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  • CAIRO— The International Monetary Fund has welcomed Egypt's economic reforms, saying it has made a good start at reining in public spending, boosting investor confidence, and addressing the surging inflation generated by the new policies. In its first review since Egypt secured a $12 billion, three-year bailout loan in November, the IMF says Tuesday that...

  • Egypt's inflation is expected to fall to "slightly above" 10 percent by the end of fiscal year 2017/ 2018 and to single digits by 2019, Subir Lall, IMF Mission Chief for Egypt, Middle East and Central Asia Department, said in an online briefing.

  • IMF SEES EGYPT INFLATION' SLIGHTLY ABOVE' 10 PCT BY END OF FISCAL YEAR 2017/ 2018, FALL TO SINGLE DIGITS BY 2019.

  • IMF SAYS EGYPT SHOULD GET $2 BLN INSTALMENT AFTER REVIEW BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

  • TUNIS, Sept 20- Tunisia plans cut its budget deficit to 4.9 percent of gross domestic product in 2018, down from about 6 percent expected in 2017, as fiscal reforms take effect, the economic reforms' minister said on Wednesday. The North African country is under pressure from the International Monetary Fund and its partners to speed up reforms to create jobs and...

  • LUSAKA, Sept 19- Zambia will resume talks with the International Monetary Fund on an aid programme in October and hopes to get IMF board approval by the end of the year, one of ist finance officials said on Tuesday. The IMF said in June it may grant Zambia up to $1.3 billion in a three-year credit facility to help plug a budget deficit of around 7 percent.

  • LUSAKA, Sept 19- Zambia will resume talks with the International Monetary Fund on an aid program in October and hopes to get IMF board approval by the end of the year, one of ist finance officials said on Tuesday. The IMF said in June it may grant Zambia up to $1.3 billion in a three-year credit facility to help plug a budget deficit of around 7 percent.

  • LONDON, Sept 18- Sterling slid nearly 1 percent on Monday, retreating from its highest level since the Brexit vote, after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said any coming interest rate rises would be limited and gradual. Speaking at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, Carney reiterated the central bank's message last week that record low...

  • ROME- ECB Supervisor Ignazio Angeloni participates in a panel discussion at Italian Banking Conference 2017 in Rome, Italy- 0845 GMT. WASHINGTON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gives a lecture at the International Monetary Fund, then has a public discussion with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde- 1500 GMT. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 STOCKHOLM- Swedish...

  • ROME- ECB Supervisor Ignazio Angeloni participates in a panel discussion at Italian Banking Conference 2017 in Rome, Italy- 0845 GMT. WASHINGTON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gives a lecture at the International Monetary Fund, then has a public discussion with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde- 1500 GMT. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 STOCKHOLM- Swedish...

  • ROME- ECB Supervisor Ignazio Angeloni participates in a panel discussion at Italian Banking Conference 2017 in Rome, Italy- 0845 GMT. WASHINGTON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gives a lecture at the International Monetary Fund, then has a public discussion with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde- 1500 GMT. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 STOCKHOLM- Swedish...

  • ROME- ECB Supervisor Ignazio Angeloni participates in a panel discussion at Italian Banking Conference 2017 in Rome, Italy- 0845 GMT. WASHINGTON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gives a lecture at the International Monetary Fund, then has a public discussion with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde- 1500 GMT. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 STOCKHOLM- Swedish...

  • KIEV, Sept 15- The Ukrainian government on Friday approved a draft 2018 budget that foresees a deficit of 2.4 percent of gross domestic product, according to Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. The budget deficit is in line with the fiscal targets of Ukraine's $17.5 billion aid-for-reforms programme from the International Monetary Fund, but it still needs to...

  • KIEV, Sept 15- Ukraine risks reversing progress made under a $17.5 billion aid-for-reforms programme from the International Monetary Fund, IMF first deputy managing director David Lipton was quoted as saying on Friday, urging the government to improve anti-graft efforts. "There are risks of going backwards," Lipton told online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda in...

  • LONDON, Sept 12- Ukraine is on track to pass a long-delayed pension reform "within weeks," unlocking at least one more IMF loan tranche before year-end, Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk told Reuters. Danylyuk, who was in London on a roadshow to sell dollar bonds and swap short-term debt, also said the government was hopeful about passing a contentious land...

  • BEIJING, Sept 12- The world economy is showing positive signs but is still fragile and countries should rely on structural reforms, not quantitative easing, to support growth, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday. Li, who met with the heads of global bodies, including International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank...

  • BEIJING, Sept 12- The global economy is recovering, but could easily be derailed by policy uncertainty and the threat of protectionism, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in Beijing on Thursday.

  • BEIJING, Sept 12- The world economy is showing positive signs, but is still fragile and countries should rely on structural reforms, not quantitative easing, to support growth, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday. Li, who was meeting with the heads of global organisations including International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and...

  • SEOUL, Sept 11- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has upgraded its forecasts for South Korea, saying on Monday she sees the economy growing 3 percent this year and "probably" again in 2018.. She said that Asia's fourth-largest economy looks "highly resilient" to geopolitical risks stemming from nuclear and missile provocations from North...

  • BUDAPEST, Sept 7- The dinar eased on Thursday after Serbia's central bank surprised by cutting its main interest rate to help economic growth. It reduced Central Europe's highest main interest rate to 3.75 percent, after keeping it steady at 4 percent for more than a year. Earlier this week, Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and the International Monetary Fund said...