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Labor markets hold the key to the resilience of services & consumption in Europe. As long as employment and wage growth remain robust, consumption spending and hence the demand for services will remain buoyant. More in regional economic outlook #REOeurope
Farewell, Madame@Lagarde . We thank you for your vision and leadership of the IMF over the last 8 years. Together, we have strengthened the IMF’s commitment to serve the 189 member countries—with a brain, a wallet and a heart.
No country is immune to #corruption . Our chart analyzes over 180 countries and finds that more corrupt countries collect fewer #taxes , as people pay bribes to avoid them, including through tax loopholes designed in exchange for kickbacks. #IMFblog
. I believe we should consider the possibility to issue digital currency. With appropriate design, there may be a role for the state to actually supply money to the digital economy. Read her speech delivered #DigitalCurrency #CBDC
A panel moderated by @martinwolf_ at the #IMFMeetings discussed how governments can best implement reforms to promote more durable growth, and how to address political challenges. Watch the discussion on #PoliciesforGrowth #StructuralReforms :