Wednesday 18 January 2017

Ministers will like their report card but a lot depends on bank debt deal

Published 20/12/2012 | 05:00

IF government ministers had written what they wanted on a note and pushed it up the chimney, they could not have asked for better from yesterday's report from the IMF.

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With one exception. Perhaps surprisingly, the IMF dips into the hottest current issue in domestic economic politics - whether the Budget did enough to protect the less well-off.

The IMF thinks it did not, saying there should have been more measures to protect low-income groups.

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