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Bloomberg: IMF Says Europe's Recovery Is Spilling Over to Rest of World. The global economy can thank Europe’s robust growth for the improving outlook, according to the International Monetary Fund. Forecasting 2.4 percent expansion in...Show More Summary

World leaders to meet under all-female co-chair team at Davos 2018

ZURICH (Reuters) - The next World Economic Forum of world leaders and CEOs in Davos will be chaired by women including International Monetary Fund director Christine Lagarde, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and IBM's chief executive Ginni Rometty. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Economic outlook: Saudis need $70 oil to break even

Saudi Arabia needs oil prices at $70 per barrel in 2018 in order to break even, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday        

IMF projects deficits of $320B for Mideast oil exporters

The Middle East's oil producers are bracing for continued pressure from lower oil prices, with the International Monetary Fund projecting cumulative budget deficits of $320 billion over the next five … Click to Continue »

Serbian retirees demand pension hikes after austerity cuts

Several hundred Serbian pensioners have rallied in Belgrade to demand that the government increase pensions which were reduced as part of austerity measures agreed with the International Monetary Fund. The … Click to Continue »

5 charts that show how rising household debt could prompt another financial crisis

A new report by Oxford Economics analyses rising levels of household debt, using International Monetary Fund research. In five countries debt is rising at "exceptionally fast rates," and in three debt as a share of GDP is growing faster...Show More Summary

The economies of American states and cities are diverging

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“THE CONVERGENCE of income across regions in the United States is a robust fact.” So wrote Olivier Blanchard, until recently the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, in 1991. At the time he was right.

IMF policies undermine human rights: UN expert

The International Monetary Fund's lending policies are undermining United Nations human rights and development goals, an independent expert commissioned by the UN said Wednesday. In nations facing poverty and health crises, the global...Show More Summary

$30 billion per year: IMF reportedly calculates bailout costs for crisis-hit Venezuela

LONDON – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) calculates a potential rescue of Venezuela could cost more than $30 billion per year, according to a report in the Financial Times. Huge sums will likely be required to increase imports,...Show More Summary

US-world divide spills out at IMF-World Bank meetings

The growing split between the United States and the rest of the world spilled into the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington this week. The US administration showed a diminished view of the Bretton...Show More Summary

Global finance leaders warn against complacency

The 189-nation International Monetary Fund wrapped up its fall meetings with a communique warning "there is no room for complacency" as nations confront new challenges to global growth from a range of threats. Continue reading ? The post Global finance leaders warn against complacency appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

IMF, World Bank push back against globalization's detractors

The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank are vowing to fight climate change, combat income inequality and push back against rising populist skepticism over free trade and … Click to Continue »

IMF calls on Latin America to fight corruption

Latin American and Caribbean governments need to crack down on corruption in order to make their economies more durable and the benefits of growth more widespread, the International Monetary Fund said Friday. High levels of corruption...Show More Summary

GDP Growth in Emerging Markets vs. Mature Markets

When it comes to market growth, countries around the world have different perspectives on what constitutes a strong performance of the economy. On Wednesday, October 11 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced its prediction that...Show More Summary

IMF head Lagarde warns of rising risks to global economy

The head of the International Monetary Fund says a number of threats could derail the global economic recovery. That's despite signs that 2017 will be the best year of the … Click to Continue »

IMF report suggests new Greek austerity measures necessary

``The third review of Greece's third bailout could hit a snag after the International Monetary Fund's forecast Thursday that the country's primary surplus in 2018 will be at 2.2 percent of gross domestic product -- significantly lower...Show More Summary

The IMF says the super-wealthy aren't paying their fair share of taxes — and there could be terrible consequences

Go ahead, tax the rich, they can afford it. That's the message from a new International Monetary Fund report that also finds inequality hampers long-run economic growth. The analysis details just how much less progressive tax systems...Show More Summary

IMF Says Venezuela’s Inflation Rate May Rise Beyond 2,300% in 2018

(Bloomberg) Venezuela’s triple-digit annual inflation rate is set to jump to more than 2,300 percent in 2018, the highest estimate for any country tracked by the International Monetary Fund.   An intensifying political crisis that’sShow More Summary

Unequal Burden: How Can Low-Income Countries Cope with Rising Temperatures?

Source: International Monetary Fund The post Unequal Burden: How Can Low-Income Countries Cope with Rising Temperatures? appeared first on The Big Picture.

The IMF is catching up to the prospect that Trump won’t deliver tax cuts

The International Monetary Fund has modestly revised down its growth outlook for the United States in an otherwise rosy report depicting a rare bout of synchronized economic expansion globally, its most robust in recent memory. The reason...Show More Summary

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