Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: IMF

Investors seem complacent about impending financial shock, IMF says

Investors are underestimating the risk of a sharp tightening of financial conditions the IMF says in its latest Global Financial Stability Report.

Pakistan Army orders 2,550 fancy staff cars as govt seeks an IMF bailout

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Warrant dropped against journalist Cyril Almeida, and in Asia Bibi blasphemy case, Pakistan top court reserves judgment. 

India to regain world’s fastest growing economy tag with 7.3% GDP growth this year: IMF

IMF in its latest World Economic Outlook report has praised the economic and business reforms, including GST, introduced by the current government.

IMF cuts global growth forecast blaming trade wars & emerging markets stress

Risks to global growth have risen in the last three months and tilt to the downside, the IMF said on eve of its annual...

No coherent strategy in sight as guardians of global economy meet in Bali this week

Global finance chiefs meet for IMF & World Bank meetings without firepower of 2008 & with era of coordination looking like an anomaly.

Pak is broke, IMF calls for stronger fiscal measures

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan foreign minister urges the US to resume military aid; every eighth prisoner executed in the world is a Pakistani.

Pakistan is facing $12 billion financing gap, says IMF

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Islamabad High Court order reveals charges against Sharif family never proven; Pakistan's scuba divers cleaning sea floors.

IMF needs a bailout so it can bail out nations hit hard by tariff war

The trade clash between the US and China has intensified the past few months, and emerging markets have taken a hit.

Would not suggest demonetisation to any country: New IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath

In earlier interviews, Gita Gopinath also criticised the RBI for its communication strategy during demonetisation but called GST a ‘real reform’.

Gita Gopinath promises to bring dynamic new thinking to IMF

Gita Gopinath’s work has tended to challenge conventional wisdom and push the collective thinking forward in a beneficial way.

On Camera


Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.