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  • Innovative India must capture all segments of financial market to fuel growth: IMF Apr 12, 2021 11:43 AM IST

    Innovative India must capture all segments of financial market to fuel growth: IMF

    .“The goal is to have an economy and a financial system that can absorb shocks. ..Balance sheets can be better managed, Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) can be better managed,” Tobias Adrian, Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) told PTI in an interview.

  • Recovery is underway after worst global recession since World War II: IMF MD Christine Georgieva Apr 08, 2021 08:18 AM IST

    Recovery is underway after worst global recession since World War II: IMF MD Christine Georgieva

    The outlook, she asserted, is brighter because millions of people are benefitting from vaccinations and because of further policy support, especially in the US.

  • World Bank, IMF eye ways to link debt relief to climate change spending Apr 08, 2021 07:58 AM IST

    World Bank, IMF eye ways to link debt relief to climate change spending

    The advisers would include U.N. officials, nongovernmental organizations, private investors and even ratings agencies with expertise in sourcing investment, including grants, low- or no-interest loans and conditional debt relief, the document says.

  • India unlikely to go along with US' global minimum corporate tax proposal Apr 07, 2021 08:55 PM IST

    India unlikely to go along with US' global minimum corporate tax proposal

    The feeling in the government is that Yellen’s statement stems from the United States’ ‘one-shot’ approach to providing stimulus in face of the Covid-19 pandemic, which is opposed to India’s response, which has been more deliberate and has focused on the credit and fiscal side of things.

  • RBI's quantitative easing measures a welcome move, says IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath Apr 07, 2021 08:10 PM IST

    RBI's quantitative easing measures a welcome move, says IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath

    Gopinath also said that this fiscal stance is also appropriate for India overall and that it is good that support isn't being pulled back,

  • COVID-19 pandemic leaving behind complex legacies that will need to be tackled: IMF official Apr 07, 2021 06:18 PM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic leaving behind complex legacies that will need to be tackled: IMF official

    The pandemic has affected almost every country in the world and has left national economies and businesses counting the costs, as governments struggle with new lockdown measures to tackle the spread of the deadly virus.

  • China to contribute more than one-fifth of increase in global GDP: Report Apr 07, 2021 04:04 PM IST

    China to contribute more than one-fifth of increase in global GDP: Report

    The IMF report predicted that the US will be the second biggest contributor to global growth, followed by India, Japan and Germany.

  • Economic measures taken by countries during pandemic may have unintended consequences: IMF Apr 07, 2021 12:40 PM IST

    Economic measures taken by countries during pandemic may have unintended consequences: IMF

    The global economy is beginning to emerge from the economic shock caused by the COVID 19 pandemic, Tobias Adrian, Director of the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department, told reporters at a news conference on Tuesday.

  • Evidence of normalisation of economic activity in India: IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath Apr 07, 2021 08:29 AM IST

    Evidence of normalisation of economic activity in India: IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath

    On Tuesday, the IMF predicted a projected an impressive 12.5 per cent growth rate for India in 2021, stronger than that of China, the only major economy to have a positive growth rate last year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • IMF favors global minimum corporate tax, says Chief Economist Gita Gopinath Apr 06, 2021 07:44 PM IST

    IMF favors global minimum corporate tax, says Chief Economist Gita Gopinath

    Gita Gopinath said current disparities in national corporate tax rates had triggered “a large amount” of tax shifting and tax avoidance, reducing the tax base on which governments could collect revenues to fund needed economic and social spending.

  • IMF projects India's growth rate to jump to impressive 12.5% in 2021 Apr 06, 2021 06:35 PM IST

    IMF projects India's growth rate to jump to impressive 12.5% in 2021

    Notably in 2020, India's economy contracted by a record eight per cent, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said as it projected an impressive 12.5 per cent growth rate for the country in 2021.

  • New IMF reserves could fund vaccinations for low-, middle-income countries: Report Apr 06, 2021 01:01 PM IST

    New IMF reserves could fund vaccinations for low-, middle-income countries: Report

    The Rockefeller report said rich countries could reallocate their new Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to quickly close the funding gap and get more people vaccinated around the world

  • Post-COVID-19 recovery | Loose monetary policies pose a challenge: IMF Mar 31, 2021 01:31 PM IST

    Post-COVID-19 recovery | Loose monetary policies pose a challenge: IMF

    The pandemic-induced lockdowns disrupted the revenue streams of businesses around the world which led to an increase in leverage in corporate balance sheets and households.

  • India's economy on path of gradual recovery: IMF Mar 26, 2021 07:50 AM IST

    India's economy on path of gradual recovery: IMF

    The IMF is scheduled to release its World Economic Outlook on April 6.

  • IMF sees signs of stronger global recovery, but significant risks remain Mar 21, 2021 08:21 AM IST

    IMF sees signs of stronger global recovery, but significant risks remain

    IMF First Deputy Managing Director Geoffrey Okamoto said that in early April the Fund would update its January forecast for global growth of 5.5% to reflect additional fiscal stimulus spending in the United States, but gave no details.

  • Pakistan unlikely to exit grey list' as FATF meets to decide its fate: Report Feb 21, 2021 09:25 PM IST

    Pakistan unlikely to exit grey list' as FATF meets to decide its fate: Report

    The virtual FATF plenary will be held in Paris from February 22 to 25 to consider cases of various countries on the grey list, including Pakistan, and a decision will be made at the conclusion of the meetings

  • World Bank, IMF to consider climate change in debt reduction talks Feb 20, 2021 08:08 AM IST

    World Bank, IMF to consider climate change in debt reduction talks

    Three countries - Ethiopia, Chad and Zambia - have already initiated negotiations with creditors under a new Common Framework supported by the Group of 20 major economies, a process that may lead to debt reductions in some cases.

  • IMF welcomes India's focus on growth in Union Budget Feb 05, 2021 08:38 AM IST

    IMF welcomes India's focus on growth in Union Budget

    Gerry Rice, Director of Communications at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), at a press conference here said the Union Budget rightly focuses on health, education, public infrastructure and, if fully implemented, can help increase India's growth potential.

  • Fizz is back for Aditya Birla Group, says KM Birla as group prepares to invest over $2 billion Jan 28, 2021 11:43 PM IST

    Fizz is back for Aditya Birla Group, says KM Birla as group prepares to invest over $2 billion

    Aditya Birla Group has unveiled plans to invest in about $2.4 billion across businesses in the past few weeks, as according to Kumar Mangalam Birla 'the vaccines roll out, and governments and central banks provide stimulus, India will be among economies to rise above pre-pandemic levels'.

  • India needs to spend on infrastructure, MGNREGA: Gita Gopinath Jan 28, 2021 10:53 PM IST

    India needs to spend on infrastructure, MGNREGA: Gita Gopinath

    Gita Gopinath also said a credible divestment plan would boost the confidence of the markets, adding that the government must keep the borrowing costs low during the transition period.

  • India has been able to restore activity faster than many economies: Gita Gopinath, IMF Chief Economist Jan 27, 2021 11:17 PM IST

    India has been able to restore activity faster than many economies: Gita Gopinath, IMF Chief Economist

    Gopinath also said that a larger budget deficit than what India usually has can be expected.

  • India's new agri laws have potential to raise farm income: IMF's Gita Gopinath Jan 27, 2021 01:54 PM IST

    India's new agri laws have potential to raise farm income: IMF's Gita Gopinath

    The three agri laws, enacted in September last year, have been projected by the Indian government as major reforms in the agriculture sector that will remove middlemen and allow farmers to sell their produce anywhere in the country.

  • Dip in market ahead of Budget 2021 might not be bad: What should be your investment strategy? Jan 27, 2021 12:53 PM IST

    Dip in market ahead of Budget 2021 might not be bad: What should be your investment strategy?

    GDP numbers suggest that we are in a technical recession but things could reverse very quickly without giving much time or opportunity for investors to react.

  • All hands needed on deck to help world recover from pandemic: IMF chief Jan 26, 2021 11:09 PM IST

    All hands needed on deck to help world recover from pandemic: IMF chief

    Speaking at the World Economic Forum's online Davos Agenda Summit, she said the IMF is projecting 5.5 per cent global economic growth for 2021, which is higher than before.

  • IMF projects impressive 11.5% growth rate for India in 2021 Jan 26, 2021 06:54 PM IST

    IMF projects impressive 11.5% growth rate for India in 2021

    China is next with 8.1 per cent growth in 2021 followed by Spain (5.9 per cent) and France (5.5 per cent).

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