The world economy is seeing
the most widespread and fastest growth spurt
since a temporary bounce back from the global recession in 2010, according to the World Economic Outlook, which publishes every fall.
The Financial Times
explores the numbers.
But IMF chief Christine Lagarde is warning that
global policymakers are becoming complacent
and not doing enough to prepare for the next economic downturn.
The Wall Street Journal
previews Lagarde's message during the annual meetings: "we should not let a good recovery go to waste."
According to the
Guardian Editorial Board
her speech may fall on deaf ears
. They write, "The IMF is seen as a hand-wringing liberal institution making nuanced and technical suggestions in an age of broad-brush solutions" and reference leaders who feel the IMF has already "served its purpose in the wake of the crash."
Meanwhile, World Bank President Jim Kim is expected to urge policymakers
to invest in education and health
, especially in light of advance in job automation.
The BBC has more