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International Monetary Fund

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

It takes a big person to acknowledge he was wrong, and the International Monetary Fund has now repeatedly admitted to the failure of its euro-area rescue policies.

Tuesday, 11 June, 2013, 4:39am

Developers push ahead

Concern the US Federal Reserve will wind down its bond buying program and the International Monetary Fund's latest warning about mainland government debt are not helping market participants looking to take firms public. But cash-strapped mainland developers are forging ahead with their plans.

3 Jun 2013 - 1:18am

IMF warns China of risks in investment binge

The International Monetary Fund has urged self-discipline on China's provincial and city governments, warning headlong investment fuelled by rapid credit growth may threaten economic sustainability. The IMF's alert underscores the challenges facing the mainland's new leaders as they seek to lessen financial risk while keeping economic growth stable.

30 May 2013 - 3:49am

IMF cuts China's growth outlook on weak demand

The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast for China's economic growth this year, despite expectations that an expansion of credit and a mild recovery in the global economy will offer solid support to activity in the second half of this year.

30 May 2013 - 3:45am

IMF chief Christine Lagarde escapes charges for now

IMF chief Christine Lagarde avoided immediate charges but was named an "assisted witness" after French prosecutors questioned her for two days over a state payout to a disgraced tycoon when she was finance minister.

26 May 2013 - 6:51am

Talking points

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun gives his views on relations between China and the Vatican under Pope Francis at a forum at Baptist University.

19 Apr 2013 - 2:48am

IMF cuts forecast for China's growth

The International Monetary Fund lowered its forecast for China's economic growth this year to 8 per cent yesterday, a day after Beijing announced a shock downturn in the first quarter.

17 Apr 2013 - 4:56am

Talking points

Defence ministry publishes white paper

16 Apr 2013 - 3:27am

IMF's Lagarde says growth to remain weak in 2013

The global economy will not gain much traction this year as Europe and Japan fail to recover, trailing other developed economies, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde has said.

12 Apr 2013 - 4:45am

IMF chief Christine Lagarde warns some risks to global economy persist

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said that while a "substantial portion" of the global economy appears better now than a year ago, some risks persist.

8 Apr 2013 - 6:18am