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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - World

    Ukraine PM cancels appearance at Hague summit for IMF talks

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 08:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Ukraine’s interim premier Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Sunday he has cancelled plans to attend a major summit in the Netherlands next week to hold talks with an IMF delegation in Kiev. “I have cancelled my trip to The Hague (to)... continue negotiations to complete a programme with the IMF,” Yatsenyuk told a cabinet meeting a day after opening talks ...

  6. News - World

    IMF calls for build-up of confidence

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Confidence must be built up, says IMF The IMF has urged leading powers to step up growth and reforms to generate jobs, warning that confidence in the global economy was in short supply. It also warned emerging and smaller economies to shore up their financial defences as leading economies charge up growth with extraordinary monetary stimulus ...

  7. Business - Economy

    World growth still too slow to generate jobs: IMF

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 11:38am by AFP

    ... gradually, a top IMF official said. While global growth is seen at 3.3 per cent this year and four per cent next year, this masks a significant divergence in prospects, said Naoyuki Shinohara, deputy ... that is “falling disproportionately on young people”, he said in a speech in New Delhi. The IMF official’s address came amid May Day protests in Europe against punishing government austerity drives ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    French court summons IMF chief: report

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:13pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been summoned by a French court to testify in the probe into a high-profile scandal when she was a government minister, online ... the Tapie case to arbitration “questionable” and has suggested she was complicit in a process characterised by “numerous anomalies and irregularities”. Contacted by AFP on Wednesday the IMF would ...

  9. News - World - POVERTY

    World Bank and IMF join forces to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... where we are making progress and where we are not." Calling the initiative a "historic opportunity" to make a difference, the Development Committee, representing the IMF ... But it's not a given and we cannot do it alone. It requires focus, innovation and commitments from everyone," he said. Kim had made adoption of the poverty agenda his top priority for the IMF ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Beijing says TPP pact 'incomplete' without China

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 06:10am by Reuters

    ... of its strictly controlled economy, a process it argues will help drive economic reforms in the Asian giant. Zhu was in Washington for IMF and World Bank meetings. ...




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