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Africa

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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global economy

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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global economy

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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Africa

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 HQ, DC

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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IMF Looks for Better 2014 to 2015 Growth

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released its updated 2014 to 2015 economic outlook. The good news is that the group has increased its expectations moderately. The bad news is ...
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Ukraine Economy by the Numbers

What does Ukraine's economy look like as it goes through a period of political collapse? Ukraine faces a default on some of its sovereign bonds as the political upheaval in ...
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IMF Boosts U.S. and Global Growth Forecasts, Warns of Inflation Risk

The global economy will expand at 3.7% this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast in its latest World Economic Outlook, released Tuesday. That is up from a 3.6% forecast ...
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Eurozone PMI Shows Unexpected Recovery

Europe's economy has shown unexpected resilience, and it may even be recovering from a deep recession, according to PMI data from Markit that covers July, Since the EU economy is ...
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G20 Members to Work Toward Jobs and Stimulus — Maybe

The Joint G20 Finance and Labour Ministers' Meeting gathered in Russia recently. The most important statement by the group indicated that first among the priorities of the G20 is new ...
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