All posts tagged "International Monetary Fund"

  • Reset your economy: the power of green stimulus packages

    Around the world, governments are using stimulus packages to jump-start business growth. Catherine Early explores the potential of ‘green recovery’ investments, designed to reshape as well as rebuild national economies

    • Posted July 17, 2020
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  • Subsidy scheme boosts cashless payments in Japan

    Government subsidies designed to encourage cashless payments in Japan are being taken up much more quickly than predicted, and last week the country was urged to extend the scheme. Under

    • Posted December 5, 2019
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  • IMF report highlights tax benefits of tackling corruption

    Reducing corruption could raise tax revenues by US$1 trillion annually, according to the IMF’s 2019 Fiscal Monitor, if the world’s most corrupt countries make progress in tackling the problem over

    • Posted April 22, 2019
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  • Guarding the public finances: the power of fiscal rules

    When politicians are feeling virtuous, they introduce fiscal rules. When they succumb to temptation, they break them – and the public suffers the consequences. Gavin O’Toole explores their power and

    • Posted March 14, 2019
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  • Calls for end to US monopoly as World Bank chief quits

    The resignation of the World Bank’s president has prompted calls for his successor to be non-American, amid fears that the bank’s policies could shift to reflect US president Donald Trump’s

    • Posted January 13, 2019
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  • The public finance tools that marry economy and environment

    For years, China has been using subsidies and taxation to build its solar power equipment industries – and as a result, it dominates world markets. Now other countries are using

    • Posted October 16, 2017
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  • Brazil boosts analysis of risks to public finances

    Brazil has beefed up the way it assesses risks to its public finances after the International Monetary Fund identified “weaknesses” in planning. Amid deteriorating economic conditions, the country’s treasury has

    • Posted May 25, 2017
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