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IMF board recommends rule change that would clear way for Georgieva

Washington - The International Monetary Fund's board on Wednesday recommended a rule change that would scrap the age limit for its leader, clearing the path to the top job for Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva.

IMF to Trump: It's not working

Washington - US tariffs on China won't fix the trade deficit, and neither will weakening the US dollar through interest rate cuts, International Monetary Fund economists said Wednesday.

Kristalina Georgieva: a breath of Bulgarian fresh air

Sofia - Known for rolling up her sleeves, Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva has been lauded as the life of the party, as well as for her tenacity.

Soaring prices, rising anger in Imran Khan's Pakistan

Karachi - Nearly one year after the election that brought Imran Khan to power in Pakistan, the cricket-hero-turned-prime-minister faces growing anger as he chases an elusive target: how to right the South Asian nation's teetering economy.

IMF downgrades world growth, warns of 'precarious' 2020

Washington - Global trade tensions, continued uncertainty and rising prospects for a no-deal Brexit are sapping the strength of the world economy, which faces a "precarious" 2020, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday.

IMF/World Bank: 75 years as the world's financial firefighters

Washington - At the critical moment of a Hollywood movie starring A-lister Sandra Bullock, Bolivia's newly-elected president calls in the International Monetary Fund to bail out the poverty-stricken country, violating a campaign promise.

Africa poses critical challenge for World Bank, IMF

Washington - Global heat maps of extreme poverty show Africa in deep red. And the problem will only accelerate as population on the continent grows in coming decades.

IMF to begin search for new leader as Lagarde resigns as of Sept 12

Washington - Christine Lagarde will resign from the International Monetary Fund on September 12 as she awaits final word on her nomination to the presidency of the European Central Bank, she announced Tuesday.

IMF reaches agreement with Argentina that will release $5.4 bn loan tranche

Washington - The International Monetary Fund on Friday reached an agreement with Argentina that will allow release of the next $5.4 billion disbursement under the loan program intended to help stabilize the South American nation's economy.

IMF approves $6 bn loan for Pakistan

Washington - The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday approved a $6 billion, three-year loan for Pakistan to help right the South Asian nation's economy.

IMF forced into leadership search early by Lagarde exit

Washington - The reshuffle of leadership positions in Europe now forces world finance officials into a search for a new manager for the International Monetary Fund two years ahead of schedule.

IMF's Lagarde 'honored' to be tapped to head European Central Bank

Washington - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Tuesday announced she would step down "temporarily" from the global crisis lender after being nominated to lead the European Central Bank.

Christine Lagarde continues to break glass ceilings

Washington - Christine Lagarde has made a career out of breaking glass ceilings in the halls of international finance and is now poised to break one more, leading the European Central Bank.

Urgency needed to boost Palestinian economy: IMF chief

Manama - IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Wednesday that major economic growth was possible in the Palestinian territories if all sides showed urgency, as she took part in a US-led conference boycotted by the Palestinian leadership.

US economy reigns supreme but IMF warns of growing risks

Washington - The US economy is expanding faster than any other advanced nation, and in weeks will hit a historic milestone, but the International Monetary Fund and many economists are warning of building signs of trouble.

IMF's Lagarde: Resolving trade tensions 'immediate priority' for G20

Washington - The global economy is at a "delicate juncture" which will require central banks to maintain stimulus and governments to resolve trade disputes quickly, the International Monetary Fund warned Wednesday.

Carbon tax best way to cut greenhouse gas emissions: IMF

Washington - At $70 per ton of carbon dioxide, a carbon tax would be the most efficient means of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, according to an International Monetary Fund report published Friday.

IMF approves $118.2 mn rapid credit for Mozambique

Washington - The International Monetary Fund board on Friday approved an $118.2 million credit that will be rushed out for cyclone-devastated Mozambique to help with the recovery efforts.

Independence has served central banks well: IMF's Lagarde

Washington - Government respect for the independence of central banks has served them well in their mission, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said Saturday.

Recovery from Venezuela's 'economic implosion' could take decades: IMF

Washington - Recovering from its "economic implosion" will take Venezuela "a decade or decades," a top International Monetary Fund official told AFP on Friday.

Recovery from Venezuela's 'economic implosion' could take decades: IMF

Washington - Recovering from its "economic implosion" will take Venezuela "a decade or decades," a top International Monetary Fund official told AFP on Friday.

IMF says could roll out storm aid for Mozambique 'next week'

Washington - The International Monetary Fund will consider a $130 million accelerated aid package for storm-hit Mozambique as soon as next week, a senior IMF official said Friday.

IMF, World Bank urge caution with China loans

Washington - Increased lending by China to developing nations is increasingly under the spotlight amid concerns that growing debt burdens and onerous conditions could sow the seeds of a crisis.

Do not waste nature's 'capital': David Attenborough

Washington - Overconsumption of the world's natural resources is unsustainably cutting into its ecological "capital," revered British naturalist David Attenborough warned Thursday."Financial systems have a lot in common with natural world systems.

IMF's Lagarde: Argentina would be 'foolish' to abandon reforms

Washington - Argentina's economic reform program is beginning to show results, so it would "foolish" for presidential candidates to abandon the program, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said Thursday.

IMF: No transactions with Venezuela while leadership in doubt

Washington - The International Monetary Fund will not have any contact with Venezuela, nor allow the country to access its reserves held by the institution, until the international community recognizes a government in Caracas, an IMF spokesman said Wednesday.

IMF: No transactions with Venezuela while leadership in doubt

Washington - The International Monetary Fund will not have any contact with Venezuela, nor allow the country to access its reserves held by the institution, until the international community recognizes a government in Caracas, an IMF spokesman said Wednesday.

IMF warns rising debt makes economy more vulnerable

Washington - Rising corporate and government debt levels and the sharp increase in more risky lending could leave the global economy vulnerable to another severe downturn, the International Monetary Fund warned Wednesday.

IMF cuts US growth forecast, warns of growing risks

Washington - The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday cut its US growth forecast significantly for 2019 but said the United States is still likely to outpace other advanced nations as the world economy slows.

IMF cuts global growth estimate to 3.3% as world economy loses steam

Washington - The global economy is facing a "delicate moment," beset with risks as the recovery loses steam amid trade tensions, Brexit and other factors, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday.
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Aid was promised, but where is the money? At the end of February of this year the EU leaders in reply to changing of State power in Ukraine promised to give financial help, aimed at financial system stabilization and different investment projects realization directed on development of the country economy. Then Elmar Brok, chairman of the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs announced a sum in 20 billion Euros, which will be received by Ukraine for the reform implementation as soon as a new governme
Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
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The global community actively discusses a financial aid to Ukraine. The issue of financial aid to Ukraine was one of the topical at the G-20 summit in Sydney. Ukrainian issue stirred up all international politicians. Such a potential grantors of Ukraine as the EU, the USA and the IMF expressed willingness to help Ukraine. The EU proposes to organize a conference of grantors for financial aid to Ukraine and to coordinate measures in order to lend economic aid to Ukraine from the USA, Japan, China
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CRISIS: Message posted on ATMs in Greece last month at height of country's dispute with European Union lenders. Banks were closed for more than three weeks but reopened Monday with limits on withdrawals.
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OFFICIAL: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attends a European People's Party convention in Vilnius, Lithuania, in 2013.
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Students interrupt a talk by Christine Lagarde of the IMF at the University of Amsterdam
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Former IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn
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IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde (C) visits the Artisan Market in Pisac, Peru on October 4, 2015
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Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, at a press conference
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