IMF chief economist Maurice Obstfeld

IMF blames weaker world economic outlook on rise in anti-trade policies

Wed 5 Oct

US and UK economies are further downgraded in the 2017 forecast.

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde

IMF signals further downgrade of world economy in G-20 summit report

Fri 2 Sep 1

Large economies are urged to do more to turn back the rising tide of trade protectionism.

On the money: China tightens tentacles on near neighbours

Fri 19 Aug

The Middle Kingdom is deploying centuries-old tactics.

WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo

WTO laments rise in anti-trade sentiment as world economy slows

Tue 26 Jul 3

The failure of the world's 20 largest economies to accelerate their growth has cut $US6 trillion in potential output from a target set two years ago. 


While you were sleeping: UPDATED Dow rises further in record-breaking rally

Wed 20 Jul

Other stock indexes fell as Netflix crashed 13% and IMF downgraded world growth outlook.


IMF chief economist Maurice Obstfeld

Brexit uncertainty slices world growth outlook – IMF

Wed 20 Jul 1

“Brexit has thrown a spanner in the works," says chief economist Maurice Obstfeld.


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