The IMFC, the IMF’s governing body, underscored the importance of the Fund in fighting the economic crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. At a virtual press briefing during the Spring Meetings 2020, Lesetja Kganyago, Chair of...
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- Bond Report: U.S. government bond yields tick higher Monday after auctionsU.S. Treasury yields climb Monday as investors digest a series of auctions, including a three-year and 10-year Treasury note sale, part of nearly $270 billion in debt set to be sold this week in what's slated to be the most recent test of appetite for Treasurys.
- : U.S. budget deficit soars to $660 billion in March after stimulus checks are sent outThe U.S. budget deficit skyrocketed in March after the government approved a $1.9 trillion coronavirus-relief package that included $1,400 stimulus checks for most Americans.
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