Greece sees problems repaying IMF, ECB; Germans air mistrust


ATHENS/BERLIN - Greece said on Wednesday it will struggle to make debt repayments to the IMF and the European Central Bank this year as Germany's finance minister voiced open doubts about Athens' trustworthiness. | Video

Greece faces problem repaying IMF, ECB: finance minister Varoufakis

ATHENS - Greece has no immediate problem with government liquidity, but faces trouble in making debt payments to the IMF and European Central Bank in the spring and summer, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Wednesday.

Greece, 25 Feb 2015

Greece to start talks now with partners on funding gap: finance ministry official

ATHENS - Greece expects to start discussions immediately with its EU/IMF partners on filling the state's funding gap, a finance ministry official said on Tuesday.

Greece, 24 Feb 2015

IMF's Lagarde expresses reservations about Greek reform plan

- Greece's reform plan is sufficient to continue giving the country aid but is lacking necessary detail, International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday.

24 Feb 2015

IMF, Germany, Greece, Eurogroup head in talks before Eurogroup

BRUSSELS - The German and Greek finance ministers were holding talks with the heads of the IMF and the Eurogroup, officials said, trying to facilitate a deal on a Greek bailout request before all euro zone finance ministers meet later on Friday.

World, Aerospace & Defense, 20 Feb 2015

Germany holds up Greek bid for euro zone loan extension

ATHENS/BRUSSELS - Germany rejected a Greek proposal for a six-month extension to its euro zone loan agreement on Thursday, saying it was "not a substantial solution" because it did not commit Athens to stick to the conditions of its international bailout. | Video

World, Greece, Germany 19 Feb 2015

IMF confident $40 billion package for Ukraine will come together

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund on Thursday said it is confident Ukraine should get an overall $40 billion financing package to support its economy, without providing details about the breakdown of funds.

World, 19 Feb 2015

Parties in Greek talks focused on risk to financial system: IMF

WASHINGTON - All parties involved in the debt negotiations between Greece and its European partners are trying to minimize risks to financial stability, a spokesman for the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

World, Greece 19 Feb 2015

U.S. urges Greece to find a 'constructive path' in debt talks

WASHINGTON - The United States urged Greece on Wednesday to strike a deal with European authorities and the International Monetary Fund over a financial lifeline for the debt-laden nation, warning that failure to reach agreement would lead to immediate hardship.

Greece, World 18 Feb 2015

Prosecutor asks for Strauss-Kahn acquittal in French sex trial

LILLE, France - A French prosecutor asked a criminal court on Tuesday to acquit former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of a pimping charge for his role in what investigating magistrates argued was an organized sex ring using prostitutes.