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  • IMF Calls on US to Get Its Gargantuan Debt Under Control

    06/08/2024 11:15:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 6/8/24 | Ilya Tsyukanov
    Known for many decades after the Second World War as a key tool for putting economic pressure on developing nations and competitors of the US-led liberal rules-based order, the International Monetary Fund took a major step toward greater autonomy after successfully squashing a surprise plot by the Biden administration to oust its director in 2021.IMF deputy managing director Gita Gopinath has given Washington an unusually blunt warning about its debt and spending levels, demanding that the United States and other developed economies take steps to get debt under control. “For the US, we see ample ground for them to reduce...
  • Portugal is no longer a problem for Europe

    05/13/2024 8:52:35 PM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    El Pais ^ | 13 May 2024 | Terexia Constenla
    The economy is experiencing a golden moment thanks to exports and tourism after cleaning up its accounts. But the country has paid a price in migration of qualified workers and reduction of public services. Ten years after the departure of the “men in black” — the international managers of the European Commission, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank who cleaned up Portugal’s accounts with a machete, the country has emerged as the most diligent student in southern Europe. In 2023, for the first time, public debt fell below 100% of GDP (it stood at 98.7%) and there was a...
  • Russia is manipulated by the same elite financial interests that control the West (The Danger of Co-option and False Prophets)

    05/04/2024 3:53:47 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    A Lily Bit ^ | 5/1/24 | Rhoda Wilson
    In the wake of Tucker Carlson's much-publicized interview with Vladimir Putin and his subsequent display of what can only be described as “clueless man babbles one-dimensional nonsense in admiration for Russia in a supermarket,” we find ourselves confronted with an important issue: Either Carlson is a master in controlled opposition, skillfully playing his part in a grand geopolitical chess game, or he is just masterfully milking the easily-misled for clicks, views, attention and money. Even the most astute among us can fall victim to a well-crafted deception, and I fear that this is precisely what is happening to Carlson and...
  • Biden's boundless government spendathon threatens the world economy - IMF

    04/18/2024 8:50:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/18/2024 | Monica Showalter
    For Joe Biden, government spending has no bottom. There's always a student loan to 'forgive,' a green scheme to lose money on, or an illegal alien to offer a 'free' lifetime service package to. And bureaucrats to hire, lots and lots of bureaucrats... As a result the U.S. deficit has hit record levels. According to the Treasury Department:A deficit occurs when the federal government’s spending exceeds its revenues. The federal government has spent $1.06 trillion more than it has collected in fiscal year (FY 2024, resulting in a national deficit.And the national debt? The Treasury Department says:The national debt ($34.60...
  • IMF boosts 2024 global growth outlook as U.S. economy powers on

    04/17/2024 9:23:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 04/17/2024 | Liz Kiesche
    The International Monetary Fund boosted its 2024 global growth forecast to 3.2%, holding steady with 2023, compared with its previous outlook that expected 2.9% growth this year and 3.0% in 2023. In addition, headline inflation is projected to drop to 2.8% at the end of 2024 then to 2.4% at the end of 2025. "Most indicators continue to point to a soft landing," the IMF said in its April 2024 World Economic Outlook Report. "We also project less economic scarring from the crises of the past four years, although estimates vary across countries." The U.S. economy has overtaken its pre-pandemic...
  • IMF slams Biden spending as US debt balloons past $34 trillion: ‘Something will have to give’

    04/16/2024 3:07:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 16, 2024, | Ariel Zilber
    The International Monetary Fund sounded the alarm on the Biden administration’s rampant spending as “out of line with what is needed for long-term fiscal stability.” The latest forecast from the IMF — a Washington-based group tasked with fighting financial crises worldwide — warned that the ballooning national debt and the fiscal deficit threatened to exacerbate sky-high levels of inflation while posing a long-term risk to the global economy. The IMF noted in its forecast that the US federal budget deficit grew from $1.4 trillion in fiscal 2022 to $1.7 trillion last year. ... The debt held by the public, which...
  • ‘Something will have to give’: IMF sounds alarm on US debt

    04/16/2024 12:12:04 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/16/2024 | JULIA SHAPERO AND ARIS FOLLEY
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned Tuesday that America’s recent economic performance is partially the result of the country’s unsustainable fiscal practices, creating risks for the global economy. “The exceptional recent performance of the United States is certainly impressive and a major driver of global growth, but it reflects strong demand factors as well, including a fiscal stance that is out of line with long-term fiscal sustainability,” the IMF wrote in its latest World Economic Outlook. “This raises short-term risks to the disinflation process, as well as longer-term fiscal and financial stability risks for the global economy since it risks...
  • Say GOODBYE to the Dollar as IMF Prepares for Financial Revolution

    04/13/2024 1:15:11 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 35 replies
    The Exposé ^ | 4/12/24 | Patricia Harrity
    The Bretton-Woods Agreement of 1944 established the framework for the rise of the U.S. dollar and its status as the global reserve currency which has its obvious benefits for the US, but there are also numerous costs involved, according to Brandon Smith, who writes “Think of world reserve status as a “deal with the devil. You get the fame, you get the fortune, you get trophy dates and a sweet car – for a while. Then one day the devil comes to collect, and when he does he’s going to take everything, including your soul.” “Unfortunately, I suspect collection time...
  • Nobel Economist Reverses His Support for Migration

    03/11/2024 9:09:44 PM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Mar 2024 | Neil Munro
    Migration and free trade impose huge unrecognized costs on ordinary people, says a Nobel-awarded Princeton economist who previously supported the unpopular, elite-backed policies. “I used to subscribe to the near consensus among economists that immigration to the US was a good thing,” Professor Angus Deaton wrote in a post for the International Monetary Fund. He continued: Longer-term analysis over the past century and a half tells a different story. Inequality was high when America was open [to migration], was much lower when the borders were closed [to migrants], and rose again post Hart-Celler (the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965)...
  • Billionaire CEO sees $1 trillion in commercial real estate defaults coming for ‘very, very ugly market’ over next 2 years

    01/24/2024 8:40:29 AM PST · by george76 · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 22, 2024 | Will Daniel
    Rising interest rates, the remote work trend, and the dominance of e-commerce sellers have combined to hammer the commercial real estate market over the past few years. Sky-high office and retail space vacancies are plaguing owners in this new environment, rents are plummeting, and borrowing costs have soared. As a result, U.S. commercial real estate prices have fallen 11% since the Federal Reserve began raising interest rates in March 2022, the IMF reported last week, the worst decline in over 50 years. The outlook for the sector is now so bleak that Cantor Fitzgerald’s billionaire chairman and CEO Howard Lutnick...
  • IMF-backed carbon consumption charges at COP28 spark concerns over consumer costs, inequality, and economic implications.

    12/04/2023 7:56:14 AM PST · by davikkm · 10 replies
    The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has thrown support behind the implementation of carbon consumption charges, a move that has sparked debates and concerns during COP28. While the intention is to address environmental concerns, the repercussions are already causing ripples. One immediate impact is the anticipated increase in consumer pricing across the board. This added cost is expected to affect various sectors, potentially impacting the everyday lives of consumers. Critics argue that such charges could disproportionately burden average citizens, raising questions about the equity of the proposed solution.
  • IMF Releases Digital Currency Handbook for World's Central Banks

    11/21/2023 7:43:55 AM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/20/2023 | Naveen Athrappully
    Central bank digital currencies can push the world away from depending on the U.S. dollar, the organization said. . The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a handbook for global central banks regarding the development and implementation of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). The IMF’s “Central Bank Digital Currency Virtual Handbook” published last week pointed out that the increased use of CBDCs can “reduce dollarization” of the global economy—a situation where countries move away from relying on the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency. De-dollarization would push up borrowing costs in the United States, making loans expensive for businesses and individuals,...
  • IMF, World Bank should be demanding universal social security, not austerity

    10/09/2023 7:01:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/2023 | LENA SIMET AND DAISY SIBUN
    As finance and development ministers and legislators gather in Morocco for the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), from Oct. 9 to 15, the pressing issue of runaway global inequality will loom large on their agenda. Governments can use various tools to address inequality, including fair taxes, quality public services and just labor conditions. And an important tool they should consider now is universal social security, a set of policies and programs designed to ensure financial security across a person’s lifetime. The World Bank and IMF wield substantial influence by funding and shaping social...
  • China Keeps Sri Lanka in Debt Grip, Stalling IMF Relief

    10/04/2023 1:44:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Failed bailout review raises stakes of Wickremesinghe's upcoming trip to BeijingSri Lanka's diplomatic failure to secure a concrete debt relief framework from China, its largest bilateral lender, is blocking access to desperately needed cash under a $3 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund. A visit by IMF officials last month highlighted once again the bankrupt South Asian nation's slow progress in restructuring its external debt. The fund, which has insisted on "financing assurances" from bilateral lenders as a key pillar, gave Sri Lanka a failing grade in the first review of the bailout, denying it a second tranche of...
  • The IMF and Global Impoverishment

    09/28/2023 12:23:30 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Daily Pakistan ^ | 9/26/23 | Dr. Syed Kamran
    In the past several decades there has been a tremendous growth of inequality, not only in the world, but also within the advanced countries. This continuing trend in not accidental but is driven by the wealthiest families on the planet. These secretive families, referred to as the High Cabal by their agent Winston Churchill, aim at bringing mankind to its knees by increasing economic hardship for the masses. The goal of these families is the elimination of nation states as well as all the great religions, and their replacement by a Satanic One World dictatorship with a much reduced global...
  • The IMF Has Just Unveiled A New Global Currency Known As The “Universal Monetary Unit” That Is Supposed To Revolutionize The World Economy

    04/17/2023 8:11:59 AM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 27 replies
    New American Prophet ^ | April 17, 2023 | Michael Snyder
    A new global currency just launched, but 99 percent of the global population has no idea what just happened. The “Universal Monetary Unit”, also known as “Unicoin”, is an “international central bank digital currency” that has been designed to work in conjunction with all existing national currencies. This should set off alarm bells for all of us, because the widespread adoption of a new “global currency” would be a giant step forward for the globalist agenda.
  • Iran Uses Video Surveillance to Identidy Women Not Wearing Hijabs, Violaters Bank Accounts Will Be Frozen

    04/16/2023 2:27:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    RAIR Foundation ^ | April 12, 2023
    Iranian women who resist the hijab law face the brutal prospect of frozen bank accounts, drawing chilling parallels to the repressive tactics of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau against protestors. Iran is intensifying its efforts to enforce strict dress codes for women by instituting a new law that fines women 2.5 billion rials ($60,000) for flouting hijab rules. Last month, Iran’s judiciary chief reiterated that “removing one’s hijab is equivalent to showing enmity to the Islamic Republic.” This is all part of the Islamic Republic’s adherence to the Sharia, as it ramps up efforts even further to counter protests. The Quranic...
  • The IMF Has Just Unveiled A New Global Currency Known As The “Universal Monetary Unit” That Is Supposed To Revolutionize The World Economy

    04/15/2023 5:25:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 72 replies
    Activist Post ^ | APRIL 13, 2023 | Michael Snyder
    A new global currency just launched, but 99 percent of the global population has no idea what just happened. The “Universal Monetary Unit”, also known as “Unicoin”, is an “international central bank digital currency” that has been designed to work in conjunction with all existing national currencies. This should set off alarm bells for all of us, because the widespread adoption of a new “global currency” would be a giant step forward for the globalist agenda. The IMF did not create this new currency, but it was unveiled at a major IMF gathering earlier this week… Today, at the International...
  • The fight over China’s lending opens a new global fracture

    04/11/2023 4:23:35 AM PDT · by EBH · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/11/23 | Adam Behsudi
    That’s creating new tensions with the U.S. and its Western allies The ascendance of China in developing country finance threatens to add to the broader trend of “decoupling” that is unraveling trade and technology ties with the West. The debt China is owed by poor countries only consolidates its influence in Africa and other regions. “We are moving to more of a bipolar system with a very significant creditor to a great many countries bent on doing things bilaterally with its own rules,” said Carmen Reinhart, who served as the World Bank’s chief economist until last year and has directly...
  • IMF chief warns global financial stability at risk from banking turmoil

    03/27/2023 3:24:48 AM PDT · by EBH · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/27/23
    Kristalina Georgieva, the managing director of the Washington-based lender of last resort, said rising interest rates have put pressure on debts, leading to “stresses” in leading economies, including among lenders. Georgieva said the world economy would expand by just 3% in this year as rising borrowing costs, combined with the war in Ukraine and scarring from the Covid-19 pandemic would suffocate growth. Adding to a growing chorus of warnings from economic leaders, the IMF chief said it was clear that risks to financial stability had increased after the recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Swiss-government brokered rescue of Credit...