Greece gets aid infusion as EU counts on Tsipras

2015-11-24 11:37

Greece has unlocked more of its rescue funds as the eurozone called on its prime minister to maintain commitment to meeting its bailout requirements.

Islamic finance can promote stability - IMF chief

2015-11-12 20:00

The fast growing, Sharia-compliant Islamic finance industry has the potential to promote financial stability because of its risk-sharing features, IMF director Christine Lagarde says.

IMF urges Gulf to adapt to oil price drop

2015-11-08 20:00

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has warned that global energy prices could remain low for years and has urged Gulf countries to adjust their budgets.

Zim firms want laws to enforce pay, utility cost cuts

2015-10-28 10:38

The crash of the rand and the Zambian kwacha has caused more complex challenges to the Zimbabwean economy, says an industry body.

How long will South Africa survive? It depends on who you ask

2015-10-27 11:58

RW Johnson says with the current debt crisis the country has about five years to survive before the slippery slope sets in and we head to a possible International Monetary Fund bailout. Ferial Haffajee, editor in chief of City Press, counter-argued that South Africa did not show many of the characteristics of a failed state.

Romania risks backsliding on deficit

2015-10-23 13:20

The prospects of Romania lining up a new aid deal led by the IMF are dimming, and the country risks backsliding on commitments to run tight budget deficits.

Greece prepares reform bill ahead of bailout review

2015-10-12 15:42

The Greek parliament will vote on a bill, cutting pensions, raising the retirement age and increasing punishments for tax evasion ahead of the first bailout review.

New climate-financing pledges at IMF talks

2015-10-11 16:56

The world's rich countries most likely will be able to reach the goal of providing $100bn a year by 2020 to help poor countries combat and adapt to climate change.

IMF Chief: We're cooked if we fail on climate change

2015-10-08 08:51

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the world is “cooked if we fail to urgently address climate change”.

IMF trims forecast for global growth

2015-10-06 18:14

The IMF has cut its forecast for global economic growth, as the slowing economies in China and other emerging markets are felt worldwide.


Don't move on from the BRICS just yet

2015-11-17 10:25

Goldman Sachs' decision to merge its BRIC fund into a broader emerging-markets fund does not signal that the grouping of the economies has outlived its usefulness.

Portuguese government collapses

2015-11-10 22:03

The government of Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho is on its way out - just six weeks after re-election - after losing a no-confidence vote.

Adjust policies to fight slow growth: IMF tells Africa

2015-10-28 12:30

The IMF has called on sub-Saharan Africa, one of the world's fastest growing regions in recent years, to start adjusting policies in line with new economic realities of slowing growth.

Matthew Lester: #FeesMustFall – Blanket exemption unaffordable, solution?

2015-10-27 15:12

The country can’t afford to totally cover tuition fees unless it abandons projects like National Health Insurance, says Matthew Lester.

IMF paints gloomy outlook for sub-Saharan Africa

2015-10-27 11:39

A slump in commodity prices and the end of a flood of cheap dollars has pegged back African growth to its weakest in six years and things could get worse, says the IMF.

Global oil demand growth to slow in 2016: IEA

2015-10-13 11:30

The world's demand for oil is expected to slow in 2016 in response to a more pessimistic outlook for the global economy, says the International Energy Agency.

UK's Osborne sees global risks rising

2015-10-11 19:45

Global economic risks are rising and Britain will not be immune, British finance minister George Osborne says.

Zimbabwe says to clear $1.86bn arrears by next April

2015-10-09 12:14

Zimbabwe will clear arrears of $1.86bn to international creditors such as the IMF by the end of next April, the finance minister says, a major step towards unlocking new funding.

IMF downgrades SA growth to below 1.5%

2015-10-06 21:15

South Africa’s growth is projected to be below 1.5% both this year and next year, according to a report by die International Monetary Fund.

China can manage slowdown - IMF

2015-10-05 16:30

China has the capacity to manage its economic slowdown, but needs to communicate policy more effectively and guard against potential spillovers, says the IMF.

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