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IMF unblocks $130 million as desperate west Africa awaits Ebola aid

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The International Monetary Fund fast-tracked $130 million (102.5 million euros) in aid to fight the Ebola epidemic after the governments of the worst-hit countries in west Africa said they were desperately counting on promises of global aid to be backed up with cash. The IMF’s executive board...

International Monetary Fund will give $130 million in Ebola aid

The International Monetary Fund announced Friday that it will give $130 million of emergency aid to Ebola-stricken countries, including Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The Washington-based group said the money will cover "the immediate...Show More Summary

IMF approves $130 million for Ebola stricken countries

The International Monetary Fund has approved $130 million in emergency aid to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Photo by Getty Images The International Monetary Fund has approved $130 million in emergency aid to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra...Show More Summary

Ukraine May Need Far More Foreign Aid to Rescue Its Economy

Ukraine needs three to four times more emergency cash than the International Monetary Fund currently forecasts. That's the view of Lubomir Mitov, chief Europe economist for the Institute of International Finance, a global banking gr...

Fake IMF Letter Joins Ukraine Propaganda War

The propaganda war over Ukraine has a new addition: a fake letter by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde to Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk spurning the leader’s alleged request for more cash.

"Precarious" Global Economy

It's not often I agree with the IMF on anything, but this time I do. The Global Recovery is Precarious, says International Monetary Fund. The International Monetary Fund has warned that the global recovery is on precarious footing, as...Show More Summary

Ukrainian Elections May Ease Way Toward Bailout Overhaul

Don’t be surprised if the International Monetary Fund overhauls its Ukraine bailout after national elections in late October, including coordinating a restructuring of the country’s debt.

IMF’s Lagarde To Japan On Women: Good Work, But Not Enough

One of the world's most influential women, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, applauded Japan's effort to get more women working, but said the country still has a ways to go.

IMF's Lagarde Urges France To Speed Up Structural Reforms: Report

PARIS (Reuters) - The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is urging France to speed up structural reforms to bolster economic growth and warning against using weak inflation as an excuse to relax public deficit reduction efforts. Show More Summary

Honduras: Bargaining Away the State Power Company

The main topic of discussion yesterday afternoon between members of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) team and representatives of the Honduran government negotiating terms for a possible IMF credit package of up to US$220 million...Show More Summary

Ukraine May Need Additional Bailout of $19Bln if Hostilities Continue: IMF

``Ukraine may need an additional international bailout of $19 billion if the civil conflict in the east of the country continues into next year, Reuters reported Tuesday citing the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) detailed review of its Stand-By Arrangement for Ukrain''

IMF board expresses confidence in Lagarde

Washington (AFP) - The board of the International Monetary Fund reiterated its support for Managing Director Christine Lagarde Friday, after a French court placed her under formal investigation in a graft scandal.

IMF Board Stands Behind Lagarde Over French Probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund's board on Friday stood behind the global lender's leader, Christine Lagarde, who is facing a criminal investigation in France tied to a political corruption probe dating from 2008. Show More Summary

IMF approves $1.4 billion in new funds for Ukraine

Washington (AFP) - The International Monetary Fund approved Friday the release of nearly $1.4 billion in fresh funds for troubled Ukraine, as the country faces an escalation in fighting with pro-Russia separatists.

IMF Names Top 25 Economists Under 45

International Monetary Fund, Generation Next: 25 Economists Under 45 Who Are Shaping the Way We Think About the Global Economy: We asked you, our readers, and assorted international economists and journal editors to tell us which economists under 45 will have the most influence in the coming decades on our...

IMF: to fight poverty, US should hike minimum wage

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The International Monetary Fund on Thursday urged the US to boost incomes for the poor, including raising the minimum wage, saying that would help sustain the country's rebound from the Great Recession. Senior IMF economist Deniz Igan...Show More Summary

IMF Board Likely To Back Lagarde During French Probe: Sources

By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund's board is likely to stand behind the global lender's leader, Christine Lagarde, who is facing a criminal investigation in France tied to a political corruption probe, sources close to the board said. Show More Summary

IMF says Ebola economic impact severe in West Africa

The International Monetary Fund said Thursday it was studying additional financial support for three West African countries hit by Ebola, saying the economic impact of the epidemic is severe. "The Ebola outbreak is having an acute macroeconomic and social impact on three already fragile countries in West Africa," said Fund spokesman Gerry Rice.

IMF board set to review Lagarde's French legal problems

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The International Monetary Fund board will meet "as soon as possible" to review chief Christine Lagarde's situation after being put under formal investigation in France, an IMF spokesman said Thursday. "It's clearly going to be very soon, as soon as possible," said spokesman Gerry Rice at a news conference, without giving a precise date. Show More Summary

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde Being Investigated for Fraud

International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde is under investigation by French authorities for alleged negligence and political fraud surrounding her role in awarding a sum of 400m euro (£318m; $527m) to French business tycoon Bernard Tapie in 2008, while serving as finance minister in former President Nicolas Sarkozy's cabinet. Show More Summary

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