Apr 28, 2014

Abe's 'third arrow' crucial for Asia: IMF

Asian policymakers must push ahead with structural changes to ensure the region continues to lead global growth and withstand volatility as the United States reduces monetary stimulus, the International Monetary Fund said, naming Japan and China as potential sources of risk. Asian economies will ...

Aug 5, 2013

Consumption tax hike essential to allay fiscal concerns: IMF

The International Monetary Fund on Monday urged the government to go ahead with the consumption tax hike next April as planned, saying it is “an essential first step to contain fiscal vulnerabilities.” In its annual report on the Japanese economy, the IMF said that ...