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  1. Business - Economy

    International Monetary Fund urges structural reform of Asian economies

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 01:15am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing With volatility expected to continue, lender warns of tighter international liquidity IMF urges structural reform of Asian economies Asian policymakers must push ahead with structural changes to ensure the region continues to lead global growth and withstand volatility as the US reduces monetary stimulus, the IMF said. Asian economies will face higher interest rates ...

  2. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Euro bailout Troika nears end of road with patchy record

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:33pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Paris The public airing of differences between the IMF, the ECB and the EC raises the question of whether the Troika has reached the end of the road. All sides are feeling sore ... and deficit exploded and it was about to lose access to market funding. Last week’s IMF “mea culpa” report about the failures of the Greek programme blew the lid off the fiction that the three ...

  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. Business - Economy - US Debt Crisis

    IMF’s Lagarde hails end to US shutdown

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 11:21am by AFP in Washington

    ... of the International Monetary Fund welcomed a last-ditch vote on Wednesday in the US Congress to end a government shutdown and raise the government’s debt ceiling. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde ... it will be essential to reduce uncertainty surrounding the conduct of fiscal policy by raising the debt limit in a more durable manner,” IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde “Looking forward, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    IMF cuts global growth outlook

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Report on world economy predicts 7.3 per cent expansion in China next year, and warns of consequences of US debt default IMF cuts global growth outlook ... cent this year and 3.6 per cent next year, the IMF said in a report released yesterday, compared with July predictions of 3.1 per cent for 2013 and 3.8 per cent for 2014. It sees emerging ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    Spanish, Italian, Portuguese banks face loan losses of €250b, says IMF

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington IMF says a fifth of business loans are at risk of default in Spain, Italy and Portugal EU banks face €250b of bad loans: report Banks in Spain, Italy and Portugal ... a large portion of future bank profits." The Washington-based IMF used the findings to urge the European Central Bank, which is preparing an asset-quality review of banks joining ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    IMF urged to ready defences to counter jolt from Q.E. exit

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Finance chiefs on fund's governing panel see emerging markets at risk of another bout of capital flight when US and others tighten monetary reins IMF urged to ready defences to counter jolt from Q.E. exit Global finance chiefs have told the IMF to stand ready to aid emerging market economies that could be destabilised by a sudden flight of capital ...

  9. Business - Economy - GERMANY

    Prolonged German downturn could prompt stimulus rethink

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:43am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Berlin IMF urges boost in public spending as it cuts 2014 growth forecast for Germany to 1.4pc from 1.9pc German downturn could prompt stimulus The last thing the faltering ... of August posted their steepest falls since the height of the global financial crisis in 2009. On Tuesday, the IMF slashed its 2014 growth forecast for Germany to 1.4 per cent from 1.9 per cent, ...

  10. Business - Economy

    China can handle rising debts, says IMF executive

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Level of borrowings way too high, but Zhu Min says Beijing has measures to resolve problem China can handle rising debts, says IMF executive China has room to deal ... Bank of China, said during a panel discussion at an IMF meeting in Washington on Wednesday. The Chinese government had already taken action to curb borrowing, reducing the chances ...




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