International Monetary Fund
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.
IMF Sees Global Economic Upswing
However, its projection for economic growth in the United States this year remains modest, at 2.2%.
IMF Isn’t Buying Trump’s 3% Growth Target
The fund cites uncertainty over Trump's fiscal policy in cutting its U.S. growth forecast to 2.1% for both 2016 and 2017.
IMF Boosts Growth Forecast for 2017 to 3.5%
In its latest economic outlook, the fund warns that protectionist policies "threaten global economic integration and the cooperative global economic order."