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Pandemic could trigger unrest – IMF

New social unrest could erupt if government measures to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic are seen as insufficient or unfairly favouring the wealthy, the IMF...

Economic costs of Middle East wars exceptionally high – IMF

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Armed conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa are not only devastating the economies gripped by fighting, but are sapping growth...

Economic costs of Middle East wars exceptionally high – IMF

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Armed conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa are not only devastating the economies gripped by fighting, but are sapping growth...

World Bank postpones Uganda loan over anti-gay law

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The World Bank on Thursday postponed a $90 million loan to Uganda's health system over a law that toughened punishment for gays,...

Ghana still mulling new IMF programme – Finmin

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Ghana's current pact with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will end in June this year and the government is still considering whether...

Worries grow over IMF loans to Europe

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The prospect of European heavyweights like Italy or Spain turning to the IMF for rescue loans is worrying the United States and...

New Egypt finance minister cautious on IMF loan – statement

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Egypt is not ready for a decision on funding from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the government said on Saturday in a...

Italy’s PM in austerity race, IMF denies in aid talks

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Italy's prime minister faces a testing week as he seeks to shore up the country's strained public finances, with an IMF mission...

Italy’s Monti in austerity race as IMF role eyed

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Prime Minister Mario Monti faces a testing week seeking to shore up Italy's strained public finances, with an IMF mission expected in...

IMF beefs up lending tools as debt crisis spreads

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The IMF beefed up its lending instruments and launched a six-month liquidity line, throwing help to countries with solid policies that may...

EU, IMF to press Greek parties on reform promises

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International lenders will press Greece's fractious political parties to give written guarantees that they will back austerity measures under a bailout deal...

Swaziland cash crunch “critical”, AIDS spending hit

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A budget crunch in Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarchy, has reached a "critical stage" with the government struggling to maintain spending on...

IMF renews Afghan ties, approves loan deal

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The International Monetary Fund approved a $133.6 million (84.3 million pound) loan programme for Afghanistan marking a fresh start to relations strained...

Poor states have less wiggle room as risks rise: IMF

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A sharp slowdown in world growth would increase the risk of recession in poorer countries, whose budgets have barely recovered from the...

Ivory Coast targets debt relief by H2 2012

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Ivory Coast is aiming to secure an IMF-backed accord on debt relief in the second half of 2012, Finance Minister Charles Koffi...

Emerging nations should aid euro zone via IMF-Putin

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that major emerging economies should provide financial support to the euro zone, fighting a sovereign debt...

IMF sees slower Kenya growth, approves extra funds

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The International Monetary Fund trimmed its 2011 growth outlook for Kenya and backed further funds to boost the country's foreign exchange reserves...

Egypt says IMF options open, has not asked for funds

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Egypt is open to IMF funding but the country has not made any formal request for aid after turning down a financing...

IMF raises Seychelles 2011 growth f’cast to 5 pct

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Seychelles' economy is expected to grow by 5 percent in 2011 and by 4 percent next year as the global economy slows...

Power cuts slow Senegal’s 2011 growth -IMF

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The International Monetary Fund has revised down its 2011 economic growth forecast for Senegal to 4 percent, due to the country's power...

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