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Euro zone ministers eye Greek debt deal with IMF, new loans decision in June


BRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers failed to agree on debt relief for Greece with the International Monetary Fund on Monday and did not release new loans to Athens, but came close enough in talks to aim for both deals at their next meeting in three weeks. | Video

Greece needs fiscal room for investments: Germany's Gabriel

BERLIN German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Monday urged euro zone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund to give Greece enough fiscal room to make growth-oriented investments in education, infrastructure and research and development.

May 22 2017

Germany not worried by U.S. corporate tax reform plans: Schaeuble

BERLIN German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is not worried by the prospect of cuts to corporate tax rates in the United States he told German magazine Wirtschaftswoche on the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank spring meetings in Washington.

Campaign Finance Apr 23 2017

IMF members set aside trade split as French vote rattles nerves

WASHINGTON International Monetary Fund members on Saturday dropped a pledge to fight protectionism amid a split over trade policy and turned their attention to another looming threat to global economic integration: the first round of France's presidential election.

Apr 22 2017

Japan's Aso pushes back on U.S. call for scrutiny of currency moves

WASHINGTON Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Saturday trade imbalances cannot be fixed through exchange-rate adjustments alone, pushing back against Washington's calls to have more rigorous IMF scrutiny of currency moves.

Japan, Campaign Finance Apr 22 2017

All IMF members aligned on need for free, fair trade: Carstens

WASHINGTON Members of the International Monetary Fund are aligned on the need to achieve free and fair trade, Agustin Carstens, chairman of the IMF's steering committee, said on Saturday.

Apr 22 2017

IMF members delete anti-protectionism pledge, keep currency commitments

WASHINGTON Member countries of the International Monetary Fund on Saturday pledged to work to reduce global imbalances but failed to repeat their past pledge to resist all forms of protectionism.

Apr 22 2017

Mnuchin urges IMF to enhance FX surveillance

WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday called on the International Monetary Fund to enhance surveillance of its members' exchange rates and external imbalances, as large trade imbalances would hamper "free and fair" trade.

Apr 22 2017

Ukraine not worried relations with U.S. fraying in Trump era

WASHINGTON The United States has strongly signaled it will continue to support Ukraine, Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said on Friday, adding that the war-torn country had a "good, pragmatic" relationship with Washington.

World, Apr 21 2017

Ivanka Trump to join Merkel at G20 women's summit in Germany next week

BERLIN Ivanka Trump will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde in Berlin next Tuesday at a summit of women from leading world economies, the organizers said.

World, Apr 20 2017