International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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Reserve Bank will have to raise interest rates again because inflation still too high, IMF says
Fund recommends further monetary tightening by RBA to ensure Australia’s price rises return to target range by 2025

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

01, Nov, 2023 @2:40 AM

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UK needs to rebuild global development reputation, admits Andrew Mitchell
Development minister’s comments at World Bank summit in Marrakech acknowledge effect of aid budget cuts

Larry Elliott Economics editor

15, Oct, 2023 @2:01 PM

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Rich nations, the IMF and World Bank are worried about the Israel-Hamas war, but not nearly enough | Larry Elliott
Just like the Yom Kippur war 50 years before, the current conflict represents a grave threat to an already fragile global economy

Larry Elliott

15, Oct, 2023 @10:13 AM

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Jeremy Hunt warns of ‘difficult decisions’ ahead as public finances worsen
Chancellor rules out tax rises and vows to cut spending in autumn statement as borrowing rises up to £30bn more than forecast

Larry Elliott in Marrakech

13, Oct, 2023 @10:29 AM

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IMF should give poor countries $300bn a year to fight climate crisis, says Joseph Stiglitz
Developing nations need equivalent of US Inflation Reduction Act, says Nobel prize-winning economist

Larry Elliott in Marrakech

13, Oct, 2023 @8:51 AM

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Shocks are new normal for weakened global economy, says IMF head
Kristalina Georgieva says fund had been conducting ‘thinking the unthinkable’ scenario-planning before Israel-Hamas war began

Larry Elliott in Marrakech

12, Oct, 2023 @10:49 AM

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Flights begin taking off from Luton airport again after fire, as officials suggest blaze accidental – as it happened
Birkenstock to float in New York with market value of $8.6bn (£7bn), as IMF/World Bank hold annual meetings in MarrakechLuton airport closed and flights suspended after huge fire in car park

Julia Kollewe

11, Oct, 2023 @3:46 PM

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IMF sees bleaker economic times ahead for Australia, but the picture’s not all bad | Greg Jericho
Global assessment says country’s in better position this year than forecast six months ago, but revises down growth outlook to a historically bad 1.2%

Greg Jericho

11, Oct, 2023 @2:00 PM

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FTSE 100 posts third best day of 2023 as bond selloff eases; gas prices jump after Balticconnector pipe leak – as it happened
Markets surge on relief that bond yields are falling, while gas prices jump following reports that damage to Finland-Estonia pipeline could be deliberate

Graeme Wearden

10, Oct, 2023 @3:46 PM

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UK interest rates will need to stay high into 2024, warns IMF
Britain faces ‘fairly subdued’ growth and ‘persistent’ inflation, global economic health check finds

Larry Elliott in Marrakesh

10, Oct, 2023 @2:43 PM

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Australia under more mortgage stress than any other nation, IMF says
Cost of repaying loans is 15% of income and likely to be higher after this year’s rate hikes, as fund predicts GDP growth of 1.2% next year

Martin Farrer

10, Oct, 2023 @12:58 PM

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IMF clings to a hopeful agenda as crisis follows crisis
At the fund’s annual meeting this week in Morocco, ambitions for climate and debt relief may be overwhelmed by events – again

Larry Elliott

08, Oct, 2023 @4:00 AM

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