IMF sees growing need for commodity economies to diversify

2017-11-21 08:36

The poor economic outlook for commodity producing economies intensifies the need for diversification, according to an IMF researcher.

Political and policy uncertainty in SA, Nigeria hinder growth - IMF

2017-10-30 10:19

Policy uncertainty in Nigeria and South Africa is hindering a rebound in growth in the sub-Saharan Africa region.

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.


Economic performance not just down to policy - IMF researcher

2017-11-20 21:00

Although having the right policy is necessary in fixing economic problems, it is not the only factor that needs to be considered, says an IMF researcher.

How to avoid the IMF

2017-10-29 06:00

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and the government need a politically palatable plan to get out of the low-growth debt trap and avoid the country’s finances going to hell.

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.

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