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  • BERLIN— International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde said after talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin that she sees no need for a "haircut" of Greek debt but that Athens needs to make "significant progress" on reforms. Athens agreed Monday to implement further reforms beginning in 2019, after the country's current third bailout has ended.

  • Treasure Secretary Steven Mnuchin has reassured International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde that he wants to work with the global lender and has expressed an interest in financial stability, the IMF boss said on Wednesday.

  • BERLIN, Feb 22- Greece doesn't need a debt haircut at the moment, International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday, adding that debt restructuring and interest rate cuts on bailout loans were necessary. She said Greece should implement pension and income tax reforms demanded by the IMF as a condition for taking part in a bailout program.

  • LISBON, Portugal— Portugal is finding it hard to please the International Monetary Fund. Despite fighting its way out of a financial crisis, cutting the budget deficit to its lowest level in more than 40 years and boosting growth through exports, the IMF says Portugal must do more. The IMF said in a report Wednesday that Portugal must reduce its government and...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 22- The cost of recapitalising India's struggling banks would be affordable even under a negative scenario, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, urging government steps to strengthen the financial system. Weighing into a renewed debate on tackling India's $130 billion in stressed loans, the IMF said "recapitalisation costs...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 22- The cost of recapitalising India's struggling banks would be affordable even under a negative scenario, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, urging government steps to strengthen the financial system. Weighing into a renewed debate on tackling India's $130 billion in stressed loans, the IMF said "recapitalisation costs...

  • As President Donald Trump pursues an "America First" agenda aimed at reversing chronic trade deficits with China, Mexico, Germany and other major trading partners, some are concerned his administration could back away from pledges to maintain an open global trading system. "I believe the Trump administration will try to leverage the IMF and the G20 to help...

  • In a phone call with Lagarde, the spokesperson said, Mnuchin also "noted the importance that the administration places on boosting economic growth and jobs in the United States, and looked forward to robust IMF economic policy advice on its member countries and tackling global imbalances." The conversation comes as officials from the Group of 20 major...

  • Steven Mnuchin

    Mnuchin also "noted the importance that the administration places on boosting economic growth and jobs in the United States.

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Tuesday that he expects the IMF to provide "frank and candid" analysis of exchange rate policies, a Treasury spokesperson said.

  • ATHENS, Feb 21- When asked what he thought about the prospect of yet more austerity to be imposed on Greece by its international creditors, Nicos Papapetrou was fairly short. "I had better stop... because I will start swearing," 49- year old Papapetrou, a shop assistant in Athens said. Athens and its creditors- the euro zone and International Monetary Fund- agreed on...

  • ATHENS, Feb 21- When asked what he thought about the prospect of yet more austerity to be imposed on Greece by its international creditors, Nicos Papapetrou was fairly short. "I had better stop... because I will start swearing," 49- year old Papapetrou, a shop assistant in Athens said. Athens and its creditors- the euro zone and International Monetary Fund- agreed on...

  • ATHENS, Feb 21- When asked what he thought about the prospect of yet more austerity to be imposed on Greece by its international creditors, Nicos Papapetrou was fairly short. "I had better stop... because I will start swearing," 49- year old Papapetrou, a shop assistant in Athens said. Athens and its creditors- the euro zone and International Monetary Fund- agreed on...

  • ATHENS, Feb 21- When asked what he thought about the prospect of yet more austerity to be imposed on Greece by its international creditors, Nicos Papapetrou was fairly short. "I had better stop... because I will start swearing," 49- year old Papapetrou, a shop assistant in Athens said. Athens and its creditors- the euro zone and International Monetary Fund- agreed on...

  • LISBON, Portugal— Portugal's government says it has paid back to the International Monetary Fund half the money it received from the institution as part of a bailout in 2011, and says the early repayment is evidence the country is financially healthy again. That means Portugal has already paid back 13 billion euros to the IMF. Portugal neared bankruptcy in 2011...

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 20- Euro zone finance ministers will discuss on Monday what reforms Greece must make to release new loans from the bloc's governments and get the International Monetary Fund to join the bailout. But Belgian Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt said on entering the meeting that a deal with Greece should not be rushed because of the European...

  • Anti-austerity demonstrators hold up a giant Greek flag in front of parliament in Athens, July 22, 2015.

    It is a long shot to break the impasse on Greek debt at the Brussels meeting, but an agreement to continue talking could be the best outcome.

  • Greek debt can will be kicked down the road: Academic

    James Galbraith, professor at the University of Texas, says there's a fundamental difference in the way European creditors and the IMF see the Greek debt problem.

  • A farmer holds a Greek flag in front of the Greek Parliament during the protest against the government's tax and social security reforms on February 14, 2017 in Athens.

    It seems as if we have been here before: the euro zone fretting that a crisis with Greece will balloon out of all proportion.

  • Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (CDU) arrives for the weekly German federal Cabinet meeting on February 1, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble denied that he had said Greece would have to leave the euro zone.