The Fall-Winter 2018 Research Perspective looks at “New Opportunities and Future Global Challenges.” As guest editor Marika Santoro notes in the introduction to this issue: “Future challenges will encompass going from a recovery in the housing sector to a new boom. This would not only pose new threats to macroeconomic and financial stability that central banks will have to tackle, but might also contribute to an even wider gap between young renters and wealthier homeowners. Read more...


IMF Global Housing Watch

The Global Housing Watch is a webpage that tracks developments in housing markets across the world on a quarterly basis. The Housing Watch provides current data on house prices as well as metrics used to assess valuation in housing markets, such as house price-to-rent and house-price-to-income ratios. Access the data and read the latest report.

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Global Financial Stability Report

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Chapter 2: Downside Risks to House Prices

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Fiscal Monitor

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Chapter 2: Curbing Corruption


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May 2018

Discuss recent economic developments and prospects for countries in various regions.

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G-20 Surveillance Notes
G-20 Surveillance Notes

Notes provided by the IMF staff ahead of a series of meetings held by the G-20 deputies and ministers.

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Having weathered the 2008-09 financial crises, most low-income countries (LICs) have reported steady growth since early 2010.

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