IMF cuts SA's 2020 growth forecast

2020-01-20 16:44

The International Monetary Fund has revised down SA's growth outlook for 2020 by 0.3 of a percentage point to 0.8%.

SA urgently needs reforms amid rising risks, says IMF

2019-11-26 20:06

The International Monetary Fund has urged more "decisive" reforms to boost private investment in South Africa, forecasting economic growth to remain sluggish for a sixth consecutive year in 2020.

Mozambique economy set to bounce back in 2020 - IMF

2019-11-14 22:05

Mozambique's economy is on track for a "strong rebound" in 2020, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, as it urged the government to ensure an expected gas boom benefits all citizens.

OPINION: Why an IMF intervention might not be a bad thing for South Africa

2019-08-23 05:30

In the absence of a credible opposition party with sufficient electoral power to challenge the ANC, perhaps the IMF is best placed to help the ANC to discover 21st century economic consciousness, writes Ayabulela Dlakavu.

Give gov't your pension funds or have the country turn to the IMF? No need for either, says DA

2019-08-18 16:59

The ANC should work towards reforms that will avoid seeing the introduction of asset prescription or seeking money from the International Monetary Fund, urged the DA.

POLITICS PODCAST: Journos vs the EFF, and will SA need IMF help?

2019-08-09 07:29

This week on POLOTIKI, we look at the legal battle between the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) and EFF. Listen.

Lagarde 'uniquely qualified’ for top job at European Central Bank

2019-07-07 15:49

International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde is "uniquely qualified" to lead the European Central Bank, according to ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure.

Lagarde: Trade must be fixed without tit-for-tat tariffs

2019-06-12 14:18

International Monetary Fund leader Christine Lagarde has called on governments to de-escalate current trade disputes and instead work to fix the global system.

IMF cuts SA's 2019 economic growth forecast

2019-04-09 15:00

The IMF has lowered SA's projected GDP growth rate for 2019 from 1.4% to 1.2%, putting SA among the worst performers in sub-Saharan Africa.

Egypt on track to end fuel subsidies - IMF

2019-04-07 14:19

Egypt is on track to end subsidies on most fuels by June 15 as part of a reform programme led by the International Monetary Fund.


IMF approves $368m credit facility for DR Congo

2019-12-17 10:27

The International Monetary Fund has said it had agreed to a $368.4m credit facility for strife-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, to enable its authorities 'to meet their urgent balance of payment needs'.

IMF wants South Africa to create an investment friendly environment

2019-11-25 22:03

The IMF wants government to create an environment that is conducive for investment and implement much-needed structural reforms to boost the ailing economy, the National Treasury said following a visit by the lender.

SA edging closer to IMF bailout – Sipho Pityana

2019-11-02 10:44

Business Unity South Africa's President Sipho Pityana has said government will have to take tough political decisions to avoid a credit downgrade.

This graph shows why South African won't need an IMF loan soon

2019-08-20 16:37

Government avoided the "original sin" of issuing bonds in foreign currencies.

Daniel Silke: 5 crucial tests for the ANC that could make or break us

2019-08-16 05:00

Despite some internal ANC support for the president, Ramaphosa remains at the helm of a very unstable ship. Over the next few months, there are at least five flashpoints which are likely to test ANC unity to the hilt.

WATCH: As Lagarde quits, race to lead IMF starts

2019-07-18 11:58

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde submitted her resignation from the global crisis lender. As she heads for the ECB, the race to succeed her at the IMF has already begun.

Lagarde’s exit reopens the question: Why does a European always lead the IMF?

2019-07-03 11:14

Since its founding in 1945, the Washington-based lender has always been run by a European as part of an unwritten understanding that means an American helms the World Bank.

IMF, ratings agencies point to need for tough choices

2019-06-05 20:29

President Cyril Ramaphosa faces a perfect storm of factors requiring him to make some tough decisions, says Terence Corrigan.

Is an IMF bailout for SA imminent post May 8?

2019-04-09 12:45

Given that May 8 election is unlikely to change the South African social and economic reality, spelling out IMF involvement becomes a post-election imperative, writes Denis Worrall.

Want major GDP growth? Level the playing field, says the IMF

2019-04-04 20:56

The IMF says if countries with low gender equality improved their equality ratings, they could see their economies grow by an average of 35% - yet 88% of countries still have restrictions against women in the workplace embedded in their constitutions or laws, writes Donna Rachelson.

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