Getting into Higher Gear: Why Structural Reforms Are Critical for Revving Up Global Growth

This is an important read from the IMF. To me it makes sense but I question whether the world’s finance ministers will take effective action, especially in country’s like Germany and the UK.

iMFdirect - The IMF Blog

David Lipton 2016-1By David Lipton

Almost a decade after the start of the global financial crisis, the world economy is still trying to achieve escape velocity. The IMF’s recent forecast for global growth is a disappointing 3.1 percent in 2016 and 3.4 percent in 2017. And the outlook remains clouded by increased economic and political uncertainty, including from the impact of the Brexit vote.

Policymakers have taken forceful macroeconomic policy action to support growth, such as fiscal stimulus and appropriately accommodative monetary policy. But a lasting recovery remains elusive.

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