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.
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 economy to grow 3.5% this year: IMF
China’s resilience, rising commodity prices, and sturdy financial markets provide sunnier outlook.
Canadian economic growth to pick up from 2016 pace: IMF
Still too soon to predict how the Trump administration will affect the global economy.
IMF lowers Canadian economic growth outlook
US recovery misses expectations.
IMF warns Brexit will drag down world economic growth
It’s shaving its estimate for worldwide growth by 0.1% to 3.1%.
IMF expects $500B revenue loss for Middle East oil exporters
Losses translate into budget deficits and slower economic growth.
IMF chief Lagarde: Global economy is losing momentum
Slow growth risks becoming ingrained as a `new mediocre.’
IMF report cuts growth outlook for Canada to 1% for this year
Organization also lowered its Canadian outlook for 2016 to 1.7% from 2.1%.
Canada’s growth will be ‘solid,’ but less than before oil collapse: IMF
Calls for the Canadian economy to grow 2.2% in 2015, down an earlier estimate of 2.3%.
Debt to disposable income ratio hits new high at 163.3%
Historically low mortgage rates are luring more Canadians into the real estate market.
IMF drops Canadian economic growth forecast
Canada is feeling a pinch from slow growth in major economies, including China, Japan and Russia.
IMF cuts global growth forecasts for next two years
Says slowdowns in Europe, Japan, BRICS outweigh boost from cheap oil.
Burden of economic growth must move away from households: IMF
Sluggish business investment is still holding back growth.
IMF trims global economic forecast for 2014 and 2015
Outlook raises US economic forecast to 2.2% growth this year, up from 1.7%.