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In 2019, the IMF will complete 14 assessments under the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP). Eight of this year’s assessments are mandatory: Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Italy, Poland, Singapore, and Switzerland. The other six are voluntary: Algeria, Bahamas, Kuwait, FYR Macedonia, Malta, and Thailand. […]
By IMF Blog
January 31, 2018
Financial sector assessments are showing that countries and financial systems are adapting better methods to monitor financial vulnerabilities (photo: Ingram Publishing/Newscom). […]
While house prices around the world have rebounded over the last four years, a closer look reveals that this uptick is dependent on three things: location, location, location.
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Budgets can be full of surprises. And not always good ones. Often times, debt increases significantly because an unforeseen obligation materializes. These contingent liabilities, as they are known in the economist’s jargon, can have significant economic and fiscal costs. In fact, on many occasions, large and unexpected increases in debt across the world were […]
Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe: Safeguarding the Recovery as the Global Liquidity Tide Recedes
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Growth is gathering momentum in most of Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe (CESEE) in the wake of the recovery in the euro area. Excluding the largest economies—Russia and Turkey—the IMF’s latest Regional Economic Issues report projects the region to grow 2.3 percent in 2014, […]
Alexander F. Tieman is deputy division chief of the Fiscal Operations II Division in the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department. In this capacity, he contributes to the IMF’s macro-fiscal agenda through work on fiscal issues in specific countries as well as cross country analytical projects. Mr. Tieman’s 19-year experience at the IMF includes assignments as Mission Chief to San Marino; […]
Mark Griffiths has been the IMF’s Latvia mission chief since 2008. Prior to that he was the mission chief for Macedonia. Mr. Griffiths started his career at the Fund in 1993, where he has worked on the Thailand, Indonesia and Turkey crises programs. Previously he held teaching positions at Exeter College, Oxford and at the Virginia Polytechnic […]