ARTICLES RELATING TO IMF

Matthew Lester: Budget 2015/16 – Is the new South Africa sustainable?

2015-02-26 16:12

The policy changes of government will cost a fortune. With tax revenue streams showing little real growth, the changes are not sustainable. – Matthew Lester gives commentary on the income tax tables released earlier in today’s Budget.

Greece makes more concessions to eurozone

2015-02-24 13:45

Greece's new leftist-led government has climbed down further to eurozone creditors on its plans to halt privatisations, boost welfare and raise the minimum wage.

Prosecutors sum up in Strauss-Kahn pimping trial

2015-02-17 13:48

French prosecutors will make their final arguments in Dominique Strauss-Kahn's pimping trial, after two ex-prostitutes dropped a civil suit against the former IMF chief.

G20 pledges decisive monetary, fiscal action

2015-02-10 18:00

The Group of 20 leading economies will pledge to act decisively on monetary and fiscal policy if needed to combat the risk of persistent stagnation.

No more money with strings attached - Greece

2015-02-09 10:45

Greece's new leftist-led government, isolated in the eurozone, says it wants no more bailout money with strings attached from the EU and the IMF.

Strauss-Kahn: a powerful man undone by sex

2015-01-30 13:17

Power can be a heady aphrodisiac and Dominique Strauss-Kahn had plenty of it. But eventually his power, apparently used to feed his voracious sexual appetite, would prove his undoing.

Surge in dollar-debt leaves African nations bare

2015-01-28 11:21

A surge in foreign debt issuance by African nations has left some fragile economies exposed to the risk of billions of dollars in foreign exchange related losses.

IMF warns Africa of headwinds from China, US

2015-01-27 20:30

IMF head Christine Lagarde has warned that African economies could be hurt by a slowdown in China's economy and an imminent hike in US interest rates.

Davos debate degenerates over Europe economy

2015-01-22 16:49

Instead of being a serious debate about the merits of monetary stimulus, the panel at Davos quickly degenerated into a skirmish over the European economy.

Oil under pressure as IMF cuts growth forecast

2015-01-20 15:30

Oil has diverged, remaining under pressure as the International Monetary Fund slashed its world economic growth forecast and stoked demand fears.

 

Ghana reaches agreement with IMF on $1bn aid

2015-02-26 16:00

Ghana has reached an agreement with the IMF for a three-year aid deal worth around $1bn aimed at restoring fiscal stability to the West African state, a source says.

What's at stake in Greece's bailout negotiations?

2015-02-18 09:45

Greece is at odds with its eurozone partners over the future of the country's bailout after its new left-wing government pledged to end austerity.

Euro dips despite better eurozone growth data

2015-02-15 13:30

The euro has dipped against other major currencies despite improved growth numbers in the ailing eurozone, as the market worries about Greece's debt crisis.

UK, US call for G20 countries to reform economies

2015-02-09 15:15

The UK and the US have called on leading world powers to overhaul their economies and keep budgets in line to encourage growth as G20 finance ministers meet in Istanbul.

Rushed growth at Ecobank concerning - IMF

2015-02-06 17:45

Rushed growth and poor governance at pan-African lender Ecobank poses serious concerns, says the IMF in a report

Alec Hogg: Top 3 essential insights from WEF 2015

2015-01-28 14:34

Alec Hogg shares the most pertinent insights that he has gained from his attendance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this year.

Here’s what you should know about Syriza and the Greek election

2015-01-28 07:59

The Greeks have elected a far-left, anti-austerity party called Syriza. This article will tell you all about Syriza, and the implications of the party’s victory.

Italy eyes 'bad bank' to clean up risky loans

2015-01-26 11:00

Italy is considering setting up a state-backed 'bad bank' to help clean up its banking sector, Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan says.

Oil export losses to reach $300bn in Middle East

2015-01-21 20:00

Losses from lower oil exports could sap up to $300bn from economies in the Middle East and Central Asia this year, the International Monetary Fund says.

European stocks win lift from German data

2015-01-20 14:44

Europe's leading stock markets have risen, winning a boost from German data and expectations of ECB stimulus, as investors also await key elections in Greece.

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