Sunday, March 21, 2010

I.M.F. Warns Wealthy Nations on Debt

From the New York Times - March 21, 2010

The global economic crisis has left “deep scars” in the fiscal balances of the world’s advanced economies, which should begin to rein in spending next year as the recovery continues, the No.2 official at the International Monetary Fund said Sunday in Beijing.

In a speech at the China Development Forum in Beijing, the I.M.F. official, John Lipsky, who is the deputy managing director, offered a grim prognosis for the world’s wealthiest countries, which are at a level of indebtedness not seen since the aftermath of World War II.

The ratio is expected to be close to or to exceed 100 percent for five members of the Group of 7 countries — Britain, France, Italy, Japan and the United States — by 2014. Canada and Germany are the other G-7 members.


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1 comment:

Media Mentions said...

On that note, it's probably worth mentioning the financial situation in Afghanistan: http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=TBQ8YGYD9N6&preview=article&linkid=87868ac5-970a-4779-b1c9-8e2a3af2edeb&pdaffid=ZVFwBG5jk4Kvl9OaBJc5%2bg%3d%3d

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