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  • LJUBLJANA, Feb 18- Slovenia should continue its structural reforms to ensure long-term prosperity, reduce the administrative burden on the economy and boost investment and growth, the International Monetary Fund said. In a report on Slovenia, issued on Monday, it also urged the country to increase labor market flexibility, reform the tax system and speed up...

  • MUNICH, Feb 14- Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece should fight high youth unemployment levels with labour market reforms, less bureaucracy for business and investment in innovation, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Thursday. Speaking in Germany, Lagarde said the structural reforms, with backing from the European Union, were needed...

  • DUBAI, Feb 11- Authorities in Lebanon, which has one of the world's highest debt to GDP ratios, have not asked the International Monetary Fund to provide funding, the IMF's regional head told Reuters on Monday. Lebanon has some of the world's worst debt and balance-of-payments ratios and recently spent more than nine months without a government it needed to enact...

  • DUBAI, Feb 11- Authorities in Lebanon, which has one of the world's highest debt to GDP ratios, have not asked the International Monetary Fund to provide funding, the IMF's regional head told Reuters on Monday. Lebanon has some of the world's worst debt and balance-of-payments ratios and recently spent more than nine months without a government it needed to enact...

  • SAUDI ARABIA WOULD NEED OIL PRICES AT $80- $85 TO BALANCE ITS BUDGET THIS YEAR- IMF OFFICIAL.

  • DUBAI, Feb 11- Lebanese authorities have not asked the International Monetary Fund to provide funding, despite the country's high debt, the IMF's regional head told Reuters on Monday. Lebanon has some of the world's worst debt and balance-of-payments ratios and recently spent more than nine months without a government it needed to enact long-overdue reforms.

  • Crude oil storage tanks stand in the Juaymah tank farm at Saudi Aramco's Ras Tanura oil refinery and terminal at Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.

    Oil exporters have not fully recovered from the dramatic oil price shock of 2014, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Saturday, and she cautioned against spending money on "white elephant projects."

  • "With revenues down, fiscal deficits are only slowly declining, despite significant reforms on both the spending and revenue sides, including the introduction of VAT and excise taxes," Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the IMF, told a conference in Dubai. She said there was scope to improve fiscal frameworks in the Middle East with some of the weaknesses...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 7- The International Monetary Fund is still awaiting guidance from its member countries on whether to recognize Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's legitimate head of state, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said on Thursday. Rice, speaking at a regular news briefing, said that official recognition would be required first step...

  • IMF SPOKESMAN SAYS NOT AWARE OF ANY SPECIFIC DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN IMF AND GUAIDO OFFICIALS.

  • IMF SPOKESMAN SAYS FUND IN PROCESS OF CONSULTATION WITH MEMBERS ON VENEZUELA GOVERNMENT RECOGNITION ISSUE.

  • North Korea leader Kim Jong Un inspects Unit 1524 of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) June 30, 2018. 

    Washington is going to have to offer Pyongyang more incentives if it wants full details of the state's weapons and missile program, experts say.

  • CAIRO, Feb 5- The International Monetary Fund will conduct its final review of Egypt's three-year $12 billion loan program in June, Finance Minister Mohamed Maait said on Tuesday.

  • Employees of the Japanese electronics group Panasonic work in a factory building.

    Japan's factory output fell for a second straight month in December, in the latest sign that slowing global growth and the U.S.-China trade war were weighing on exports and curbing manufacturing activity.

  • *Policy statement due at 2 p.m. EST. WASHINGTON, Jan 30- In the six weeks since a confident U.S. Further afield, China tried to boost lending for its slowing economy, the European Central Bank acknowledged ebbing growth in the euro zone, and the International Monetary Fund cut its world economic growth forecast and warned that global trade had nosedived as major...

  • BELGRADE, Jan 28- An International Monetary Fund mission began 10 days of talks with Serbian officials on Tuesday to review the country's finances and its progress on a non-financial arrangement with the IMF, the central bank said. Last December, following its first review of a 30- month advisory arrangement with Belgrade, the Washington- based IMF said...

  • Jan 28- Caterpillar Inc fell short of analysts' estimates for both fourth-quarter profit and its full-year 2019 outlook on Monday, sending its shares down 5 percent as it suffered from a slowdown in construction business in China. But sales in the construction business in Asia-Pacific declined due to lower demand in China. The International Monetary Fund last...

  • President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping during dinner at in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017.

    That "global multilateral trading system" was killed the minute the trade surplus countries took it as a license for free-riding on the rest of the world., Michael Ivanovitch writes.

  • ATHENS, Jan 25- Reform fatigue and external risks could dampen Greece's effort to maintain robust growth, the International Monetary Fund said on Friday, after concluding its first review since the country emerged from an international bailout. Although Greece's bailout program, the third since 2010, expired in August, Athens has promised to continue...

  • NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg addresses a news conference at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, March 15, 2018.

    President Donald Trump announced the U.S. will end its 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, accusing Moscow of violating its terms by developing a missile that contravenes the agreement.