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IMF: Countries must avoid protectionism 'at all costs'

Washington - The International Monetary Fund warned world leaders Friday to avoid resorting to protectionist measures "at all costs" due to the damage it would cause to their own and the global economy.

IMF urges US to 'protect' gains won under Obamacare

Washington - The International Monetary Fund on Thursday weighed into the US health care debate, urging the Trump administration to "protect" the gains achieved under President Barack Obama.

Greek PM hopeful new bond will open access to ECB funds

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday claimed that his country's first bond sale in three years would help convince the European Central Bank to provide additional liquidity to its struggling economy.

IMF to launch new form of aid -- with no money

Washington - The International Monetary Fund announced Wednesday it will launch a new tool to support governments in financial trouble -- but one that involves no money -- formalizing a step it took last week for Greece.

Greece returns to debt markets after three-year hiatus

Atenas - Greece returned to the debt markets for the first time in three years on Tuesday, with reports saying it was on track to raise funds at a lower cost, marking a symbolic victory for the beleaguered eurozone nation.

IMF says global recovery on firmer footing

Washington - The global economic recovery is on firmer footing as improving growth in China, Europe and Japan offset downward revisions for the United States and Britain, the International Monetary Fund said Sunday.

IMF approves $1.8 bn loan for Greece 'in principle,' no funds released

Washington - The International Monetary Fund late Thursday approved a one-year, $1.8 billion loan program for Greece but will not release any funds until the eurozone agrees on a debt relief plan, in a highly unusual compromise step.

IMF hails 'ambitious' French reforms under Macron

Paris - The IMF on Monday hailed French President Emmanuel Macron's "ambitious" reform programme, saying his spending, labour and tax overhauls could go "a long way" towards tackling high unemployment and weak growth.

IMF cuts Brazil growth estimate for 2018

Washington - Brazil's economy appears to have turned a corner, but political uncertainty is on the rise, prompting the International Monetary Fund on Thursday to cut its 2018 growth forecast for the recession-hit country.

Portugal makes early 1-billion euro repayment to IMF

Lisbon - Portugal has made an early repayment of one billion euros to the International Monetary Fund and intends to repay a further 2.6 billion euros of bailout loans by August, the government said Friday.As part of a bailout in 2011, Portugal was loaned 29.

Athens rubbish piles up as Greeks protest contracts

Atenas - Mounds of rubbish festered in soaring temperatures in Athens on Thursday as thousands demonstrated in support of refuse collectors demanding the renewal of their contracts.

Bailout deal thrusts burden back on Greece say analysts

Atenas - As Greece's government Friday welcomed a long-delayed bailout agreement, analysts warned the deal throws responsibility back on the struggling country to pull itself out of crisis.

IMF takes 'unusual' steps for Greece

Washington - By promising Thursday to approve a new aid plan for Greece, but without releasing any money, the IMF has again departed from its usual procedures to support Athens, exposing itself to accusations of giving the country special treatment.

IMF's Greek compromise could break impasse on aid deal

Washington - The IMF's proposed compromise on Greece raises hopes it will break a deadlock with Europe next week and open the way for the release of desperately needed funds for Athens, averting a renewed crisis in July.

IMF urges Cyprus to reduce bad loans, push reforms

Nicosia - The International Monetary Fund on Thursday praised Cyprus for making progress since it exited a bailout regime but called on it to reduce bad loans and to press ahead with reforms.

IMF: Greece compromise could avoid July crisis

Washington - 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.

Greece says 'confident' of 'good solution' in June on debt

Atenas - Greece's finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Monday said he was "confident" that an upcoming eurozone meeting would reach a "good solution" on debt relief, whilst calling on creditors to end their "procrastination"."We're looking for a good solution....

Greece says 'confident' of 'good solution' in June on debt

Atenas - Greece's finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Monday said he was "confident" that an upcoming eurozone meeting would reach a "good solution" on debt relief, whilst calling on creditors to end their "procrastination"."We're looking for a good solution....

Greece says 'confident' of 'good solution' in June on debt

Atenas - Greece's finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Monday said he was "confident" that an upcoming eurozone meeting would reach a "good solution" on debt relief, whilst calling on creditors to end their "procrastination"."We're looking for a good solution....

Greek police fire tear gas as anti-austerity protest turns violent

Atenas - Greek police fired tear gas Thursday as a thousands-strong demonstration in Athens against new austerity cuts turned violent with some hooded youths throwing Molotov cocktails.

Ukraine shelves corruption bill angering West

Kiev - 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.

Ukraine puts brakes on corruption bill angering West

Kiev - Ukraine's lawmakers Wednesday put the brakes on a bill that has triggered concern from its Western allies for hampering anti-corruption efforts in the graft-riddled former Soviet republic.

IMF austerity has consequences for children's health: study

Washington - 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.

Egypt, IMF in initial agreement on next aid tranche

Cairo - The International Monetary Fund said Friday it will release the second tranche of a $12-billion loan to Egypt, in a "vote of confidence" in the country's economic reform programme.The amount of $1.

Greece 'on target' for May 22 fiscal deal: PM

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday said his government was "on target" for a May 22 fiscal deal with its creditors to enable the country to meet July loan payments.

In Washington, the economic world meets Trump climate skepticism

Washington - The Trump administration's climate skepticism and its possible withdrawal from the landmark Paris Agreement of 2015 drew a cloud over this week's grand economic conclave in Washington.

IMF warns against protectionism, but strikes word from statement

Washington - With fears rising that the Trump administration will follow through on its threats to raise trade barriers, world finance ministers are united on one message: protectionism threatens the global economy.

German finance minister calls on US to stay engaged in global economy

Washington - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble issued a plea to the United States to remain engaged in the global economy and not to try to score gains at the expense of other countries.

IMF warns of growing risks to improving global recovery

Washington - The global economic recovery is picking up steam, but the rise of protectionist rhetoric and the threat of trade wars could erode those gains, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday.

IMF raises China growth forecast to 6.6% this year, 6.2% in 2018

Bejing - The International Monetary Fund Tuesday raised its economic growth forecast for China for this year and next but warned of serious longer-term problems unless it reduces its reliance on credit.The IMF's forecast for 2017 was 6.
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The former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss Kahn
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Aid was promised  but where is the money?

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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
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Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, at a press conference
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CRISIS: Message posted on ATMs in Greece last month at height of country s dispute with European Uni...
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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IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde (C) visits the Artisan Market with Peruvian Minister of Econ...
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde (C) visits the Artisan Market with Peruvian Minister of Economy Alonso Arturo Segura Vasi (R) and Deputy Minister of Trade and Tourism Maria del Carmen de Reparas (L) in Pisac, Peru on October 4, 2015
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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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Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
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Students interrupt a talk by Christine Lagarde of the IMF at the University of Amsterdam
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The global community actively discusses a financial aid to Ukraine. The issue of financial aid to Uk...
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
The global community is ready to grant a financial aid to Ukraine
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