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BUDAPEST -- A military court ruled Wednesday that two businessmen charged with spying against Hungary for the Pentagon and International Monetary Fund were innocent. Hungarian citizens Norbert Maxin and Bela Bukta were arrested in 2015 and charged with providing a copy of Hungary's strategic ...
The UK must focus on enhancing its economy's productivity and international competitiveness in order to weather the shock of Brexit, the International Monetary Fund has warned. In its latest country report published on Wednesday, the IMF reiterated that the British economy had faced challenges since ...

Doha: The Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met on Monday morning at his Emiri Diwan office with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde on the occasion of her visit to the country. During the meeting, they reviewed the relations between Qatar and the ...
Following is the transcript of an exclusive CNBC interview with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF at 2018 World government Summit in Dubai. The interview was broadcast on CNBC on 12 February 2018. All references must be sourced to a "CNBC Interview'. Interviewed by Hadley Gamble, ...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has praised government's "prompt and effective response to cyclone Winston with well-designed policies that supported the economy's strong recovery." On February 5, the IMF executive board concluded Article IV consultations with Fiji. Through the Article IV ...
The International Monetary Fund hosted together with the Zambian Ministry of finance the Sixth African Fiscal Forum in Lusaka, Zambia, on February 8-9, 2018. The previous five fora were held in South Africa (2011, 2013), Senegal (2015), Uganda (2016), and Cameroon (2017). The Lusaka event ...

The implementation of the International Monetary Fund Program in Georgia and the macroeconomic trends of the country were discussed during the meeting. The IMF mission noted that the current economic situation in Georgia is much better in comparison with the forecasts made by the IMF mission ...
Poverty and low education levels are directly correlated to life expectancy around the world, according to a new International Monetary Fund blog that emphasizes access to quality healthcare as another key variable. The Fund's Chart of the Week shows "how this longevity gap, which reflects inequality in ...
Meanwhile, the First Review of the Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility for Georgia completed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board in December 2017 said that Georgia's economic recovery is gaining momentum, inflation is projected to decline starting in early ...
[WASHINGTON] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Indonesia's annual economic growth will gradually rise to about 5.6 per cent over the medium term, led by robust domestic demand, but it cautioned against building up too much debt in the country's drive to boost infrastructure investment.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Mr. Geoff Gottlieb visited Ulaanbaatar from January 24 to February 6, 2018 to conduct discussions on the third review of the three-year Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement approved on May 24, 2017, in an amount equivalent to SDR314.5054 ...
A delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited parliament to discuss the economic and financial situation ahead of the annual report. ... A delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded that "Luxembourg is doing well," but worried about the Sustainability of pensions and the ...
A logo is seen outside the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund June 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. ... FREETOWN - Sierra Leone's finance minister on Friday played down a decision by the International Monetary Fund to delay a disbursement because of the West African country's failure to ...
All told, 120 countries, representing three-quarters of world economic output, enjoyed economic growth in 2017, creating the broadest global expansion in seven years, according to the International Monetary Fund. So what's the outlook for 2018? The international lending agency recently forecast global ...
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Tobias Rasmussen visited Guinea-Bissau from January 17-23, 2018, to evaluate the draft 2018 budget, assess the fiscal and debt implications of an intended scaling up of infrastructure investments, and discuss recent developments in the banking sector.
China will be taken seriously as a champion of globalisation if it tackles concerns about its restrictions around trade and investment, according to a senior International Monetary Fund executive. Calling for major economies to "fix the roof ... when the sun is shining", IMF first deputy managing director David ...
As a result of our small size and position in global affairs, Jamaica's foreign policy is constructed on the principle of 'survival' but eventually a deadlock situation is created whereby the government is forced to meet the demands of both citizens and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). By extension, it is ...

Planning permission has been granted for 684,000 new homes but only half of those have been built. A tax on unused land to get developers moving was proposed by Ed Miliband, when he was Labour leader, and the International Monetary Fund. The PM's former chief aide Nick Timothy is also in favour.
Dar es Salaam, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday stepped up its warnings against economic slowdown in Tanzania, saying the government needs to take urgent measures to reverse the downward trend. In its latest statement on the state of Tanzania's economy, the IMF ...
While 40 percent of the world's poor live in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the International Monetary Fund, the region also has billionaires, reality shows and a growing middle class. Some quickly decided to own Trump's vulgar language or throw it back in his face. "Good morning from the greatest most ...
On January 10, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund completed the seventh and last review of Tanzania's economic performance under a program supported by the Policy Support Instrument (PSI). The decision was made without a Board meeting and included the granting of ...
http://IMF.org and Social Protection" by its Independent Evaluation Office. In the letter, the human rights experts express concern that the evaluation lacked a more thorough examination of whether policy advice or lending conditionalities of the Fund were adequate to protect effectively the right to social ...
On November 17, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) discussed the financial system Stability Assessment (FSSA) of India.[1]. Since the 2011 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP), India has recorded strong growth in both economic activity and financial assets, ...
The International Monetary Fund has strongly defended its gloomy forecasts for the UK after Brexit, saying pre-referendum warnings of slower growth were coming true. Christine Lagarde, the fund's managing director, said the vote to leave the EU in June 2016 was already having an impact and Britain's ...
On December 13, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with Belarus. The Belarusian economy is recovering after two years of recession, helped by better policies, a more favorable external environment, and stronger domestic demand ...
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Ms. Catriona Purfield held discussions December 2-13 on the 2017 Article IV Consultation with Iran. At the end of the mission, Ms. Purfield made the following statement: "Growth has begun to broaden to the non-oil sector. Real GDP growth is projected to ...
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Mohammed El Qorchi visited Baku from November 30 to December 14 to hold discussions in the context of the 2018 Article IV Consultation. At the conclusion of the visit, Mr. El Qorchi made the following statement: "The economy has stabilized in 2017 ...
(Seychelles news agency) - The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a three-year Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles to help monitor a reform agenda, a press release from the organisation said earlier this week. Seychelles, an archipelago in the western ...
On December 13, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV Consultation with Morocco. [1]. Following last year's drought, economic growth has picked up in 2017 and is expected to reach 4.4 percent, mostly driven by a significant rebound in agricultural ...
The implementation of the International Monetary Fund Program in Georgia and the macroeconomic trends of the country were discussed during the meeting. The IMF mission noted that the current economic situation in Georgia is much better in comparison with the forecasts made by the IMF mission ...
The IMF staff team recommends deepening the impressive fiscal consolidation efforts of recent years and completing the restructuring of state-owned enterprises. Financial stability indicators have improved, but the high level of non-performing loans and low profitability need to be addressed.
Middle Eastern countries should pursue fiscal policies to support growth and build broader tax bases to fund infrastructure projects and social spending, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday. "A key priority is building broader and more equitable tax bases. All must pay their fair share, ...
On January 26, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2017 Article IV consultation [1] with Malta, and considered and endorsed the staff appraisal without a meeting on a lapse-of-time basis. [2]. Malta's economic growth remains one of the strongest in Europe, ...
"The Arab world and other countries in the region hold enormous promise, including a young and talented population, a rich culture and history, and resource-abundant economies. Yet the region continues to face formidable challenges. Protracted regional conflicts, low commodity prices, weak productivity ...
On December 13, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with Belarus. The Belarusian economy is recovering after two years of recession, helped by better policies, a more favorable external environment, and stronger domestic demand ...
(Seychelles news agency) - The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a three-year Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles to help monitor a reform agenda, a press release from the organisation said earlier this week. Seychelles, an archipelago in the western ...
Salutary benefits from demonetisation in India: International Monetary Fund. In the medium term, demonetisation could have possible effects, including through greater formalisation of and the information on economic activities, an IMF official said. business Updated: Dec 15, 2017 13:03 IST. Press Trust of India, Washington.
China should broaden its accounting methods to include off-budget quasi-fiscal spending to provide a clearer picture of its debt mountain, according to a report by Economists from the International Monetary Fund. Beijing's accounts should encompass local authority financing vehicles, public-private ...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF), "is not a Bible." Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley made this observation as he said government was not going to devalue the TT dollar. In a television interview on Wednesday night, the Prime Minister said TT respected and co-operated with the IMF. However he ...
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Petro Poroshenko, president of Ukraine, spoke today about recent events. Following the call, Ms. Lagarde issued the following statement: "I had a constructive and open discussion with President Poroshenko on Ukraine's ...
China's ballooning levels of debt and dependency on credit to fuel growth continues to pose a major financial stability threat to the global economy, and could be the catalyst for the next crisis, according to the International Monetary Fund. The IMF report, released after the fund's annual fact-finding mission ...
On November 10, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) discussed the IMF's latest financial system Stability Assessment (FSSA) of the People's Republic of China.[1]. Since the 2011 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP), China's impressive economic growth has ...
On December 6, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the First Review of Georgia's performance under the three-year extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) on a lapse of time basis. [1] The completion of the review enables the release of SDR 30 ...
BRAZZAVILLE - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it had begun talks on Tuesday with Congo Republic over a bailout to help the oil producer reduce its rapidly rising debt. Total government revenue has slid by nearly a third since 2015 due largely to lower global crude prices and public or publicly ...
Susan Swart, the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Chief Information Officer and Director of its information technology Department (ITD), has decided to leave the Fund in early 2018 for personal reasons. Ms. Swart joined the IMF in June 2012, following a distinguished career at the U.S. state Department ...
An almost two-year long study of the Chinese financial system by the International Monetary Fund found three major tensions that could derail the world's second-largest economy. Those tensions emerged as China moves away from its role as the world's factory to a more modern, consumer-driven ...
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde today announced her decision to appoint Nancy Asiko Onyango as Director of the Fund's Office of Internal Audit and Inspection (OIA). The OIA conducts independent examinations of the IMF's internal control and governance ...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has appointed a Kenyan, Nancy Asiko Onyango, as Director of Internal Audit and Inspection (OIA). The appointment was announced on Monday by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. The OIA conducts independent examinations of the IMF's internal control ...
Johannesburg - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it will be sending its officials to Zimbabwe to help the country in its efforts to design policies to revive the economy. The IMF says it will be working closely with the country which has been isolated and unable to borrow money from the IMF.


 

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