International Monetary Fund
- Global growth forecasts good for Commodities and Emerging Markets!
- The International Monetary Fund has increased its global growth forecast to 3.9% for 2018 on the back of US Tax cuts that will most likely stimulate growth.
Typically, global growth above 3.5% is a strong catalyst for commodity price growth and emerging markets.
SA is still in a honeymoon phase after Ramaphosa's election. The Rand strength and other positive economic results have raised th... ››› more
- [23 January 2018]
- The IMF slashes economic growth forecasts - again
- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded its economic growth forecasts again.
In its latest report on economic growth, following the release of its last report in October, the organisation cut world economic growth. And it cut its growth forecast for South Africa.
Let's take a closer look at the reasons behind the IMF's cuts…
The IMF cuts South Africa’s economic growth ... ››› more
- [20 January 2015]
- The IMF cuts South Africa's economic growth forecast again
- Yesterday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its World Economic Outlook report, a quarterly publication.
Yet again, the IMF downgraded expected economic growth in South Africa. It cited many issues holding economic expansion back.
Looking slightly further afield, Sub-Saharan Africa is looking solid. But the Ebola virus could put a stop to that.
Let's take a closer look at wha... ››› more
- [08 October 2014]
- The IMF lops 0.5% SA's economic growth forecast for 2014
- Yesterday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released it latest World Economic Outlook report. The report focuses on analysing global and country-specific economic factors and forecasts economic growth. For South Africa, there wasn't much good news. Let's take a closer look at what the IMF revealed in its report about SA's economy…
Strikes are dampening economic growth
The IMF cut its f... ››› more
- [09 April 2014]
- The IMF warns that a global recession could kick off if the US government doesn't sort out its debts
- Yesterday, Christine Lagarde appeared on a US talk show. She said that if the US defaults on its debt, the world could stumble back into recession. She also said that the US shouldn't cut spending too quickly. Let's take a closer look at what Ms Lagarde had to say about the US government...
Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, said in a TV interview that “a US defaul... ››› more
- [14 October 2013]
- The IMF's just significantly reduced South Africa's growth forecast!
- Yesterday, in its latest World Economic Outlook Report, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut South Africa's growth forecast for 2013 which, in turn, reduces its estimates for 2014. The Report also cuts its global growth forecast. Let's see what the latest report from the IMF revealed…
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its latest version of its World Economic Outlook Report ye... ››› more
- [10 July 2013]
- Portugal's stock market crashes over worries about its government's stability
- It's been pretty quiet on the Eurozone front lately. The drama of various EU countries verging on the brink of bankruptcy appeared to have been contained. But with two highly regarded MPs resigning on Monday and threats of more to follow, Portugal's debt crisis has reared its ugly head again. This led to its stock market plunging more than 6% today. Let's see what's been going on…
Since Europe... ››› more
- [03 July 2013]