Major international organizations -IMF, OECD, UN, & WBG- today called on governments from around the world to strengthen & increase the effectiveness of their tax systems to unleash much-needed domestic resources to meet the Sustainable Development...
By James Brumby and Michael Keen
February 13, 2018
New Delhi, India: there are now very few effective explicit wealth taxes in either developing or advanced economies (photo: Jens Kalaene/Corbis).
High and rising income inequality is a...
February 12, 2018
Weak growth in the Caribbean reduces economic opportunities for young people, increasing their vulnerability to illegal activities and crime (photo: IMF)
Youth unemployment in the Caribbean—among the highest in...
IMFGrowth in the Caribbean has stalled since 2000, generating few jobs and high levels of unemployment. Young people from the Caribbean talk about their hopes and concerns about the future. #IMFCaribbean ow.ly/GK9s30imaPepic.twitter.com/Oo8POTYaTc
By Benjamin Carton, Joannes Mongardini, and Yiqun Li
February 8, 2017
Demand for smartphones is highly cyclical and related to the release of new models (photo: iStock by GettyImages).
Over a decade of spectacular growth, demand for...
By Mercedes García-Escribano, Baoping Shang, and Emmanouil (Manos) Kitsios
February 5, 2018
Catania Sicily, Italy. Men with a lower level of education live shorter lives, on average, than their better educated fellow citizens (photo: Jann...
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IMFIMF’s Zhang: During the #InvestorSummit2018 on Climate Risk, I spoke about carbon pricing. I reiterated the IMF’s advice for meeting the #ParisAgreement to contain emissions: countries must ‘price it right; tax it smart; and do it now’. ow.ly/PZKf30i7luapic.twitter.com/9CsUn9eqxg
January 26, 2018
Lesetja Kganyago, South Africa’s Central Bank Governor and Chairman of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (photo: IMF staff).
While central bankers are often seen as somewhat traditionalist,...
By Alejandro Werner
January 25, 2018
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Latin America’s economic recovery is expected to benefit from higher commodity prices (photo: iStock by Getty Images)
Recent trends in the world...
Global economic activity continues to strengthen. The pickup in growth has been broad based, with notable upside surprises in Europe and Asia. Global growth forecasts for 2018 and 2019 have been revised upward by to 3.9 percent, reflecting increased...
By Maurice Obstfeld
January 22, 2017
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Global growth continues to pick up and is broad based. But no matter how tempting it is to sit back and enjoy the sunshine, policy can and...
IMFObtsfeld: Growth is picking up in Europe & Asia, with improved performance also in the U.S., Canada, and some large emerging markets, notably Brazil and Russia, India and Turkey #WEO ow.ly/TALr30hVkU1pic.twitter.com/v1JssYv4Jv