Posts Tagged ‘international monetary fund’

IMF Dovish As It Cuts US Growth Outlook

by Christopher Lemieuxon June 16, 2014 9:01 pm GMT
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has become more dovish as it cuts the growth forecast for the United States. The IMF said in a report that the Federal Reserve could keep their near-zero interest rate policy longer than market participants expect. Growth forecasts were slashed .8 percent in 2014, and the IMF believes the world’s […]

Lagarde Said IMF Underestimated the UK Economic Rally

by Christopher Lemieuxon June 9, 2014 7:42 pm GMT
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) underestimated the economic rally in the United Kingdom and the effects of the ongoing austerity program. “We got it wrong,” according to IMF managing director Christine Legarde on the “Andrew Marr Show.” The IMF has warned against deep cuts is fiscal policy, known as austerity, and tried to program neo-Keynesian […]

Japanese Consumer Spending Deteriorates, IMF Wants More Reforms

by Christopher Lemieuxon May 30, 2014 12:57 pm GMT
The Bank of Japan (BoJ) may be optimistic that the three percent tax hike last month will not deter consumer spending, but April’s consumer spending and production figures came in less than expected. Questions about the longevity of Japan’s growth spurt still remain to be answered. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) wants to see even […]

The IMF Warns China of Hard Landing, China Disagrees

by Christopher Lemieuxon April 13, 2014 4:38 pm GMT
After recent months of slowing economic data (which has come under question of even being real) and potential defaults, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned China that their decades of poor investment and systemic financial risk could cause a hard economic landing. However, China’s Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said “in general, we think they […]