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QE and World Growth Buoy Global Rating Outlooks

September 22, 2017/Fitch Ratings Global rating outlooks remain on an improving trend and are on balance less negative than at the start of the year across most rating sectors. However,… Read more »

CBN Communique 114 of the MPC Meeting of July 24-25, 2017, with Personal Statement of Members

September 19, 2017/CBN Adelabu, Adebayo The improvement in the performance of key macroeconomic variables, which commenced in the early part of the year, appears to have been fairly sustained. Recent… Read more »

[De]Globalisation and Inflation – Mark Carney – Governor, Bank of England

Culled—Proshare September 19, 2017/BoE Speech By Mark Carney, Governor Of The Bank Of England at the 2017 IMF Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture, 18 September 2017, London. During his term… Read more »

WFE Publishes H1 2017 Market Highlights

August 14, 2017/WFE Click here to read the WFE H1 2017 Market Highlights report in full. The World Federation of Exchanges (“WFE”), which represents more than 200 market infrastructure providers… Read more »

Fitch: Good News Continues on the World Economy

7/8/2017/Fitch Ratings The recent flow of good news on the world economy has continued since our June Global Economic Outlook (GEO), with Fitch now revising up its 2017 and 2018… Read more »

IMF Says US in Longest Expansion since 167 Years, as Unemployment Rate Falls 4.4%

July 27, 2017 By Peter OBIORA InvestAdvocate Lagos (INVESTADVOCATE)-Global financial institution, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday that the United States (US) is in its longest expansion since… Read more »

Ten Ways to Expand U.S. Growth

Culled—-IMF By Yasser Abdih, IMF Western Hemisphere Department July 27, 2017 With the economy at full employment, the United States will need to gradually remove both fiscal and monetary support,… Read more »

Sudan: AfDB Takes the ‘Desert to Power Initiative’ to Sudan

July 27, 2017/AfDB In a collaborative initiative, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have joined efforts to operationalize the ‘Desert to Power program’ in… Read more »

Stepping up the Fight Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

Culled—-IMFBlog By Christine Lagarde Corrupt officials, tax cheats, and the financial backers of terrorism have one thing in common: they often exploit vulnerabilities in financial systems to facilitate their crimes…. Read more »

IMF Executive Board Approves Proposal for a New Policy Coordination Instrument

July 26, 2017/IMF On July 14, 2017 the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the establishment of a new non-financing Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) to further strengthen… Read more »