Finance & Economics

Mexico Begins Mayan Train Project

Mexico's new president is asking businesses to invest in the Maya Train, a railway line that would link passengers to archaeological sites and popular tourist destinations.

Malaysia’s Economy Remains Resilient but Faces Global Headwinds

Malaysia’s economy is expected to grow at a more moderate pace in the near term, growing at 4.7 percent in 2019, according to the World Bank Malaysia Economic Monitor, launched, on December 18. But external factors, such as current trade tensions and...

IMF Executive Board Approves US$2.97 billion for Morocco Under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a two-year arrangement for Morocco under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line (PLL) for SDR 2.1508 billion (about US$ 2.97 billion, or 240 percent of Morocco’s quota), on December...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Cambodia

On November 28, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Cambodia.

IMF Staff Completes 2018 Article IV Visit to Fiji

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Mr. Pablo Lopez Murphy visited Fiji from December 3 to December 18, 2018, to conduct the discussions for the 2018 Article IV consultation.

World Bank Introduces Sustainable Development Goals Index-Linked Bonds for Retail Investors in Hong Kong and Singapore

The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, Aaa/AAA) has priced new bonds that offer retail investors in Hong Kong and Singapore the opportunity to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Returns on the bond...

IMF Staff Completes 2018 Article IV Mission to Nepal

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Geert Almekinders, visited Kathmandu and Pokhara during December 2-13 to hold discussions for the 2018 Article IV consultation. The team met with Minister of Finance Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada, Central...

IMF Staff Completes 2019 Article IV Consultation to Malaysia

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Nada Choueiri, visited Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya from November 29 to December 12, 2018, to conduct discussions for the 2019 Article IV Consultation with Malaysia.

IMF Staff Completes 2018 Article IV Visit to Myanmar

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Mr. Shanaka J. Peiris visited Myanmar from November 28 to December 13, 2018, to conduct discussions for the 2018 Article IV consultations.

Faster Transition to Clean Energy Would Bring Great Benefits to Poland

Scaling up renewable energy sources in Poland would benefit the economy, improve people’s health, and reduce serious environmental problems - including the worst air pollution among cities in Europe - says a new World Bank report, “Poland Energy...