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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.

IMF staff approves review of Argentina reform program

Washington - An International Monetary Fund team on Monday announced its support for Argentina's crisis response program, a step that will lead to the release of nearly $11 billion under its financial aid plan.

Ecuador due to receive $10 bn in aid: IMF

Washington - Ecuador has agreed to receive $10 billion in financial aid from global development bodies over three years, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday.The IMF said a staff-level agreement had been reached with Quito for $4.

IMF must await recognition of Venezuelan government: spokesman

Washington - It would be "premature" for the International Monetary Fund to consider any financial aid for Venezuela until there is a consensus on recognizing a government in Caracas, an IMF spokesman said Thursday.

Italy's economic policies likely to hurt the poorest: IMF

Rome - The economic policies of Rome's populist government make Italy vulnerable to a crisis of market confidence, with the poorest likely to suffer the most, the IMF warned Wednesday.

IMF lowers growth forecast for Saudi Arabia, region

Dubai - The International Monetary Fund on Monday lowered its 2019 economic growth forecast for Saudi Arabia and the region over low oil prices and crude output along with rising geopolitical tensions.

IMF approves latest Argentine bailout disbursement

Washington - The International Monetary Fund's executive board approved Wednesday the release of a $7.6 billion installment on the $56 billion bailout loan agreed with crisis-hit Argentina.

IMF board approves new Ukraine loan package, releases $1.4 bn immediately

Washington - The International Monetary Fund executive board on Tuesday gave final approval to a new loan package for Ukraine and released $1.4 billion for immediate use.

Argentina's economic program yielding results: IMF

Washington - Argentina's economic program, including tough budget cuts, is yielding results and stabilizing financial markets, an International Monetary Fund spokesman said Thursday.

IMF's Lagarde says likely to approve Ukraine loan after Dec 10

Washington - The International Monetary Fund board will meet to approve a new loan deal for Ukraine "promptly" after December 10, once the country implements key policy steps including raising gas and heating rates, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Wednesday.

IMF team ends Pakistan visit as talks continue

Islamabad - A team from the International Monetary Fund concluded its visit to Pakistan Tuesday, the government said, adding that "substantive progress" had been made but talks will continue on a possible bailout.

Argentina's Senate approves austerity budget

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Senate on Thursday gave final approval to an unpopular austerity budget designed to meet the stiff requirements of a $56 billion International Monetary Fund bailout.

IMF team in Pakistan as China pledges economic aid

Islamabad - An International Monetary Fund team arrived in Islamabad Wednesday for talks on a possible IMF bailout, even as Pakistan insisted it had solved its immediate balance of payments crisis.

IMF board approves increased loan package for Argentina

Washington - The International Monetary Fund executive board on Friday approved an increased loan package for Argentina worth $56 billion to help stabilize the crisis-battered country's economy and currency.The IMF said the approval released $5.

IMF board approves $56 bn loan package for Argentina

Washington - The International Monetary Fund executive board on Friday approved a $56 billion loan package for Argentina to help stabilize the crisis-battered country's economy.The IMF said the approval released $5.7 billion to the government immediately.

IMF reaches deal with Ukraine on new $4 bn, 14-month loan

Washington - The International Monetary Fund announced Friday it had reached an agreement with Ukraine on economic policies that would unlock a new loan deal that will provide nearly $4 billion.

IMF to reopen office in Argentina

New York - The International Monetary Fund said Monday it has decided to reopen an office in Argentina, six years after leaving.

China's Belt and Road tempts states, but comes with risks

Nusa Dua - China's massive "Belt and Road Initiative" building push may create debt risks but is also responding to major infrastructure gaps in Asia and could boost global trade, World Bank officials say.
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Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, at a press conference
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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
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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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IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde (C) visits the Artisan Market in Pisac, Peru on October 4, 2015
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The former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss Kahn
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Aid was promised  but where is the money?

At the end of February of this year the EU leaders in rep...
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 IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn
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Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
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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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