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Betting on a Soft Landing: the Takeaways From the IMF Meetings

  • Policy makers mix concern with optimism over economic outlook
  • Central bank independence gets defended as Trump bashes Fed
Finance ministers and bank governors pose for a group photo in Washington, D.C. on April 13.
Finance ministers and bank governors pose for a group photo in Washington, D.C. on April 13.Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

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Global finance chiefs ended talks in Washington mixing concern toward the current state of the world economy with confidence that it will soon rebound.