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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:01am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... IMF releases world economic report The International Monetary Fund launches its latest world economic outlook report in Washington. Details will be presented by IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard and research department director Thomas Helbling. Analysts will be looking for the group's latest forecasts ...

  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 - COMMENT

    The IMF's public mea culpa on that big fat Greek bailout

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Megan Greene Lender publicly details how it, the European Commission and the ECB got things wrong The IMF's mea culpa on that big fat Greek bailout It takes a big person ... lender released a 50-page critique of the Greek bailout programme it devised in 2010, together with the European Commission and the European Central Bank. The IMF's report highlights how ...

  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. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must resist calls to liberalise its capital account too much, too soon

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 02:39pm by PROJECT SYNDICATE

    ... strong capital-account regulation, China avoided the contagion. Even the International Monetary Fund, in late 2012, adopted a cautious approach. The IMF now recognises that capital-account ... the the IMF now regards capital-account regulations as part of the broader menu of macro-prudential measures that countries should be free to use to prevent economic and financial instability. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Business - Economy - GERMANY

    Prolonged German downturn could prompt stimulus rethink

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:43am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Berlin IMF urges boost in public spending as it cuts 2014 growth forecast for Germany to 1.4pc from 1.9pc German downturn could prompt stimulus The last thing the faltering ... of August posted their steepest falls since the height of the global financial crisis in 2009. On Tuesday, the IMF slashed its 2014 growth forecast for Germany to 1.4 per cent from 1.9 per cent, ...




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