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Even Slower Global Growth Seen in 2016 IMF Outlook

Get ready for even slower global growth than you previously expected. That is the message from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its updated 2016 outlook released on Monday. To ...
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China Risks Trigger IMF Downgrade of Global GDP

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its forecasts for global gross domestic product improvement to 3.4% this year and 3.6% in 2017. The downgrade is largely due to a ...
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IMF Sees Silver Lining, Paths Ahead During China and Developing Economies Slower Growth

Is it possible that the slowdown of China's expansion is good for the rest of the world? That might not make sense if you just looked at the worst U.S. ...
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China’s Renminbi Now Officially a Reserve Currency

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday added China's currency, the renminbi, to the basket of official world reserve currencies. The renminbi, which is denominated in yuan, joins the U.S. ...
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Moody’s Expects Poor Global Growth Through 2017

Moody's expects slack growth in the world's economy for the next two years, which leaves it vulnerable to "shocks" such as those that could cause another financial crisis or recession. ...
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Countries With the Best (and Worst) Jobs

Not only do people the world over rely on their jobs for their livelihood, but economic growth is the result of people working in one occupation or another. Professional lives ...
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China Economy Staggers at 6.9%

For the first time since the Great Recession, China's economy rose less that 7%. In the first three quarters, the number was 6.9%. The figure beat most forecasts but was ...
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IMF Confirms Slower Global GDP Growth Targets in 2015 and 2016

When Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) spoke last week, it had all the hallmarks of a precursor to a downgrade of the IMF's global growth targets. Now ...
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IMF Tips Hand on Lower Global GDP Forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is going to be lowering its global growth forecasts, at least that is what sounds as though is coming as the next forecasts will be ...
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Where Commodity Metal Prices Are Headed

On the EconoMonitor blog, two researchers from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have posted a brief account of the commodity price downturn in both base metals and oil. The post is ...
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The 5 Nations Still Buying Gold for Their Central Banks

It is no secret that gold has been pounded in recent weeks. Forget about the old highs and hopes of gold going above $2,000 per ounce. Now gold bugs have ...
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7 Countries Near Bankruptcy

Puerto Rico defaulted on its $58 million debt repayment this week for the first time in its history. With its failure to repay creditors, the commonwealth joins the ranks of ...
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Germany Becomes the World’s Perfect Economy

China's economy has slowed to an expansion rate of 7%, a number that many experts believe has been manufactured and actually is weaker. The White House recently downgraded the U.S. 2015 GDP ...
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IMF Lowers Global Growth Outlook, Cuts US Projection by 20%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday cut its 2015 global GDP growth forecast from an April estimate of 3.5% to a new level of 3.3%. Weak first-quarter performance, especially ...
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European Stocks Down Almost 4% on Greek Panic

Banks did not open in Greece, although probably every Greek citizen would have taken his money and run. It appears there will be no deal on Greek debt with the ...
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