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How Much of the UK Could US Billionaires Afford to Buy?

Boasting a Gross Domestic Product calculated by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) of more than $16 trillion, the United States is by far the single biggest-spending country in the world. A number of factors figure into the sum, including population size and average salary. According to the billionaires list published annually by Forbes, 492 citizens

BIMCO: Reforms Necessary to Improve Economy

Macro Economics: Take nothing for granted; we need reforms to improve economic performance Global economy The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded its global growth projection from 3.

IMF may be right in suggesting countries raise fuel taxes

It's tough to find any drivers who relish digging into their wallets to fill up at the pump. According to the International Monetary Fund, though, not only should fuel taxes jump by more than 50 percent, the increase should have Canadians...Show More Summary

The Global Economy's Groundhog Day

``Consider the mid-year update of the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook, which has told the same story every year since 2011: "Oops! The world economy did not perform as well as we expected." The reports go on to blame...Show More Summary

Global Manufacturing Economic Update – August 8, 2014

Here is the summary for this month’s Global Manufacturing Economic Update: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts that world outputRead the Rest...

The World is on Fire and the BBC is Broadcasting Rolling Coverage of the Most Boring Murder Trial in History

The BBC has had a tough time over the past few years, and rightly so. Britain's public broadcaster has been embroiled in paedophilia scandals, monetary crises, bias, negligence and deep internal strife. But no greater example of the organisation's complete and utter uselessness exists than their current approach to the news. Show More Summary

Japanese Stocks With Low P/FCF Ratios Win Big With A Tax Cut

By Kapitall: The International Monetary Fund released its latest review of Japan's economy on Thursday, and the financial body says that while the nation is slated to see high growth this year, failure to realize the goals of its economic reform plan could dampen future expectations and raise concerns over the country's finances. Show More Summary

Ghana Seeks IMF Bailout As Currency Drops Due To Loss Of Investor Confidence In Excess Government Spending And Government Worker Wage Supports

News: West African Nation Of Ghana Turns To The International Monetary Fund To Stem Its Economic Crisis Analysis But for the fact that the United States economy is "The Queen Of The Pigs", the most stable, debt ridden nation, despite...Show More Summary

Ghana isn’t doing as well as many people think

Ghana will turn to the International Monetary Fund for help after the west African country’s currency plunged roughly 40 per cent this year against the dollar, making the cedi the worst performing currency in the world in 2014. Nearly three years after the start of oil production, which was meant to further strengthen the country’s […]

The Plain Bad Economics of Today's Energy Prices

Remember not so long ago when the IMF was treated with deep suspicion by the environmental community? Times are changing. The International Monetary Fund is now producing some important analyses directed at the world's economic and financial...Show More Summary

International Monetary Fund Proposes Carbon Taxes to Avert Climate Change

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, outlined her agency's proposal for imposing axes on various fossil fuels as a way to avert future man-made global warming. Such taxes would encourage people to burn less coal, oil, and natural gas and to switch to no-carbon energy sources. Show More Summary

IMF Pushes for Higher Energy Taxes to Fight Climate Change

Energy prices should reflect the harmful and environmental side effects of using fossil fuels, particularly damage such as climate change and air pollution, the International Monetary Fund said in a book published Thursday. The IMF book “Getting Energy Prices Right: From Principle to Practice“argues energy prices in many countries are too low and are set at levels […]

History Suggests China is On Verge of Banking Crisis

One of the most striking facts unearthed by the International Monetary Fund in its recent review of China’s economy was how much of a risk Beijing was taking by not aggressively deflating its credit bubble.

IMF Warns China: Reform or See Your Growth Rate Plummet

The International Monetary Fund warned that China's growth rate could plummet in the coming years unless Beijing speeds up the pace of its economic reforms.

Grillo predicts IMF bailout for Italy

``Beppe Grillo, the leader of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, on Wednesday predicted that Italy would need an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout by the end of the year and said he doubted Premier Matteo Renzi would stay in office until Christmas.''

Morgan Stanley Names New Vice Chairman in Global Capital Markets

Reza Moghadam, formerly a director at the International Monetary Fund, is joining the Wall Street firm.

Ukraine fact of the day

The Ukrainian economy shrank 4.7 per cent annually in the second quarter, far deeper than expected and casting a cloud over the assumptions that underpin the International Monetary Fund’s $17bn bailout. That follows a 1.1 per cent year-on-year contraction in the first quarter. Given the ongoing unrest in eastern Ukraine, where much of the industrial […]

IMF Chief: Jury’s Still Out On Whether Greece Debt Relief Needed

The head of the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday questioned whether Greece still needs debt relief.

Is a Bloated Current Account Surplus the New German Disease?

Germany’s global image is better than ever. But the International Monetary Fund highlighted an underlying German problem.

IMF: Rising rates, emerging market slowdown could dampen global growth

A new report by the International Monetary Fund underscores the high stakes facing the Federal Reserve as it meets Tuesday in Washington to debate how to unwind years of stimulus that have propped up not only the U.S. recovery but also the world economy. The IMF pointed to a rocky return to normal policy by the […]

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