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Argentina's Fernandez, a divisive figure, hunts allies for election comeback


BUENOS AIRES Argentina's former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, is trying to win over rivals as she plots a political comeback to take on incumbent Mauricio Macri and his IMF-backed economic reforms in elections later this year. It's not proving easy.

Comedian takes center stage in Ukraine's presidential race

KIEV In a popular Ukrainian TV series, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy plays a president who is scrupulously honest and outwits crooked lawmakers and shadowy businessmen who try to stand in his way. | Video

World, Mar 02 2019

IMF is 'accomplice' of Serbia's President, says opposition leader

BELGRADE Serbia's top opposition leader accused the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday of aiding President Aleksandar Vucic and his allies in the "economic destruction of Serbia".

World, Feb 18 2019

IMF's Lagarde says oil exporters have not fully recovered from oil shock, cautions against 'white elephant projects'

DUBAI Oil exporters have not fully recovered from the dramatic oil price shock of 2014, the head of the IMF said on Saturday, and she cautioned against spending money on "white elephant projects".

Feb 09 2019

IMF still seeking member guidance on recognizing Guaido as Venezuela's leader

WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund is still awaiting guidance from its member countries on whether to recognize Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's legitimate head of state, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said on Thursday.

World, Feb 07 2019

Venezuela's Guaido considering request for funds from IMF: sources

CARACAS Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has proclaimed himself interim president with U.S. support, is considering a request for funds from international institutions including the IMF to finance his interim government, two sources said.

World, Jan 25 2019

IMF tells Ukraine to speed up reforms

KIEV IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday she had urged Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko to proceed with reforms quicker, while reiterating that the International Monetary Fund was ready to continue supporting Ukraine.

World, Jan 23 2019

Danske faces new investor lawsuit threat

LONDON Litigation funder IMF Bentham has teamed up with legal experts Quinn Emanuel and Njord Law Firm and plans to file a shareholder lawsuit against Danske Bank by July over a 200 billion euro ($230 billion) money laundering scandal.

Jan 22 2019

IMF, CEOs sound warnings as leaders gather in Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland The International Monetary Fund trimmed its global growth forecasts on Monday and a survey showed increasing pessimism among business chiefs as trade tensions and uncertainty loomed over the world's biggest annual gathering of the rich and powerful.

Japan, Davos Jan 21 2019

IMF fears trade war and weak Europe could trigger sharp global slowdown

DAVOS, Switzerland The International Monetary Fund on Monday cut its world economic growth forecasts for 2019 and 2020 due to weakness in Europe and some emerging markets, and said failure to resolve trade tensions could further destabilize a slowing global economy. | Video

Davos, Jan 21 2019