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Ukraine conflict is draining economy, hampering reforms: PM Yatseniuk

KIEV - Ukraine's conflict with separatist rebels is draining the economy by the day and hampering efforts to implement reforms as required by an IMF bailout programme, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday.

Ukraine asks IMF to combine two aid tranches for total of $2.2 billion: IFX

KIEV - Ukraine wants the International Monetary Fund to combine the expected third and fourth tranches of a $17 billion dollar bailout package for a total of around $2.2 billion, Interfax quoted Finance Minister Oleksander Shlapak as saying on Wednesday.

World, 20 Aug 2014

Ghana seeks talks with IMF to win endorsement for reforms

WASHINGTON - Ghana's government is seeking talks with the International Monetary Fund to win endorsement for its own fiscal reform program rather than because it needs a bailout, Foreign Minister Hanna Tetteh told Reuters on Friday.

World, Africa, 08 Aug 2014

China should set less ambitious 2015 growth target, refrain from stimulus: IMF

BEIJING - China should set an economic growth target of 6.5-7 percent for 2015 and refrain from stimulus measures unless the economy threatens to slow sharply from that level, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

China, 31 Jul 2014

IMF says China property sector poses near-term growth risks

BEIJING - Weakness in China's real estate sector poses near-term risks for the world's second-largest economy, a senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) official said on Thursday.

31 Jul 2014

IMF's Lagarde says Ukraine program may change if conflict lasts

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund's $17 billion loan program for Ukraine may have to be revised if the country's conflict in its eastern regions continues for much longer, the head of the IMF said without specifying further.

World, 29 Jul 2014

IMF warns of potential risks to global growth

WASHINGTON - Sharply higher interest rates around the world could combine with weaker growth in emerging markets to slice as much as 2 percentage points off global growth in the next five years, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

Global Energy News 29 Jul 2014

IMF's Lagarde says Ukraine program may change if conflict lasts

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund's $17 billion loan program for Ukraine may have to be revised if the country's conflict in its eastern regions continues for much longer, the head of the IMF said without specifying further.

29 Jul 2014

IMF's Lagarde says Argentina default not market-shaking

WASHINGTON - A potential default by Argentina is unlikely to prompt broader market repercussions given the country's relative isolation from the financial system, the IMF's head said on Tuesday.

29 Jul 2014

Ukraine PM renews push for austerity measures

KIEV - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Monday called on lawmakers to pass budget amendments on a second attempt to secure financing for the military and maintain Kiev's bailout deals with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

World, 28 Jul 2014