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Current Account Deficits and Safe Assets

by Joseph Joyce Current Account Deficits and Safe Assets The International Monetary Fund has issued its External Sector Report for 2017, and among its key findings: “Global current account imbalances were broadly unchanged in 2016…” The U,S. continues to record the largest deficit, $451.7 billion, which is equal in value to 2.4% of U.S. GDP. […]

IMF: It's time to worry about China's 'dangerous' debt

China's huge debt pile could be the trigger for the next financial crisis as borrowing reaches unsustainable levels, according to a study from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF released its annual report on the Chinese economy,...Show More Summary

IMF Internal Watchdog: Organization Illegally Rescued Its Own (Rich-Country) House

The International Monetary Fund's top staff misled their own board, made a series of calamitous misjudgments in Greece, became euphoric cheerleaders for the euro project, ignored warning signs of impending crisis, and collectively failed...Show More Summary

IMF: Countries must avoid protectionism 'at all costs'

The International Monetary Fund warned world leaders Friday to avoid resorting to protectionist measures "at all costs" due to the damage it would cause to their own and the global economy. At a time when President Donald Trump has repeatedly...Show More Summary

The Globalist One World Currency Will Look A Lot Like Bitcoin

Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, This week the International Monetary Fund shocked some economic analysts with an announcement that America was "no longer first in the world" as a major economic growth engine. This stinging assertion falls exactly in line with the narrative out of the latest G20 summit; that the U.S. Show More Summary

IMF urges US to 'protect' gains won under Obamacare

The International Monetary Fund on Thursday weighed into the US health care debate, urging the Trump administration to "protect" the gains achieved under President Barack Obama. As the US Senate continues the heated debate over repealing...Show More Summary

Trilemmas and Financial Instability

by Joseph Joyce Trilemmas and Financial Instability Whether or not the international monetary trilemma (the choice facing policymakers among monetary autonomy, capital mobility and a fixed exchange rate) allows policymakers the scope for policy autonomy has been the subject of a number of recent analyses (see here for a summary). Hélène Rey of the London […]

IMF to launch new form of aid -- with no money

The International Monetary Fund announced Wednesday it will launch a new tool to support governments in financial trouble: one that involves no money. Instead of providing cheap loans to countries, the new IMF tool will serve as a good housekeeping seal of approval for a government's reform program. Show More Summary

Bolivia's President Declares 'Total Independence' from World Bank and IMF

``Morales has said Bolivia's past dependence on the agencies was so great that the International Monetary Fund had an office in government headquarters and even participated in their meetings. Bolivia is now in the process of becoming a member of the Southern Common Market, Mercosur and Morales attended the group's summit in Argentina last week. ''

Lagarde Hints At IMF Being Based In China In Future

In a comment sure to stir up questions over dollar hegemony (and new world order conspiracy thoughts), IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde admitted during an event today in Washington that The International Monetary Fund could be...Show More Summary

The IMF just downgraded the Trump economy

The International Monetary Fund has sharply revised its forecast for US economic growth in a direct indictment of Donald Trump’s presidency and lack of action on promised policy changes. The IMF downgraded its forecast for US gross domestic...Show More Summary

IMF upgrades eurozone, Japan; leaves world outlook unchanged

The International Monetary Fund is upgrading the economic outlook for Europe, Japan and China this year. But fund's forecast for global growth is unchanged from an April forecast, partly because … Click to Continue »

Eurozone growth projections revised up by the IMF

The International Monetary is more optimistic about the economy of the 19-country eurozone after a run of elections saw populist politicians defeated. In an update to its April projections published … Click to Continue »

'Global growth recovery on track' - IMF

The pickup in global growth recovery remains on track, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) report on Monday, maintaining its previous forecast of global growth at 3.5 percent and 3.6 percent respectively for 2017 and 2018. Show More Summary

IMF approves conditional $1.8 billion loan to Greece

The International Monetary Fund's board approved a $1.8 billion loan to Greece — but will only release the money if the country gets debt relief from its European creditors. The … Click to Continue »

The International Monetary Fund Accidentally Provides Strong Evidence for the Laffer Curve

As a general rule, the International Monetary Fund is a statist organization. Which shouldn’t be too surprising since its key “shareholders” are the world’s major governments. And when you realize who controls the purse strings, it’s no surprise to learn that the bureaucracy is a persistent advocate of higher tax burdens and bigger government. Show More Summary

IMF chief praises Egypt's measures on economic reforms

The head of the International Monetary Fund has praised Egypt's reform measures, saying they will set the country on "a path of stability." Christine Lagarde said in a statement late … Click to Continue »

IMF cuts Brazil growth estimate for 2018

Brazil's economy appears to have turned a corner, but political uncertainty is on the rise, prompting the International Monetary Fund on Thursday to cut its 2018 growth forecast for the recession-hit country. The recovery is likely to...Show More Summary

Foreign banks and the international transmission of monetary policy

Monetary policies pursued by lending countries may have negative spillovers for financial stability in emerging markets, because monetary policy is transmitted through its effect on the aggregate supply of cross-border loans. This column...Show More Summary

IMF to participate for 'last time' in Greek bailout: Schaeuble

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The International Monetary Fund, a key creditor in Greece's bailout, will not participate in any further rescues of the debt-wracked country, Germany's finance minister told a Greek newspaper Saturday. "We have all acknowledged (eurozone...Show More Summary

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