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G20 Finance Ministers Unveil Joint Communique to Regulate Crypto Assets

The initiative follows the introduction of a roadmap proposed in a synthesis paper by the IMF and FSB, aimed at fostering international policies and regulations for crypto assets. With the growing participation of investors in the crypto market, the group of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) have agreed to work on a common roadmap in handling the challenges associated with the crypto market. The roadmap was introduced through a collaborative synthesis paper by the...

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World’s Fastest Growing Economy Could Expand More than 100% Over Next Five Years

Guyana was the world’s fastest growing economy for 2022 and is expected to retain the title until 2025 as oil production increases. According to a recent GDP forecast from the International Monetary Fund, Guyana is expected to grow at impressive rates over the next few years. Currently the world’s fastest-growing economy, the South American country is likely to record more than 100% growth by 2028. Most of Guyana’s income comes from oil production and export. Among other factors, this...

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IMF Report Says Crypto Tax Evasion Remains a Serious Problem

There’s been a lot of talk about crypto tax cheats over the last few years, and according to a new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the problem doesn’t end with anti-money laundering laws. The organization feels more steps are needed if things are going to come to a complete stop. The IMF Details Crypto Tax Evasion The big concern is that crypto is primarily being used by illicit players who garner money that’s not theirs (or that stems from...

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IMF Chief Assures Robust Lending despite Economic Uncertainty

IMF director Kristalina Georgieva highlighted the stability of lending while urging the US Federal Reserve to consider further actions in response to an uncertain economic climate. In a recent interview with CNBC, Kristalina Georgieva, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said that lending remains strong despite the uncertain economic environment affecting banks. Georgieva’s remarks come as a reassuring voice amid concerns over the stability of lending in the...

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IMF Predicts Positive Outlook for UK amid Broad Inflationary Worry

Per the IMF outlook, resilient demand in the context of declining energy prices can encourage a positive outlook for the UK economy in several ways. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it expects the United Kingdom to avoid a recession and maintain positive growth in 2023. According to a CNBC report, the IMF attributes this positive outlook to resilient demand and declining energy prices, which have encouraged economic growth. However, the IMF also characterizes the outlook as...

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Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Defies IMF’s Warning, Sells $39M Worth of Gold-backed Digital Tokens

Zimbabwe seeks to use gold-backed crypto tokens to salvage the country’s economic situation. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has dammed any potential consequences by selling 14 billion Zimbabwean dollars ($39 million) worth of gold-backed digital tokens. That is despite an earlier warning it received from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) not to go ahead with the plans. At the time, the International body cautioned about the potential risks of the plan, suggesting that Zimbabwe would be...

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IMF Global Growth Forecast: US and Eurozone GDP to Grow Less than 2% with UK Contracting 0.3% amid Frayed Global Economy

The IMF has released its weakest global growth forecast in over 30 years as inflation, banking crises, and geopolitical problems bite hard.  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently published its most underwhelming medium-term global growth forecast in over 30 years. On Tuesday, the major United Nations (UN) financial agency expected global growth of 2.8% in 2023 and 3% in 2024. This forecast comes in slightly below what the IMF estimated in January as continued inflation and a...

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The IMF Plans to Watch El Salvador and Its BTC Habits Closely

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has stated that the risks surrounding bitcoin use in El Salvador have not necessarily shown themselves yet. However, the agency has reported it’s necessary to stay aware and that El Salvador still warrants both attention and transparency. The IMF Is Still Worried About El Salvador and BTC El Salvador – which at one point was one of the smallest nations in the world and didn’t strike fear or interest in many people’s hearts – has...

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