Govt trying hard to please IMF - Treasury

2017-11-10 06:00

Government has been hard at work on measures to preserve fiscal discipline and debt sustainability to support growth, Treasury has reaction in reaction to a SA visit by an IMF delegation.

Contrary to Mugabe's claims, IMF says Zim 'is among top 20 fragile countries'

2017-11-02 11:50

The International Monetary Fund has reportedly said that Zimbabwe is among the most fragile economies in the world as it faces deep development challenges due to severe social and political turmoil.

There is 'no room for complacency' on global growth - IMF

2017-10-16 09:00

The IMF’s steering committee warned that global growth is at risk of faltering in coming years given uncomfortably low inflation and rising geopolitical risks, injecting a cautious note into an otherwise improving economic outlook.

IMF revises Zim’s growth forecasts upwards

2017-10-11 10:39

The International Monetary Fund says Zimbabwe’s economy is now expected to grow by 2.8% - up from earlier projections of 2%.

IMF praises Egypt for 'bold' economic reforms

2017-09-26 19:13

The International Monetary Fund has expressed satisfaction over the Egyptian government's "bold" economic reforms, as it prepares to release the third tranche of a $12-billion loan to the country.

Egypt plans to plug budget gaps with more foreign debt

2017-09-18 21:02

Egypt's Finance Minister says the country will face a $10 to $12 billion budget shortfall for the current 2017-18 fiscal year, and plans expanded foreign debt issuance to overcome it

RW Johnson: Four things the World Bank and IMF want SA to do

2017-09-07 08:00

For SA to survive the current crisis, the country only needs to look at what international bodies have already pointed out in the past, says political scientist RW Johnson.

IMF approves one-year extension to Ghana's credit programme

2017-08-31 09:07

The International Monetary Fund has approved a one-year extension of Ghana’s $918m credit-facility programme after a review on monetary and fiscal reforms.

Congo government quits as president prepares IMF talks

2017-08-17 21:53

Congo-Brazzaville's President Denis Sassou Nguesso has cleared the decks with the office announcement of the resignation of the government ahead of crucial talks with the International Monetary Fund.

Egypt reserves reach record high of over $36bn

2017-08-01 21:37

Egypt's Central Bank says that the country's foreign reserves reached 36.036 billion dollars in July, a record high, which the prime minister described as "good news" as it shows that the economy is recovering


Treasury on mini budget: The low hanging fruit has been picked

2017-11-03 17:56

South Africa is not considering a bailout from the International Monetary Fund, despite "unprecedented" challenges, says National Treasury.

Sfiso Buthelezi: We want to avoid IMF bailout at all cost

2017-10-29 11:22

The government does not want to be forced to approach the International Monetary Fund for a bailout at any time in the future, says Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi.

'Tax the rich' is IMF's unlikely new mantra in fight with Trump

2017-10-12 13:16

A new IMF paper argues that developed nations can share prosperity more evenly, without sacrificing growth, by shifting the income-tax burden onto the rich.

IMF to check its rich-world bias

2017-10-01 06:00

A new evaluation will look into the IMF’s role in keeping the rich world on its course of pumping enormous amounts of liquidity into their financial systems since the 2008 crisis.

Moody's: Egypt economy still recovering from 2011 uprising

2017-09-20 18:33

An international credit rating agency says Egypt's economy has started to improve but has yet to recover from the 2011 uprising and the years of unrest that followed

Sub-Saharan Africa needs solid growth plans to avoid hard landing – IMF

2017-09-12 08:54

Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa require strong and sustainable growth plans to ensure periods of sharp growth don’t end in a hard landing, a working paper by the International Monetary Fund argues.

Brics dreams fade as trade spats and border tensions cloud meeting

2017-09-03 06:00

Trade ministers of the Brics nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – will meet in Shanghai from today until Tuesday under the shadow of trade spats and increasing border tensions between the group’s Asian members.

Boesak: The ANC sold out

2017-08-20 06:02

Former liberation movement’s leaders and the white elites negotiated a secret pact that entrenched inequality, says anti-apartheid cleric Allan Boesak.

Egypt curtails access to subsidized food as part of reforms

2017-08-09 20:06

Egypt curtails access to ration cards for subsidized food items, the latest move in its ambitious economic reform plan

SA should consider help from the IMF to fix its economy

2017-08-01 10:24

The alternative to asking for help now would be continued poor growth outcomes which would have serious social and economic costs, says a professor of economics.

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