WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund said Friday it had productive discussions with officials in Ukraine this week, but failed to reach an agreement that would pave the way for Kiev to receive its next bailout tranche next month.
KIEV - Ukraine's parliament on Thursday approved the new government's economic program of tough reforms aimed at securing billions of dollars in financial aid from the International Monetary Fund and other backers.
KIEV - Kiev wants the International Monetary Fund to expand its $17 billion bailout package due to Ukraine's worsened economic outlook, new Ukrainian economy minister Aivaras Abromavicius said on Wednesday.
ATHENS - Greece is only willing to discuss an extension of its EU/IMF bailout programme by a few weeks, a government official told Reuters on Thursday, after a document showed euro zone ministers were considering extending it by six months.
KIEV - Talks between Ukraine and the IMF on the much-needed next tranche of financial aid should take place as soon as possible, the Ukrainian finance minister said on Wednesday, speaking alongside two other newly appointed foreign-born ministers.
ATHENS - Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras promised on Tuesday that if elected, he would swiftly scrap the country's EU/IMF bailout without waiting for the outcome of talks with lenders.
WASHINGTON - Falling oil prices are positive for the global economy as a whole, though they may hurt individual commodity exporters, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Monday.
ATHENS - Greece's government will resume stalled talks with EU/IMF lenders in Paris on Tuesday, as Athens pushes to conclude a review by inspectors so it can make an early exit to an unpopular bailout program.
ATHENS - Greek government officials and EU/IMF lenders will hold talks in Paris on Tuesday on a crucial bailout review that has stalled over disagreement on a projected budget gap for next year.
KIEV - Ukraine's top priority is to build an army strong enough to stop Russian military aggression, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Friday, as he made recommendations for top positions in a new coalition government.