The IMF stepped up its warnings over a possible eurozone recession, pressing governments like Germany to spend more for reverse a stall.
Frustrated with the US Congress's refusal to vote through crucial reforms at the International Monetary Fund, IMF chief Christine Lagarde promised a show if they do.
The world economy needs more productive investment and less in speculative assets, which in many cases are now overvalued and pose big stability risks.
The International Monetary Fund slashed its 2014 economic growth forecast for Brazil by a full percentage point, blaming weak investment and a consumer funk.
IMF chief warned that the global economy could be sinking into a prolonged period of "mediocre" growth.
The International Monetary Fund fast-tracked $130 million in aid to fight the Ebola epidemic.
The International Monetary Fund warned that economically-devastated Ukraine may need an extra $19 billion (14.5 billion euros) in assistance
The International Monetary Fund approved the release of nearly $1.4 billion in fresh funds for troubled Ukraine.
According to the Fund’s estimates, the inflation ratio is expected to reach 9%, “although the Government has been trying to keep the inflation ratio within the range of 6-8%”.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde warned that low inflation could damage growth in Europe and urged the European Central Bank to maintain a flexible policy.
The BRICS group of emerging powers created a Shanghai-based development bank and a reserve fund seen as alternatives to Western-led institutions.
The International Monetary Fund is rethinking bailouts in the wake of the eurozone crisis, with an eye to giving governments near default better options to stabilize their finances.
A summit of G77 leaders plus China wrapped up Sunday with a call for an end to poverty by 2030, after a demand by Bolivia's President Evo Morales to eliminate the UN Security Council.
Ukraine's week of tough negotiations with Russia, aimed at ending a separatist insurgency and averting a gas cut-off, got off to a rocky start as a round of gas talks broke up early Tuesday without a deal.
The tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru has officially lodged an application for entry to the International Monetary Fund, the global financial body said.
Portugal decided to make a clean break from its EU-IMF bailout on Sunday, following in the footsteps of Ireland by forgoing a credit line as it prepares a full return to the credit markets.
A booby-trapped car exploded outside the Bank of Greece in central Athens early Thursday without injuring anyone, hours before Greece was due to return to the debt markets after a four-year absence.
The IMF announced a $14-$18 billion bailout for Ukraine on Thursday as the UN General Assembly refused to recognise Russia's annexation of the Crimea peninsula.
With Portugal's 78-billion-euro IMF-EU aid programme about to come to an end, its creditors are not only expecting the country to exit its massive bailout on May 17, but urging it to do so without a safety net.
US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Kiev this week in a show of support for the embattled leadership, as Washington and its allies slammed Moscow for violating Ukraine's sovereignty.
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