Adama Barrow: how do you solve a problem like The Gambia?

2017-07-27 21:02

Six months ago, businessman and political novice Adama Barrow took power in Africa's smallest mainland country after delivering a stunning defeat against ex-leader Yahya Jammeh, who had ruled brutally for 22 years.

IMF cuts UK forecast after disappointing growth data

2017-07-24 11:35

The International Monetary Fund has revised its 2017 growth forecast for the UK, citing slower-than-expected expansion at the start of the year.

The ANC is beyond reform

2017-07-22 23:45

One cannot forget that the ANC was the midwife that delivered the end of apartheid and the birth of ­democracy, writes Prithiraj Dullay.

IMF calls for Mozambique to come clean on debts

2017-07-20 18:01

Mozambique must fill in "critical information gaps" over $2bn of secret government loans, the International Monetary Fund has said, in a scandal that has damaged the nation's economy.

IMF approves second tranche of Egypt loan

2017-07-14 19:11

The International Monetary has approved a second tranche of a $12 billion loan to Egypt, praising the country's tough economic reforms that have fuelled inflation.

IMF issues bleak assessment of Zim economy

2017-07-08 16:03

The IMF has issued a bleak assessment of Zimbabwe's economic situation, and advised that government spending on wages and agriculture are unsustainable.

Egypt slashes fuel subsidies in IMF-backed reform

2017-06-29 16:10

Egypt has announced a new sharp increase in fuel prices, as it slashes government subsidies in a tough IMF-backed reform programme.

Mozambique banks snared in debt crisis must merge to thrive

2017-06-28 10:57

Mozambique’s smaller banks should combine in an effort to overcome the blow dealt by government debt defaults after four lenders failed over nine months.

$500m unexplained Mozambique govt spending: prosecutor

2017-06-24 19:59

Mozambican officials have launched an investigation after an audit raised questions over $500 million of secret government loans, the country's prosecutor's office has said.

IMF lifts China growth estimate to 6.7%

2017-06-14 09:45

The International Monetary Fund has raised its growth estimate for China for the second time this year while also cautioning that deep reforms are still needed.


German business climate hits record on robust economy

2017-07-25 11:45

German companies are gearing up for a bumper season after the summer lull.

IMF predicts poor growth for SA

2017-07-24 07:40

The International Monetary Fund has predicted slow growth for the South African economy this year, after the country slipped into a technical recession.

Greece approved for $1.8bn conditional loan from IMF

2017-07-21 10:50

The International Monetary Fund has agreed to a new conditional bailout for Greece, ending two years of speculation on whether it would join in another rescue.

SA will take 6 years to beat junk status - economist

2017-07-20 12:00

SA remains unique in that the crisis it faces following the credit rating downgrades is not as deep as elsewhere, says economist Lesiba Mothata.

Zim's economic activity to remain subdued - IMF

2017-07-10 18:36

The International Monetary Fund says economic activity in Zimbabwe is projected to remain subdued, unless reforms are implemented.

Economy at near-standstill, little room for policy boost - IMF

2017-07-06 17:59

South Africa’s monetary and fiscal policy has little room to boost the economy, which is projected to grow by 1% for 2017, the IMF said.

Ghana to apply for extension on IMF credit programme

2017-06-28 11:59

Ghana will ask for an eight-month extension to its credit programme with the International Monetary Fund after failing to rein in public spending last year.

Treasury DG wants to prevent SA from going to IMF 'cap in hand'

2017-06-25 14:02

New Treasury director general Dondo Mogajane says it is focused on reforms that will get the economy out of a recession and improve credit ratings.

Ghana at risk of debt distress as bond planned - IMF

2017-06-15 09:37

The International Monetary Fund says Ghana remains at a high risk of debt distress as the West African nation plans to clear arrears owed by energy utilities.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, DRC, Malawi

2017-05-19 08:15

Zimbabwe is set to build a new university in honour of president Mugabe, and SA has deported at least 300 Malawian citizens, who had been living illegally in the country.

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