The International Monetary Fund (IMF) issues a warning: household debt in advanced economies has risen on average from 52% to 63% of GDP in 2008-2016. In the developing world, household debt levels were lower, rising from 15% to 21% over the same period. But Spain’s case is different.
Global Financial Stability Report
MADRID | The Corner | As the global economy’s last data disappoint, shadow banks could be “compromising” growth even more, the IMF’s Global Financial Stability Report released Wednesday pointed out. Since “banks representing almost 40 percent of total assets are not strong enough to supply adequate credit in support of the recovery,” Financial Counsellor José Viñals said, controlling their non-regulated peers remains a great challenge.