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Now that #Jamaica  has concluded its economic reform program with the IMF, what are the key policy priorities for the future? Read more in our #IMFCountryFocus  article

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We asked citizens from around the world how #corruption  affects them. What did they say? Check out the video below and our issue of F&D magazine on the hidden corners of the global economy:

People & places left behind by #inequality  in advanced economies: check out #IMFBlog  for some policy solutions.

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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 

Finance minister and songwriter, Abdirahman Duale Beileh@BeilehMofa  tells the story #Somaliaf  's steep climb from its dark past. In the late @imf_podcastt 

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In Europe, the price of labor—namely wages—is rising at a robust pace, especially in EU’s newer member states. Yet, surprisingly, inflation has barely budged. We shed light on this puzzle in Chapter 2 of the Regional Economic Outlook#IMFblog  #REOeurope 

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We would like to hear from you. ⬇ How do you think you will be paying for lunch in 5 years? #IMFmeetings  #DigitalPayments 

.: It was a pleasure to meet President Hernández today. We discussed ’ econo #Hondurasy , what has been achieved, and the challenges it faces.

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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.

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple… what are these? And why should you care?

The IMF Executive Board representing the 189-member countries has selected Kristalina Georgieva as Managing Director for a five-year term starting on October 1, 2019.

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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 

The world of payments and currencies is changing. Are #centralbank  digital currencies coming soon? #IMFBlog  #stablecoins 

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. 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 

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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 :

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