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The difficult task of securing Egypt's financial future

Egypt's $12 billion (10.7 billion euro) loan from the International Monetary Fund dominated a major conference in Cairo on the country's financial future.

Egypt's $12 billion (10.7 billion euro) loan from the International Monetary Fund dominated a major conference in Cairo on the country's financial future.

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Egypt sees stability for its economy with IMF loans

As Egypt says it is close to agreeing loans from the International Monetary Fund that it hopes will restore confidence in its struggling economy, Euronews talks to experts and ordinary Egyptians.

As Egypt says it is close to agreeing loans from the International Monetary Fund that it hopes will restore confidence in its struggling economy, Euronews talks to experts and ordinary Egyptians.

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IMF' Lagarde to stand trial over 400 million euro state payout

France's highest appeals court has ruled that IMF head Christine Lagarde must stand trial for her role in a 400 million euro state payout to French businessman Bernard Tapie.

France's highest appeals court has ruled that IMF head Christine Lagarde must stand trial for her role in a 400 million euro state payout to French businessman Bernard Tapie.

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International Monetary Fund sees feeble growth for Italian economy

The International Monetary Fund predicts GDP growth for Italy of less than one percent this year and only slightly more in 2017, with Brexit and debt-laden banks the biggest factors.

The International Monetary Fund predicts GDP growth for Italy of less than one percent this year and only slightly more in 2017, with Brexit and debt-laden banks the biggest factors.

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Lagarde says IMF stands ready to moderate Brexit effects

With the financial and stock markets in turmoil steady hands are needed on the levers of international finance and the International Monetary Fund’s director Christine Lagarde was quick to reassure th

With the financial and stock markets in turmoil steady hands are needed on the levers of international finance and the International Monetary Fund’s director Christine Lagarde was quick to reassure th

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IMF urges France to speed up reforms to create jobs and cut debt

The International Monetary Fund has warned France's economy is not recovering quickly enough to cut unemployment and debt significantly and more reforms are needed.

The International Monetary Fund has warned France's economy is not recovering quickly enough to cut unemployment and debt significantly and more reforms are needed.

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IMF welcomes Saudi reforms

The International Monetary Fund is applauding Saudi Arabia's sweeping reform plan calling it "an appropriately bold and far-reaching transformation".

The International Monetary Fund is applauding Saudi Arabia's sweeping reform plan calling it "an appropriately bold and far-reaching transformation".

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Blunt Brexit warning from International Monetary Fund's Lagarde

IMF head Christine Lagarde warns there would be no economic positives from Britain leaving the EU and the impact would range from "pretty bad to very, very bad".

IMF head Christine Lagarde warns there would be no economic positives from Britain leaving the EU and the impact would range from "pretty bad to very, very bad".

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IMF sub-Saharan Africa 2016 outlook sees weaker growth

The IMF says 2016 will be another difficult year for sub-Saharan Africa because of factors including the steep decline in commodity prices, the Ebola outbreak and drought.

The IMF says 2016 will be another difficult year for sub-Saharan Africa because of factors including the steep decline in commodity prices, the Ebola outbreak and drought.

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Saudi Arabia responds to low oil prices with economic reform plan

Saudi Arabia has unveiled an economic reform plan including selling part of its state energy giant Saudi Aramco and using the cash raised for a massive global investment fund.

Saudi Arabia has unveiled an economic reform plan including selling part of its state energy giant Saudi Aramco and using the cash raised for a massive global investment fund.

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Exclusive: Greek PM says crisis nearly over, no more austerity needed

The Greek economy is just one step away from a recovery but needs debt relief, not further austerity, to overcome its crisis for good, Prime Minister

The Greek economy is just one step away from a recovery but needs debt relief, not further austerity, to overcome its crisis for good, Prime Minister

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IMF urges 'growth-friendly' spending from member countries

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged member nations to boost “growth-friendly” spending in light of the Syrian refugee crisis. At the

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged member nations to boost “growth-friendly” spending in light of the Syrian refugee crisis. At the

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World Bank, IMF say growth lower and warn of new Greek crash

The World Bank and IMF, at their Spring meeting are urging Greece’s creditors to rethink their policies after studies concluded austerity was

The World Bank and IMF, at their Spring meeting are urging Greece’s creditors to rethink their policies after studies concluded austerity was

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IMF warns 'Brexit' could do 'severe damage' to global economy

The IMF has warned that a "Brexit" would prompt "major challenges" and an extended period of economic uncertainty, which would damage confidence and investment, increase market volatility and hurt tra

The IMF has warned that a "Brexit" would prompt "major challenges" and an extended period of economic uncertainty, which would damage confidence and investment, increase market volatility and hurt tra

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Greece and troika move closer to review of bailout deal

Greece and the troika of international lenders are moving closer to a deal on a review of bailout reforms, which could free up more aid to help the cash strapped country.

Greece and the troika of international lenders are moving closer to a deal on a review of bailout reforms, which could free up more aid to help the cash strapped country.

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Cyprus starts working week out of bailout

Cyprus has kicked off the working week standing on its own two feet. Its EU bailout has officially finished, as it bounces back from financial

Cyprus has kicked off the working week standing on its own two feet. Its EU bailout has officially finished, as it bounces back from financial

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IMF says Ivory Coast close to hitting growth targets

The IMF says the Ivory Coast economy continues to grow and will post 8.5% this year, a tad down on last year’s 8.6%. Inflation is also forecast to

The IMF says the Ivory Coast economy continues to grow and will post 8.5% this year, a tad down on last year’s 8.6%. Inflation is also forecast to

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Sole candidate Lagarde re-elected to second term as International Monetary Fund head

Christine Lagarde has been re-elected to a second five-year term as head of the International Monetary Fund with the world's economy in the doldrums, and the IMF facing difficult loan decisions for Gr

Christine Lagarde has been re-elected to a second five-year term as head of the International Monetary Fund with the world's economy in the doldrums, and the IMF facing difficult loan decisions for Gr

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IMF warns Ukraine to tackle corruption or bailout stops

The International Monetary Fund has warned Ukraine that it will block its $40bn bailout programme if Kyiv fails to confront crippling corruption.

The International Monetary Fund has warned Ukraine that it will block its $40bn bailout programme if Kyiv fails to confront crippling corruption.

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Lagarde seeks second term as head of the IMF

Head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has announced she will run for a second term as managing director of the financial institution.

Head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has announced she will run for a second term as managing director of the financial institution.

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IMF proposes prickly solutions for Europe's refugee 'challenges'

Question of survival How can Europe survive mounting refugee pressures? A study by the IMF presented in Davos, Switzerland, has proposed that the

Question of survival How can Europe survive mounting refugee pressures? A study by the IMF presented in Davos, Switzerland, has proposed that the

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IMF downbeat about global economic growth

The International Monetary Fund has cut its growth forecasts for this year and next. The Fund believes the world economy will grow 3.4 percent in 2016.

The International Monetary Fund has cut its growth forecasts for this year and next. The Fund believes the world economy will grow 3.4 percent in 2016.

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Spain demands jail sentence for former IMF chief

Spain’s public prosecutor is requesting a four-and-a-half year jail sentence for banker Rodrigo Rato, the former IMF chief who is being investigated

Spain’s public prosecutor is requesting a four-and-a-half year jail sentence for banker Rodrigo Rato, the former IMF chief who is being investigated

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IMF chief Christine Lagarde vows to fight negligence trial

Christine Lagarde, the head of the IMF, says she will be appealing a decision by a French court that she stands trial for her role in the payment of

Christine Lagarde, the head of the IMF, says she will be appealing a decision by a French court that she stands trial for her role in the payment of

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IMF allows Chinese yuan to enter the jet set currency club

The IMF has accepted the Chinese yuan into the club of elite currencies. IMF set to put yuan in reserve currency basket https://t.co/h7quutjx6y

The IMF has accepted the Chinese yuan into the club of elite currencies. IMF set to put yuan in reserve currency basket https://t.co/h7quutjx6y