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Demonstrators dressed as animals flock to the IMF
Avaaz activists dressed as animals and trees flocked to the 2022 IMF Spring Meetings to demand that biodiversity criteria be included in the new Resilience and Sustainability Trust (RST) on Thursday, April 21, in Washington D.C.
Could Russia's frozen assets cover the rebuilding of war-torn Ukraine?
Financial aid sent by the US and Europe is "only the beginning of what Ukraine will need to rebuild," US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned.
Greece repays IMF bailout debt two years ahead of schedule
Three successive bailouts totalling some €260 billion between 2010 and 2018 prevented Greece from going bankrupt.
IMF urges El Salvador to drop Bitcoin as legal tender
El Salvador became the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender, but the International Monetary Fund is not a fan.
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IMF issues austerity warning to Europe
International Monetary Fund managing director Kristalina Georgieva praises EU's recovery efforts and warns against "the suffocating force of austerity".
COVID-19 recovery marked by inequality between rich and poor countries
Officials say a two-tier speed of pandemic recovery is developing between rich and poor countries and more money is needed to tackle the problem.
European economic recovery: IMF outlook shows gradual growth
With an increase in vaccination rates, more mobility, and support schemes, Europe's economic recovery is growing stronger despite uncertainty, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
IMF reduces global growth forecast amid inflation and supply problems
In its latest World Economic Outlook, the IMF projects that global output will increase by 5.9% this year, compared with its projection in July of 6%.
IMF's board approves allowing Georgieva to remain as head
The International Monetary Fund expressed “full confidence” in its managing director on Tuesday in response to allegations that World Bank staff were pressured to change business rankings for China in an effort to placate Beijing.
Taliban 'step up' search for Afghans who worked for US
The Taliban have been conducting "targeted door-to-door visits" of individuals they want to apprehend and their family members, a UN report says, despite their promise not to seek revenge on opponents.
DRC: a new narrative emerges
There is a breath of fresh air in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After not receiving any significant foreign economic support for over nine years, the country has just finalised a new economic programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
France holds global talks to offer debt relief for Sudan
France hosted global talks on Monday to offer debt relief for Sudan in a bid to support the country's transitional leadership and help its crippled economy recovering.
Major economies support €547 billion boost for IMF resources
The G20 agreed on a $650 billion (€547 billion) resource boost for the International Monetary Fund.
World economy on 'firmer footing' but 'debt and inequality pose risks'
Speaking to Euronews, Kristalina Georgieva said the IMF is ready to upgrade its global forecast but fiscal support must not be withdrawn prematurely.
Ukraine's central bank chief quits over 'political pressure'
Yakiv Smolii's resignation is raising concerns about the central bank's independence and the continuation of a much-needed IMF bailout.
COVID-19 recession: How the euro area will be affected
To survive this crisis, the Eurogroup may have to throw away the old rule book.
COVID-19: World economy in 2020 to suffer 'worst year since 1930s'
The International Monetary Fund has given a bleak assessment in its World Economic Outlook briefing on COVID-19.
Coronavirus: 'Don't let urgent financial aid fall into wrong hands'
Human rights campaigners warn that anti-corruption measures are being ignored in the rush to send financial aid to countries in need.
Coronavirus: 500m people worldwide 'could be pushed into poverty'
A study says the pandemic could push 8% of the world's population into poverty, prompting calls for a huge rescue package for vulnerable communities. "Never in the 75 years history of our institution have so many countries found themselves in need," said IMF head Kristalina Georgieva,
IMF declares global recession
The IMF has declared a global recession and urged countries in need of financial help to request it sooner rather than later
Ion Chicu: Moldova in safe hands ǀ View
With pragmatism, competence and attention for long-term reforms and investments directed towards better living standard for every Moldovan, we can show that Moldova means business. I invite you to be not only a witness, but also a partner in our quest for positive transformation.
IMF chief warns not to let new decade be repeat of 'roaring 20s'
The head of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, spoke about growing inequality and how the climate crisis could impact economics.
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IMF managing director forecasts growth 'slowdown' in the next year
"In two years’ time, the world has moved from synchronized upswing – in other words, accelerating growth – to a synchronized slowdown", she said.
IMF chief Georgieva: 'Global economy is in a synchronised slowdown'
The global economy is going through a "synchronised slowdown", claimed the new managing director of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, during her inauguration speech.
What's the G7? A look at the economic summit coming to France
The Group of Seven (G7) is an international gathering of some of the world's largest economies. This year, economists expect world leaders to discuss trade and technology.
Bulgarian Kristalina Georgieva picked as EU candidate for IMF head
After long negotiations, the chief executive of the World Bank emerged as the EU candidate to succeed Christine Lagarde.