Constantin Gurdgiev, professor of finance at Trinity College Dublin, says that by repaying some of its IMF loan, Ireland would achieve "significant savings".» Read More
KIEV, Sept 17- Ukraine's economy should pick up next year and grow 1.0 percent, the central bank said on Wednesday, after a sharp contraction this year due mainly to the impact of the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine has already received two disbursements under a $17 billion International Monetary Fund bailout this year.
TOKYO— Empowerment of women and equal opportunities are crucial for driving a stronger global economic recovery, and for revitalizing Japan, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Friday.
*Liberia, Sierra Leone GDP could fall sharply. WASHINGTON, Sept 11- Economic growth in Liberia and Sierra Leone could decline by almost 3.5 percentage points as the world's worst outbreak of Ebola has crippled mining, agriculture and services sectors in the two West African states, the IMF said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Sept 11- Economic growth in Liberia and Sierra Leone could decline by as much as 3.5 percentage points as the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola has crippled the key mining, agriculture and services sectors in the two West African countries, the IMF said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Sept 11- A decision by Scotland to break away from the United Kingdom next week could prompt negative market reaction in the short-term due to uncertainty over the country's future economic policies, the IMF said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Sept 11- Growth in Liberia and Sierra Leone could decline by as much as 3.5 percentage points as the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola has crippled the key mining, agriculture and services sectors in the two West African countries, the IMF said on Thursday.
IMF SAYS A SCOTLAND VOTE RESULTING IN BREAK FROM UNITED KINGDOM COULD LEAD TO NEGATIVE MARKET REACTIONS IN SHORT TERM DUE TO UNCERTAINTY OVER FISCAL, MONETARY FRAMEWORKS.
ATHENS, Greece— Portugal's prime minister says he supports Ireland's bid for an early pay back of bailout loans to the International Monetary Fund, but added his country could only take a similar initiative if market conditions further improved.
BRUSSELS, Sept 8- European Union officials support Ireland's request to be allowed to pay back early the International Monetary Fund's part of its bailout because of the money it would save Dublin, a senior EU official said on Monday.
*Germany could' go further' to help euro zone recovery. PARIS, Sept 8- International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde urged Germany to increase investments to help spur the euro zone's flagging economic recovery, adding that the bloc as a whole needed to make more structural reforms.
FRANKFURT, Sept 4- The European Central Bank cut interest rates to a fresh record low on Thursday and launched a new scheme to push money into the flagging euro zone economy, surprising markets and leaving open the option of more to come. The International Monetary Fund, which has pressed the ECB to do more to buoy the euro zone, welcomed the measures.
WASHINGTON, Sept 2- Ukraine may need as much as $19 billion in additional funds from donors if its conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the eastern part of the country continues in 2015, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Sept 2- Ukraine will not be able to meet all of its targets under a $17 billion IMF loan program due to the ongoing fighting in the country's eastern region and a gas dispute with Russia, the IMF said on Tuesday.
IMF SAYS ALLOWING SOME TEMPORARY DEVIATIONS FOR UKRAINE PROGRAM, BUT' COMPENSATORY MEASURES' NEEDED.
IMF SAYS SOME INITIAL PROGRAM TARGETS FOR UKRAINE' IN JEOPARDY,' SOME TARGETS FOR END-2014 ARE OUT OF REACH.
IMF SAYS ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN EASTERN UKRAINE DECLINING MORE THAN IN REST OF THE COUNTRY.
IMF SAYS UKRAINE'S HRYVNIA CURRENCY REACHED MORE DEPRECIATED LEVEL THAN EXPECTED, INFLATION ON THE RISE.
IMF SAYS UKRAINE'S BANKING SECTOR COPING WITH LARGER THAN ANTICIPATED DEPOSIT OUTFLOWS.
IMF SAYS UKRAINE'S BALANCE OF PAYMENTS, ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, BUDGET EXECUTION HAVE BEEN AFFECTED.
IMF SAYS UNDER ADVERSE SCENARIO, WHERE FIGHTING IN EAST CONTINUES THROUGHOUT 2015, KIEV WOULD REQUIRE ADDITIONAL EXTERNAL FINANCING OF $19 BLN BY END-2015.