IMF lowers SA's growth for 2017

2016-10-04 21:00

In its latest World Economic Outlook, the International Monetary Fund, predicts South Africa will grow a modest 0.8% next year.

IMF talks with Mali to revive aid package

2014-09-12 11:00

The International Monetary Fund has restarted talks on reviewing an aid programme for Mali and resuming aid payments to the West African country.

Greece narrows budget deficit to 8%

2013-01-22 15:01

A minister says Greece has narrowed its budget deficit to 8.1% in 2012, marking a rare improvement over targets pledged to its EU-IMF creditors.

Inflation, drought hurt Malawi's economy

2013-01-06 16:39

A spike in inflation, lower-than-expected foreign exchange earnings and a drought were hampering economic growth, the IMF says.

IMF steps up economic support to Malawi

2013-01-04 15:00

The IMF is set to hold talks with the private sector, the central bank and technocrats in its bid to help fix the economy of Malawi.

IMF: Crisis to last 10 years

2012-10-03 19:17

The world economic crisis could take 10 years to run its course, says the IMF's chief economist Olivier Blanchard.

Greece aims to stem layoffs - policy plan

2012-06-24 12:35

Greece's new coalition government will seek to stem layoffs and extend by two years the application period of a tough recovery plan, says an official document.

IMF: Sri Lanka seeking fresh bailout

2012-06-15 16:14

Sri Lanka is seeking fresh help from the International Monetary Fund after drawing down a previous $2.6bn bailout, says a top IMF official.

IMF warns not to ease up in debt battle

2012-04-22 15:46

An infusion of hundreds of billions of dollars will give the International Monetary Fund a badly needed boost to tackle Europe's prolonged debt crisis.

Russia considers greater contribution to IMF

2012-04-22 11:54

Russia will consider contributing more than the $10bn it has already promised to bolster the International Monetary Fund's crisis-fighting war chest.


Can SA work itself out of a tight spot?

2016-07-21 16:14

The IMF recently highlighted “deep-rooted structural problems” as reason for the economy’s inability to grow. What are these problems? And how can SA turn the situation around?

IMF's Lagarde urges Germany to spend more

2014-09-08 12:30

IMF head Christine Lagarde has urged Germany to increase investments to help spur the eurozone's flagging economic recovery.

Malawians protest economic reforms

2013-01-17 13:22

Malawians are set to take to the streets as they feel the pinch from IMF-backed economic reforms designed to win back investors

IMF deal to prop up Egypt's economy

2013-01-06 13:06

Egypt is committed to completing negotiations with the International Monetary Fund to secure a $4.8bn loan which is vital to the economy, the government says.

Greek austerity talks to continue

2012-10-07 13:00

Greece will continue talks with international lenders on new austerity measures for the debt-ridden country to clinch its next loan tranche, says the finance minister.

IMF cuts US growth forecast

2012-07-03 17:29

The IMF pared its growth forecast for the US economy and warned that the Obama administration could be slicing the deficit too fast for the weak economy.

Cosatu condemns SA's IMF donation

2012-06-19 16:57

Cosatu has condemned the news that Treasury has donated $2bn to an IMF firewall meant to prevent future financial crises.

How Europe can save itself

2012-06-12 11:25

The EU's centre must regain faith in its historical purpose.

IMF faces reform pressure

2012-04-22 13:17

The IMF, newly flush with a huge crisis fund, faced pressure to get moving on promised reforms to give a greater voice to developing countries and reduce Europe's clout.

IMF poised to secure $400bn

2012-04-20 18:00

The G20 stood ready to commit at least $400bn to bulk up the IMF, though Brazil wants to tie the cash to a pledge that emerging market voting power at the IMF will increase.

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