Posts Tagged ‘International Monetary Fund’

IMF’s Lagarde sees case for central banks to enter digital currency

SINGAPORE • With growing innovation in the financial sector and a move towards a cashless society, there is a role for central banks to enter the world of ...

Lagarde: ‘Imperative’ to push women up

By BLOOMBERG
SINGAPORE • Women, unite. One of the world’s most influential women is calling for more females to become business leaders as a way to ...

Italy’s new budget isn’t as crazy as it seems

By Ashoka Mody / BLOOMBERG
Europe’s leaders have come down hard on Italy for its plans to increase spending with the aim of boosting growth and helping ...

Europe’s worst currency is still strong a decade after crisis

By BLOOMBERG
London • Iceland’s krona isn’t having a meltdown. The krona is the world’s second worst-performing currency this month, only above the ...

BNM’s foreign reserves at US$102.8b as at Oct 15

By BERNAMA / Pic By MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) international reserves amounted to US$102.8 billion (RM421.48 billion) as at Oct 15, ...

Lagarde sees more volatility ahead

By BLOOMBERG
SINGAPORE • Policymakers should prepare for more market volatility amid further financial tightening and “choppy” waters in the global ...

Signal for exit would be a change in target rate

By BLOOMBERG
BALI • When the Bank of Japan (BoJ) is finally ready to signal the start of an exit from its massive monetary stimulus, the shift will be ...

Mnuchin says US market ‘correction’ isn’t surprising

By BLOOMBERG
WASHINGTON • A day of tumult on Wall Street was just a correction and not a reflection of a wider systemic issue, US Treasury Secretary ...

Investors underestimate risk of a financial shock, IMF warns

Asset valuations appear to be relatively high in some markets, notably in the US
By BLOOMBERG WASHINGTON • Investors may be ignoring the ...

IMF cuts forecast for global growth as trade war takes toll

New outlook says fatigue is setting in and the overall performance masks divergence with mounting weakness in EMs
By BLOOMBERG ...

RCEP could be the solution to US-China trade war

By P PREM KUMAR, ALIFAH ZAINUDDIN & DASHVEENJIT KAUR / Pic By ISMAIL CHE RUS
The escalating trade war between the US and China could drive the ...

Demand cooling in India explains why central bank held rates

By BLOOMBERG
MUMBAI • For those surprised by India’s decision to hold interest rates last week, the central bank’s forward- looking surveys hold some ...