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Greece, creditors look to debt relief after provisional fiscal deal

May 02, 2017 - 12:39 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Greece reaches a preliminary deal with its creditors that should pave the way for long-awaited debt relief talks, the Greek finance minister says

Greece, creditors look to debt relief after provisional fiscal deal

IMF's Lagarde 'optimistic' about U.S. economy

Feb 12, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Christine Lagarde predicts tax reform and more investment in infrastructure are both likely under US President Donald Trump

IMF's Lagarde 'optimistic' about U.S. economy

IMF says Greece debt 'explosive' in long term

Jan 28, 2017 - 10:49 AM

The pessimistic report, though in keeping with the fund's repeated statements on the topic, makes it more unlikely the IMF stays on the sidelines of any new European loan deal for Greece

IMF says Greece debt 'explosive' in long term

IMF chief Lagarde found guilty over French tycoon payment

Dec 19, 2016 - 11:07 PM

(UPDATED) A French court finds IMF head Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence over a massive state payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister, but she will continue to lead the fund

IMF chief Lagarde found guilty over French tycoon payment

EU, IMF 'going in circles' on Greek debt relief

Dec 04, 2016 - 3:21 PM

Eurozone finance ministers meet Monday, December 5, as far apart as ever on the debt relief measures demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for it to back their bailout program for Greece

EU, IMF 'going in circles' on Greek debt relief

Debt mountain, weak banks imperil global economy – IMF

Oct 06, 2016 - 7:00 PM

'High debt levels are costly as they often end up in financial recessions that are deeper and longer than normal recessions,' warns IMF Fiscal Affairs Department chief Vitor Gaspar

Debt mountain, weak banks imperil global economy – IMF

World powers 'misuse' World Bank, IMF – BRICS bank exec

Oct 06, 2016 - 4:40 PM

'The BRICS would not have gone so far as to create their own development bank if they were fully satisfied with the existing institutions,' says Paulo Nogueira Batista, vice president and chief risk officer at the New Development Bank

World powers 'misuse' World Bank, IMF – BRICS bank exec

IMF warns of protectionist threat to global growth

Oct 05, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The International Monetary Fund cuts its economic outlook for the United States, but upgrades those for Japan and the eurozone

IMF warns of protectionist threat to global growth

IMF's Lagarde warns G20 to avoid 'low-growth trap'

Sep 02, 2016 - 12:00 AM

(UPDATED) 'Not since the early 1990s... has the world economy been so weak for such a long time,' says the International Monetary Fund's Christine Lagarde

IMF's Lagarde warns G20 to avoid 'low-growth trap'

New Greek bailout finds IMF in a political bind

Aug 02, 2016 - 3:00 PM

If the International Monetary Fund bails Greece out again, some will surely see Europe's hand pulling the strings

New Greek bailout finds IMF in a political bind

Internal auditor hits IMF handling of 2010 Greece bailout

Jul 28, 2016 - 11:24 PM

An independent probe into the IMF's handling of European bailouts finds that it bent its rules and was vulnerable to political pressure as it embarked on the ill-fated 2010 Greece rescue

Internal auditor hits IMF handling of 2010 Greece bailout

Brexit is risk to global growth, says G20

Jul 24, 2016 - 1:10 PM

(3rd UPDATE) But G20 finance chiefs say their countries are 'well positioned to proactively address the potential economic and financial consequences' of Britain's decision

Brexit is risk to global growth, says G20

Brexit to drag on global growth through 2017 – IMF

Jul 19, 2016 - 10:50 PM

The International Monetary Fund now predicts global economic growth to be 3.1% this year and 3.4% in 2017

Brexit to drag on global growth through 2017 – IMF

IMF retains PH growth outlook for 2016 despite global headwinds

Jul 12, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The Philippines is seen to survive the twin threats of the Brexit fallout and an impending interest rate hike by the US Fed

IMF retains PH growth outlook for 2016 despite global headwinds

At start of 2nd term, Brexit crisis challenges IMF's Lagarde anew

Jul 07, 2016 - 8:45 PM

(UPDATED) 'The EU has to do a lot more to explain what it does, what it means for people,' says International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde

At start of 2nd term, Brexit crisis challenges IMF's Lagarde anew

Emergency measure that feeds Greek crisis

Jul 03, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Overall, the Greek economy, which had begun growing again at the end of 2014, shrinks by 1.4% in the first quarter of 2016

Emergency measure that feeds Greek crisis

IMF warns the US over high poverty, inequality

Jun 23, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The International Monetary Fund lowers its outlook for economic growth in the United States, where 46.7 million people are living in poverty

IMF warns the US over high poverty, inequality

IMF: Oil exporters must do more to balance budgets

Jun 09, 2016 - 3:40 PM

The International Monetary Fund says 'deep structural reforms' are needed to 'create jobs for the growing labor force'

IMF: Oil exporters must do more to balance budgets

IMF says not recanting on neoliberalism, austerity

Jun 03, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Maurice Obstfeld, the International Monetary Fund's top economist, says an article by 3 other IMF economists was 'widely misinterpreted'

IMF says not recanting on neoliberalism, austerity

IMF economists question faith in neoliberal doctrine

Jun 01, 2016 - 11:05 AM

'Instead of delivering growth, some neoliberal policies have increased inequality,' says 3 economists from the International Monetary Fund

IMF economists question faith in neoliberal doctrine

IMF: Greece still at long-term risk despite bailout deal

May 26, 2016 - 2:45 PM

The International Monetary Fund says it cannot add its loans to the bailout as long as there's still no detailed debt-relief plan

IMF: Greece still at long-term risk despite bailout deal

Greece in debt relief 'breakthrough' with eurozone, IMF

May 25, 2016 - 8:59 AM

(UPDATED) Analysts warn, however, that the details of the crucial deal are sketchy

Greece in debt relief 'breakthrough' with eurozone, IMF

IMF: Greece needs 'unconditional' debt relief from EU creditors

May 24, 2016 - 12:50 PM

The International Monetary Fund says creditors should fix interest rates on Greek debt at no more than 1.5%

IMF: Greece needs 'unconditional' debt relief from EU creditors

Greek parliament approves new austerity measures to unlock bailout cash

May 23, 2016 - 12:48 AM

(UPDATED) The 7,000-page bill that raises the sales tax cap and introduces a contingency mechanism to slash spending further in case of budget overruns is passed thanks to the Syriza-led coalition government's slim majority

Greek parliament approves new austerity measures to unlock bailout cash

G7 warns over global economy as currency row flares

May 22, 2016 - 7:00 AM

G7 finance ministers also oppose Britain's possible exit from the European Union, as well as vow to clamp down on terrorist financing

G7 warns over global economy as currency row flares

Currency wars, fiscal stimulus rift in focus at G7 meeting

May 18, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Japan believes large-scale stimulus spending is the way to spur global growth, but Germany and Britain are not keen on the idea

Currency wars, fiscal stimulus rift in focus at G7 meeting

IMF: Iran at 'pivotal moment' to rejoin global economy

May 18, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The IMF's David Lipton urges Tehran to take key steps, including measures against money laundering and terror financing

IMF: Iran at 'pivotal moment' to rejoin global economy

IMF's Lagarde unleashes stark UK economy Brexit warning

May 14, 2016 - 3:00 PM

'Frankly, in the very vast majority of what we have seen, we haven't seen anything that is positive,' says Christine Lagarde

IMF's Lagarde unleashes stark UK economy Brexit warning

Philippine economy to top ASEAN-5 in 2016 – IMF

May 03, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Continued strong domestic demand will help the country offset risks from a volatile global market, says the International Monetary Fund

Philippine economy to top ASEAN-5 in 2016 – IMF

China, Japan growth to slow sharply in 2016, IMF warns

May 03, 2016 - 5:00 PM

But overall economic growth in Asia will remain strong, thanks to government stimulus measures, lower commodity prices, and low unemployment

China, Japan growth to slow sharply in 2016, IMF warns

IMF urges Gulf states to adapt to lower oil prices

Apr 25, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Given falling revenues from oil exports, the International Monetary Fund says affected countries must cut spending and implement other measures

IMF urges Gulf states to adapt to lower oil prices

IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD unite to fight tax evasion

Apr 20, 2016 - 3:25 PM

The 4 organizations announce a joint platform for collaboration on tax issues

IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD unite to fight tax evasion

IMF chief urges transparency to stop corporate tax avoidance

Apr 18, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Christine Lagarde says developing countries who rely the most on corporate income tax lose out to multinational firms

IMF chief urges transparency to stop corporate tax avoidance

Economic slump worries as IMF, World Bank pledge action

Apr 17, 2016 - 5:05 PM

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde: 'Clearly the question is, how much is going to get done?'

Economic slump worries as IMF, World Bank pledge action

Greece says 'close' to deal with creditors

Apr 13, 2016 - 8:44 AM

Greece says it is 'very close' to clinching a deal with its international creditors despite a suspension in a tough round of talks on the country's latest reforms

Greece says 'close' to deal with creditors

Worried IMF cuts world growth forecast, warns over Brexit

Apr 12, 2016 - 9:17 PM

(UPDATED) The IMF says economic activity has been 'too slow for too long,' and calls for immediate action to shore up growth

Worried IMF cuts world growth forecast, warns over Brexit

IN PHOTOS: Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa thrill PH crowd at Paradise International Music Festival

Apr 11, 2016 - 11:33 AM

Paradise International Music Festival headliners Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa play amazing sets alongside Austin Mahone, 4th Impact, Up Dharma Down, Rudimental, Itchyworms, and more.

IN PHOTOS: Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa thrill PH crowd at Paradise International Music Festival

LOOK: Kanye West arrives in Manila

Apr 09, 2016 - 9:38 AM

The rapper is in Manila for Paradise International Music Festival, where he is headliner alongside Wiz Khalifa.

LOOK: Kanye West arrives in Manila

[Playlist] Paradise IMF: Watch these amazing live performances from the acts

Apr 08, 2016 - 3:40 PM

You may have heard their amazing tracks, but how are the acts of Paradise International Music Festival live? Watch some videos of their live performances here

[Playlist] Paradise IMF: Watch these amazing live performances from the acts

Global recovery 'too weak, too fragile' – IMF chief

Apr 05, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Christine Lagarde hints the International Monetary Fund will cut its global growth forecast for the year, amid increasing risks

Global recovery 'too weak, too fragile' – IMF chief

IMF chief says Greece plan 'good distance away' amid leaks row

Apr 04, 2016 - 1:00 PM

'The IMF conducts its negotiations in good faith, not by way of threats, and we do not communicate through leaks,' says Christine Lagarde

IMF chief says Greece plan 'good distance away' amid leaks row

IMF urges innovation to battle global growth slowdown

Apr 01, 2016 - 6:15 AM

The International Monetary Fund says businesses in advanced economies should invest 40% more in research and development on average

IMF urges innovation to battle global growth slowdown

Wiz Khalifa to perform at Paradise International Music Festival

Mar 21, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Wiz Khalifa joins the Paradise IMF line up led by Kanye West, Afrojack, Rudimental, Austin Mahone, and more

Wiz Khalifa to perform at Paradise International Music Festival

Asia reforms key for global economic growth – IMF chief

Mar 12, 2016 - 6:11 PM

Christine Lagarde says Asian countries must put structural reforms in place, strengthen the 'business environment', and develop bond markets across the region

Asia reforms key for global economic growth – IMF chief

IMF ups call for action against global economic slide

Mar 09, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The International Monetary Fund urges leaders to expand fiscal stimulus and structural reforms

IMF ups call for action against global economic slide

Improving efficiency in infra key to PH growth – economist

Mar 02, 2016 - 4:38 PM

An IMF economist says the Philippines could see significant growth if it ensures better public investment efficiency

Improving efficiency in infra key to PH growth – economist

IMF warns G20: World economy 'highly vulnerable'

Feb 25, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The International Monetary Fund says growth is hampered by market turbulence and geopolitical conflicts

IMF warns G20: World economy 'highly vulnerable'

IMF chief sees 'tepid' growth for world economy

Feb 24, 2016 - 1:01 PM

Christine Lagarde also says oil exporters are 'facing a completely new reality'

IMF chief sees 'tepid' growth for world economy

PH outlook bright despite China slowdown – IMF

Feb 23, 2016 - 8:57 PM

The IMF predicts that the future will be in services and the Philippines is well suited for the shift

PH outlook bright despite China slowdown – IMF

France's Lagarde named for second term to lead IMF

Feb 20, 2016 - 12:45 AM

Christine Lagarde, 60, faced no opposition for the job, after successfully restoring the reputation of the global crisis lender's leadership

France's Lagarde named for second term to lead IMF