Central banks should support demand and bolster confidence – IMF

IMF offers advice to central banks on what measures are appropriate to combat Covid-19

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The International Monetary Fund has urged central banks to complement monetary policy moves with additional measures including forward guidance.

In a policy paper released today (March 16), the IMF says monetary easing will support demand and confidence in financial markets, while reducing borrowing costs for firms and households.

However, such action should be supported by stimulus provided through forward guidance about the expected path of monetary policy and the expansion of asset

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