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IMF Reccomends Stronger Measures to Fight the Global Financial Crisis (2)

We come back to the IMF handbook published on April 2009, called “Global Financial Stability Report”. This time, we make refference to its reccomendations.

But before this, a new estimation of the IMF on the global write downs of assets. In January 2009 IMF estiamted the bad assets writing off to around $2.7 billion in the US only. In this latest report, the estimations included also other mature market-originated assets, which could increase the total write offs to around $4 billion. In other words, $4 billion of the US economy has been wiped off by the financial crisis (or will be, total until the end of 2010). Scary, isn’t it?Read More »IMF Reccomends Stronger Measures to Fight the Global Financial Crisis (2)

FED Warning On More Tough Times Ahead

bernake-feds-chairmanFederal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke warned today in an interview that a fiscal stimulus package will be enough to generate an economic recovery. He also added that the government may need to buy or guarantee banks’ problematic assets to revive growth.

“Fiscal actions are unlikely to promote a lasting recovery unless they are accompanied by strong measures to further stabilize and strengthen the financial system,” Bernanke said in a speech held today at the London School of Economics. “More capital injections and guarantees may become necessary to ensure stability and the normalization of credit markets.”Read More »FED Warning On More Tough Times Ahead