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China and the United States: Who Is Number One?

A NYT article on China's growth seems to have gotten data from the International Monetary Fund backward. It told readers: "On the purchasing power basis, the I.M.F. forecasts the American economy at $17.6 trillion this year, while China’s is estimated at $17.4 trillion." That's not what my I.M.F. Show More Summary

IMF withholds bail-out money for Cyprus

The IMF says it won't release $108 million in rescue money for Cyprus after the country voted to postptone a key foreclosure law. ||| Nicosia, Cyprus - The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday it won't release $108 million (88...Show More Summary

International Monetary Fund to withhold bailout funds for Cyprus

The International Monetary Fund will not release $108 million in rescue money for Cyprus, following a vote by the country's parliament to suspend a foreclosure law required under the loan program. "Following today's suspension of the...Show More Summary


``Multi-billion dollar lending to Ukraine by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank has stopped amid growing doubts among country board directors at the two international organizations that the Ukrainian Government canShow More Summary

US isolated, BRICS to get greater voting power at IMF

``Months after the formation of new financial institutions like the $100 billion BRICS Bank and the China-led Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said Friday...Show More Summary

US Era of Dominance Is Dwindling as China Takes Over the World Economy

Most Americans might have not heard about the International Monetary Fund (IMF) latest announcement: The U.S. is no longer the world largest economy; China is. Be that as it may, I am not surprised that China took over the world economy...Show More Summary

As IMF’s No. 2 Heads to Ukraine, Creditors Seek Commitment from Kiev

Before the U.S., Europe and International Monetary Fund fork over billions of dollars more to help Ukraine plug a growing hole in the country’s finances, they want to ensure they won’t be throwing good money after bad.

IMF Seen Side-Stepping Congress to Overhaul Fund’s Governance

The International Monetary Fund plans to sidestep Congress after Republican lawmakers again rejected ratification of a five year-old deal to overhaul the emergency lender’s antiquated governance.

Ukraine Faces Bankruptcy If It Cannot Secure A $15 Billion Bailout 'Within Weeks'

The Ukraine economy is on the brink of collapse after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) identified a $15 billion shortfall in government funding that will need to be plugged "within weeks", according to the Financial Times. The shortfall...Show More Summary

Eurozone Needs Further Labor Market Reforms, IMF Says

The eurozone needs to cut protection for permanent workers and keep minimum wages in check, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.

IMF to visit Kiev for bailout talks

An International Monetary Fund mission will visit Kiev from December 9 to 18 regarding a $17 billion (R193 billion) bailout. ||| Kiev - An International Monetary Fund mission will visit Kiev from December 9 to 18 for talks with the new...Show More Summary

Inclusive, sustainable growth Latin America: The road ahead

This week, I am in Santiago attending a high-level conference hosted by Chile's Ministry of Finance and the International Monetary Fund. Along with policy-makers, academics, opinion leaders, and financial sector executives, I will be...Show More Summary

The Only Thing More Bullish For The Economy Than Lower Oil Prices Is ...

... higher oil prices! Because when it comes to propaganda, a year certainly makes all the difference. From the WSJ, December 1, 2014: International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Monday said falling oil prices will help boost economies in the U.S. Show More Summary

China Overtakes US, Becomes World's Largest Output Economy

The Chinese economy recently overtook the U.S. to become the largest in the world, in terms of national economic output. The latest numbers pertaining to the world economy were released by the International Monetary Fund, showing that...Show More Summary

'Poverty Inc.' gives long lecture on the banking world

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The advocacy documentary "Poverty Inc." claims that the Federal Reserve, like other central banks such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, is a pyramid scheme that redistributes wealth from the many to the few through quantitative easing. It characterizes the Fed as an...

Arends: China Passes U.S. in 'Real' Economic Output

Brett Arends, MarketWatch: The International Monetary Fund recently released the latest numbers for the world economy. And when you measure national economic output in "real" terms of goods and services, China will this year produce $17.6 trillion -- compared with $17.4 trillion for the U.S.A. Show More Summary

China's economy has surpassed America's — and that's OK

The Chinese Century has begun China's economy has surpassed that of the United States to take the title of the world's largest economy, according to recently released figures from the International Monetary Fund. See also: The 10 Countries With the Most Access to High-Speed Internet China has been long projected to eventually overtake the U.S. Show More Summary

Lagarde to Pope Francis: Europe Can’t Be ‘That Haggard Grandmother’

Is Europe really so old, so haggard, so infertile? Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, isn't so sure, and she plans to press Pope Francis on the topic when she meets with him next week at the Vatican.

Epiphanies From Christine Lagarde

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund on her frustrations with Congress, how the IMF saved Ukraine, and why her institution is poised to be more relevant than ever.

Ghana seen slashing budget deficit

Ghanaian Finance Minister Seth Terkper is set to outline plans today to rein in the budget deficit that may include spending cuts requested by the International Monetary Fund. ||| Accra - Ghanaian Finance Minister Seth Terkper is set...Show More Summary

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