Monday October 22, 2018 02:18

THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND Press Releases

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with the United Stcoks—04 Jul 18

On June 29, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with the United States. [1] The near-term outlook for the U.S. economy is one of strong growth and job creation. Unemployment is near

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with New Stcoks—04 Jul 18

On June 25, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with New Zealand. Since 2011, New Zealand has enjoyed an economic expansion with notable momentum. Reconstruction spending after the

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Georgia Stcoks—29 Jun 18

On June 27, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation[1] with Georgia. Since the global financial crisis, macroeconomic performance in Georgia has been positive. Growth was higher than that

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Ireland Stcoks—29 Jun 18

On June 22, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with Ireland. The Irish economy continues to grow at a rapid pace, well above the EU average. Although headline data are distorted by

IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review under the Extended Arrangement for Mongolia and Stcoks—28 Jun 18

On June 27, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the fourth review of Mongolia's performance under the program supported by a three-year extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). Completion of

IMF Publishes Fiscal Transparency Evaluation for Austria Stcoks—28 Jun 18

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has today published a Fiscal Transparency Evaluation report for Austria. The report assesses Austria's fiscal transparency practices against the standards set out in the IMF's Fiscal Transparency Code and was carried

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation and Completes Second Review of Georgias Stcoks—28 Jun 18

On June 27, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the completion of the second review of the three-year Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement for Georgia. The EFF was approved on April 12, 2017 for an of SDR 210.4

Czech Republic: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation Stcoks—27 Jun 18

On June 22, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with the Czech Republic. Growth has been strong, broad-based and job rich. The economy grew at 4.4 percent last year, led by strong

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Ghana Stcoks—27 Jun 18

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Annalisa Fedelino, visited Accra from June 20-26, 2018, to discuss recent economic developments and the outlook for the remainder of the year, and take stock of performance to date under the

The International Monetary Fund Successfully Completes the Extension of Access to Bilateral Stcoks—27 Jun 18

Total commitments under the 2016 borrowing framework amount to about SDR 316 billion (US$450 billion) from 40 members, including all 35 members that previously committed bilateral resources to the IMF under the 2012 borrowing framework, and 5 new

Republic of Lithuania: IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation Stcoks—26 Jun 18

On June 20, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with the Republic of Lithuania. The economy picked up steam in 2017, following two years of sluggish growth. Real GDP expanded by 3.9

IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility and Approves Stcoks—26 Jun 18

On June 25, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the first review of Guinea's economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF). Completion of this review enables the immediate

Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Greece Stcoks—22 Jun 18

Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today at the conclusion of the Eurogroup meeting in Luxembourg: "We commend Greece and its European partners on the completion of the fourth

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Lebanon Stcoks—22 Jun 18

On May 11, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with Lebanon. Lebanon's economic growth remains low, estimated at about 1-1.5 percent in 2017 and 2018. The traditional drivers of

Denmark IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation Stcoks—22 Jun 18

On June 20, 2018 the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Denmark,[1] and considered and endorsed the staff appraisal without meeting. [2] The Danish economy continues to enjoy solid growth

IMF Holds Informal Board Briefing on the Democratic Republic of the Stcoks—21 Jun 18

On June 15, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was briefed on economic developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, whose Article IV consultation is delayed by 19 months. Informal sessions to brief the Board based

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Haiti Stcoks—21 Jun 18

A mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mr. Chris Walker, visited the northern region of Haiti (Cap Haitien, Milot, Caracol, Ouanaminthe) and Port-au-Prince from June 3 to 15, 2018 to conduct the 2018 Article IV consultation and to

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with St. Stcoks—21 Jun 18

On June 13, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with St. Lucia. GDP growth reached 3 percent in 2017, sustained by robust activity in several sectors. Favorable external conditions,

IMF Executive Board Approves US$50 Billion Stand-By Arrangement for Stcoks—21 Jun 18

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved a three-year Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) for Argentina amounting to US$50 billion (equivalent to SDR 35.379 billion, or about 1,110 percent of Argentina's quota in the IMF). The

Statement by the IMF Managing Director on Ukraine Stcoks—20 Jun 18

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, spoke yesterday about recent events. Following the call, Ms. Lagarde issued the following statement: "I am very encouraged by the

IMF General Legal Counsel Sean Hagan to Retire Stcoks—19 Jun 18

The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) General Counsel, Sean Hagan, will retire at the end of October, Managing Director Christine Lagarde announced today. Mr. Hagan has worked at the Fund for 28 years, including almost 14 as General Counsel and head of

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation, Completes Third Reviews under Extended Stcoks—19 Jun 18

On June 18, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] and completed the third reviews under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) and Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangements for the

IMF Executive Board Concludes the Article IV Consultation with the Union of the Stcoks—19 Jun 18

On June 13th, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with The Union of the Comoros. The Comorian economy's performance improved in 2017. Growth is estimated at 2.7 percent for 2017,

Switzerland IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation Stcoks—19 Jun 18

On June 11, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with Switzerland. The economy has adjusted to the large cumulative exchange rate appreciation that took place since the global

IMF Executive Board Reviews the Fund#s Income Position for Financial Years 2018 and Stcoks—15 Jun 18

On April 25, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed its annual review of the Fund's income position for the financial year ending April 30, 2018 (FY 2018) and set the margin for the lending rate for IMF credit for FY

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Liberia Stcoks—14 Jun 18

On June 8, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with Liberia. A new government is in place, with a mandate to achieve ambitious development objectives. Liberia's economy appears

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Welcomes Argentina Governments Economic Policy Stcoks—14 Jun 18

Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today on the Argentina government's Letter of Intent and Memorandum of Economic Policies requesting a US$50 billion Stand-by Arrangement

IMF and Serbia Reach Staff-Level Agreement on a Policy Coordination Stcoks—14 Jun 18

A staff team of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by James Roaf, visited Belgrade during June 11–13, 2018 to conclude discussions on the authorities' economic reform program to be supported by the IMF with a 30-month Policy Coordination

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Tunisia Stcoks—13 Jun 18

On March 23, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV Consultation with Tunisia. [1] Economic growth almost doubled to 1.9 percent in 2017, as confidence strengthened on the back of improved security and

IMF Executive Board Completes Ninth PSI Review for Rwanda Stcoks—12 Jun 18

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the ninth review of Rwanda's performance under the Policy Support Instrument (PSI). [1] The PSI for Rwanda was approved on December 2, 2013 (see Press Release No.13/483), and