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The IMF nudges up its forecast for global growth - The Economist

APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, and, in Washington, chirpy forecasts from the IMF that often prove a bit too chirpy. On April 18th the fund released its semi-annual World Economic Outlook (WEO), raising its forecast ...and more »

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

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 mostly due to increased optimism about consumer demand in advanced ...and more »

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

US President Donald Trump and US Vice President Mike Pence (R) stand alongside Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross as he speaks about Trump signing executive orders on trade policies in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, March 31, 2017 ...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 »

IMF warns trade war could derail improving global economy - Washington Post

Growth in the global economy is gradually picking up, but it remains under threat from rising protectionism and the risk of trade wars, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday. The international organization slightly raised its projections for ...and more »

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

On April 14, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the first review of Jamaica's performance under the program supported by the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA), on a lapse of time basis.[1] The 36-month SBA with a ...and more »

IMF maintains 5.1% growth estimate for Indonesia amid headwinds - Jakarta Post

IMF maintains 5.1% growth estimate for Indonesia amid headwinds Security personnel guard the entrance to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) building in Washington D.C., where delegations of 189 members gathered for the 2017 Spring Meetings from ...and more »

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

The International Monetary Fund has revised up its UK growth forecast for the second time in three months after admitting that the performance of the economy since the Brexit vote last year had been stronger than expected. In its half-yearly World ...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 »