Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is warning that the Petrobras corruption probe is paralyzing the Brazilian economy.
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde warned that global energy prices could remain low for years and urged Gulf countries to adjust their budgets.
President Vladimir Putin called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to lend an additional $3 billion to Ukraine to help the ex-Soviet country pay off its debt to Russia.
The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, does not enjoy paying taxes and made that clear at a conference in Washington.
The impact of China's economic slowdown on the global economy is bigger than previously thought, the head of the International Monetary Fund said.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde urged African governments to spend responsibly as she visited Liberia, a week after it was declared free from an Ebola epidemic which has shattered its economy.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde heaped praise on Ukraine's reform efforts in a visit to Kiev following a deal to restructure the country's debt burden.
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde declared Asian economies were doing "pretty well" despite the volatility caused by China's slowdown.
The IMF warned that China, the world's second-largest economy, could face a "disorderly correction" followed by slower growth if its reform program slows.
The International Monetary Fund announced the approval of a $1.7 billion loan installment to Ukraine despite uncertainty about the country's debt sustainability and a conflict with separatist forces.
Ukraine's government is determined to undertake long-needed reforms, making the economic picture in the country very encouraging.
The International Monetary Fund said it stands is prepared to work with Greece and European Union partners to advance the third bailout effort for the country agreed early Monday.
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said that the global crisis lender would assist Greece if asked, a day after Greek voters rejected a prior bailout plan.
Greece needs 50 billion euros over the next three years, including 36 billion euros more from EU lenders, to stabilize its finances even under existing creditor plans.
The International Monetary Fund said that allowing a borrower to delay repayment, as Greece has requested, is generally ineffective in helping a country overcome crisis.
Nobody in the halls of the International Monetary Fund in Washington has any illusion: Greece is going to default, delivering a new blow to the global crisis bank's credibility.
It has already been dubbed "Black Monday" -- jittery housewives, shoppers and business owners queued in vain at cash machines in Athens, where the country awoke to capital controls and shuttered banks.
Christine Lagarde has said she is ready to consider a second term as head of the International Monetary Fund in an interview with a French magazine to be published.
The IMF said that it would take part in a meeting between Ukraine and its private bondholders next week, amid rising pressure on creditors to reduce the debt.
Greece does not want any more help from the IMF, minister of state Nikos Pappas said on the eve of a summit.