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IMF approves conditional $1.8 billion loan to Greece

The International Monetary Fund's board approved a $1.8 billion loan to Greece — but will only release the money if the country gets debt relief from its European creditors. The … Click to Continue »

The International Monetary Fund Accidentally Provides Strong Evidence for the Laffer Curve

As a general rule, the International Monetary Fund is a statist organization. Which shouldn’t be too surprising since its key “shareholders” are the world’s major governments. And when you realize who controls the purse strings, it’s no surprise to learn that the bureaucracy is a persistent advocate of higher tax burdens and bigger government. Show More Summary

IMF chief praises Egypt's measures on economic reforms

The head of the International Monetary Fund has praised Egypt's reform measures, saying they will set the country on "a path of stability." Christine Lagarde said in a statement late … Click to Continue »

IMF cuts Brazil growth estimate for 2018

Brazil's economy appears to have turned a corner, but political uncertainty is on the rise, prompting the International Monetary Fund on Thursday to cut its 2018 growth forecast for the recession-hit country. The recovery is likely to...Show More Summary

IMF to participate for 'last time' in Greek bailout: Schaeuble

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The International Monetary Fund, a key creditor in Greece's bailout, will not participate in any further rescues of the debt-wracked country, Germany's finance minister told a Greek newspaper Saturday. "We have all acknowledged (eurozone...Show More Summary

Work Is For Idiots

Authored by EconomicPrism's MN Gordon, annotated by Acting-Man's Pater Tenebrarum, Disproportionate Rewards The International Monetary Fund reported an unpleasant outlook for the U.S. economy on Wednesday. The IMF, as part of its annual review, believes the U.S. Show More Summary

Portugal makes early 1-billion euro repayment to IMF

Portugal has made an early repayment of one billion euros to the International Monetary Fund and intends to repay a further 2.6 billion euros of bailout loans by August, the government said Friday. As part of a bailout in 2011, Portugal was loaned 29.6 billion euros by the IMF, more than half of which has already been repaid. Show More Summary

A damning new IMF report pours cold water on the entire Trump agenda

The International Monetary Fund released on Tuesday what amounts to an updated assessment of Donald Trump's economic agenda, and it's not a pretty picture. Instructively, the IMF is now giving the United States the sort of social-policy...Show More Summary

It's 'unlikely' the U.S. economy's growth will meet Trump's goal, International Monetary Fund says

The International Monetary Fund has trimmed its outlook for the U.S. economy, citing the number of uncertainties that surround President Trump's plans to boost economic growth. The IMF forecasts that the U.S. economy will grow this year at an annual rate of 2.1%. That would be an improvement over...

5 Things We’ve Learned Since China Entered the World Money Basket

After the International Monetary Fund (IMF) accepted China into the special drawing rights (SDR) world money basket the country has been on the move. Here's what we've learned so far and what it means for the global economy... The post 5 Things We’ve Learned Since China Entered the World Money Basket was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

How Greece Became A Guinea Pig For A Cashless And Controlled Society

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), which day after day is busy "saving" economically suffering countries such as Greece, also happens to agree with this brave new worldview. In a working paper titled "The Macroeconomics of De-Cashing,"...Show More Summary

$1.5 trillion of assets move through the British Virgin Islands — twice as much as previously thought

Assets held offshore in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are worth $1.5 trillion (£1.19 trillion), double the International Monetary Fund's 2010 estimate. That's according to a new report by Capital Economics, seen by the Financial Times. The...Show More Summary

E.U. Reaches €8.5 Billion Debt Deal for Greece

The deal, reached by eurozone finance ministers, includes formal participation by the International Monetary Fund.

IMF: Greece compromise could avoid July crisis

A compromise the IMF offered to break the deadlock with Europe over financing for Greece could avoid a renewed crisis in the country in July, a fund spokesman said Thursday. The International Monetary Fund is not bending its rules to...Show More Summary

One chart shows the huge mess Brexit is creating for UK banking

Britain’s exit from the European Union is like a slow-moving train wreck, where so many experts agree on the huge damage about to be done but are powerless to stop it. A new chart from the International Monetary Fund’s Global Financial...Show More Summary

IMF approves loan to Mongolia to finance reforms

The International Monetary Fund has approved a $434 million loan to Mongolia to finance reforms meant to revive economic growth and reduce reliance on mineral exports. The fund said Thursday … Click to Continue »

Ukraine shelves corruption bill angering West

Ukrainian lawmakers bowed Wednesday to International Monetary Fund pressure and shelved a highly-controversial bill that critics feared would have defanged the former Soviet republic's vital fight against corruption. The decision toShow More Summary

2100: A Greek Odyssey

To receive the Brussels Briefing in your inbox every morning, register for a free FT account here and then sign up here. Talks between Athens’ euro area creditors and the International Monetary Fund have seen officials grapple with economic forecasts stretching decades into the future. Read more

World Money: Five Hidden Signals From The IMF

Authored by Craig Wilson via The Daily Reckoning blog, Less than a month ago a handful of the world’s policy makers gathered in Washington at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), no surprising headlines were run - but an obscure meeting...Show More Summary

IMF austerity has consequences for children's health: study

Austerity policies imposed by the International Monetary Fund may harm parents' ability to care for their children's health, according to a study published Monday.

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