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IMF Lending During the Pandemic and Beyond

By Robert Gregory, Huidan Lin, and Martin Mühleisen Português In the face of unprecedented uncertainty and the severe economic impact triggered by COVID-19, the Fund continues to adapt its lending. At the same time, it aims to ensure realistic targets, uphold the credibility of programs, and foster national ownership. To date, the Fund has provided financial assistance, mainly through emergency lending and precautionary lending tools, to about 80 countries. In addition, more than 30 countries...

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Top 5 Blogs on Finance

By IMFBlog September 11, 2018 A guard stands outside former US investment bank Lehman brothers (photo: Frances M. Roberts/Newscom) The tenth anniversary of the collapse of US investment bank Lehman Brothers and the global crisis that followed is a sober reminder of what has changed, and what has not, in the world of economics and finance.  To mark this turning point in the story of the global financial system, we have selected a few blogs that highlight some of our most recent...

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Chart of the Week: When High Yield Goes Boom

By Divya Kirti June 26, 2018 A credit boom can be fueled by excessive optimism among investors (photo: Nick White/Newscom) We’ve all heard about good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. Too much of the good stuff probably won’t do you any harm. Too much of the bad stuff can lead to a heart attack. The same idea applies to credit booms—periods when the amount of borrowing and lending in the economy rises very quickly. Slower economic growth or even a recession can follow a bad boom....

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