IMF official says 'premature' to speak of Chinese crisis


RIMINI, Italy - China's economic slowdown and a sharp fall in its stock market herald not a crisis but a "necessary" adjustment for the world's second biggest economy, a senior International Monetary Fund official said on Saturday.

Germany wants IMF involved in Greek bailout for reform rigour: sources

BERLIN - Germany wants the International Monetary Fund involved in Greece's new bailout because of the economic rigour it brings more than for any financial help, government sources said on Thursday.

Germany, Greece, 20 Aug 2015

IMF freezes benchmark currency basket, defers any yuan addition

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday it will freeze its benchmark currency basket until October 2016, giving markets more time to adjust to the possible addition of China's yuan as part of a review of global reserve currencies.

China 19 Aug 2015

Dijsselbloem: IMF, euro zone can agree on Greek debt

AMSTERDAM - Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Wednesday he believes that euro zone countries and the International Monetary Fund will be able to come to an agreement on IMF participation in Greece's latest bailout package.

World, Greece 19 Aug 2015

Greek PM calls on European Parliament to join quartet of creditors

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for the European Parliament to join the so-called quartet of creditor institutions overseeing the country's 86-billion-euro EU/IMF bailout program.

World, 19 Aug 2015

Germany's Schaeuble gives strong backing to Greek bailout

BERLIN - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Monday he had no qualms about urging fellow lawmakers to approve a new bailout for Greece in a parliamentary vote on Wednesday, citing a dramatic change in the Greek government's readiness to reform. | Video

Greece 17 Aug 2015

Greece to trouble euro zone for decades: Finnish foreign minister

HELSINKI - Greece will be a headache for the euro zone for decades, Finland's eurosceptic foreign minister said, and called for the International Monetary Fund to participate in the Greece's new bailout package.

World, Greece, 17 Aug 2015

Merkel says she expects IMF to take part in Greek bailout

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to reassure skeptical lawmakers on Sunday that the International Monetary Fund would take part in a new bailout for Greece, before a parliamentary vote in which many of her conservatives may break ranks and reject the rescue.

Greece 16 Aug 2015

Uncertainty over IMF role in Greek rescue raises risks for Merkel

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will ask lawmakers to back an 86 billion euro ($95.5 billion) bailout for Greece at a special session of parliament on Wednesday despite uncertainty about whether the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is on board.

World, Greece, 15 Aug 2015

IMF's Lagarde calls on Europe to provide 'significant' debt relief for Greece

WASHINGTON - The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday pressed Europe to provide "significant" debt relief for Greece, saying Athens could not put its fiscal house in order on its own.

World, 14 Aug 2015