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IMF Pulls Back Expectations of US Economic Growth

The International Monetary Foundation (IMF) lowered its forecast for U.S. economic growth for this year to 2.1%, down from the previous estimate of 2.3%. This is ultimately the result of ...
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IMF Says China Economy Slows; Caixin China PMI Collapses

International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde said what the economic world already knows. The Chinese economy is slowing and the slowdown will touch the rest of the world. Data ...
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The Troubled Economy of Brazil by the Numbers

With its huge oil company Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, rocked by bribery probes, problems with back taxes and falling oil prices, the Brazilian economy has been injured and ...
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IMF to U.S.: Make an Orderly Exit to Low Rates, Increase Minimum Wage

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released its 2014 Article IV Consultation with the United States of America. The Article IV highlighted five themes that the IMF feels would strengthen ...
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Ukraine’s Economy by the Numbers

The International Monetary Fund will lend the financially crippled Ukraine government a loan between $14 billion and $18 billion. The package at least partially replaces a loan that the Russians ...
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The Ukrainian Economy by the Numbers

What does Ukraine's economy look like as it goes through a period of government change and a partial invasion by Russia? Ukraine faces a default on some of its sovereign ...
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Inside Ukraine’s Economy, S&P Cuts Rating, President Flees

Update: Based on many media reports, the government's opposition has taken the center of Kiev, and President Viktor F. Yanukovych has left the capital. Update: Another day of fighting appeared ...
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IMF Downgrades Global Growth for 2013

The International Monetary Fund (or the IMF) issues guidance on global and country-specific economic expectations from time to time, but we now have the IMF's 2013 World Economic Outlook for ...
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Syria Starts to Struggle as the U.S. Extends Its Sanctions Against Iran

The International Monetary Fund said Syria was one of the few countries in the Middle East whose economy is expected to contract in 2012. The IMF expected the regional economy ...
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IMF Sees Fiscal Cliff & Euro Crisis As Key Risks To US Growth in 2012 & 2013

The International Monetary Fund still sees growth remaining positive throughout 2012 and 2013.  Unfortunately, this pesky "fiscal cliff” and the Euro area crisis are listed as the main risks to ...
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IMF Pushes ECB on Bank Union, Fiscal Integration

The European Union and the European Central Bank (ECB) can no longer just kick the can down the road if they hope to solve the financial crisis in the Eurozone. ...
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IMF Forecasts More Weakness in Global Economy

In one of the periodic updates to its 2012 World Economic Outlook, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said today that global economic growth in 2013 will decline from a previous ...
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IMF: U.S. Recovery ‘Remains Tepid’ Due to Euro Crisis, U.S. Politics

The International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that the U.S. recovery is still on shaky footing, and  political action must be taken to keep economic growth stable. "The U.S. recovery remains tepid and ...
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IMF to Spain: You’re Screwed

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published its preliminary findings following its meetings with Spanish officials. The outcome is neither unexpected nor good news for Spain. First the IMF states ...
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IMF Warns On UK Economy

The new IMF report on the UK  ("United Kingdom—2012 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement of the Mission") has a pessimistic tone. But, the agency believe that the country can help ...
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