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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

IMF: Low oil prices to boost growth

The fall in oil prices to their lowest levels in more than three years should give a boost to the sagging world economy, the International Monetary Fund said. ||| Washington - The fall in oil prices to their lowest levels in more than three years should give a boost to the sagging world economy, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday. Show More Summary

US urges IMF to cancel debt of Ebola-hit countries

The United States has asked the International Monetary Fund to cancel $100 million (R1.12 billion) of the debts of the three West African countries devastated by the Ebola outbreak. ||| Washington - The United States has asked the International...Show More Summary

Today’s Financial Market Risk-Taking Looks a Lot Like 2006

Is the global economy experiencing pre-crisis déjà vu? Almost, the International Monetary Fund’s top financial adviser said recently.

Obama and Lagarde Head to the G-20 Facing a Shaky Global Economy

President Barack Obama and International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde arrive in China and Australia for major leaders’ summits this week with a clear directive: The world’s largest economies must do more to stimulate growth...

IMF, U.S. Encourage ECB, Japan Monetary Stimulus

By Leigh Thomas and David Milliken PARIS (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund and the United States encouraged the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan toward greater monetary stimulus on Friday and urged governments around the world to do their share to encourage growth in their countries. Show More Summary

IMF: Zim’s economy at crossroads

Zimbabwe's economy is showing no signs of recovery after adverse weather, low exports and election year uncertainty shattered growth prospects, the International Monetary Fund said Friday. ||| Harare - Zimbabwe's economy is showing no...Show More Summary

Socialist, My Arse

Dominique Strauss-Khan, who features prominently in this report from The Guardian, was in a former life head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), having acquired this plum role as a leading and highly regarded French socialist.Show More Summary

What Does IMF’s Appointment of Crisis Veteran Say About Europe’s Economy?

If the International Monetary Fund’s latest economic appointment is any indication, Europe’s economy must still be in real trouble. IMF chief Christine Lagarde named Poul Thomsen, architect of the controversial Greek bailout and one the fund’s top crisis-fighters, to lead its European Department on Monday.

Russia-Ukraine Gas Deal Comes at Price

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Image by RT Aid from the International Monetary Fund will enable Ukraine to pay billions in debt to Russia’s primary gas company and allow Ukraine to buy fuel through the winter. But the IMF deal entails major reforms to the country’s...Show More Summary

Countries can learn from Cyprus' 2013 economic crash, according to Imperial report

In March 2013, Cyprus agreed to a €17 billion (£13.42 billion) international bailout by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Commission (EC). The magnitude of the bailout was 100 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and also involved a bank bail in. Show More Summary

Five minutes with Christine Lagarde: ‘I’m not afraid of anything.’

Unlike so many grim or aloof suits around Washington, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde is one of the rare uber-powerful people who seems to be having a good time in the public eye. Whether giving speeches on the global economic outlook or power dining at Fiola Mare, the silver-haired Frenchwoman who heads the 188-nation organization comes off […]

What Can Emerging Markets Do to Protect Against Hot Money Flows? Not Much, Apparently

The International Monetary Fund has been warning for years that emerging markets must put their economic houses in order to avoid getting burned by “hot money” cash flows when global markets freak out.  (Like they might again in the unlikely event that the U.S. Federal Reserve changes its rate guidance Wednesday.) But it may not really matter.

World Bank Chief Lectures Audience: “Climate Change Is Like Ebola”

World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim told an audience this week that “climate change is like Ebola.” The World Bank Chief was speaking at the annual meeting with the International Monetary Fund. This is not the first time the World … Continue reading ?

Fears of 'Triple Dip Recession' in Eurozone Could Harm UK Growth

There is a fresh bout of fear over the economies which form the eurozone area following the announcement of growth statistics by the International Monetary Fund. At its annual meeting in Washington the talk was of concern that the area still had not recovered from previous recessions and may indeed slide into a new downturn. Show More Summary

Jean Tirole? Why did he receive the Nobel Prize in economics?

French economist Jean Tirole won the Nobel Prize in economics Monday for his work on markets and regulation. Photo by Flickr user International Monetary Fund. It’s been quite the year for French economists. First the Thomas Piketty frenzy...Show More Summary

Why U.S. infrastructure investment is a no-brainer

As if the U.S. needed more evidence that investing in its crumbling infrastructure was a good idea, the International Monetary Fund recently released a detailed study indicating that under current economic conditions, debt-financed public...Show More Summary

I.M.F. Warns of Global Financial Risk From Fiscal Policies

``As global leaders sounded the alarm about a slowing world economy, a more immediate concern drew the attention of policy makers at the International Monetary Fund's semiannual meetings last week: inflated asset prices and increasing levels of debt overseas... Show More Summary

IMF Launches Consultations On Islamic Finance

By Bernardo Vizcaino (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund has held its first consultation with an external advisory group of Islamic finance industry bodies, as regulators across the globe seek to address structural issues in the sector. Show More Summary

Greece Says IMF To Maintain Routine Post-bailout Review After Exit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Greece has begun talks for ending International Monetary Fund aid to the country, but will continue to have routine post-bailout reviews by the Washington-based group, a Greek official said after talks with the IMF's chief on Sunday. Show More Summary

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