IMF Revises Up Its Global Economic Forecast

The IMF said it had revised upwards its earlier forecast for global growth by ¾ percentage point from the October 2009 forecast. Along with the update to its forecast, the IMF also released a new assessment of global financial conditions in its Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR). It said that financial markets have rebounded since the lows of last March, the result of improving economic conditions and wide-ranging policy actions by governments.