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Building Defenses Against the Next Economic Downturn

January 17, 2019 By David Lipton The global economy faces a number of complex challenges from technological change and globalization, and the lingering effects of the 2008-9 financial crisis. At the same time, we are witnessing lower levels of trust in the core institutions that have helped to deliver tremendous […]

The Future of Saving: The Role of Pension System Design in an Aging World

January 17, 2019/IMF IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton Opening Remarks to Tokyo Seminar Thank you for coming to today’s launch of the IMF Staff Discussion Note on The Future of Saving: The Role of Pension System Design in an Aging World. I would like to offer my appreciation […]

Countries in the IMF Financial Spotlight in 2019

January 16, 2019 By IMFBlog In 2019, the IMF will complete 14 assessments under the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP). Eight of this year’s assessments are mandatory: Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Italy, Poland, Singapore, and Switzerland. The other six are voluntary: Algeria, Bahamas, Kuwait, FYR Macedonia, Malta, and Thailand. The […]