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"Further to some press reports earlier today, I would like to clarify the status of Kenya's Fund-supported program." "The precautionary SBA/SCF arrangement remains in place until end-March 2018. The second and third reviews of the program, due respectively in June and December 2017, could not be ...
On February 7, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2017 Article IV consultation with Australia.[1]. Australia has enjoyed a comparatively robust economic performance while adjusting to the end of the commodity price and mining investment booms of the 2000s.

The International Monetary Fund has thrown its weight behind the Turnbull government's company tax reforms, arguing they would "benefit productivity and reduce inequality" and should be paid for by increasing the GST and introducing land taxes. The call from the global financial watchdog is likely to ...
The concluding statement of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission in Turkey has warned of the danger of overheating in the country's economy following a rapid recent recovery, asking for further monetary and fiscal tightening. On Feb. 16, the IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2018 Article IV ...
The International Monetary Fund has predicted a "soft landing" for Australian house prices even though it says the market is still between 5 and 15 per cent overvalued. The Washington-based institution endorsed "multi-pronged" measures that Australian authorities have used to take the heat out of the ...
The International Monetary Fund has thrown its weight behind the Turnbull government's company tax reforms, arguing they would "benefit productivity and reduce inequality" and should be paid for by increasing the GST and introducing land taxes. The call from the global financial watchdog is likely to ...

Mr. Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today in Nouakchott at the end of his visit to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, which followed the approval on December 6, 2017 by the IMF Executive Board of a three-year ...
International Monetary Fund has no objection to a European Monetary Fund. Sun 18 Feb 2018 21:19:40 GMT. Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News. Author: Eamonn Sheridan. share ...
International Monetary Fund welcomes India's fiscal deficit target. Last month, the IMF in its World Economic Outlook released in Davos, Switzerland, projected a 7.4 per cent GDP growth for India in 2018 and 7.8 per cent in 2019. Washington, February 16. The IMF has welcomed the fiscal deficit target set ...
BUDAPEST -- A military court ruled Wednesday that two businessmen charged with spying against Hungary for the Pentagon and International Monetary Fund were innocent. Hungarian citizens Norbert Maxin and Bela Bukta were arrested in 2015 and charged with providing a copy of Hungary's strategic ...
The UK must focus on enhancing its economy's productivity and international competitiveness in order to weather the shock of Brexit, the International Monetary Fund has warned. In its latest country report published on Wednesday, the IMF reiterated that the British economy had faced challenges since ...
Doha: The Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met on Monday morning at his Emiri Diwan office with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde on the occasion of her visit to the country. During the meeting, they reviewed the relations between Qatar and the ...
Following is the transcript of an exclusive CNBC interview with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF at 2018 World government Summit in Dubai. The interview was broadcast on CNBC on 12 February 2018. All references must be sourced to a "CNBC Interview'. Interviewed by Hadley Gamble, ...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has praised government's "prompt and effective response to cyclone Winston with well-designed policies that supported the economy's strong recovery." On February 5, the IMF executive board concluded Article IV consultations with Fiji. Through the Article IV ...
The International Monetary Fund hosted together with the Zambian Ministry of finance the Sixth African Fiscal Forum in Lusaka, Zambia, on February 8-9, 2018. The previous five fora were held in South Africa (2011, 2013), Senegal (2015), Uganda (2016), and Cameroon (2017). The Lusaka event ...
The implementation of the International Monetary Fund Program in Georgia and the macroeconomic trends of the country were discussed during the meeting. The IMF mission noted that the current economic situation in Georgia is much better in comparison with the forecasts made by the IMF mission ...
Poverty and low education levels are directly correlated to life expectancy around the world, according to a new International Monetary Fund blog that emphasizes access to quality healthcare as another key variable. The Fund's Chart of the Week shows "how this longevity gap, which reflects inequality in ...

Meanwhile, the First Review of the Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility for Georgia completed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board in December 2017 said that Georgia's economic recovery is gaining momentum, inflation is projected to decline starting in early ...
[WASHINGTON] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Indonesia's annual economic growth will gradually rise to about 5.6 per cent over the medium term, led by robust domestic demand, but it cautioned against building up too much debt in the country's drive to boost infrastructure investment.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Mr. Geoff Gottlieb visited Ulaanbaatar from January 24 to February 6, 2018 to conduct discussions on the third review of the three-year Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement approved on May 24, 2017, in an amount equivalent to SDR314.5054 ...
A delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited parliament to discuss the economic and financial situation ahead of the annual report. ... A delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded that "Luxembourg is doing well," but worried about the Sustainability of pensions and the ...
A logo is seen outside the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund June 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. ... FREETOWN - Sierra Leone's finance minister on Friday played down a decision by the International Monetary Fund to delay a disbursement because of the West African country's failure to ...
All told, 120 countries, representing three-quarters of world economic output, enjoyed economic growth in 2017, creating the broadest global expansion in seven years, according to the International Monetary Fund. So what's the outlook for 2018? The international lending agency recently forecast global ...
"The Arab world and other countries in the region hold enormous promise, including a young and talented population, a rich culture and history, and resource-abundant economies. Yet the region continues to face formidable challenges. Protracted regional conflicts, low commodity prices, weak productivity ...
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Tobias Rasmussen visited Guinea-Bissau from January 17-23, 2018, to evaluate the draft 2018 budget, assess the fiscal and debt implications of an intended scaling up of infrastructure investments, and discuss recent developments in the banking sector.
China will be taken seriously as a champion of globalisation if it tackles concerns about its restrictions around trade and investment, according to a senior International Monetary Fund executive. Calling for major economies to "fix the roof ... when the sun is shining", IMF first deputy managing director David ...
As a result of our small size and position in global affairs, Jamaica's foreign policy is constructed on the principle of 'survival' but eventually a deadlock situation is created whereby the government is forced to meet the demands of both citizens and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). By extension, it is ...
Planning permission has been granted for 684,000 new homes but only half of those have been built. A tax on unused land to get developers moving was proposed by Ed Miliband, when he was Labour leader, and the International Monetary Fund. The PM's former chief aide Nick Timothy is also in favour.
Dar es Salaam, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday stepped up its warnings against economic slowdown in Tanzania, saying the government needs to take urgent measures to reverse the downward trend. In its latest statement on the state of Tanzania's economy, the IMF ...
While 40 percent of the world's poor live in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the International Monetary Fund, the region also has billionaires, reality shows and a growing middle class. Some quickly decided to own Trump's vulgar language or throw it back in his face. "Good morning from the greatest most ...
On January 10, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund completed the seventh and last review of Tanzania's economic performance under a program supported by the Policy Support Instrument (PSI). The decision was made without a Board meeting and included the granting of ...
http://IMF.org and Social Protection" by its Independent Evaluation Office. In the letter, the human rights experts express concern that the evaluation lacked a more thorough examination of whether policy advice or lending conditionalities of the Fund were adequate to protect effectively the right to social ...
On November 17, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) discussed the financial system Stability Assessment (FSSA) of India.[1]. Since the 2011 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP), India has recorded strong growth in both economic activity and financial assets, ...
The International Monetary Fund has strongly defended its gloomy forecasts for the UK after Brexit, saying pre-referendum warnings of slower growth were coming true. Christine Lagarde, the fund's managing director, said the vote to leave the EU in June 2016 was already having an impact and Britain's ...
On December 13, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with Belarus. The Belarusian economy is recovering after two years of recession, helped by better policies, a more favorable external environment, and stronger domestic demand ...
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Ms. Catriona Purfield held discussions December 2-13 on the 2017 Article IV Consultation with Iran. At the end of the mission, Ms. Purfield made the following statement: "Growth has begun to broaden to the non-oil sector. Real GDP growth is projected to ...
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Mohammed El Qorchi visited Baku from November 30 to December 14 to hold discussions in the context of the 2018 Article IV Consultation. At the conclusion of the visit, Mr. El Qorchi made the following statement: "The economy has stabilized in 2017 ...
(Seychelles news agency) - The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a three-year Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles to help monitor a reform agenda, a press release from the organisation said earlier this week. Seychelles, an archipelago in the western ...
On December 13, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV Consultation with Morocco. [1]. Following last year's drought, economic growth has picked up in 2017 and is expected to reach 4.4 percent, mostly driven by a significant rebound in agricultural ...
Muscat: Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is on a short visit to the Sultanate. Tahir bin Salim bin Abdullah Al Amri, the executive president of the central bank of Oman (CBO), received Lagarde, and her delegation, this morning at Muscat International Airport, ...
The implementation of the International Monetary Fund Program in Georgia and the macroeconomic trends of the country were discussed during the meeting. The IMF mission noted that the current economic situation in Georgia is much better in comparison with the forecasts made by the IMF mission ...
The IMF staff team recommends deepening the impressive fiscal consolidation efforts of recent years and completing the restructuring of state-owned enterprises. Financial stability indicators have improved, but the high level of non-performing loans and low profitability need to be addressed.
Middle Eastern countries should pursue fiscal policies to support growth and build broader tax bases to fund infrastructure projects and social spending, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday. "A key priority is building broader and more equitable tax bases. All must pay their fair share, ...
On January 26, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2017 Article IV consultation [1] with Malta, and considered and endorsed the staff appraisal without a meeting on a lapse-of-time basis. [2]. Malta's economic growth remains one of the strongest in Europe, ...
"The Arab world and other countries in the region hold enormous promise, including a young and talented population, a rich culture and history, and resource-abundant economies. Yet the region continues to face formidable challenges. Protracted regional conflicts, low commodity prices, weak productivity ...
On December 13, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with Belarus. The Belarusian economy is recovering after two years of recession, helped by better policies, a more favorable external environment, and stronger domestic demand ...
(Seychelles news agency) - The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a three-year Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles to help monitor a reform agenda, a press release from the organisation said earlier this week. Seychelles, an archipelago in the western ...
Salutary benefits from demonetisation in India: International Monetary Fund. In the medium term, demonetisation could have possible effects, including through greater formalisation of and the information on economic activities, an IMF official said. business Updated: Dec 15, 2017 13:03 IST. Press Trust of India, Washington.
China should broaden its accounting methods to include off-budget quasi-fiscal spending to provide a clearer picture of its debt mountain, according to a report by Economists from the International Monetary Fund. Beijing's accounts should encompass local authority financing vehicles, public-private ...


 

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