International Monetary Fund
IMF Sees Inflation Easing, Upside Risks
Given the “uncharted nature” of the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, “considerable uncertainty remains," the fund warns.
IMF Warns of Crypto Risks to Financial Stability
“The anonymity of crypto assets and limited global standards create significant data gaps for regulators.”
IMF Says Price Pressures Could Be ‘More Persistent’
"Uncertainty remains high" and "central banks may need to take preemptive action," the Fund warns in its latest World Economic Outlook.
IMF Predicts Worst Slump Since Great Depression
The Fund now expects the global economy to contract by 3% this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
IMF Warns of $19 Trillion Corporate Debt Risk
Accommodative monetary stimulus has encouraged financial risk-taking, leading to “worrisome” levels of debt with poor credit quality, the Fund says.
IMF Cuts 2019 World Growth Forecast to 3%
“Further escalation of trade tensions and associated increases in policy uncertainty" could result in lower-than-expected growth next year, the IMF says.
IMF Trims Global Growth Forecast
The fund sliced two percentage points off its previous forecast for 2018 and 2019 and said U.S. growth would slow to 2.5% next year.
IMF Chief Warns of Economic Nationalism Risks
"While it is tempting to sail alone, countries must resist the siren call of self-sufficiency,” Christine Lagarde says.
Argentina Takes Steps to Ease Currency Crisis
The government announces new taxes and steep spending cuts as the sliding peso makes it harder to service the country's debt.
Total World Debt Reaches $164 Trillion in 2016
The IMF urges countries to "build fiscal buffers now by reducing government deficits and putting debt on a steady downward path."
The Credit Market: When Will the Music Stop?
Credit spreads will widen and defaults will increase, say some portfolio managers. But pinpointing the 'when' is almost impossible.