Who will save the world from a coronavirus recession? | Counting the Cost

The world’s factory has been shuttered, supply chains have been broken, flights have been grounded and tourism decimated. That’s the real-world consequence of the coronavirus and the epidemic has yet to peak outside of China. Growth could halve this year to 1.5 percent, the OECD warned in its worst-case scenario for the outbreak, a growth … Read more Who will save the world from a coronavirus recession? | Counting the Cost

Some 300 million students out of school as world steps up coronavirus battle

More than 290 million students worldwide faced weeks at home on Thursday with Italy the latest country to shut schools over the deadly new coronavirus, as the IMF urged an all-out, global offensive against the epidemic Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our … Read more Some 300 million students out of school as world steps up coronavirus battle

How the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the global economy | Counting the Cost

It was a bruising year for China. A trade war with the United States left its economy expanding at the slowest pace in 30 years. And economists estimate 4 million jobs may have been lost in 2019. This year is already being defined by the outbreak of the coronavirus which has killed thousands and has … Read more How the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the global economy | Counting the Cost

IMF’s message to Argentina’s bondholders: Prepare for a haircut

Argentina is struggling to solve its economic crisis. The IMF has warned Argentina’s government that its debt burden is unsustainable. The country is battling to avoid another default, raising fears among ordinary Argentinians of a full-blown economic crisis. Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Buenos Aires, Argentina. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow … Read more IMF’s message to Argentina’s bondholders: Prepare for a haircut

Lebanon hopes IMF visit can relieve economic woes

A team from the International Monetary Fund is in Lebanon to advise the nation on its stricken economy. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en

Its economy in freefall, Iranian voters grapple with new reality

This is the first election since President Trump withdrew the US from the Iran nuclear deal and introduced his “maximum pressure” campaign on the country. The IMF estimates its economy shrunk nearly 10 percent last year, and the rial continues to lose value against other world currencies. This has led to soaring unemployment and reduced … Read more Its economy in freefall, Iranian voters grapple with new reality

EU farmers protest against likely subsidy cuts in budget battle

The EU has kicked off controversial negotiations on its next seven-year budget – and the agriculture sector is on the frontline. Farmers have been protesting against possible cuts to their subsidies, saying they need financial support more than ever. Also in the show – airlines warn the coronavirus is affecting their profits, and Lebanon begins … Read more EU farmers protest against likely subsidy cuts in budget battle

IMF team in Lebanon to help tackle economic crisis

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is in Lebanon to help tackle the country’s deepening economic crisis. The government is yet to decide whether it will default on its loan payments – a move that could lead to unpopular austerity measures. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more IMF team in Lebanon to help tackle economic crisis

IMF arrives in Argentina amidst debt crisis

An IMF team has arrived for talks in Buenos Aires as recession-hit Argentina seeks relief from what President Alberto Fernandez says is an “unsustainable foreign debt.” Agentina’s recession was sparked when the peso crashed more than 18 months ago. Centre-left leader Fernandez has made restructuring Argentina’s debts his main goal on the road to recovery. … Read more IMF arrives in Argentina amidst debt crisis

IMF’s Georgieva on FRANCE 24: ‘It is too early to quantify impact of coronavirus’

Kristalina Georgieva, the new Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), granted an interview to FRANCE 24 in Brussels. She discussed the potential impact of the coronavirus on the Chinese economy, plus global trade tensions and the UK economy after Brexit. The IMF head also sounded the alarm about rising inequality within countries. Subscribe to France 24 now: … Read more IMF’s Georgieva on FRANCE 24: ‘It is too early to quantify impact of coronavirus’

IMF eases global growth figures and warns of climate risk | Finance Report

The IMF has eased its forecast for GDP growth this year from 3.4 to 3.3 per cent and for next year from 3.6 to 3.4 per cent, still a decent recovery – or would be if it happens. This time last year the IMF predicted 3.5 per cent growth for 2019, but it turned out … Read more IMF eases global growth figures and warns of climate risk | Finance Report

Oxfam report highlights wealth inequality ahead of World Economic Forum in Davos

Ahead of the World Economic Forum, NGO Oxfam reports that over 2,000 billionaires have more wealth than 60 percent of the world’s population. Also, a look at the IMF’s new global growth forecast and other issues grabbing attention in Davos. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit … Read more Oxfam report highlights wealth inequality ahead of World Economic Forum in Davos

Phase-One Trade Deal Is Good for China, Says Former IMF Deputy Head

Jan.20 — Former International Monetary Fund Deputy Managing Director Zhu Min discusses China’s economy, monetary policy and the phase-one trade deal with the United States. He speaks with Francine Lacqua on “Bloomberg Surveillance” at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

IMF Trims Global Economic Outlook But Tones Down Risk Warnings

Jan.20 — Gita Gopinath, chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, discusses her prediction that the world economy will strengthen in 2020, albeit at a slightly slower pace than previously anticipated amid threats related to trade and tensions in the Middle East. Gopinath talks with Haslinda Amin on “Bloomberg Markets” at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting … Read more IMF Trims Global Economic Outlook But Tones Down Risk Warnings

Why can’t Argentina escape the IMF? – VisualPolitik EN

This video is sponsored by Skillshare. Sign up for Skillshare today: https://skl.sh/2qouG5j and get a 2-month free trial, big thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this video! In this video we’re going to deal with the relationship between the International Monetary Fund and Argentina. We’ll talk about a relationship that is so special it’s close to … Read more Why can’t Argentina escape the IMF? – VisualPolitik EN