IMF, Ukraine fail to reach pact on next bailout tranche

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.

Ukrainian parliament approves economic reform program

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.

World, 11 Dec 2014

Ukraine needs expanded IMF program

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.

World, 10 Dec 2014

Greece says only willing to discuss bailout extension of few weeks

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.

04 Dec 2014

Ukraine to hold talks with IMF soon: Finance Minister

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.

World, 03 Dec 2014

Greek opposition leader says he would swiftly axe bailout

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.

World, Greece 02 Dec 2014

IMF says lower oil prices positive for global economy

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.

01 Dec 2014

Stalled Greek bailout talks to resume in Paris on Tuesday

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.

Greece 24 Nov 2014

Stalled Greek bailout talks to resume in Paris on Tuesday

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.

24 Nov 2014

Ukraine's PM says main task is to build army to stop Russia

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.

World, Russia, 14 Nov 2014