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When History Rhymes

November 5, 2018 By Christine Lagarde Mark Twain once said that “History never repeats itself, but it does often rhyme.” As heads of state gather in Paris this week to… Read more »

IMF Approves $5.7 Billion Facility for Argentina

October 26, 2018/IMF The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed today the first review of Argentina’s economic performance under the 36-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) that was approved… Read more »

International Energy Agency Says 14% of the Global Population Lack Access to Electricity

24/10/2018/APO Speaking at the World Bank meeting in Bali this month Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank President, said that African leaders have approached him and said that they need… Read more »

The Global Competitiveness Report 2018

October 17, 2018/WEF In the midst of rapid technological change, political polarization and a fragile economic recovery, it is critical that we define, assess and implement new pathways to growth… Read more »

A Decade After the Global Financial Crisis: Are We Safer?

October 2018/IMF EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In the 10 years since the global financial crisis, regulatory frameworks have been enhanced and the banking system has become stronger, but new vulnerabilities have emerged,… Read more »

IMF: World Economic Outlook, October 2018 – Challenges To Steady Growth

October 9, 2018/IMF The steady expansion under way since mid-2016 continues, with global growth for 2018–19 projected to remain at its 2017 level. At the same time, however, the expansion… Read more »

World Bank Cuts Nigeria, Others’ Growth Forecast to 2.7%

October 4, 2018/Punch Feyisayo Popoola with agency report The World Bank has cut its economic growth forecast for Nigeria and other sub-Saharan Africa countries for this year to 2.7 per… Read more »

‘Steer, Don’t Drift’: Managing Rising Risks to Keep the Global Economy on Course

October 1, 2018/IMF Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF As prepared for delivery Honored guests, ladies and gentlemen—good morning and welcome. Our event today is the penultimate leg of what we… Read more »