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China snubs Japan with IMF no-show

Oct 10, 2012
As China and Japan are disputing island territories, the head of China's central bank will be a no-show at this week's meeting of the International Monetary Fund in Japan.
Posted In: China, Japan, IMF

U.S. a dim brightspot in the global economy

Oct 9, 2012
The third-quarter earnings season kicked off today with an ominous warning about global growth from the IMF. A weak consolation for Americans is that we are the only major economy where the IMF expects decent growth in the next year.
Posted In: IMF, Earnings, global economy

IMF: U.S. must tackle 'fiscal cliff' to stem global slowdown

Oct 9, 2012
The International Monetary Fund says economic growth in the world economy is slowing down sharply and that even the U.S. recovery is at risk.
Posted In: IMF, global economy

IMF's Christine Lagarde urges action on fiscal cliff, euro crisis

Sep 24, 2012
In an exclusive broadcast interview, the International Monetary Fund chief urged U.S. leaders to take swift action on the so-called fiscal cliff, and called for European leaders to continue vetting the region's debt crisis.
Posted In: IMF, Europe debt crisis, fiscal cliff

Troika inspectors meet in Greece for progress report

Jul 24, 2012
The European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the IMF began meetings in Greece today -- they'd like to know what structural reform progress has been made in return for billions in bailout money.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Greece, IMF

Spain leads to more woes for Europe

Jul 23, 2012
New fears of a Spanish recession despite bailout measures are shaking global markets today as the threat of Greece's economic crisis still looms large in the region.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, spain, Greece, IMF

IMF says Chinese currency a little stronger

Jun 12, 2012
But experts say the yuan is still substantially undervalued against the U.S. dollar. And the change won't mean much improvement in the persistent U.S.-China trade imbalance.
Posted In: China, yuan, IMF

Euro officials talk 'Grexit' of Greece from euro

May 24, 2012
Euro leaders say they are committed to Greece staying with the euro, but talk of an exit is growing louder. Finance ministers have advised euro zone members to draw up contingency plans for what's being called an "amiable divorce" from Greece.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Greece, IMF

Egypt asks IMF for $3 billion loan

Mar 19, 2012
After turning down a similar package in June, Egypt goes back to the International Monetary Fund for help as its economy weaken and interest rates increase.
Posted In: Egypt, IMF

Greece avoids a messy default... for now

Feb 21, 2012
After months of wrangling and a marathon meeting yesterday, European finance ministers have agreed on a $170 billion plus bailout for Greece. That'll save the country from a messy default, but stability can be hard to get too excited about, for Greeks and banks that owned Greek bonds -- especially with the harsh terms of the agreement.
Posted In: Greece, Europe, IMF

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