IMF gives Greece optimistic figures on growth and unemployment
11 October, 2018, 10:06
With weakening growth and uncertainties over trade, smoothing the economic impact of structural adjustments and de-risking "is a very hard act of judgment that policymakers in China have to struggle with", Vitor Gaspar, director of the IMF's fiscal affairs department, told reporters at a separate briefing on its Fiscal Monitor, a report that tracks the state of countries' public finances.
The IMF predicted United Kingdom growth to would be 1.4% in 2018, rising to 1.5% in 2019, while the eurozone 2018 growth forecast was cut to 2.0% from 2.2%.
The IMF said the global economy would grow 3.7 per cent this year, the same as in 2017 but down from the 3.9 per cent it was forecasting for 2018 in July.
Maurice Obstfeld, the IMF's chief economist, said at a media briefing about the fund's latest World Economic Outlook: "When you have the world's two largest economies at odds, that's a situation where everyone suffers".
The 2018 half year revenue performance report of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) shows that tax revenue improved by 42 per cent.
The Briton Woode institution is also projecting growth of 1.9 and 0.8 percent for Nigeria and South Africa while it is predicting contraction of 0.1 percent for Angola.
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The 0.2 percentage point downgrade to the 2019 growth forecast is attributable to the negative effect of recent tariff actions, assumed to be partially offset by policy stimulus, it said.
Earlier, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it will provide $7.1 billion in financing to help Pakistan achieve inclusive and sustainable growth over the next three years. "So, I think, definitely, it is a priority to increase revenues, but also to be careful about the ways in which we can make spending more efficient", he stated.
More efficient use of government-owned buildings, for example, can help reduce lease costs, the International Monetary Fund said, while Britain has shifted away from inflation-linked bonds to limit the interest rate risk in the Bank of England's bond portfolio.
"Priority areas in Russian Federation include improving property rights and governance, enhancing the institutional infrastructure, reforming labor markets, and investing in innovation and infrastructure", the report added.
It added, "A high interest burden and risks from rising yields also require continued focus on debt reduction to establish policy credibility and build buffers".
The two-yearly International Monetary Fund report is one of the most comprehensive reviews it has carried out since the 2008 crash and is a health assessment of the financial system. It said, the prediction is lower due to recent increase in oil prices and the tightening of global financial conditions. A second market participant confirmed the central bank was keeping out of the market, effectively letting the currency devalue.
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BHP was down 2.75 per cent at $33.765, a fall only marginally worse than fellow mining giant Rio Tinto's 2.37 per cent to $77.29. Investors see many of these countries as being vulnerable to higher U.S. interest rates, which can pull away investment dollars.
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Singapore had been the top dog, but thanks to a new arrangement with Myanmar, Japan now leads with 190 visa-free countries. Afghanistan's and Iraq's passports were the weakest in the October survey, with accessibility to 30 destinations each.
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