Finance & Economics

Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Staff Visit to Uzbekistan

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Albert Jaeger visited Tashkent during November 7–16, 2017, to discuss the authorities’ plans to continue reforms of the economy and to update the macroeconomic framework.

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Mali for ECF Review and Article IV Consultation

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Ms. Boriana Yontcheva visited Bamako from October 29 to November 12, 2017, to conduct discussions on the Eighth review of Mali’s economic and financial program supported by the Fund’s Extended...

Resilient Transport Vital to Curb Disaster Losses in Small Island Developing States

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean, Pacific, Africa and Indian Ocean are among the world’s most vulnerable countries to natural disasters, and climate change is expected to greatly increase their exposure to hurricanes, storm...

IMF Team Completes Staff Visit to Angola

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Ricardo Velloso visited Luanda during November 6-15, 2017, to prepare the groundwork for the Article IV consultation mission expected in early 2018, and to hold preliminary discussions on the new...

Parliament passes new anti-dumping rules to protect EU jobs and industry

Tougher EU rules to fight dumped and subsidised imports from third countries were voted by MEPs on Wednesday.

Meeting the Future Demand for Electricity in the Arab World

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region may struggle to meet the electricity demands of its growing populations and economies, according to a new World Bank report launched on Novemberj 15. “Shedding Light on Electricity Utilities in the Middle...

New OECD data expose deep well-being divisions

New well-being data released expose deep divisions in our society along fault lines of age, wealth, gender and education, on November 15.

IMF Staff Concludes 2017 Article IV Visit to Korea

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Tarhan Feyzioglu visited Seoul during November 1–14 to conduct discussions for the 2017 Article IV Consultation.

Malaysia's Land Policies and Administration Offer Useful Examples to Developing Countries

Malaysia’s success in reforming land policies and land administration can help other developing countries striving to better manage their resources, says a new World Bank report.

Switzerland: Sustain high levels of well-being by boosting productivity growth

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