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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Blah Blah Blah: The IMF cuts global outlook, warns of further slump - Blah Blah Blah!

Editor's Note: Seems like the IMF is really into Recycling! Every few months the spokespeople for this organization regurgitate the same old platitudes, 'The Global Economy is slowing down - blah blah blah!...blah blah blah!... The US and Europe need to do more to fix their economies - blah blah blah...blah blah blah!' What do they think the ECB and the Fed have been doing with LTRO 1 and 2, the ESM, TARP, QE1, QE2, Operation Twist 1 and 2, now QE3 with QE 4,5,6 to infinity lined up as far as the eye can see? Someone should ask these Economists, all with BS degrees, I mean with PhD.'s, what more would they propose that the US / Europe should do, how about declaring a debt jubilee and letting all the Too Big to Fail Banks fail? Will that stimulate the Global Economy, nothing else seems to have worked so far? IMF and forecasts by similar organizations are always wrong, they always begin by painting a much more optimistic picture rather than a realistic one, and then downgrade their growth forecasts as the time draws near. How about forecasting NO GROWTH or RECESSION, how about forecasting that the world may be in for a prolonged slump, which is obvious to all except the BS Economists, I mean PhD. Economists at the IMF!

The International Monetary Fund cut its global growth forecasts for the second time since April and warned of a further slowdown unless the US and European authorities make steps to fix their economic problemsThe world economy is expected to grow 3.3% this year, the slowest since 2009, and 3.6% next year, compared to the July forecast of 3.5% in 2012 and 3.9% in 2013, the IMF said in its World Economic Outlook released today. It also stressed the global growth has a one-in-six chance to slip below 2% as the recession worsens. A key issue is whether the global economy is just hitting another bout of turbulence in what was always expected to be a slow and bumpy recovery or whether the current slowdown has a more lasting component,” the IMF said in the report issued ahead of a meeting in Tokyo later today.
The advanced economies will see weaker growth this year, which makes it impossible to bring down a high unemployment rate. The eurozone will contract 0.4 % in 2012, 0.1% down from the forecast in July, and grow 0.2% in 2013, according to the IMF. The US will grow 2.2% this year and 2.1% next year, the IMF forecast, calling on US authorities to find an alternative to the ‘fiscal cliff’ to avoid a recession. Though emerging economies are still expected to grow four times as fast as advanced ones, the IMF forecast they will see a slowdown due to international and domestic concerns. Brazil will grow 1.5% this year from 2.5% forecast in July, while China’s estimate was cut to 7.8% in 2012 and 8.2% in 2013.
The US "fiscal cliff" – government spending cuts and tax raises due to take affect early in 2013 – and an expanding euro area debt crisis are expected to be at the top of agenda at the Tokyo IMF meeting. “The answer depends on whether European and US policymakers deal proactively with their major short-term economic challenges,” the IMF said, stressing the financial conditions are likely to remain "very fragile" in the near future.

1 comment:

  1. Nobody who thought independently would ever be given a job in this stuff in the first place. The law of the Tao is to win the kingdom by acting inaction. They do it very well and somehow it works. It's one of the rules of power.
    Just in case someone might cause trouble in the future, they get set up with adultery or corruption so they can be threatened to tow the line if they have ideas of blowing the whistle. They got Strauss-Kahn with attempted rape as if everybody didn't know for years that he was a pervert. That's why they chose him because he was safe. Easy to get rid of when the time came. Christine Lagarde is being investigated for corruption and that started just after she was appointed. When her time comes then she'll be charged with something if she won't go quietly. The charges are always dropped after they resign. I don't think the PTB could risk a public trial. Too many others would be implicated.
    It's set up so that whistleblowers lose everything. That's another law of this present evil world.
    Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of God.