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International Monetary Fund (IMF)

IMF urges Thailand rate cuts that central bank says not needed

The International Monetary Fund called on policy makers in Thailand to cut interest rates in the face of a sluggish economy and low inflation, an approach that the central bank says isn’t necessary. Thailand needs expansionary fiscal and monetary policies to help spur an economy that’s ...

Yuan's effect on Vietnam economy uncertain

With the International Monetary Fund (IMF) including China’s yuan in its elite reserve currency basket, impacts from the step on Vietnam’s economy will depend on its preparation, according to experts. The IMF’s decision will impact global finance and Vietnam is not an exception, especially when the ...

Thailand 'to reap rewards' from IMF's yuan move

Thailand’s trade and investment will benefit in the long run from inclusion of the yuan in the special drawing rights currency basket of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), says a senior central bank official. Greater use of the Chinese currency would help to slim down foreign ...

Cambodia at low risk of debt distress: IMF

Cambodia’s external public debt is well within acceptable limits, but remains vulnerable to financial shocks such as export slowdowns or exchange rate fluctuations, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its latest assessment of the Kingdom’s economy. “Cambodia’s debt distress rating remains low with all debt ...

IMF visits Myanmar for flood recovery and financing talks

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission is visiting Myanmar for two weeks to discuss a flood recovery program, which may include emergency financing, sources with knowledge of the meetings said. The IMF delegation arrived on 16 October and has visited flooded areas in Bago Region. Officials ...

Myanmar's economy risks overheating: IMF

Myanmar’s economy is showing strong signs of overheating and has become increasingly vulnerable over the past 12 months amid rising macroeconomic imbalances, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). An expansionary budget and limited monetary policy tools will see inflation at 13 percent by year-end, the ...

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