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WASHINGTON, March 7- The International Monetary Fund mission to Ukraine is "progressing well" and Ukrainian authorities are committed to economic reforms, a senior IMF official said on Friday after a visit to the country.
WASHINGTON, March 7- The International Monetary Fund mission to Ukraine is going well, and the Ukrainian authorities are committed to economic reforms, a senior IMF official said on Friday after a visit to the country.
WASHINGTON/ MOSCOW, March 6- Russian officials are pushing for the International Monetary Fund to move ahead with planned reforms without the United States, which could mean the loss of the U.S. veto over major decisions at the global lender, sources said.
WASHINGTON, March 5- Big institutional investors account for 80 percent of the half a trillion dollars foreigners have plowed into emerging market sovereign debt in the last few years, according to an analysis by International Monetary Fund economists.
WASHINGTON, March 5- A financial aid package for Ukraine that the U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on soon will not include funding for the International Monetary Fund, a senior House Republican aide said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, March 5- Many countries are hesitant to rely on the IMF's new lending instruments because of a perceived "stigma" attached to taking money from the global financial institution, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.
*European Union says ready to provide $15 bln to Ukraine. BRUSSELS, March 5- The European Union offered a larger than expected package of aid to Ukraine on Wednesday, saying it was willing to provide $15 billion in loans and grants over the next several years to help get the shattered economy back on its feet.
Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, says that the organization will address the concerns about Ukraine from an economic and financial point of view, not a geopoltical one.
The Ukrainian economy has collapsed says Pavlo Sheremeta, Ukraine's economy minister, adding that the country now needs to quickly design and implement an austerity program.
KIEV, March 3- An international Monetary Fund mission will arrive in Kiev on Monday and start consultations on Tuesday, an official at the Ukrainian central bank said. The official, who declined to be named, gave no further details. Ukraine's new leaders say the country needs about $35 billion in financial assistance over the next two years to avoid bankruptcy.
WASHINGTON, March 2- Finance ministers from the Group of Seven rich nations on Sunday pledged to throw a financial lifeline to Ukraine as long as the new government in Kiev agreed to pursue economic reforms sought by the International Monetary Fund.
WASHINGTON, March 2- Finance ministers from the Group of Seven developed nations said on Sunday they were prepared to provide "strong financial backing to Ukraine" and that support from the International Monetary Fund will be critical in unlocking other aid.
G7 FINANCE MINISTERS SAY IMF SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE WILL BE CRITICAL IN UNLOCKING ASSISTANCE FROM WORLD BANK, OTHER INSTITUTIONS, EU AND BILATERAL SOURCES.
G7 FINANCE MINISTERS SAY IMF IS INSTITUTION BEST PREPARED TO HELP UKRAINE ADDRESS ECONOMIC CHALLENGES.
KIEV, March 1- Ukraine is unlikely to receive financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund before April, Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksander Shlapak was quoted as saying on Saturday. Ukraine, which faces a further $6 billion in foreign debt payments this year, has asked the IMF for financial assistance of at least $15 billion.
Details of the package were being hammered out, but Senator Chris Murphy, chairman of a Senate subcommittee on European Affairs, said the package would be part of "a broader, coordinated program" with the European Union, International Monetary Fund and other international partners.
RIO DE JANEIRO/ LONDON, Feb 28- Ukraine's hryvnia jumped as much as 10 percent on Friday on hopes of a loan from the International Monetary Fund, while the Brazilian real slid 0.5 percent after the latest budget data poured cold water on hopes that the country would halt a deterioration in its fiscal performance.
WASHINGTON, Feb 28- The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Friday that there was no need to "panic" in terms of delivering economic aid to Ukraine, which has been hit with economic turmoil after the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovich.
LONDON, Feb 28- Russia's rouble stayed near five-year lows to the dollar on Friday, hit by fears about instability in neighbouring Crimea, but Ukraine's hryvnia rebounded, trading 5-10 percent firmer on hopes of an IMF loan.
KIEV, Feb 28- Ukraine hopes to receive international financial aid soon and is determined to fulfil all the conditions needed to secure support from the International Monetary Fund, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Friday.