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Byles Confident Jamaica Will Pass IMF Quarterly Test

KINGSTON, January 14, 2015 -  Co-Chair of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), Richard Byles, has joined Finance Minister Dr. Peter Phillips in expressing confidence that Jamaica will pass the seventh consecutive International Monetary Fund (IMF) quarterly test.

Jamaica's External Trade Bulletin Jan to Sept 2014

KINGSTON, Jamaica December 31, 2014 - As the Jamaican economy continues on a steady growth path under the International Monetary Fund’s Extended Fund Facility, “Macro-economic performance under the program continues to be good and growth is showing signs of picking up.

Has the International Monetary Fund Reformed?

In a Washington Post op-ed last week, ‘The IMF's Perestroika Moment’, Boston University political economists Cornel Ban and Kevin Gallagher suggested ‘conventional wisdom’ about the International Monetary Fund is ‘outdated’ because the IMF is no longer ‘a global agent of economic orthodoxy.’ Hmmm.

Successful sixth review earns Ja US$67mil from IMF

KINGSTON, Jamaica December 20, 2014 - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday approved disbursement of US$67 million for Jamaica, following Friday’s successful sixth review of the country’s economic performance by the Fund’s Executive Board under the four-year Extended Fund Facility (EFF).
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