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  1. Business - Economy - GLOBAL ECONOMY

    IMF's Lagarde says growth to remain weak in 2013

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 10:46am by Bloomberg

    ... Lagarde has said. "We do not expect global growth to be much higher this year than last," Lagarde said in the prepared text of a speech in New York six days before the IMF releases its ... by the country's central bank to embark on a programme of record monetary easing. The Washington-based IMF is about to co-fund its fourth bailout in the euro zone by contributing about US$1.3 billion ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Crunch time for the US

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Washington is too busy with a partisan budget battle to deal with its global responsibilities, like approving much-needed reforms at the IMF Crunch time for the US The US ... still waiting for the US to make good on plans that Obama promoted, and which were agreed on back in 2010, for an important revamp. It would double the funds available to the IMF in its ...

  3. Business - Economy

    France's growth push sets up showdown with Brussels

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:10am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... on the progress Valls is able to make in cutting public spending, particularly on social entitlements, which, according to the IMF, account for the largest share of GDP in the advanced economies ...

  4. Business - Money - ECONOMY

    Why Hong Kong’s latest No 1 ranking was greeted with silence

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 11:51am by Stephen Vines

    ... it is supposed to confirm. However, total silence followed the publication of a recent international survey by The Economist, drawing on material from the IMF, World Economic Forum and Forbes magazine. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Economic reality should trump politics

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... in the IMF commensurate with its economic clout. By snubbing the meeting, it has weakened its own argument. If Zhou had attended, he might have upset a few mainland nationalists. But it would have ...

  6. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Euro bailout Troika nears end of road with patchy record

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:33pm by Reuters

    ... The public airing of differences between the IMF, the ECB and the EC raises the question of whether the Troika has reached the end of the road. All sides are feeling sore but divorce seems ... and it was about to lose access to market funding. Last week’s IMF “mea culpa” report about the failures of the Greek programme blew the lid off the fiction that the three institutions saw eye-to-eye ...

  7. Business - Economy

    George Soros gives thoughts on the euro's future

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... of the troika (the executive committee of the European Union, the ECB and the IMF). You can feel the whiff of austerity just mentioning the troika. Austerity on its own is not only not working, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: The Contest of the Century, by Geoff Dyer

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... an alternative system of global development financing that has the potential to make the Washington institutions [World Bank and IMF] less relevant," he writes. In the battle between the two ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Mainland financial reform needs new approach, says IMF's Zhu Min

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com IMF official says there are lessons to learn from global crisis, and mainland must prepare economy to be more resilient to external shocks Financial system ... interdependent, a top International Monetary Fund official said yesterday. Speaking at the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong, Zhu Min, a deputy managing director of the IMF, said financial reform ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar seeks IMF programme to aid reforms, clear debt

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 11:12am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Myanmar is seeking a one-year, IMF-monitored programme to help it craft economic policies, pursue reforms and clear its debt arrears, according to International Monetary Fund documents published on Thursday. The IMF said the country asked for the programme in December to help “achieve sustainable and equitable growth, reintegrate Myanmar with the global ...




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