KIEV The head of the International Monetary Fund welcomed on Tuesday the adoption by Ukraine's parliament of a law to create an anti-corruption court, but said lawmakers needed to amend it to guarantee the court's effectiveness.
AMMAN Jordan's King Abdullah on Thursday swore in a new government led by a former World Bank economist and mandated to review a disputed tax system after widespread protests against IMF-driven austerity measures.
AMMAN Jordan appointed on Thursday a veteran finance ministry official as finance minister in the new government to oversee talks with the International Monetary Fund on completing austerity measures that aim to reduce the country's growing public debt.
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BERLIN The clouds over the global economy have darkened, especially since the divisive summit of leaders from the Group of Seven economic powers at the weekend, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Monday.
WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday it would assess whether a law Ukraine passed to create a special anti-corruption court would ensure the establishment of an independent and trustworthy institution.
DUBAI Jordan will ask the IMF to give it more time to implement reforms, after some of the largest protests in years showed pushing the debt-burdened country beyond its means risked major instability, officials said.
KIEV Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said on Wednesday he had been asked to support "political corruption" or to quit after Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman formally asked parliament to sack him.
WASHINGTON The United States on Tuesday called on Ukraine to pass legislation that would create "a genuinely independent anti-corruption court" that would satisfy International Monetary Fund requirements.