China’s economy is in trouble, a situation that has been exacerbated by the trade war with the U.S. They can either reduce the debt burden and accept slower growth or boost the already high level of debt, which can end in a slump.
The IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings, being held on October 12-15 will take place amidst news that the growth momentum of the global economy is being sustained, and the outlook looks better than it did during the Spring Meetings. How can a global consensus be developed to better address the growth fundamentals now that the global economy is strengthening?
The IMF spring meetings on April 21-23 will take place amidst good news of the global economy moving into a better position. But the underlying fundamentals are still weak both in advanced countries and emerging markets, with the risks considerable. Economic policy makers must recognise and address the challenges with global consensus and multilateral actions
Anoop Singh, Distinguished Fellow, Geoeconomics Studies at Gateway House talks about the recent Global Financial Stability report of the IMF, and how it's warning hints at a growing need for a global central bank, which the IMF is perfectly placed to be.
The IMF recently approved a set of quota and governance reforms, which doubled its permanent resources, and raised the representation of emerging markets in its governance structure. How important is this, and what are the implications for emerging markets and for India?
The Chinese Renminbi is now the first in the developing world to find a place in IMF’s basket of reserve currencies. But the road to its inclusion becoming effective is still almost a year away. In this time, China will likely further integrate its currency with global markets
The IMF’s 2014 review has some good GDP news but its reservations on interest rates bears closer attention. It can take 32 months for the effects of a an interest rate cut to be felt. What does this mean for the Indian economy?
The Japan Times, an English-language newspaper in Japan, has published an article written by Meera Kumar, a regular contributor to Gateway House. In this article, Meera analyses the need for reforms in the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
In 'Latin America Update' Gateway House lists some of the important events in Latin America over the past month
The RBI’s two-pronged strategy to protect the economy from tapering-led volatility discourages unproductive external borrowings and prods foreign portfolio debt investors to think long-term. There's another vexed issue: the IMF has sounded a cautionary note on the rising number of foreign currency debt laden Indian firms