striving ...



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