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payments. Policy shift “The Guinean government has implemented, since March 2007, an impressive policy shift toward macroeconomic stabilization, reversing the deterioration in economic performance and governance that occurred in 2006. This shift has already contributed to rapid disinflation and the appreciation of the Guinean franc. Continued solid policy performance will promote economic growth and help improve Guinea’s external situation,” said IMF Deputy Managing Director Murilo Portugal. “The authorities’ program of economic and financial policies aims to

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countries. The IMF is uniquely placed to advance the understanding of macro-financial linkages, to make the right connections between events and trends, and to provide early warning of problems, IMF Deputy Managing Director Murilo Portugal said in introductory remarks. Morocco Makes Strong Gains IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, in a statement at the end of his visit to Morocco, congratulated the Moroccan authorities on the country’s strong economic gains in recent years, which have made it a “pillar of development” of the region. Strauss

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The IMF warned that the gains in poverty reduction in low-income countries around the world are in jeopardy because of the dramatic slowdown in the global economy triggered by the world financial crisis. “The most serious financial crisis in generations has tipped many of the advanced economies into recession. As the credit squeeze spreads and trade flows slow, developing countries face serious setbacks, through no fault of their own,” IMF Deputy Managing Director Murilo Portugal told a United Nations conference. “For the low-income countries in

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flows naturally from our mandate to promote international economic cooperation,” says IMF Deputy Managing Director Murilo Portugal. “We believe that strong partnerships between recipient countries and donors enable IMF technical assistance to be developed on the basis of a more inclusive dialogue and within the context of a coherent development framework. The benefits of donor contributions therefore go beyond the financial aspect.” Since the early 1990s, IMF cooperation with donors on technical assistance projects has grown steadily. External support—provided in

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around the world. Unique linkages For IMF Deputy Managing Director Murilo Portugal, the surveillance-lending-technical assistance relationship is a unique feature that brings important benefits: “The IMF is hardly alone as a technical assistance provider. However, what differentiates us from others in this field are the linkages between our technical assistance and other IMF operations.” IMF surveillance and lending operations help the institution to identify and prioritize technical assistance in line with both a country’s strategic objectives and the IMF

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Un programme pour accélérer les réformes; Promouvoir les marchés obligataires nationaux; Lipsky: la croissance devrait se ralentir; Changement climatique; Vieillissement démographique; Corée: bilan de santé Guinée: prêt du FMI; Indonésie: assistance technique; Économie chilienne; Le BIE et la conditionnalité L'actualité en bref.