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IMF Says Global Growth on Track, Downgrades UK, US Growth

By Peter OBIORA InvestAdvocate Click here to read full World Economic Outlook Update, July 2017 Lagos (INVESTADVOCATE)-The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday said global growth projection remains on track… Read more »

Non-oil Revenue Already Below Budget

Culled—Proshare July 12, 2017/FBNQuest Research We return today to the paucity of non-oil revenue collection. CBN data show flows into the federation account in February of N252bn, which were 49%… Read more »

Global Sovereign Rating Outlook Improves, but High Debt Lingers-Fitch

(This Statement was made by Fitch Ratings on Wednesday July 12, 2017) The global sovereign credit cycle reached an inflection point at the end of last year and has turned… Read more »

Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Conclusion of her Visit to Croatia

July 12, 2017/IMF Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), made the following statement today in Dubrovnik: “It has been a great pleasure to be in… Read more »

IMF Note on Global Prospects and Policy Challenges

July 5, 2017/IMF The Following executive summary is from a note by the Staff of the IMF prepared for the July 7-8, 2017 G-20 Leaders’ Summit in Hamburg, Germany. Read… Read more »

IMF Discusses Increasing Resilience to Large and Volatile Capital Flows—The Role of Macroprudential Policies

July 5, 2017/IMF On June 28, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) discussed a staff paper on “Increasing Resilience to Large and Volatile Capital Flows: the… Read more »

World Bank Says Private Sector Infrastructure Investment Commitments in Developing Countries Fell 37% in 2016

By Peter OBIORA InvestAdvocate Click here to download Private Participation in Infrastructure Data Base Lagos (INVESTADVOCATE)-The World Bank on Monday said investment commitments in infrastructure projects with private participation in… Read more »

Fitch: Medium Term Growth Potential Still Below 2% in Advanced Economies

June 30, 2017/Fitch Ratings Fitch Ratings-London-30 June 2017: Recent improvements in the near-term growth outlook for the advanced economies are not expected to be sustained over the medium-term, says Fitch… Read more »

IMF Releases G20 Surveillance Note on Global Prospects and Policy Challenges

June 30, 2017/IMF On July 5, 2017, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will release its Surveillance Note on “Global Prospects and Policy Challenges” that will be discussed at G20 Summit… Read more »

Fitch Says Strongest World Growth Expected Since 2010

June 19, 2017/Fitch Ratings The recovery in global growth is strengthening and is expected to pick up to 2.9% this year and peak at 3.1% in 2018, the highest rate… Read more »