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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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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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Greek Parliament Approves Massive Layoffs as Auterity Bites

The austerity versus stimulus battle flamed up again as the Greek parliament approved massive layoffs of public workers. Now, the proponents of cost cuts in financially weakened nations will get ...
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Merkel Re-election: Victory for Austerity

Angela Merkel is likely to be elected to a third term as Chancellor of Germany, an office she has held since 2005. If she does win, the nation's leverage in ...
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IMF Buries U.S. Growth as Drag on Global Economy

Barely buried in the new International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast for global growth was the prediction for U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) improvement for 2013 and 2014. As the world's ...
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IMF Forecasts Slower Global Growth for 2013 and 2014: China, Euro, Emerging Markets

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released its newest forecasts for global growth in its World Economic Outlook (WEO), and the expectation is that emerging markets are going to lead ...
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IMF Suggests Bank Reform and Steps to Support Demand in Europe

It is a shame that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) can only suggest solutions to the European financial crisis and the devastation of jobs and economic recession that has come ...
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IMF, ECB, EU Still Concerned About Greece

Greece may have made some economic progress, but it has not made enough for its major financial supporters to claim it is worthy of more bailout money. That is the ...
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IMF Posts Negative Report About Italy

Italy is economic trouble, according the International Monetary Fund (IMF). That conclusion is obvious, as is the usual refrain that only a quickening of reforms can pull the nation out ...
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