ARTICLES RELATING TO IMF

India under pressure to cut rates

2014-11-25 16:35

India's economic growth probably slowed to around 5% in the three months to September, putting pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates, sources say.

Debt relief for Ebola-hit countries

2014-11-13 20:48

The International Monetary Fund is set to discuss debt relief for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone at the G20 meeting in Australia.

Ebola workers urge G20 leaders for more help

2014-11-13 08:00

Health workers on the frontline of West Africa's Ebola crisis have pleaded with G20 leaders for more resources, describing horrific working conditions as they attempt to contain the deadly outbreak.

Zimbabwe's economy at crossroads - IMF

2014-11-08 09:05

The economy is showing no signs of recovery after adverse weather, low exports and election uncertainty shattered growth prospects, says the International Monetary Fund.

Gulf energy subsidies worth $160bn a year

2014-11-05 09:45

Arab states in the Gulf, which pump a fifth of the world's crude oil, spend more than $160bn on energy subsidies annually, a top World Bank official says.

Zim bourse in record losses

2014-10-31 14:31

The Zimbabwean equities market recorded its worst trading month since the beginning of the year with two main indices falling sharply.

Ebola wrecks three west African economies

2014-10-14 07:00

Just as their economies have started to recover from the horror of coups and civil war, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been knocked back down by Ebola.

IMF to maintain routine post-bailout review

2014-10-13 10:45

Greece has begun talks for ending International Monetary Fund aid to the country, but will continue to have routine post-bailout reviews.

Tokyo investors eye IMF, World Bank meetings

2014-10-10 11:38

IMF-World Bank meetings and their outlook on the global economy will be in focus for Japanese investors when theiy return to trading.

Ukraine lobbies Nato, IMF as deaths mount

2014-10-09 13:49

Ukraine has dispatched top envoys to Washington and Brussels to secure help in the face of a surge in clashes with pro-Russian insurgents that have killed eight more civilians and troops.

Eurozone banks unable to support growth - IMF

2014-10-08 16:08

Eurozone banks remain undercapitalised and unfit to lend at levels needed to restore sustainable growth in the currency area, says the International Monetary Fund.

EU leaders to meet over jobs crisis

2014-10-07 17:45

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has persuaded European partners to attend a meeting on jobs in Milan but he may struggle to get them to agree to do much.

ECB purchases could boost lending - IMF

2014-10-07 17:00

The European Central Bank's purchases of asset-backed securities could help address the problem of weak lending to small and medium-sized firms, says the IMF.

IMF sees Rwanda inflation at 3.2%

2014-10-06 19:30

Rwanda's inflation rate is expected to stand at 3.2% at the end of this year, according to the International Monetary Fund.

IMF warns Ebola, Ukraine pose economic risks

2014-10-03 13:00

The conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East crisis and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa pose serious risks to global economy, says IMF chief Christine Lagarde.

Russia to strategise for sharp oil price drop

2014-10-01 16:15

Russia's central bank is working on measures to support the economy should oil prices fall by as much as a third or more.

IMF urges Zim to clarify BEE law

2014-09-30 07:00

The International Monetary Fund has urged Zimbabwe to clarify its policies that bar foreign companies from holding majority stakes in local enterprises.

IMF reaches accord with Mali to revive aid

2014-09-26 08:20

The IMF has reached an agreement with Mali that could restart aid to the West African nation after it was suspended, a head of mission to the country says.

China offers $50m to Mali

2014-09-12 19:15

China has extended $51m in funding to Mali at a time when the West African country is negotiating a programme with the International Monetary Fund.

Independent Scotland could upset markets - IMF

2014-09-11 17:44

The International Monetary Fund says a vote by citizens of Scotland for independence could raise many questions and upset markets in the short term.

International lenders will return to Greece

2014-09-04 17:00

The European Central Bank, the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund will return to Greece later to study reform progress.

Niger buys president $40m jet

2014-09-01 21:37

The government of Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world, has provoked anger with the purchase of a $40m presidential Boeing 737.

IMF's Lagarde put under investigation

2014-08-27 19:37

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation by French magistrates for alleged negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008.

IMF ready to help Ghana face challenges

2014-08-10 16:30

The IMF will help Ghana address its current economic challenges, following a formal request by the West African country to open talks for a support programme.

Ghana seeks IMF bailout for ailing currency

2014-08-04 18:19

Ghana has requested a bailout from the International Monetary Fund to stem a huge slump in its currency.

 

The worst is over for Zim, says Chinamasa

2014-11-21 19:33

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has assured investors in South Africa that the economy is on the mend.

Low oil prices to boost global growth

2014-11-13 13:55

The fall in oil prices to their lowest levels in more than three years should give a boost to the sagging world economy, says the International Monetary Fund.

US urges IMF to cancel debt of Ebola-hit states

2014-11-12 08:03

The US HAS proposed that the IMF write off some $100m in debt it is owed by Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to free up more resources for those countries, the hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak.

UAE economy recovering at fast pace - IMF

2014-11-05 20:14

The United Arab Emirates economy is recovering from the global financial crisis but remains threatened by low oil prices, the IMF says.

Cyprus court ruling opens way for bailout funds

2014-10-31 17:00

The Cypriot supreme court has ruled as unconstitutional four bills on bank foreclosures whose passage by parliament prompted international lenders to halt payments.

Eurozone in firing line over growth, Greece

2014-10-16 15:45

After a two year rest, the eurozone is back in the financial markets' firing line over stagnating growth, low inflation and budget problems in France and Greece.

Greece confident of exiting bailout scheme

2014-10-13 15:30

Greece says it is in the process of securing an early exit from its EU-IMF bailout scheme, which would make it the third eurozone country to leave the programme.

World economies warn of global risks

2014-10-12 10:50

The International Monetary Fund's member countries say bold action is needed to bolster the global economic recovery.

Bleak picture facing global finance officials

2014-10-09 19:59

World finance officials are seeking solutions for a weak and uneven global economy, which is under threat from Europe and Latin America to China and Japan.

Cut debt but spend for jobs - IMF

2014-10-08 19:00

The International Monetary Fund says advanced economies still hold too much debt, but even as they trim it they need to spend more to generate jobs.

IMF predicts mediocre world growth

2014-10-07 18:27

The International Monetary Fund has trimmed its global growth forecast for 2014 and next year, according its latest quarterly update.

German economy running out of steam

2014-10-07 17:15

German industrial output has plunged at its steepest rate since the height of the financial crisis, while the IMF cut its German growth forecast.

IMF warns on Ebola threat for Africa growth

2014-10-07 15:27

Sub-Saharan Africa's economic growth remains strong, but if the Ebola outbreak in its western corner is protracted it will have "dramatic consequences", warns the IMF.

World economy is at 'considerable' risk

2014-10-05 12:40

Global leaders will warn of considerable downside risks to the global economy and call for an effort to protect the world's poor, according to a draft released.

IMF warns on growth of shadow banking

2014-10-01 20:30

Lightly regulated "shadow banking" has grown to huge proportions in the global financial system and increasingly poses a risk to stability, says the IMF.

IMF to help Zim sort out debt repayment

2014-09-30 10:23

The International Monetary Fund says it will work with Zimbabwe to produce a debt repayment plan that would help Harare qualify for international loans.

IMF warns Ghana over fiscal deficit

2014-09-26 19:45

Ghana's fiscal deficit will end the year at 9.75% of gross domestic product, missing a government projection of 8.8%, the International Monetary Fund says.

IMF: Zim no basket case, must clear debts

2014-09-24 10:15

Zimbabwe is not a poor country and will only be able to access new funds once it has paid its long overdue $7bn debt, says the IMF.

Greek posts budget surplus

2014-09-12 18:19

Greece has posted a primary budget surplus in the first eight months of the year that was more than double the amount targeted under its international bailout plan.

IMF sees world growth at just over 3%

2014-09-08 14:00

The International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde has hinted the global lender could downgrade its forecast for world economic growth.

Ukraine may need bigger bailout - IMF

2014-09-02 20:30

Ukraine may need as much as $19bn in additional funds if its conflict with pro-Russian separatists continues during 2015, says the International Monetary Fund.

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IMF's Lagarde put under investigation - source

2014-08-27 11:45

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation by French magistrates for her alleged role in a long-running political fraud case.

World Bank announces $200m in assistance for Ebola

2014-08-05 11:42

The World Bank has announced up to $200m in emergency assistance to help Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Russia sanctions may undermine EU's recovery

2014-07-29 08:31

The EU is expected to take the plunge and impose tougher sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, but the measures could hit its own struggling economy - especially should Moscow reply in kind.

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