Friday, August 20, 2010

Global Financial Stability Report: Financial Stability Set Back as Sovereign Risks Materialize

The IMF has released the Global Financial Stability Report - (GFSR Market Update -July 2010) which indicates that  despite generally improved economic conditions and a long period of healing after the failure of Lehman Brothers, progress toward global financial stability has recently experienced a setback. Sovereign risks in parts of the euro area have materialized and spread to the financial sector there, threatening to spill over to other regions and re-establish an adverse feedback loop with the economy. Further decisive follow-up is needed to the significant national and supranational policy responses that have been taken in order to strengthen confidence in the financial system and ensure continuation of the economic recovery. Click here to read more...

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