IMF urges 'smooth transition' to a new relationship

2016-06-24 17:30

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has called on Britain and Europe to work together to ensure that Britain's exit from the European Union will take place smoothly.

IMF’s Lagarde says being in EU has made UK economy richer

2016-06-17 12:14

IMF Director Christine Lagarde has warned the UK of the risks of leaving the EU, saying there was a clear economic argument for remaining part of the bloc.

IMF urges Thai rate cuts, central bank says not needed

2016-06-08 12:35

The IMF has called on policy makers in Thailand to cut interest rates in the face of a sluggish economy and low inflation, an approach that isn’t necessary.

China to give $38bn quota to US in first-ever move

2016-06-07 10:46

China will give a $38bn investment quota to the US, as the Asian nation increases efforts to broaden use of the yuan overseas and lure capital back to the mainland.

Brian Kantor: Après the debt crisis, le deluge?

2016-06-02 14:28

Investec's Brian Kantor assesses the global debt crisis and how the stimulus provided is a deflationary, rather than inflationary environment.

Thea Fourie: Mozambique’s mounting debt. Default risk on the rise

2016-05-27 19:26

Things could get messy in Mozambique as donor partners suspend assistance under a cloud of debt irregularities, fuelling investor concerns and denting confidence.

Greece OKs controversial new bailout measures

2016-05-23 07:39

Greek lawmakers have adopted another batch of controversial spending cuts and tax hikes ahead of a crunch Eurogroup meeting expected to unlock much-needed bailout funds for the debt-ridden country.

SA economy could swing back to recovery next year - IMF

2016-05-07 09:00

South Africa's economy could swing back to recovery in 2017, says the International Monetary Fund.

Zim on course to get funding from the IMF

2016-05-05 18:26

Zimbabwe is now on course to receive funding in support of its development agenda, the International Monetary Fund says.

Mozambique comes clean on $1.35bn debt - source

2016-04-22 20:00

Mozambique has given the IMF an "avalanche of documents" and came clean on as much as $1.35bn of undeclared sovereign debt, says a fund source.


IMF offers Malawi additional loan of $76m

2016-06-21 11:31

The International Monetary Fund has offered an additional loan of $76.8 million to Malawi, which is currently facing drought-propelled hunger.

China near-term outlook buoyed as risks rise: IMF

2016-06-14 09:46

China’s near-term economic outlook is being buoyed by policy support even as its medium-term prospects become more uncertain, says the International Monetary Fund.

Zim's black market, where the dollar trades against itself

2016-06-08 11:12

In Zimbabwe - the country that once suffered 500 billion percent inflation - one dollar may now cost you as much as $1.07.

Van Vuuren: Economic mismanagement takes toll – R20/dollar inevitable

2016-06-06 11:47

A researcher adds more gloom to SA's economic party, in an analysis pointing to a solid 28 months of decline in South Africa’s economic business cycle index.

Dave Steward: Statistical bikinis – Who ‘really’ holds Africa’s crown? SA sliding

2016-05-28 07:00

Dave Steward says there’s a need to be sceptical about statistics, as they are more important for what’s concealed than what’s revealed.

Greek debt relief is coming, IMF rips Eurozone proposal

2016-05-24 11:43

Five years after handing Greece the biggest sovereign-debt write-off in history, European policy makers have come to the point of having a discussion on debt relief.

SA no longer 2nd largest economy in Africa on weak rand

2016-05-11 17:40

The latest World Economic Outlook by the International Monetary Fund suggests that South Africa is now only the third-largest economy on the African continent.

SA faces tough economic environment - IMF

2016-05-06 15:17

South Africa faces a challenging economic environment, with growth in 2016 seen at 0.6%, entailing falling per-capita income, says the International Monetary Fund.

Donor nations suspend aid to Mozambique over debt scandal

2016-05-05 07:00

Donor nations and institutions that contribute to Mozambique's state budget have suspended their support over revelations of $1.4bn in hidden debt.

Zim to present new IMF financing programme

2016-04-22 17:28

Zimbabwe will present a financing plan to the IMF by November after clearing its arrears, opening the door to receiving its first loan from the fund in nearly two decades.

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