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  • WASHINGTON, April 19- The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank said on Tuesday they are joining forces with other international organizations to cooperate on tax issues and develop new tools and standards to halt tax base erosion and evasion. The new grouping, which will also include the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation...

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank said on Tuesday they are joining forces with other international organizations to cooperate on tax issues and develop new tools and standards for taxing multinational enterprises. The new group, which will also include the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation...

  • Pedernales, one of Ecuador's worst-hit towns, two days after an earthquake hit the country.

    Touring a city ravaged by the earthquake, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa contemplated a rebuilding costing billions of dollars.

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    American officials urged citizens to come forward before they become incriminated by the Panama Papers, reports NBC News.

  • Concluding biannual meetings by the world finance leaders, the 189- nation International Monetary Fund said in a statement that it would work toward "strong, sustainable, inclusive, job-rich and more balanced global growth." "The global recovery is continuing, but the expansion is modest," Agustin Carstens, the head of Mexico's central bank and chair of the IMF...

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- The International Monetary Fund's steering committee on Saturday urged member countries to boost "growth-friendly" spending and said the Fund should explore new lending tools to help countries deal with slowing global growth. "Downside risks to the global economic outlook have increased since October, raising the possibility of a more...

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- The International Monetary Fund's steering committee on Saturday urged member countries to boost "growth-friendly" spending and said the Fund should explore new lending tools to help countries deal with slowing global growth. "Downside risks to the global economic outlook have increased since October, raising the possibility of a more...

  • International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

    The IMF's steering committee on Saturday called on member countries to boost "growth-friendly" spending amid downside risks to growth.

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- The International Monetary Fund's steering committee on Saturday called on member countries to boost "growth-friendly" spending and said the Fund should explore new precautionary lending tools to help countries deal with slowing global economic growth. "Downside risks to the global economic outlook have increased since October,...

  • The commitment came in a joint statement from the policy-setting panel of the 189- nation International Monetary Fund at the end of its spring meeting in Washington. But the IMF's communique cited a long list of threats, from terrorist attacks and the Syrian refugee crisis to the shock to global confidence from a potential exit by Britain from the European...

  • WASHINGTON, April 15- Mozambique's government has borrowed $1 billion more than it previously disclosed, the International Monetary Fund said on Friday, adding that the discovery diminished its view of the African nation's fiscal outlook. Antoinette Sayeh, the IMF's Africa director, told a news conference that the additional funds appeared to have been...

  • WASHINGTON, April 15- Financial leaders from the Group of 20 major economies scrambled on Friday for a way to keep global growth from stalling amid concerns about a drop-off in international trade and the waning effectiveness of loose monetary policy. The G20 gathering, the highlight of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank spring meetings in...

  • Jeroen Dijsselbloem on the Greek debt burden

    Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup, says the IMF is crucial to helping to deal with Greece's debt burden.

  • European Commision Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis arrives for the start of the European Council Meeting on February 7, 2013 in Brussels, Belgium.

    An agreement between Greece and its international lenders is within reach, European Commission VP Valdis Dombrovskis says.

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- The International Monetary Fund will not abandon the "troika" underpinning Greece's bailout, but its participation could vary depending on how the bailout is restructured, Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday. "Our form of participation may vary depending on the commitments of Greece and the undertaking of the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- Ukraine's new government must fully implement the International Monetary Fund's financial assistance program including painful reforms, the country's ex-finance minister, Natalia Yaresko, said on Thursday. "Ukraine is highly dependent on the IMF program and I believe that's a huge asset," Yaresko said at an event on the sidelines of the...

  • Christine Lagarde, director of the International Monetary Fund

    If new rules mean more transparency in the tax code, it's a welcome change, said Christine Lagarde, the IMF's managing director.

  • Police break up skirmishes between demonstrators and supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump

    The biggest bar to implementing necessary structural reforms is the rise in political populism in Europe and the U.S., the Spanish economy minister said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- Ukraine's new government must fully implement the International Monetary Fund's financial assistance program, the country's ex-finance minister, Natalia Yaresko, said on Thursday. "Ukraine is highly dependent on the IMF program and I believe that's a huge asset," Yaresko said at an event on the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank spring...

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- The International Monetary Fund views the threat of Britain leaving the European Union as "one of the serious downside risks on the horizon of global growth," Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday. Lagarde said a vote by Britons in a June 23 referendum to leave the EU would cause widespread uncertainty, but added that she...