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 board approves $2 bn loan installment for Egypt

2019-02-05 19:55

The International Monetary Fund board has approved a $2 billion loan payment to Egypt, the latest in the country's three-year aid programme.

SA CEOs less confident about growth than global peers

2019-01-24 07:24

The number of South African CEO’s who are 'very confident' about their company’s prospects for revenue growth has dropped to 18% in 2019 compared to 22% in 2018.

Lagarde: SA at a crossroads

2018-12-20 20:01

SA has immense potential, but it is at a crossroads, Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF said at the conclusion of her visit to the country.

South Africa does not seek IMF support – Lagarde

2018-12-19 20:30

Ramaphosa’s anti-corruption drive gets a thumbs-up from IMF managing director Christine Lagarde.

PICS: Ramaphosa meets with IMF head Christine Lagarde

2018-12-19 12:07

International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde paid a short visit to President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria on Wednesday, ahead of her meeting with SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Trade angst revival rattles emerging-market optimists

2018-12-08 12:30

Emerging-market stocks retreated as the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer and mixed messages from the Trump administration rekindled concern over a US-China trade war.

IMF urges Reserve Bank to act against rising inflation

2018-11-20 14:12

The International Monetary Fund has urged the SA Reserve Bank to keep inflation at its mid-point target goal of 4.5% to preserve price stability and central bank credibility.

Tremors rattling world economy: The key highlights from IMF talks

2018-10-15 13:47

Woken one night by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake at the IMF annual meetings in Bali, global finance chiefs have spent the week assessing the tremors now rippling through the world economy.

 

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.

IMF clears way for $2 bn loan payment to Egypt

2019-01-26 16:02

The International Monetary Fund has cleared the way to approve the next $2 billion loan payment to Egypt, IMF chief Christine Lagarde has announced.

New tensions, worries mark Tunisia's revolution anniversary

2019-01-15 16:30

Tunisia is marking eight years since its democratic uprising amid deepening economic troubles and simmering anger at the revolution's unfulfilled promises.

IMF head urges SA to shield key institutions, rejects talk of loans

2018-12-20 05:45

The country should 'never be complacent' about protecting key institutions such as the central bank or National Treasury as it tries to boost economic growth, according to IMF head Christine Lagarde.

Lagarde shares ideas on land expropriation with Ramaphosa

2018-12-19 17:34

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde says she has shared a few ideas with President Cyril Ramaphosa on land expropriation without compensation.

IMF head Christine Lagarde in SA, will meet with Ramaphosa and Kganyago

2018-12-18 13:22

Lagarde, visiting South Africa as part of the IMF head's annual African trip, will host a joint press conference with SA Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago on Wednesday afternoon in Pretoria.

PICS:Tunisian civil servants stage largest strike in years

2018-11-22 16:58

Tunisian civil servants have staged the biggest general strike in five years after their powerful trade union failed to secure wage hikes in tense negotiations with the government.

Ghana says on track to exit IMF bailout

2018-11-15 21:31

Ghana is on track to exit its almost $1.0bn bailout programme with the International Monetary Fund by the end of the year, finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta has said.

WATCH: No one safe from shocks in integrated world economy

2018-10-12 07:32

Mounting trade tensions and stresses in emerging markets are starting to take a toll on the world economy.

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