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IMF forecasts back soft landing and point to Spain as eurozone leader

BancaMarch: International Monetary Fund forecasts support a soft landing. Global economic growth estimates for 2024 have been revised upwards by two tenths of a percentage point, maintaining the same levels as in 2023, +3.1%. This is due to the improved outlook for the United States and China, the world’s two largest economies. In the case of the United States, the variation in GDP falls from +2.5% in 2023 to +2.1%…

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IMF considering increasing China’s voting rights to reflect its position in global economy

Banca March: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is considering increasing China’s voting rights to bring its share in the fund in line with its position in the global economy. Each country contributes a quota based on various factors reflecting economic positioning relative to the world economy. This quota designates the amount each country has to pay into the fund, as well as its voting rights. Currently, the Asian giant has…

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IMF points to ‘uncertainty’ over Japan’s monetary policy

BancaMarch | The International Monetary Fund today alluded to “uncertainty” around the direction of Japan’s monetary policy, saying a possible shift to ultra-low interest rates could have a significant impact on global financial markets. Krishna Srinivasan, head of the agency’s Asia-Pacific Department, also pointed to risks surrounding Asia’s economic outlook, such as weakening exports to advanced economies, slowing productivity in China and fragmentation of global trade.

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IMF warns of heightened risks to financial stability

Banca March : Kristalina Georgieva, head of the IMF, has warned of increased risks to financial stability, which “come at a time of higher debt levels”. Georgieva recalled that the global GDP growth forecast is below 3%, mainly due to the war in Ukraine and the restrictive monetary policy.

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IMF believes Spain will not reach pre-pandemic GDP level until 2024 with growth of 2.4%.

Alphavalue /Divacons| According to the IMF, the slowdown in Spain’s projected growth in 2023 compared to last year “reflects the effects of higher energy and food prices, tighter financial conditions and weaker external demand”. The agency anticipates that activity will reach its pre-pandemic level in early 2024, when it expects GDP to grow by 2.4% and at a rate of 2.2% in 2025. As for inflation, the institution estimates an…

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IMF lowers growth forecast for Spain to 1.1% in 2023 and calls for fiscal consolidation

The IMF raises its growth forecast for Spain in 2022 to 5.2%, but lowers its forecast for 2023 to 1.1%. Thus, the IMF anticipates that activity will reach its pre-pandemic level at the beginning of 2024, when it expects GDP to grow by 2.4% and at a rate of 2.2% in 2025. As for inflation, the institution estimates an average price increase in 2022 of 8.4%, which will moderate this…

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IMF warns: a third of the world economy will fall into recession by 2023

The IMF’s Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, warned on Sunday that the world faces a “tougher” year in 2023 than in 2022, saying that a third of the world economy will be affected by recession this year. “The US, China, and the eurozone are all slowing simultaneously. Half of the European Union will be in recession and over the next few months, China’s growth will be negative and its impact on…

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IMF Downgrades Spain’s Growth Forecast Again: To 4.8% In 2022 And 3.3% In 2023

Link Securities | The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered for the second consecutive time the growth forecasts for Spain within a general downward revision of the global GDP for 2022, as reported by the newspaper elEconomista. Spain’s economy will grow by 4.8% in 2022, one point less than in January’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) and 1.6 points less than in October 2021, when the agency predicted a solid 6.4%…

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The IMF Predicts A Lasting Impact Linked With The Coronavirus; Spain, Most Affected In Developed World

The International Monetary Fund revised upwards estimates of global growth in 2020 but warned of a long and asymmetric recovery with uncertainties in which Spain will be the developed economy that falls most in the year. Thus, the agency now expects world GDP to fall by 4.4% in 2020 ( against -4.9% in June), thanks to China’s performance. The IMF forecasts for Spain a fall of 12.8% in 2020 to recover 7.2% in 2021. This drop is more than double that expected for the advanced countries as a whole (-5.8%).

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Spain Needs A “Clear Governance Structure” To Oversee The Use Of European Funds, Says IMF

According to the annual review of the Spanish economy, known as ‘Article IV’, the IMF believes the impact of the European funds will increase the GDP growth forecast for 2021 to 7.2%. This compares with the previous estimate of 6.3% made in June. The final forecasts will be made known in October, when the institution will publish its biannual ‘World Economic Outlook’.