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Ukraine Gets $17.5 Billion From IMF

Troubled by both war and the threat of financial collapse, Ukraine got a lifeline from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The agency put in place a four-year extended fund facility ...
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China’s Economy Still Troubled, Based on PMI

China announced its gross domestic product (GDP) grew at 7.4% last year, which was a quarter of a percent low based on analysis by economists and journalists. Some fear the growth ...
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IMF Cuts Global Growth Outlook

As the world's rich and powerful gather at Davos, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had a message for them and other world leaders. The agency followed the World Bank's decision ...
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Russia’s Economy by the Numbers

Many experts believe that Russia will fall into a deep recession next year, due primarily to a drop in oil prices. The recession, as a matter of fact, may have ...
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Countries With the Most Slaves

While many believe slavery is an issue of the past, it remains a real, yet largely hidden, problem. An estimated 35.8 million people are enslaved worldwide, according to a recent ...
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Ebola Could Ruin National Governments — WHO

I have never seen a health event threaten the very survival of societies and governments in already very poor countries. I have never seen an infectious disease contribute so ...
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Why the Market Could Sell Off Another 10%

From a year-to-date peak of 2,011 on September 18, the S&P 500 has given up 4% in 15 trading sessions. At that rate the index could drop another 10% before ...
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What OPEC Is Really Telling The IMF

The Secretary General for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), H.E. Abdalla Salem El-Badri, issued a statement to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday. He touched on a ...
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IMF Cuts Growth Forecast; US Carries the Developed World

If it weren’t for a projected 0.5% increase in the outlook for U.S. economic growth, the forecast for 2014 global growth from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) would be even ...
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IMF Talks Down Global GDP Growth Expectations

It was just earlier this week that Fitch warned of risks to the global GDP growth story for 2014 and 2015 being to the downside. Now we are getting more ...
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Ebola Outbreak and Liberian Economy by the Numbers

Arguably, Liberia has been affected most by the Ebola outbreak, with 576 deaths as of August 20, according to the AP. That figure is expected to rise sharply. Among the world's ...
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Israel’s Economy by the Numbers

Israel has an outsized effect on world politics for a nation the gross domestic product (GDP) of which is not among the 40 largest in the world. The International Monetary ...
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Will the U.S. Return to Recession?

Barely masked in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) downgrade of U.S. GDP growth for 2014 was a warning. Without policy changes, which include investment to create jobs and infrastructure, the ...
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IMF Slashes U.S. Growth Estimates

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its GDP growth forecast for the U.S. economy from 2.8% to 2.0%. The IMF also forecast that the United States would not return to ...
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Greek Long-Term Bond Sale: Is It Too Soon?

Greece reportedly will announce a long-term bond sale as soon as Wednesday, the first time it has had access to capital markets since March 2010. But the question to ask ...
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