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  1. Business - Economy

    IMF to use unexpected profits from gold sales to fund loans to poorest countries

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 11:00am by AFP

    ... countries,” IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said. Calling it “the good news of this week”, Lagarde, speaking at a news conference as IMF and World Bank annual meetings got under way in Washington, noted it had been the fund’s goal for years to put its Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust on a sustainable basis. The IMF said 151 of its 188 member countries had pledged more than 90 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1329251/imf-use-unexpected-profits-gold-sales-fund-loans-poorest-countries
  2. Business - Economy

    IMF launches broad review on sovereign debt restructurings

    Posted May 24th 2013, 01:29pm by Reuters

    ... creditors should regularly be required to bear some of the load. The proposal is part of a major review the IMF has launched of its policies relating to sovereign debt restructurings ... was the largest ever. In a paper that was discussed by the IMF’s executive board on Monday, staff recommended the fund consider making a creditor bail-in a condition for IMF lending to a troubled country. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1244958/imf-launches-broad-review-sovereign-debt-restructurings
  3. News - China - UKRAINE

    China backs IMF help for Ukraine, and hopes US approves reforms to expand fund

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington China backs IMF Kiev aid, stresses capacity boost China said yesterday it backed IMF financial support for Ukraine, but expressed concern about the global ... of the IMF-World Bank spring meetings in Washington it was a "worry" that more than 85 per cent of IMF lending was currently focused on Europe. Zhu highlighted the importance of reacting quickly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1479551/china-backs-imf-help-ukraine-and-hopes-us-approves-reforms-expand-fund
  4. Business - Economy

    IMF sees US driving world growth

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:40am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington In latest report, fund says China's economic growth will slow to 7.5 per cent this year IMF sees US driving world growth Stronger US growth this year and next ... to global growth that's still lumbering amid weakness in Japan and parts of Europe, the IMF said in a report yesterday. While Britain and Germany are adding to momentum, developing nations face ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1470119/imf-sees-us-driving-world-growth
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    IMF latest to warn of Hong Kong banks' growing mainland exposure

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:18pm by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Kong IMF latest to warn of mainland exposure The International Monetary Fund has warned of Hong Kong banks' rising exposure to mainland debt, saying loan growth to mainland entities has ... will continue to grow, the large exposure requires close monitoring and co-operation with mainland supervisors," the IMF said in a report. The report by the agency, which is broadly tasked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1471206/imf-latest-warn-hong-kong-banks-growing-mainland-exposure
  6. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    IMF meeting should adopt policy to tackle stagnation

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:08am by Reuters

    ... Lawrence Summers Promotion of high-return investments, not easy money, key to boosting world economic growth IMF meeting should adopt policy to tackle stagnation The world's finance ... that dominated these meetings after the financial crisis, the unfortunate reality is that the global economy's medium-term prospects have not been so cloudy for a long time. The IMF, in its current ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1467743/imf-meeting-should-adopt-policy-tackle-stagnation
  7. News - World - UKRAINE: ANALYSIS

    Political tensions will make it hard for Ukraine to meet terms of IMF bailout

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:06pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Kiev Unrest, such as nationalist protest this week, could make it hard for Ukraine to meet bailout terms; failure to reform has blocked help before IMF's Kiev aid ... Russia, are also meaningful." Yatsenyuk's cabinet on Thursday agreed on a preliminary deal with the IMF, which will supply as much as US$18 billion. In return, Ukraine must slash ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1459632/political-tensions-will-make-it-hard-ukraine-meet-terms-imf-bailout
  8. News - World - UKRAINE

    IMF pledges US$18b to bailout Ukraine as UN condemns Russia and Congress backs sanctions

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 11:06am by Associated Press in Kiev

    ... decision to go forward with an IMF programme is going to require a lot of courage,” Obama said, speaking in Rome. “It will require some tough decisions.” In a passionate address to parliament ... come to tell the truth, to do difficult and unpopular things,” Yatsenyuk said, adding that Ukraine was short US$25.8 billion – “equivalent to the entire state budget for this year”. The IMF ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1459080/imf-pledges-us18b-bailout-ukraine-un-condemns-russia-and-congress-backs
  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Top finance officials confident world has turned corner

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington IMF policy-setting panel says foundations are strengthening for balanced, job-rich growth Finance officials confident world has turned corner ... and job-rich global economy remains our paramount collective goal," the policy-setting panel of the 188-nation International Monetary Fund said on Saturday. IMF managing director Christine Lagarde ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1481108/top-finance-officials-confident-world-has-turned-corner
  10. News - World - UKRAINE

    Pressure mounts on IMF to deliver Ukraine rescue programme

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 11:49am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... its own credibility in doing so. A team of IMF experts landed in Ukraine on Monday to launch discussions with the authorities, dissecting the economy’s problems and shaping an aid plan, even as the new government struggles with the threat of Russia in Crimea and says it needs “at least” US$15 billion. An IMF loan does not appear to be imminent, but the expectation is heavy. On Sunday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1439984/pressure-mounts-imf-deliver-ukraine-rescue-programme

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