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.

Stagnant global economy calls for radical remedies

2016-04-18 08:59

The deeper the slump, economists used to say, the stronger the recovery. They don’t say that anymore.

IMF reaches loan deal with Tunisia

2016-04-15 19:15

The International Monetary Fund has reached a staff-level agreement to assist Tunisia with a four-year loan programme worth about $2.8bn.

IMF cuts global growth outlook again

2016-04-13 09:48

The International Monetary Fund has warned of the risk of political isolationism, notably UK's possible exit from the EU, and growing economic inequality.

‘Brexit’ fallout causes global damage - IMF warns

2016-04-12 16:26

The International Monetary Fund has cut its UK growth forecast and warned of “severe” damage to the world economy if Britain leaves the European Union.


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 suspends aid to Mozambique

2016-04-19 20:52

The International Monetary Fund has suspended aid to Mozambique after discovering the country had hidden debt of more than $1 billion.

Economic slump worries as IMF, World Bank pledge action

2016-04-17 20:00

World finance ministers have pledged to boost growth at IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings tainted by lingering worries about the dragging global economy crisis.

Commodity slump pushes Africa back into IMF's embrace

2016-04-15 14:32

Falling commodity prices have pushed several African countries back into the embrace of the International Monetary Fund.

SA economy weighed down by uncertainty - IMF

2016-04-12 18:15

South Africa's economy is now expected to grow by 0.6% in 2016, down slightly from the 0.7% seen in January, as weaker exports and policy uncertainty take their toll.

Angola to open loan talks with IMF

2016-04-06 19:25

Angola will begin loan negotiations with the International Monetary Fund as the oil price start to bite.

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