International Monetary Fund

IMF Issues Review of US Economy, Warns About Debt, Trade

The United States will celebrate the longest economic expansion in history next month. July marks the 10-year anniversary of the turnaround begun in June 2009 to repair the country's economy ...
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US-China Trade War Could Cost Global GDP $455 Billion

Ahead of this week's G-20 meeting of central bankers and finance ministers in Fukuoka, Japan, International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde encouraged them to embrace "trade, innovation and ...
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IMF States the Obvious: US Importers to Bear Weight of Tariffs

As most economists and observers have said since the first Trump tariffs were imposed last August, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) repeated in a Thursday blog post: "Consumers in the ...
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Tesla’s in Trouble but Don’t Panic — Yet

In a worst-case scenario for electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc. (NYSE: TSLA), analysts at Morgan Stanley on Tuesday said that the company's stock price could plummet to $10 a share. ...
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Chinese Tariffs Slowing Global Economy

Just in time for the annual meeting of the high and the mighty at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has issued the January ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Uber's status as the top car-sharing service could hurt the initial public offering of the number two company, Lyft. According to Reuters: Uber Technologies Inc and smaller rival Lyft are ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today: Amazon Picks NYC and Virginia

According to the Washington Post, Amazon.com Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) second headquarters will be split between Crystal City Virginia and New York City. The Washington Post reports: Amazon will open major ...
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Saudi Arabia’s Economy and Military by the Numbers

Saudi Arabia ranks fourth in the world based on military expenditures. It ranks 41st in population, and it ranks 19th in nominal gross domestic product (GDP). Saudi Arabia's military capacity ...
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Tariffs Could Wreck China’s Growth Rate — IMF

For years, China's gross domestic product has risen over 7%. Some experts believe that will moderate to 6.5% because of the size of its economy and the law of large ...
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IMF Downgrades Global Growth Prospects, Blaming Trade Tensions

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has issued its World Economic Outlook, October 2018, in which it warns that global expansion of gross domestic product (GDP) will slow from its previous ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Google will launch several new smartphones worldwide. According to Reuters: Alphabet Inc’s Google will unveil the third edition of its Pixel smartphone at 10 media events across the world on ...
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IMF Chief Voices Worry About Global Expansion

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is one of the leaders in tracking the global economy. Its leader, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, recently said her concerns about the global expansion have ...
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Moody’s Hits Turkey With a Massive Downgrade

Against the backdrop of a trade war with the United States and a crumbling economy, Moody's has downgraded the rating of Turkey's sovereign paper from Ba3 from Ba2 and changed ...
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Inflation Rate in Venezuela at 1 Million Percent

While some U.S. economists fret that the country's inflation rate is going to zoom past the Federal Reserve's 2% target any day now, that amount of inflation is insignificant numerically ...
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IMF Expects US to Be Fine

The International Monetary Fund has issued its World Economic Outlook Update. While its experts commented that the global economy is in good shape, it posted new warnings that reflect the ...
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