IMF Global Financial Stability Report 2018 - Key Messages



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3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tobias Adrian, IMF Monetary and Capital Markets Director:
“The global economic expansion remains strong supported by still easy monetary policy. Stepping back, the global financial system is certainly stronger than before the global financial crisis thanks to reform and recovery. However financial imbalances continue to build up, the new financial system remains untested. So while there is reason for optimism, this is no time for complacency.”
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5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tobias Adrian, IMF Monetary and Capital Markets Department Director:
“Over the past six months the balance of risk has shifted to the downside. Global growth has plateaued, trade tensions have escalated and some emerging markets experienced capital outflows and asset price pressures. In addition, policy uncertainties have increased in a number of countries. To sum up, short term risks to financial stability have increased and medium-term risks remain elevated. There are concerns that investor confidence may be leading them to take undue risks.”
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7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tobias Adrian, IMF Monetary and Capital Markets Director:
“Looking forward, financial sector risks could rise in the short term. Several potential developments could signal a sharp tightening in financial conditions: An intensification of concerns about emerging markets, a broader escalation of trade actions, an increase in policy uncertainty, or faster than expected monetary policy normalization. So this is a time for more proactive measures to safeguard financial stability and not to allow optimism to become complacency.”

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