Exclusive: Key Ukrainian adviser says new, $5 billion IMF loan would reassure other creditors


KYIV Securing a new $5 billion loan from the IMF would help reassure Ukraine's other creditors that the war-torn country's macroeconomic situation was under control, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's chief economic adviser told Reuters on Friday.

Tunisian government, unions agree to talks on IMF reform programme

TUNIS Tunisia's government and both its main labour and commerce unions agreed on Friday to start talks on Monday over economic reforms required by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a rescue programme.

World, Tunisia, Aug 12 2022

Ukraine seeks new IMF programme, hopes aid arrives in Nov-Dec - PM

KYIV Ukraine has formally requested a new programme from the International Monetary Fund and hopes to receive aid under the programme from November to December, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said on Monday.

World, Aug 08 2022

Sri Lanka to restart IMF bailout talks, president calls for unity government

COLOMBO (Reuters) -Sri Lanka will restart bailout talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in August, its new president said on Wednesday, while calling on lawmakers to form an all-party government to resolve a crippling economic crisis. | Video

World, Aug 03 2022

Sri Lanka's Wickremesinghe says IMF accord pushed back after unrest - AP

(Reuters) -Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday that an agreement with the International Monetary Fund has been pushed back to September due to the unrest over the past weeks, the Associated Press reported.

World, Jul 30 2022

Zambia debt relief pledge clears way for $1.4 billion programme, says IMF

JAKARTA/LONDON (Reuters) -Zambia's creditors pledged to negotiate a restructuring of the country's debts on Saturday, a move IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva welcomed as "clearing the way" for a $1.4 billion Fund programme.

World, Africa Jul 30 2022

Lebanon parliament speaker says no presidential vote without IMF laws

BEIRUT Lebanese parliament speaker Nabih Berri said on Saturday he would not call for a session to elect a new president until the legislature passes reforms that are preconditions for an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout.

World, Jul 30 2022

Crisis-hit Pakistan's army chief seeks U.S. help in quick release of IMF funds - sources

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's powerful army chief appealed to Washington to use its leverage to secure the early release of International Monetary Fund money, Pakistani sources said on Friday, as the South Asian nation struggles to stave off an economic crisis.

Jul 29 2022

Sri Lanka resumes bailout discussions with IMF, finance ministry says

NEW DELHI Sri Lanka has resumed technical discussions with the International Monetary Fund on a potential bailout after a new government took office, the finance ministry said on Friday.

World, Jul 29 2022

Some Asia economies may need rapid rate hikes to cool inflation-IMF

TOKYO Several Asian central banks must raise interest rates rapidly, because inflationary pressures are rising due to a global surge in food and fuel costs caused by the war in Ukraine, said a senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) official.

Jul 28 2022