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The Spanish economy is currently solid, although there seems to be a growing feeling of vulnerability. The growth in GDP remained at around 0.6% per quarter at the start of the year, which in annualized terms means a growth rate of approximately 2.5%.
The annual and spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank have taken the pulse of the global economy and assessed its prospects, risks and challenges. There were no surprises in the forecasts. The IMF revised its world growth rate forecast downwards to 3.7% for 2018 and 2019, with rather more disparity than previously am…
The debate on how to advance towards greater integration in Europe is intensifying with the approach of June, the self-imposed deadline for Europe’s leaders to come up with specific new reforms for the euro zone. The International Monetary Fund has recently joined the fray with a proposal for a stabilisation fund to cushion…
Two weeks have gone by since the autumn meetings of the International Monetary Fund, where the organisation once again increased its forecast for global growth. Today I want to go over the three macroeconomic subjects on which there was consensus and to highlight the two items that drew my attention the most.
In the IMF's recent annual meetings the question of international banking regulation standards has once again come up, following the prolongation of discussions on the finalisation of Basel III. There is a certain feeling that the international standards are increasingly complex, needlessly wordy and unevenly implemented, w…
Next week we will know the International Monetary Fund's diagnosis of the state of the economy at its weekly meeting with the World Bank, which also brings together governors from central banks, finance ministers and representatives from the financial sector and wider civil society from around the world.
Grecia se encuentra en la segunda revisión de su tercer programa de rescate, que debería llevar al desembolso de un nuevo tramo de la ayuda financiera que servirá, fundamentalmente, para pagar vencimientos de deuda de algo más de 7.000 millones de euros en julio.
Hay algo de preocupación. Un año más las autoridades económicas se han reunido en Washington sin que los estudios del Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI) apunten a una aceleración del crecimiento.