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IMF members put off voting change; agree to boost lending capacity

Washington - Global finance ministers agreed Friday to double a key pool of money that the International Monetary Fund can use to aid distressed countries but again put off giving more votes to major emerging economies.

IMF's Georgieva: US-China truce 'not good enough'

Washington - The partial trade deal between the United States and China is welcome news but does not undo the trade war's negative impact on the global economy, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said Thursday.

IMF flags surging, risky corporate debt, calls for more oversight

Washington - Low borrowing rates put in place amid a slowing economy -- partly caused by uncertainty created by the US-China trade war -- have sparked a surge in risky corporate borrowing which could sow the seeds of a new global crisis, the International Monetary ...

European growth failed to 'lift off' amid Brexit, slowdown: IMF economist

Washington - Europe's economic expansion sputtered this year, disappointing expectations due to the well-known Brexit concerns, but also because of issues within major economies like Germany and Italy, a top IMF economist told AFP.

IMF sharply cuts Iran, Saudi growth forecasts

Dubai - The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday sharply downgraded growth projections for Saudi Arabia and Iran, the two largest Mideast economies, citing the impact of US sanctions, geopolitical tensions and low oil prices.

To save climate, tax carbon at $75 per ton: IMF

Washington - The world's biggest carbon polluting nations should jointly agree to tax emissions at $75 per ton in the next decade to keep climate change at safe levels, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday.

New IMF chief Georgieva says world suffering 'synchronized slowdown'

Washington - Grinding trade disputes are undermining the global economy, which is set to see its slowest growth in nearly a decade, the new IMF chief said Tuesday.

Kristalina Georgieva named IMF managing director

Washington - The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday formally selected Kristalina Georgieva of Bulgaria to be only the second woman ever to lead the 189-member institution.

IMF's Lipton: To continue support for Argentina's 'difficult situation'

Washington - As protesters jammed the streets of Buenos Aires on Tuesday, acting International Monetary Fund chief David Lipton said the fund will continue to support Argentina through the "challenging times" it faces, but he did not specify when the next injection...

Lagarde urges policymakers to resolve manmade economic threats

Washington - Accustomed to being the first woman in influential leadership positions and speaking frankly to men in power, Christine Lagarde says manmade threats to the global economy can be "man-fixed.

Greece requests early IMF repayment: PM

Athens - Greece on Monday officially requested to repay part of its IMF loans beforethe maturity date, the prime minister said, in a bid to save interest rate costs.

IMF to discuss loan status with Argentina finance minister: official

Washington - IMF officials will meet with the economic team from crisis-hit Argentina later this month to review the status of the country's massive loan program, an IMF spokesman said Thursday.

World Bank's Georgieva poised to become 2nd female IMF chief

Washington - A top executive at the World Bank, Kristalina Georgieva of Bulgaria, is now officially unopposed in her bid to become only the second woman ever to lead the International Monetary Fund, the fund announced Monday.

World Bank's Georgieva poised to become 2nd female IMF chief

Washington - A top executive at the World Bank, Kristalina Georgieva of Bulgaria, now faces no opposition in her candidacy to lead the International Monetary Fund, the fund announced Monday.

Argentina asks IMF to restructure debt payments

Buenos Aires - Argentina asked the International Monetary Fund to restructure its debt payments on the $56 billion bail-out loan agreed last year in a bid to calm market turbulence, Finance Minister Hernan Lacunza said Wednesday.

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.
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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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Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director  Dominique Strauss-Kahn  at a press conference
Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, at a press conference
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Former IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Former IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn
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Students interrupt a talk by Christine Lagarde of the IMF at the University of Amsterdam
Students interrupt a talk by Christine Lagarde of the IMF at the University of Amsterdam
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The former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss Kahn
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IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde (C) visits the Artisan Market in Pisac  Peru on October 4  2...
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.
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 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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Students interrupt a talk by Christine Lagarde of the IMF at the University of Amsterdam
Students interrupt a talk by Christine Lagarde of the IMF at the University of Amsterdam
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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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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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