Nearly half of jobs in Africa could be lost due to coronavirus, UN warns

2020-03-30 15:23

Nearly half of all jobs in Africa could be lost, the United Nations warns, and income losses are expected to exceed $220 billion in developing countries.

Donald Trump is endangering America's status as global leader, Christine Lagarde has warned

2019-10-22 11:53

The incoming ECB boss discussed the US president, the trade war, Brexit, and other economic risks and uncertainties during a "60 Minutes" interview.

Trade wars could slow global growth to weakest pace since financial crisis, IMF warns

2019-10-16 11:03

Trade tensions could push the world economy to grow at its slowest pace since the financial crisis a decade ago, the IMF warned Tuesday.

Trump is right: IMF finds the US dollar is overvalued, the euro is undervalued for Germany

2019-07-18 16:28

"Whilst Trump has never been the biggest fan of the IMF, he may very well be now!"

Lagarde approves IMF economic programme for Zimbabwe

2019-05-31 21:00

The International Monetary Fund has approved a programme for economic reform in Zimbabwe.

Fedusa to MPs: IMF will treat us worse than the Guptas

2018-10-31 16:43

Trade unions have warned against government running up debt which would see the country seeking help from the International Monetary Fund.

Argentina's currency continues to slide despite the world's highest interest rates and a $50 billion IMF bailout

2018-09-12 13:33

The peso, which has shed about half of its value this year, is the worst-performing currency of 2018,

IMF: Clouds over the global economy are 'darker by the day'

2018-06-12 15:53

The managing director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde has warned that clouds accumulating on the horizon of the global economy are “getting darker by the day.”

IMF: World economy to grow, little expected for SA

2018-01-22 20:02

The IMF says not much growth is expected from South Africa in 2018 and 2019 as increased political uncertainty weighs on confidence and investment.

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.


Solly Moeng: Don't fight over the doctor's skin colour when the patient is dying

2019-11-27 06:00

Feedback from the IMF, Moody's and S&P should serve as a wake-up call, says Solly Moeng.

China's growth slumped to a record low last quarter — and it could drop even lower next year, the IMF warns

2019-10-21 15:06

"We have trade tensions, we have other geopolitical forces, we have all these uncertainties around the world."

IMF sees Namibia growing in 2020 after three-year contraction

2019-09-14 10:00

Namibia’s economy will return to growth in 2020 after contracting for three straight years, but a failure to implement structural reforms could keep the southwest African nation stuck in a low-growth trap, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Who is Christine Lagarde? The woman who rolled her eyes at Ivanka Trump is now set to take Europe's most important monetary position

2019-07-03 17:27

She will have big shoes to fill, as Mario Draghi's "whatever it takes" policy remains a watershed for central banking and eurozone policy.

Oil declines on concerns over China, global economic growth

2019-01-22 14:09

Oil fell amid mounting concerns that slowing growth in China, and the global economy in general, will undermine demand for crude.

Here's why the IMF's Argentina bailout is making people nervous

2018-09-29 20:02

The International Monetary Fund this week announced plans to expand Argentina's bailout package reached in June, which was already the largest in its history. 

Argentina's currency plunges after its central bank hikes rates to 60%

2018-08-30 18:08

Argentina's central bank hiked rates by 15 percentage points – to 60% – on Thursday after the peso continued to slide.

Argentina looks set to get a $50 billion bailout — the biggest loan in the IMF's history

2018-06-10 14:17

The IMF reached a staff-level agreement Thursday to offer Argentina, which requested aid last month when its currency hit an all-time low, a $50 billion loan as part of a three-year standby program. The credit line seeks to rein in soaring twin defic

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.

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