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$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.

Emmanuel Macron: French President-elect under pressure to reveal name of his Prime Minister

One poll puts Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, as the most popular option

Greece reaches [interim] deal with creditors to pave way for bailout talks

A compromise is required to unblock a tranche of loans Greece needs for debt repayments of €7bn ($7.6bn) in July. Under pressure from its creditors -- the European Union, European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund -- the government agreed earlier this month to adopt another €3.6bn ($3.8bn) in cuts in 2019 and 2020. Show More Summary

IMF says more reforms still needed by Mideast oil exporters

The International Monetary Fund says oil exporting countries in the Middle East continue to have the world's largest energy subsidy bill and additional reforms are needed to curb expenditures. An … Click to Continue »

Ivanka does her perfect-poise routine when Germans hiss and boo at her for talking about her father as a champion of women.

She was on panel — alongside Angela Merkel, Queen Màxima of the Netherlands, and International Monetary Fund director Christine Lagardeon — at the W-20 where the topic was women's empowerment and entrepreneurship at the W-20. Video at the link.

Ivanka Trump rubs shoulders with Merkel, Lagarde at Berlin women's summit

BERLIN (Reuters) - Ivanka Trump arrived for a G20 women's summit on Tuesday in Berlin, where she is due to discuss support for women entrepreneurs with the likes of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde.

Global finance leaders grapple with globalization fears

Global finance leaders on Saturday dropped a sharp condemnation of trade protectionism and references to climate change from a closing statement that wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Continue reading ? The post Global finance leaders grapple with globalization fears appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

World leaders meeting in Washington are pretending they can't see the bogeyman right in front of them

This year’s spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund are like one big therapy session for the global financial elites, and everyone is venting about the same issue: Donald Trump. After all the IMF is the ultimate "globalist" institution derided by Trump and his anti-foreign, trade-restricting supporters and advisers. Show More Summary

Lagarde can 'work with Trump'

Davos – International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday she believes the IMF can work successfully with the Trump administration to improve the global trading system. However, open trade must be preserved. Show More Summary

Ivanka Trump to join Merkel at G20 women's summit in Germany next week

BERLIN (Reuters) - Ivanka Trump will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde in Berlin next Tuesday at a summit of women from leading world economies, the organizers said.

IMF foresees global economy accelerating

The International Monetary Fund predicts that the world economy will grow 3.5 percent this year, up from 3.1 percent in 2016. (April 20)        

IMF's Lagarde: "concerned" about trade, urges "equitable" growth

Referring to the Trump administration’s inward-looking economic policies, Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, said Thursday the organization is “concerned” about trade and urged countries to refrain from adopting        

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