• UPDATE 1-IMF adds pressure on South Korea to let won rise Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 11:42 PM ET

    SEOUL, April 18- South Korea came under fresh pressure on Friday to let the won rise faster, when the International Monetary Fund said it was carrying an abnormally big current account surplus and that more dollar purchases would do more harm than good.

  • IMF's Vinals backs ECB push to ease ABS restrictions Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    FRANKFURT, April 14- A senior International Monetary Fund official has backed the European Central Bank's efforts to encourage trading in asset-backed securities in Europe by easing rules for low-risk debt packages.

  • PARIS, April 13- Chinese economic growth data this week will offer the clearest indication yet of whether the world's second-largest economy will dodge a "hard landing". The International Monetary Fund warned last week on the risk of a "hard landing" in China.

  • Reforms to IMF hit serious deadlock - G20 official Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 2:14 AM ET

    *G20 gives U.S. until year-end to ratify reforms to the Fund. WASHINGTON, April 13- Reforms to the International Monetary Fund have hit a deadlock despite a declaration from global financial chiefs that they would move forward without the United States if it fails to ratify the changes by year-end, a G20 official said on Sunday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 12- A senior Chinese official hit back on Saturday at International Monetary Fund warnings that China's economy faced the danger of a hard landing due to poor asset quality, saying the government was taking action to deal with financial risk.

  • Latam countries pushed to reform as easy money era ends Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 4:41 PM ET

    Both the World Bank and International Monetary Fund expect slower growth in the region this year than last year in the face of weaker Chinese growth slowing demand for commodities and tighter financial conditions as some central banks wind down stimulus.

  • WASHINGTON, April 12- China said on Saturday it backed IMF financial support for Ukraine, but expressed concern about the global lender's funding capacity given the failure of the U.S. Congress to ratify a program of reforms for the institution.

  • FACTBOX-IMF quotas changes proposed under reform Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 7:38 PM ET

    April 11- Global finance officials are agitated that the United States has not ratified reforms to the structure of the International Monetary Fund aimed at giving emerging economy nations a greater voice in the global lender.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- Finance chiefs from around the globe on Friday gave the United States until year-end to ratify long-delayed reforms to the International Monetary Fund and threatened to move forward without it if it fails to do so.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- The leaders of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and United Nations on Friday called upon finance ministers to use fiscal policies, such as carbon taxes, to combat climate change. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim were joined by U.N.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- IMF member nations trust the United States will eventually back reforms to give emerging economies more power at the global lender, the chair of the International Monetary Fund's steering committee said on Friday.

  • "We are monitoring the economic situation in Ukraine, mindful of any risk to economic and financial stability, and welcome the IMF's recent engagement with Ukraine as the authorities work to undertake meaningful reforms," the G20 said during the IMF-World Bank spring meetings in Washington.

  • Greece still has a long way to go: IMF Europe head Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    Central Athens, Greece

    The IMF's director for Europe refused to rule out Greece needing a further bailout, despite the success of its bond issue earlier during the week.

  • Greece still has way to go: IMF Europe head     Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    The perception of Greece in the financial market has changed, says Reza Moghadam, director of the IMF's European department, adding however that the country still has large financial needs.

  • Ukraine finances 'dire': IMF Europe head     Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Reza Moghadam, director of the IMF's European department, discusses the IMF's role in helping Ukraine out of its "dire financial solution", and touches upon gas price negotiations with Russia.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- Greece is likely to need further financing help from the euro zone over the next two years despite its successful return to bond markets this week, the head of the International Monetary Find's European department, Reza Moghadam, said on Friday. "The financing needs for the next two years remain very large.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- The International Monetary Fund is able to lend to Ukraine because the country's debt is sustainable, the head of the IMF's European department, Reza Moghadam, said on Friday. "Debt in Ukraine is sustainable," Reza Moghadam said in a news conference during the IMF and World Bank spring 2014 meetings.


  • Russia says ready to work with IMF, EU to help Ukraine Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:46 AM ET

    Secretary Jack Lew on Thursday that Moscow was concerned about Ukraine's unpaid debt for supplies of natural gas, but was ready to work with international partners on financial aid for Kiev.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- Ukraine Finance Minister Oleksander Shlapak said on Thursday that Kiev has fulfilled all conditions to receive the first portion of the financial aid package from the International Monetary Fund.

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