IMF's radical wage plan for Japan turns Nixon policy on its head

2016-08-15 11:08

In a sign of how worried it is about Japan’s economy, the IMF is urging the country to resurrect a radical strategy once employed by former US presidents but only in reverse.

Eurozone economy cools, Germany helps pre-Brexit momentum

2016-08-12 12:15

Eurozone growth has slowed in line with economists’ forecasts, leaving the currency bloc vulnerable to any fallout from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

Ghana lawmakers back bill, breach IMF deal

2016-08-03 17:30

Ghana's parliament has overwhelmingly rejected a core condition of a $918m IMF aid deal meant to fix an economy dogged by high public debt.

Decade’s peak inflation deepens dilemma for Nigeria

2016-07-26 11:15

Caught between the highest inflation rate in more than a decade and an economy set to contract, Nigeria’s central bank may opt to do nothing.

Rand improves after IMF growth concerns dent SA currency

2016-07-20 08:53

The rand has returned to its strong level of R14.32/$ after weakening a day earlier due to a strong dollar and growth concerns about South Africa being voiced.

IMF downgrades sub-Saharan growth rates

2016-07-19 16:34

The IMF has downgraded the 2016 economic growth rates in sub-Saharan Africa by 1.4 percentage points to 1.6%, according to a report.

SA GDP growth too slow to improve conditions - IMF

2016-07-19 14:43

Economic growth in SA is too slow to improve living standards in a country where a third of the population is excluded from the economy, says the International Monetary Fund.

Zim fails to repay $1.8bn IMF loan

2016-07-15 05:45

Zimbabwe's central bank governor has confirmed that the country has failed to repay $1.8bn it earlier said would be repaid by June 30.

Education no job guarantee in SA - IMF

2016-07-12 19:11

Previous work experience – and not education – plays the most important role in whether South Africans find work, or not, says the IMF.

Nenegate shook SA investor confidence - IMF

2016-07-08 08:21

Higher political uncertainty in SA affects investor confidence and trade exports, according to the IMF, which slashed SA's 2016 growth forecast to 0.1%.


Egypt needs about $6bn to seal IMF deal

2016-08-12 18:18

Egypt's preliminary deal for a $12bn IMF loan programme can go to the board for approval only if the government secures $5-6bn in bilateral financing for the first year.

Egypt proposes 18-month reform plan to IMF - reports

2016-08-08 17:24

Egyptian newspapers say Cairo has proposed to IMF delegates an 18-month reform programme in return for a $12bn loan over three years to shore up its economy

Egypt asks IMF for loan to help economy

2016-07-27 21:00

The Egyptian government says it is finalising talks with the International Monetary Fund on a three-year loan programme.

Bridging South Africa’s economic divide

2016-07-20 15:19

It is a generation since the end of apartheid and there remains a growing gap between SA’s accomplishments and its concrete economic needs, says the IMF's David Lipton.

IMF says Nigeria heading into recession

2016-07-19 20:02

The IMF has slashed its growth forecast for the Nigerian economy this year, saying a combination of plunging oil revenues and weakened investor confidence will push it into recession.

UK faces slowest growth since 2012 after Brexit vote

2016-07-19 16:00

The International Monetary Fund has slashed its UK outlook after the Brexit vote and forecast the economy will grow at its weakest pace since 2012 next year.

Startling revelation: IMF not in funding talks with Zim

2016-07-15 16:47

Contrary to what the Zimbabwean authorities have been telling anyone who cared to listen, the IMF says it is not discussing a funding programme with Zimbabwe.

SA retail stocks volumes surge

2016-07-14 19:00

Trading volumes in SA retail stocks have jumped following indications that consumer spending is starting to recover.

London’s top SA analyst: Tenderpreneurs, Gordhan and why Zuma isn’t trusted

2016-07-12 07:08

Nomura's Peter Attard Montalto shares how global investors read SA's political challenges, with corruption and tenderpreneurs now accepted as part of the reality.

Fitch cautions about downgrades

2016-07-07 19:06

Ratings agency Fitch says growing financial support by the IMF for most commodity exporting countries in Africa is evidence of a weakening global economy.

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