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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 »

FSB and IMF publish the 2018 Progress Report on G20 Data Gaps Initiative

September 25, 2018/IMF The Financial Stability Board (FSB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) today published the third progress report on the implementation of the second phase of the G20 Data… Read more »

Statement by IMF Chief Spokesman Gerry Rice on Argentina

September 25, 2018/IMF “We take note of today’s announcements regarding the change at the Central Bank of Argentina. We look forward to continuing our close and constructive relationship with the… Read more »

China has ‘no choice’ but to hit back at Trump’s $200 billion tariffs

— kicking the trade war up another level September 18, 2018/Business Insider Will Martin The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) said on Tuesday morning that it had “no choice” but… Read more »

Managing Debt Vulnerabilities in Low-Income Countries

September 13, 2018/IMF By Christine Lagarde IMF Managing Director Delivered at the Sovereign Debt Conference, Washington, DC  As prepared for delivery Honored guests, ladies and gentlemen—it is a pleasure for… Read more »