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October 15, 2019  

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.

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June 1, 2017  

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.

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April 18, 2017  

Global economy to grow 3.5% this year: IMF

China’s resilience, rising commodity prices, and sturdy financial markets provide sunnier outlook.

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January 16, 2017  

Canadian economic growth to pick up from 2016 pace: IMF

Still too soon to predict how the Trump administration will affect the global economy.

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October 4, 2016  

IMF lowers Canadian economic growth outlook

US recovery misses expectations.

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July 20, 2016  

IMF warns Brexit will drag down world economic growth

It’s shaving its estimate for worldwide growth by 0.1% to 3.1%.

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April 25, 2016  

IMF expects $500B revenue loss for Middle East oil exporters

Losses translate into budget deficits and slower economic growth.

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April 5, 2016  

IMF chief Lagarde: Global economy is losing momentum

Slow growth risks becoming ingrained as a `new mediocre.’

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October 7, 2015  

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%.

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April 15, 2015  

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%.

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March 13, 2015  

Debt to disposable income ratio hits new high at 163.3%

Historically low mortgage rates are luring more Canadians into the real estate market.

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January 21, 2015  

IMF drops Canadian economic growth forecast

Canada is feeling a pinch from slow growth in major economies, including China, Japan and Russia.

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January 20, 2015  

IMF cuts global growth forecasts for next two years

Says slowdowns in Europe, Japan, BRICS outweigh boost from cheap oil.

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November 26, 2014  

Burden of economic growth must move away from households: IMF

Sluggish business investment is still holding back growth.

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October 8, 2014  

IMF trims global economic forecast for 2014 and 2015

Outlook raises US economic forecast to 2.2% growth this year, up from 1.7%.

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July 24, 2014  

IMF says US economic growth at its weakest pace since recession

There’s recovery ahead, however, by 2015 when the US expands 3%, it’s best showing since 2005.

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July 16, 2014  

BRICS nations agree to create own development bank in Shanghai

New $100 billion bank is seen as a strong push against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

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May 26, 2014  

Amid labour controversies, corporate Canada urged to open coffers

Canadian companies are using more temporary foreign workers and unpaid interns despite sitting on historically high cash reserves.

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April 8, 2014  

Growth yes, but IMF still sees plenty to worry about in Canada economy

Financial institution says Canadan exports and business investment will benefit from a US resurgence.

News Business Operations
October 17, 2013  

Global relief as US lawmakers avoid default, reopen government

IMF’s Lagarde said the shaky US economy needs more stable long-term finances.

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September 9, 2013  

China’s August export growth accelerates

A positive sign for recovery while imports slow

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July 10, 2013  

IMF upgrades Canada’s growth expectations to 1.7%

But, the world economy is still in first gear.

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April 22, 2013  

G20 finance officials decry lack of global growth

But remain split on best approach to stimulate global economy.

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April 19, 2013  

IMF chief calls for more focus on growth, less on trimming

Lagarde warns about the dangers of overemphasizing deficit reduction.

News General
November 20, 2012  

IMF eyes elevating loonie to elite global reserve currencies

Could put more upward pressure on the dollar.

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October 26, 2012  

IMF chief says Canada should be economic model

Lagarde says Canada has been a leader in creating monetary policies that weathered the recession.

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October 12, 2012  

IMF, World Bank chiefs urge work on sustainable growth

A reduction in debt need over the medium term.

News Business Operations
August 30, 2012  

Wen meets Merkel: calls for action on EU debt

Expressing alarm at Europe’s debt problems, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao called on Greece, Spain and Italy to embrace budget cuts and get their finances in order after meeting today with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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August 10, 2012  

China’s export growth plunges to 1% in July

Imports also wane in new sign of weakness.

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July 25, 2012  

China’s economy achieves soft landing: IMF

But reforms needed for longer-term growth.

News General
July 17, 2012  

Global economy weakening, but Canada continues slow growth: IMF

Overall growth in advanced economies is only expected to hit 1.4% this year.

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July 17, 2012  

BoC keeps interest rate at 1%, retreats from rosy forecast

Central bank says economic recovery blown slightly off course by global turbulence.