Ukrainian leader calls for further financial aid from IMF, the West

KIEV - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday called for further help from the International Monetary Fund and the West to help stabilize the national currency, the hyrvnia.

IMF warns of risks from 'excessive' financial market bets

WASHINGTON - The global economy faces a growing risk from big financial market bets that could quickly unravel if investors get spooked by geopolitical tensions or a shift in U.S. interest rate policy, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

17 Sep 2014

Ukraine to borrow 200 million Canadian dollars in 2014

KIEV - Ukraine, which expects a total $7.6 billion in IMF loans in 2014, plans to borrow an additional 200 million Canadian dollars ($180 million) later this year, the government said on Monday.

World, 15 Sep 2014

IMF says markets could fall if Scotland votes to leave UK

WASHINGTON - A decision by Scotland to break away from the United Kingdom next week could prompt negative market reaction in the short-term due to uncertainty over the country's future economic policies, the IMF said on Thursday.

World, 11 Sep 2014

IMF's Lagarde urges Germany to spend more, aid recovery

PARIS - International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Christine Lagarde urged Germany to increase investments to help spur the euro zone's flagging economic recovery, adding that the bloc as a whole needed to make more structural reforms.

Germany, 08 Sep 2014

IMF's Lagarde urges France to speed up structural reforms: report

PARIS - The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is urging France to speed up structural reforms to bolster economic growth and warning against using weak inflation as an excuse to relax public deficit reduction efforts.

07 Sep 2014

Ukraine may need bigger bailout if conflict continues in 2015: IMF

WASHINGTON - Ukraine may need as much as $19 billion in additional funds from donors if its conflict with pro-Russian separatists continues during 2015, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday.

World, Russia 02 Sep 2014

Pakistan's promises to IMF in doubt as protests sap economy

ISLAMABAD - Anti-government protests that have gripped Islamabad since mid-August could throw off course economic reforms Pakistan promised to deliver in return for an IMF bailout, senior officials said, raising the risk of a sovereign rating downgrade.

World, 02 Sep 2014

IMF board stands behind Lagarde over French probe

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund's board on Friday stood behind the global lender's leader Christine Lagarde, who is facing a criminal investigation in France tied to a political corruption probe dating from 2008.

France 29 Aug 2014

IMF approves loan tranche for Ukraine, warns of risks

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund signed off on its first review of Ukraine's $17 billion loan program on Friday, but warned risks loomed ahead as long as Kiev continued to fight a pro-Russian separatist rebellion in the east.

World, Russia, 29 Aug 2014