Jun 20, 2016

IMF report calls for 'Abenomics' reload as quest for goals continues

Japan is falling short of its economic targets and needs to reload the “three arrows” of “Abenomics” to support higher wages and labor-market reforms, the International Monetary Fund said in a report published Monday. “Under current policies, the high nominal growth goal, the inflation ...

Global finance leaders seek to bolster growth

Apr 15, 2016

Global finance leaders seek to bolster growth

The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank pledged Thursday to redouble efforts to bolster shaky global growth prospects and combat increasing political attacks on free trade and other hallmarks of globalization. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank President ...

Apr 14, 2016

IMF urges consumption tax hike to go ahead

The International Monetary Fund urged Japan on Wednesday to go ahead with a planned hike in consumption tax next April in order to secure funds for further economic stimulus. In the semiannual Fiscal Monitor report, the Washington-based lender called for an increase in the ...