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Eurozone and IMF Strike Deal on Greek Debt

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 24, 2016‎
BRUSSELS—Eurozone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund patched together a deal in the early hours of Wednesday that clears the way for fresh loans for Greece and sets out how the country could get debt relief in the future.
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The IMF has not lived up to its own hype on social protection

The Guardian - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Yet, factsheets, discussion notes (pdf) and public statements tell us that the IMF is now a changed institution. Taking on board the many criticisms of its practices, the organisation reformed itself: social spending is protected, health and education ...

How much will $15 billion IMF loan really cost Iraq?

Al-Monitor - ‎May 24, 2016‎
BAGHDAD - On May 19, Iraq signed an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a loan for as much as $15 billion over the next three years.
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IMF Proposal on Greece Sets Up Battle With Germany

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 17, 2016‎
BERLIN—The International Monetary Fund is demanding that Europe free Greece from all payments on its bailout loans until 2040, in the opening bid of a struggle that pits IMF math against German muscle. A new IMF proposal shared with Europe late last ...

IMF economists put 'neoliberalism' under the spotlight

Financial Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
But is the International Monetary Fund throwing darts at an even broader area of economic orthodoxy? In a piece published on Thursday in its flagship magazine, three of the IMF's top economists take on the “neoliberal agenda” of which critics have long ...
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IMF Greek Debt Relief Terms Signal Tough Bailout Talks Ahead

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 19, 2016‎
WASHINGTON—A senior International Monetary Fund official on Thursday cooled European hopes to secure IMF backing for a Greek bailout plan soon and opened the door for emergency financing without new loans from the fund.

Why IMF Funding Will be Good for Angola

Huffington Post - ‎May 24, 2016‎
As you read this in the spring of 2016, the International Monetary Fund and the government of Angola are engaged in talks for a three-year extended loan program.
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Blunt Brexit warning from International Monetary Fund's Lagarde

euronews - ‎May 13, 2016‎
The head of the International Monetary Fund has come out strongly against Britain leaving the European Union. Christine Lagarde warned there would be no economic positives and the impact would range from “pretty bad to very, very bad”.
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Press Release

International Monetary Fund - ‎May 19, 2016‎
On May 16, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Algeria, and considered and endorsed the staff appraisal without a meeting.
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IMF Scrutinizing Moldova's Banking System In Deciding On Loans

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The International Monetary Fund will focus on Moldova's financial system in reviewing Chisinau's request for a loan after the disappearance of more than $1 billion from Moldovan banks.
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IMF Reaches Agreement With Bosnia on 550Mln Euro Assistance Package

Sputnik International - ‎May 24, 2016‎
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reached an agreement with the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on a reform program package worth 550 million euro, IMF head of mission Nadeem Ilahi said in a press release ...
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Experts Debate Policy Options for China's Transition

International Monetary Fund - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The workshop, held at the IMF's headquarters in Washington, D.C., explored a series of questions that have emerged as China shifts toward a new growth model.

Mozambique: IMF Mission to Visit Mozambique in June - ‎May 24, 2016‎
London - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has rescheduled the mission to Mozambique that was cancelled when undisclosed government-guaranteed debt came to light in April.
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President Ilham Aliyev received head of International Monetary Fund mission on Azerbaijan

AZERTAC News - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Head of the International Monetary Fund mission on Azerbaijan Mohamed El Gorchi highly appreciated the measures taken by the Azerbaijani government to eliminate the complications caused by the global economic crisis.
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China to Nominate PBOC's Zhang Tao as Next IMF Deputy

YIBADA English - ‎May 21, 2016‎
Zhang Tao, a central bank veteran with experience at multilateral development banks, is being considered to become the next International Monetary Fund (IMF) deputy managing director as China plans to nominate Zhang to replace Zhu Min who holds the ...

Mozambique: IMF Director Links Undisclosed Loans to Corruption - ‎12 hours ago‎
Maputo - The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has publicly accused the Mozambican government of “concealing corruption”, in the scandal over more than a billion dollars worth of government guaranteed ...
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Senior International Monetary Fund official visits Iran

Zee News - ‎May 15, 2016‎
"The recent lifting of economic sanctions is expected to help increase oil production and exports, and lower costs for trade and financial transactions," the IMF wrote in a January "economic health check" of Iran, adding that its real GDP growth was ...

IMF chief: Nothing positive for UK from Brexit - ‎May 13, 2016‎
LONDON - Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, warned on Friday that a Brexit would be undoubtedly negative for the U.K.
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IMF Urges France to Loosen Labor Laws Further to Stimulate Economy

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 24, 2016‎
PARIS—The International Monetary Fund Tuesday urged France to take further steps to tackle high unemployment and debt, beyond Socialist President François Hollande's current plans that are sparking protests and strikes.

There has never been a country that should have been so rich but ended up this poor

Washington Post - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Venezuela has become a failed state. According to the International Monetary Fund's latest projections, it has the world's worst economic growth, worst inflation and ninth-worst unemployment rate right now.