21
JAN
2016

Subdued Growth, Diminished Prospects, Action Needed

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At the start of 2016, turbulence in financial markets has returned amid renewed concern about risks to global economic growth. The fundamental forces that underlay our October World Economic Outlook projections have not dissipated, and in some respects have intensified, leading...
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23
DEC
2015

Good news in December: U.S. Congressional approval of IMF Quota & Governance Reforms

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Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on December 18 welcomed the adoption of legislation by the U.S. Congress to authorize the 2010 Quota and Governance Reforms. “The United States Congress approval of these reforms is a welcome and...
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30
OCT
2015

Weaker Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Amid Deteriorating Global Conditions

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Economic activity has weakened markedly in sub-Saharan Africa, and the strong growth momentum of recent years has dissipated in quite a few countries. While the business and macroeconomic environment has improved considerably over the past decade or so, other factors that...
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