IMF warns there is ‘limited ammunition’ to fight recession

Fund cuts world growth forecast as central banks battle impact of protectionism•The Tories have got IMF cover for their plan to borrow and spendThe world’s central banks are wasting scarce ammunition in an attempt to compensate for policy blunders that…

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Trump’s trade tactics imperil the jobs of those who might vote for his second term

The only tool he has to placate US consumers is successive interest rate cuts – but the whole world is playing at that gameDonald Trump’s cunning plan to make America great again by launching a trade war with China has officially backfired. Last week, …

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Does the IMF need to refocus its role after the Argentina crisis?

The IMF alone cannot help troubled states out of a financial hole. Such states need more aid, not more loansIn case you blinked, the Argentine government built up a pile of debt out of almost nothing with surprising speed, and then proceeded to default…

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