The International Monetary Fund released a report that outlines threats to financial stability, including exposure to sovereign debt, ongoing weakness in the banking sector and slow economic growth worldwide. "Policymakers in many advanced countries will need to confront the interactions created by slow growth, rising sovereign-debt indebtedness and still-fragile financial institutions," the IMF said. The IMF also urged policymakers to reconsider the way credit ratings are used to asses sovereign debt.

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