Finance & Economics

Malaysia’s Economic Growth Accelerates to 5.8 Percent in 2017

Growth in Malaysia accelerated through 2017 with year-on-year growth projected at 5.8 percent — the country’s highest annual growth rate since 2014 – and expected to remain strong, projected at 5.2 percent for 2018, reports the latest Malaysia...

IMF Concludes the 2017 Article IV Consultation and Announces Staff-Level Agreement for Completion of Second Review of Tunisia’s Extended Fund Facility

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Björn Rother visited Tunis from November 30 to December 13, 2017, to complete the 2017 Article IV consultation and conduct the second review of Tunisia’s economic program supported by the four-...

Government of India and World Bank Sign Agreement to Give Impetus to India’s Skill’s Agenda


IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Lebanon

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Mr. Chris Jarvis visited Beirut from December 6 to 13, 2017 to take stock of recent economic and financial developments in Lebanon, assess the economic outlook, and discuss policy priorities.

OECD unemployment rate back to pre-crisis level in October 2017


EU Trust Fund for Africa: new actions worth €174.4 million to support refugees and foster stability in the Horn of Africa

The European Commission has announced 13 new actions worth €174.4 million under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa to support refugees and host communities in the Horn of Africa region, on December 12.

OSCE Mission, Council of Europe, United States Embassy, British Embassy and EU Delegation mark International Anti-Corruption Day

On December 12, we mark international anti-corruption day. Corruption remains one of the main threats to securing a prosperous future for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The citizens of BiH have the basic human right to live in a corruption-free society...

IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV Consultation Discussions and First Review under the Staff-Monitored Program with Somalia

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Mohamad Elhage visited Nairobi, Kenya during December 5-11 to hold discussions with the Somali authorities on the 2017 Article IV Consultation and the first review of the Staff Monitored Program (SMP...

OECD, France and Mexico launch “Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting” at One Planet Summit

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, on December 12, announcedy at the One Planet Summit in Paris the launch of the “Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting”, a strategic initiative to assess and drive the alignment of national budgetary processes with...

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Tanzania

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mauricio Villafuerte, visited Tanzania from November 30 to December 12, 2017 and held discussions on the seventh review under the Policy Support Instrument (PSI) program that was approved on...