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IMF warns emerging economies must be vigilant on China slowdown

Jakarta - The International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde warned Tuesday greater resilience would be needed from the world's emerging economies to handle China's slowdown, warning the road ahead could be "somewhat bumpy".

Fraud scandal around ex-IMF head deepens with Spain arrest

Madrid - A fraud probe into former IMF head Rodrigo Rato, which has embarrassed Spain's conservative government, made headlines again Tuesday following the arrest of a suspect in the case as he was about to board a plane for Mexico.

Germany stresses need for IMF backing in Greece bailout

Berlin - Germany stressed Friday that International Monetary Fund backing for a third Greek bailout deal is "crucial" in order for Berlin to support the agreement."IMF involvement is crucial for the government...

IMF 'will not join Greece bailout until debt concerns are addressed'

Washington - The International Monetary Fund said Thursday it would not join a new bailout program for Greece until conditions for debt sustainability, including debt relief and economic reforms, are clearly assured.

Greek banks reopen with restrictions as prices soar

Athens - Banks in Greece were open at week's end for the first time in July but at a steep price — limits on cash withdrawals and higher prices on nearly everything people buy.

IMF could release new funds to Ukraine at end of July

Washington - The International Monetary Fund signaled Thursday it could release $1.7 billion in bailout funds next week to Ukraine as the country reels from civil war and seeks private-sector debt relief.

IMF expects 'difficult' discussions on new Greek bailout

Washington - The International Monetary Fund said Thursday that talks soon to open on a third EU-IMF huge bailout for the Greek economy will not be easy.

Op-Ed: U.S. through IMF produces conflict with EU over Greek bailout

Brussels - The rift between the IMF and the Euro zone countries became clear when the IMF insisted on releasing a document arguing that without substantial debt relief, Greece could not manage its debt repayments.

IMF's Lagarde hopes for 'a lot of progress' at Eurozone meet on Greece

Brussels - IMF chief Christine Lagarde voiced hope for "a lot progress" at a meeting of Eurozone finance ministers on Saturday on Greece's last-ditch plan for a third bailout in return for economic reform.

International Monetary Fund projects lower GDP growth for Canada

Ottawa - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) now predicts a lower growth rate for Canada in 2015. Last month the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) also predicted lower growth rates for Canada this year.

Angry EU leaders lash out at Greece, eyeing endgame

Brussels - Suicide, blackmail and lies -- EU leaders have accused Greece of a litany of sins since months of fruitless talks on a debt deal hit the wall, often in surprisingly undiplomatic language.

Greek pro-bailout 'Yes' vote in referendum ahead: Survey

Atenas - The number of Greeks planning to vote 'Yes' in this weekend's referendum in favour of accepting the latest bailout proposals is slightly higher that those opting for 'No', a survey said Friday.

Greek situation 'deteriorating': Dijsselbloem

Den Haag - Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem warned Thursday that Greece's financial situation is deteriorating, saying a 'No' vote in Sunday's crunch referendum would question whether Athens still had a place within the eurozone.

We can't print drachmas, says Greece's finance minister

Atenas - With speculation swirling that Greece might be forced out of the euro and have to print its own money after a weekend referendum, its finance minister on Thursday said the country no longer had the presses to make drachmas.

Anguished and helpless, Greek diaspora looks to homeland

Berlin - For millions of Greeks worldwide, fond memories of white-washed villages under azure skies have been overshadowed by images of street protests and panicked bank queues -- and fears about the country's European future.

'Grexit' or not, Greece will find kicking euro habit hard

Paris - No matter what the political outcome of the current Greek debt crisis, in practical terms Greece will find it very difficult to turn its back on the euro.

Greece 'No' voters in lead ahead of bailout referendum

Atenas - Almost half of Greeks intend to vote 'No' in a weekend referendum on the terms of its bailout, but capital controls are boosting the 'Yes' camp, a poll showed Wednesday.

Greek pensioners besiege banks to grab cash

Atenas - In chaotic scenes, thousands of elderly Greeks on Wednesday besieged the nation's crisis-hit banks, which reopened to allow them to withdraw vital cash from their state pensions."Let them go to hell!

Merkel says 'Europe's future not at stake' in Greek crisis

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that "the future of Europe is not at stake" from the Greek crisis but warned against striking a compromise at any price that could weaken the EU."Yes, these are turbulent days.

Greece confirms sent 'amended' proposal to creditors

Atenas - The Greek government confirmed Wednesday it had sent an "amended" proposal to its international creditors in the hope of sealing a deal to stave off financial ruin.

Greece asks IMF to push back payment deadline

Atenas - Greece has requested for a key payment to the International Monetary Fund to be postponed from its Tuesday deadline, as the country scrambles to stave off default and a possible messy exit from the eurozone.

Eurozone refuses Greek bailout extension, more talks Wednesday

Brussels - Eurozone finance ministers declined to extend Greece's bailout Tuesday hours before its expiry and a possible IMF default but talks will continue Wednesday after Athens asked for a new aid plan, officials said.

Greece seeks last-minute debt deal as default nears

Brussels - Greece asked for a fresh two-year rescue deal with the European Union on Tuesday in a final roll of the dice just hours before its current bailout expires and it misses a critical IMF payment.

From Greferendum to Grexit: A crisis buzzwords glossary

Atenas - First-time students of the Greek debt crisis might fear they have stumbled on an alien language when they see some of the words European leaders use.

British man launches crowdfunding bid to bail out Greece

London - A British shoe-shop employee has raised over 65,000 euros ($72,000) so far through an online crowdfunding project to help Greece meet its International Monetary Fund debt repayment due on Tuesday.

Referendum to make Greece 'better armed' for negotiations, PM says

Atenas - Greece's plebiscite on the latest bailout offer is intended to make the country stronger in the fight for a new deal with its international creditors, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Monday.

Some 17,000 anti-bailout demonstrators rally in Greece

Atenas - Some 17,000 people took to the streets of Athens and Thessaloniki on Monday to say 'No' in an upcoming referendum on the latest bailout proposals, accusing Greece's international creditors of blackmail."Our lives do not belong to the creditors!

Preparations underway for Greece's pivotal bailout vote

Atenas - The ballot has been drawn up and a 'Vote No' poster designed: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's government has lost no time in preparing for the country's hotly-anticipated bailout referendum.

'Black Monday' as bank lockdown spooks Greeks

Atenas - It has been dubbed "Black Monday" -- jittery housewives, shoppers and business owners queued in vain at cash machines in Athens, as the country grappled with capital controls and shuttered banks."I have a baby to feed, what am I supposed to do?

EU's Juncker warns 'No' in Greek referendum will be 'no to Europe'

Brussels - European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker told Greek voters Monday they would be rejecting the European Union if they opposed creditors' reform proposals in Sunday's referendum.
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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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Students interrupt a talk by Christine Lagarde of the IMF at the University of Amsterdam
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Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, at a press conference
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The former IMF chief, 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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