According to latest world economic report condition of Indian stock market is far from ideal. Major benchmark indices have gone down in spite of deductions in rates of interest by Reserve Bank of India.
Latest global economic report has confirmed that US president Barack Obama has decided to spend more money in his proposed budget. This money would be provided as aid for economically weaker sections of America.
However, it has also been suggested in economic report of world that other economically advanced countries need to spend more for purposes of financial aid and recovery. Otherwise, global economic revival would be delayed to a significant extent.
Economic report in world has made it obvious that all over world economically developing nations are suffering more as a result of global financial crunch and thus are in greater need of financial aid.
Newest economic report at world by World Bank suggests that by time when global economic slowdown comes to a halt there would be 53 million poor people who would be pushed to brink of extreme poverty.
Economic report for world has suggested that there are several factors responsible for critical condition of poor. There has been a rapid and sharp decline in volume of trade being done throughout world after ongoing world financial crisis started.
Previously trading activities used to be a major source of income for poor but with decline of trading activities poor are finding it pretty hard to procure jobs. This is especially true in economically developing countries.
Much of present economic condition of economically backward classes in economically developing countries is a result of trickle down effect of global financial downturn.
As per world economic report prices of fuel and food items is going up at a steady rate. This was supposed to jeopardize at least 130 million to 155 million people from economic point of view by 2008 and these reports have reiterated that 53 million more people would be facing same fate in 2009 fiscal. World Bank, in its world economic report has also said that in fiscal 2009 as many as 22 nations could face bankruptcy.
The global crisis changed the face of monetary policy. Central banks deployed new tools to counter the effects of the crisis, which have reduced the risk of deflation, stabilised the financial system and calmed financial markets; but potential negative side effects remain.
Two weeks ago, the IMF organized a major research conference, in honour of Stanley Fischer, on lessons from the crisis. Here is my take. I shall focus on what I see as the lessons for monetary policy, but before I do this, let me mention two other important conclusions.
Professor of Economics & Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals. Founder & co-President of the Millennium Promise Alliance.
Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom from 1992 to 2007. Prime Minister of the UK between 2007 and 2010. Inaugural 'Distinguished Leader in Residence' at New York University. Advisor at World Economic Forum
CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO. Served as President and CEO of the Harvard Management Company for 2 years, while also working at the IMF for 15 years. In 2008, his book "When Markets Collide", won the Financial Times award for Business Book of The Year in addition to being named as the one of the best business books of all time by The Independent.