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IMF Executive Board Concludes First Review under the Stand-By Arrangement for Jamaica - International Monetary Fund

April 18, 2017. Program implementation remains strong under the Stand-By Arrangement, with sustained positive GDP growth; The rebalancing from direct to indirect taxes, which is accompanied by higher social expenditure, is expected to expand the ...and more »

IMF Raises 2017 Outlook for Global Economic Growth - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund has raised its outlook for global growth, citing a postelection surge in confidence in the United States, better prospects in large emerging markets and an uptick in global trade. The rosy forecast is ...and more »

IMF says debt binge leaves US corporate assets exposed - Financial Times

A debt binge has left a quarter of US corporate assets vulnerable to a sudden increase in interest rates, the International Monetary Fund has warned. The ability of companies to cover interest payments is at its weakest since the 2008 financial crisis ...and more »

Don't Abdicate America's Leadership Role at the IMF - Foreign Policy (blog)

The International Monetary Fund may be one of the United States' greatest post-war success stories, but as the world's finance ministers, central bankers and investors arrive in Washington this week for the IMF Spring Meetings, an otherwise generally ...and more »

IMF ratchets up UK economic growth forecast to 2% - The Guardian

Fund notes stronger-than-expected performance since Brexit vote but warns protectionism may hold back growth. Larry Elliott Economics editor. Tue 18 Apr 2017 09.00 EDT Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 10.41 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...and more »

The global economy may be in better shape than we think - Quartz

The global economy is doing well, and that might be an understatement. In its latest World Economic Outlook, the IMF raised expectations for global economic growth this year to 3.5%, up a bit from its last forecast in October. The improved outlook is ...and more »

Brexit's unpredictable outcome poses risk to global stability, says IMF - The Guardian

Organisation also says financial stability is threatened by US corporate debt, China's credit bubble and weak EU banks. Larry Elliott in Washington. Wed 19 Apr 2017 08.56 EDT First published on Wed 19 Apr 2017 08.30 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »

IMF says pace of global economic growth is picking up - BBC News

The world economy seems to be gaining momentum, according the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund. Writing in the IMF's new World Economic Outlook, Maurice Obstfeldt said "we could be at a turning point". The report forecasts global ...and more »

IMF shifts from dismal to pessimistic, but has a sharper message about inequality - The Guardian

Latest IMF world outlook is most positive in years – although that's not saying much – and it's looking closely at falling shares of income to labour. Contact author. @GrogsGamut. Wed 19 Apr 2017 16.00 EDT Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 10.41 EST.and more »

IMF Forecasts Increased World Economic Growth Despite Rising Protectionism - Foreign Policy (blog)

And now for a glimmer of good news: the world economy is slated to grow faster this year than previously expected, according to the International Monetary Fund, which boosted its short-term global economic growth forecast for the first time in six years.and more »