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  1. 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 ...

  2. Business - Economy

    IMF signs off on US$17b bailout for Ukraine

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 01:03am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Deal provides aid of US$3.2 billion to Kievand unlocks further US$15 billion in credits to help stabilise economy hit by civil turmoil IMF signs off on Ukraine ... months of upheaval as it continues to face geopolitical uncertainty. The IMF aid will allow the immediate disbursement of US$3.2 billion to Kiev and unlock further credits from other donors ...

  3. Business - Economy

    IMF’s Lagarde has no doubts about European debt relief for Greece

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 10:02am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said she is confident about Europe’s commitment to provide further debt relief to Greece if the debt-burdened euro zone country abides by the conditions of its bailout. “I have no reasons to believe the Europeans would not themselves deliver on their undertaking vis-a-vis Greece,” she told reporters. “What form ...

  4. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Singapore's Tharman would be worthy successor to Lagarde at IMF

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 10:33am by MEGHNAD DESAI

    ... Meghnad Desai Singapore's finance minister has the right skills while it's time for a non-European to take charge Why Tharman is the best candidate for IMF chief Christine ... Singapore's finance minister, to be a candidate. He is thoughtful, technically competent and well respected- and he would hit the ground running. The IMF needs a managing director with equal doses ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Poor economic signals add to sense of danger in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the IMF also warns against the continued hangover from the 2008 slump, leading to a general and prolonged slow growth for the world economy. The IMF warning comes at the same time as economists ... so far. That leaves the United States as one of the few bright spots, alongside the British economy, which the IMF praises for its steady recovery. But while it is still the world's ...

  6. Business - Economy

    IMF backs Japan’s ’Abenomics’, but warns of risks

    Posted May 31st 2013, 02:00pm by AFP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Tokyo The IMF, which expects the world’s third-largest economy to grow 1.6 per cent this year, said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his hand-picked team at the Bank of Japan were ... huge national debt. The Washington-based IMF, which expects the world’s third-largest economy to grow 1.6 per cent this year, said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his hand-picked team at the Bank ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Move fast when overheating hits, IMF warns Asia

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing International lender cautions officials to have action plans ready for rapid response to risks Move fast when overheating hits, IMF warns Asia Asian policymakers must ... in the region would play a "useful role" in curbing overheating pressures and coping with speculative capital inflows. Asian economic growth that the IMF estimates will be almost five times ...

  10. 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 ...




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