CHAPTER 2 COUNTRY AND REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES
- International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.
- Published Date:
- September 2006
Against the background of the global outlook discussed in Chapter 1, this chapter analyzes prospects and policy issues in the major advanced economies and in the main regional groupings of emerging market and developing countries. A consistent theme is that while the short-term outlook is generally still positive, policymakers should increase efforts to advance fiscal and structural reforms to ensure that strong growth can be sustained.