The refugee crisis in Europe might end up being a positive force for the largely stagnant European economy. In The Huffington Post's Highline interview with International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde, she is fairly optimistic...Show More Summary
Using data from the International Monetary Fund, the folks at the cost information website Howmuch.net created an evolving Voronoi diagram that shows how the gross domestic product (GDP) of the world's largest countries have changedShow More Summary
``The International Monetary Fund is still poised to pull out of Greece's third international rescue in five years over the sensitive issue of debt relief. The fund is pushing for a restructuring of at least €100bn of Greece's €320bn debt pile, according to a report in Germany's Rheinische Post.''
This really misses the point: It’s time for central bankers to ask for help. As the International Monetary Fund prepares to downgrade its outlook for the world economy again, monetary policy makers are running low of ammunition to fight a fresh downturn. Bank of America Merrill Lynch calculates they have reduced interest rates more than 600 […]
The global economy is projected to grow by 3.3% this year, considerably slower than in 2014. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), growth among advanced economies such as the United States appears to be picking up slightly, while growth in emerging markets and developing economies is slowing. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A relentless deceleration in the economies of the developing world will cause global growth to slow this year and only pick up a bit more pace in 2016, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday. Show More Summary
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko expressed hope for a balanced program of cooperation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which may include a loan for Minsk, a statement issued on Sunday said.
Christine Lagarde has yet to decide whether to pursue a second term as head of the International Monetary Fund. ||| Paris - International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said she hasn’t decided whether to seek a second term in the role. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A debt deal between Ukraine and creditors marks a way forward and the United States expects the International Monetary Fund and international community to keep supporting the country, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Tuesday.
The next tranche from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Ukraine will go directly into the country’s gold currency reserves, Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko said Tuesday.
Ongoing protests in Moldova threaten the country's talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), scheduled for mid-September, out indefinitely, Moldovan Prime Minister Valeriu Strelet said Monday.
LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - The head of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Klaus Regling said he was confident the International Monetary Fund would participate in the third aid program to Greece. The IMF has yet to make clear if it will...Show More Summary
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said said that Kiev received only 38 percent of the total funds earmarked for Ukraine under the program of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
In the olden days of Latin American financial turmoil, the emergency creditors at the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank insisted on tying strings to their money. They were wary of pouring fresh cash into a lost cause. They wanted "structural adjustments," meaning belt-tightening austerity measures. Curiously, that is not what happened this week […]
Good news doesn't sell. And the International Monetary Fund has taken this maxim to heart in its report on the global economy ahead of the G-20. In it, the IMF gives 10 reasons for the central bankers in the world's biggest economies...Show More Summary
When questions about the fate of the global economy arise, the International Monetary Fund often falls in one of two camps: Highlighting all the risks or trying to inject confidence into markets. IMF chief Christine Lagarde appears to be taking the latter approach to China.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Recent volatility in global financial markets shows how rapidly risks can spill over from one economy to the next, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in Jakarta on Wednesday. "What...Show More Summary
Today we are fortunate to present a guest contribution written by Marcos Chamon, Senior Economist in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund, and Márcio Garcia, Associate Professor of Economics at PUC-Rio. The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF, […]
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Global economic growth is likely to be weaker than earlier expected, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday, due to a slower recovery in advanced economies and a further slowdown in emerging nations. Show More Summary