IMF World Economic Outlook

Heavy Data Menu, Updated IMF World Economic Outlook, and the FOMC Begins Two-Day Policy Review

January 31, 2023

On this last day of January, the weighted DXY dollar index has edged 0.1% higher but will post its fourth monthly decline in a row. Overnight dollar rises were strongest against the the Aussie dollar (0.9%), kiwi (0.6%), and sterling and loonie (both up 0.4%), but the euro slid only 0.1%, the Swiss franc is […] More

Dollar and Sovereign Debt Yields Rise, while Equities Slip Further

October 9, 2018

Markets remain risk averse today. The dollar appreciated 0.4% against the euro, 0.3% versus the loonie, peso and kiwi, 0.2% relative to the Swiss franc, Aussie dollar, and sterling, and 0.1% vis-a-vis the yen. Share prices fell 1.3% in Japan, 1.0% in Australia, 0.7% in New Zealand, 0.6% in Indonesia, and 0.5% in Singapore and […] More

IMF Reduced Projected Growth Further

April 12, 2016

New economic growth forecasts were unveiled today ahead of the spring 2016 IMF/World Bank meetings.  The latest World Economic Outlook, which is prepared quarterly, downgrades projected baseline 2016 growth for the world, the aggregated groups of all advanced economies and those that are developing or emerging, as well as for most individual countries including the […] More

Gloomy Report from IMF

October 9, 2012

A new World Economic Outlook with downwardly revised growth forecasts was released by the IMF.  Projected global growth in 2012 and 2013 was revised to 3.3% and 3.6% from estimates made in July of 3.5% and 3.9%.  The euro area will contract 0.4% in 2012 and rebound just 0.2% in 2013 (the latter being trimmed […] More