IMF says world economy is recovering

Publishing its twice-yearly World Economic Outlook, the IMF rejected forecasts for either a rapid V-shaped recovery or a double-dip recession, saying the recovery will most likely be “weak by historical standards”.

The IMF is no more optimistic about the medium-term outlook, insisting that growth prospects depend on resolving two difficult challenges: the weaknesses in the global banking system; and the persistent unwillingness of countries with large trade surpluses to boost domestic demand and become motors of world growth.

Financial Times

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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