Posts Tagged ‘International Monetary Fund’

Europe stays in gloomy mood as fall extends

PARIS • Euro-area economic confidence extended its worst losing streak in a decade at the start of 2019 as member states faced a variety of domestic ...

Nothing’s taboo for new IMF chief economist, 1st woman in job

An expert on foreign-exchange regimes, Gopinath takes over at turbulent time
By Andrew Mayeda / BLOOMBERG Gita Gopinath (picture) has a knack ...

Ringgit declines as China’s economy slows

By MARK RAO / Pic By BLOOMBERG
The ringgit came under pressure yesterday as fears of a slowing global economy and weak Chinese economic data forced ...

London, NYC, HK no longer immune to the housing slump

By BLOOMBERG
NEW YORK • In the years since the financial crisis, global cities like London, Hong Kong and New York (NYC) appeared to defy ...

BNM international reserves at US$101.4b

By BERNAMA / Pic By TMR
Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) international reserves amounted to US$101.4 billion (RM417.52 billion), as at Dec 31, 2018, ...

West trying to ‘hold back’ powerful Russia

Putin promises further economic growth during an end-of-yearpress conference
By AFP MOSCOW • President Vladimir Putin (picture) ...

Baht set to top EM currencies in stormy 2018

By BLOOMBERG
BANGKOK • Having a strong buffer in times of stress does pay off. Just look at the baht. The Thai currency has declined 0.3% to 32.672 ...

IMF: Rising trade tension risks eroding confidence

WASHINGTON • Escalating trade tensions between the US and China risk derailing the global economy by undermining business confidence and increasing the ...

IMF: Australia risks tilt to downside on China, trade war

SYDNEY • The balance of risks to Australia’s economy are “tilted to the downside” due to a deteriorating global outlook, the 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 ...