China’s leaders vow to become self reliant technology power
Trump administration’s curbs on technology sales to China part of a fight over security and spying.
IMF envisions a sharp 4.4% drop in global growth for 2020
The IMF predicts a rebound to global growth of 5.2% next year
IMF: Stung by virus, global economy will shrink 3% in 2020
The outlook for Canada calls for a contraction of 6.2% this year followed by growth of 4.2% in 2021
IMF cancels debt payments for 6 months for 25 poor nations
Immediate debt service relief for 19 African countries, Afghanistan, Haiti, Nepal, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan and Yemen.
Low rates and reduced trade tension to aid world growth: IMF
But an array of risks remain, including the possibility that trade tensions will escalate again.
IMF downgrades outlook for world economy, citing trade wars
Warns of threats ranging from heightened political tensions in the Middle East to US-China preventing their trade war from escalating.
Trade conflicts fuel synchronized global slowdown: IMF
Managing director Kristalina Georgieva blames rising trade conflicts that could mean a loss of around 0.8% of world GDP.
As global economic picture dims, solutions seem out of reach
Partly reflects US President Donald Trump’s combative trade conflicts with China and other countries.
Trade conflicts threaten fragile world economy: IMF
Economists expect global growth to decelerate from 3.6% last year to 3.3% in 2019.
IMF forecast: Global growth will weaken this year to 3.3%
Points to heightened trade tensions as a key reason.
World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions: IMF
The International Monetary Fund cites heightened trade tensions and rising US interest rates.
IMF downgrades outlook for world economy to 3.7% growth
Predicts that US growth will slow to 2.5% next year as the effect of recent tax cuts wears off.
World economy likely to grow 3.9% this year: IMF
But the proliferation trade conflicts has raised the risk of worse outcomes.
EU, IMF warn of US protectionism, back multilateral trade
Trudeau praised for “excellent preparation and chairing of this challenging summit.”
External risks more acute for Canada than in the recent past: IMF
Recommends it’s time to examine its corporate tax in the face of the changes in the US.
IMF raises outlook for Canadian economy, upgrades global projections
Projects Canada’s economy will grow 2.3% this year, up from 2.1% in October.
IMF says Canada will lead 2017 G7 economic growth
Monetary fund expects the Canadian economy to grow by 2.5% in 2017, up from an April projection of 1.9%.
IMF approves Trudeau govenment’s handling of economy
…But it warns of longer term challenges related to NAFTA, US tax reform, housing market, oil price declines.
IMF warns about housing and household debt, urges more action by government
Further tightening of macroprudential and tax-based measures to mitigate speculative and investment activity should be considered.
Global finance leaders dodge conflict with Trump White House
A call for nations to “resist all forms of protectionism” absent from latest communiqué.
Canada’s GDP is looking up, 1.9% or 2.6% depending on who’s counting
Will benefit from improved commodity prices and a stronger outlook for the US.
Global economy to grow 3.5% this year: IMF
China’s resilience, rising commodity prices, and sturdy financial markets provide sunnier outlook.
IMF leader Lagarde warns against trade protectionism
Trump has threatened to impose tariffs as high as 45% on goods from China and Mexico.
Countries should help those hurt by free trade: Report
The IMF, WTO and World Bank suggest making it easier for people to switch careers or move where jobs are.
Canadian economic growth to pick up from 2016 pace: IMF
Still too soon to predict how the Trump administration will affect the global economy.
Equal pay for men and women boosts growth: IMF chief
Boosts growth, promotes diversity, reduces economic and helps companies earn more.
IMF lowers Canadian economic growth outlook
US recovery misses expectations.
Tory leadership hopeful goes after IMF head for ‘left wing ideology’
Former cabinet minister Tony Clement said the Trudeau government’s “tax and spend” strategy that will not create jobs.
IMF head calls for quick end to Brexit uncertainty
Global growth forecast goes from a plus 0.1% to a minus 0.1%
IMF warns Brexit will drag down world economic growth
It’s shaving its estimate for worldwide growth by 0.1% to 3.1%.
World Bank downgrades its 2016 global economic forecast
More pessimistic than the IMF’s outlook for 3.2% global growth this year.
G-7 seeks way forward for aging, faltering economies
No demand is the biggest economic problem around the world.