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Ukraine anti-corruption court law needs amending: IMF chief


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.

Jordan's king swears in new cabinet led by ex-World Bank economist

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.

World, Jun 14 2018

Jordan appoints veteran finance ministry official as new finance minister

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.

World, Jun 14 2018

IMF's Lagarde says global economic outlook darkening by the day

BERLIN International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde led an attack by global economic organizations on U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" trade policy on Monday, warning that clouds over the global economy "are getting darker by the day". | Video

Jun 12 2018

Clouds over global economy have darkened since G7 summit, says IMF's Lagarde

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.

World, Jun 11 2018

IMF says will assess Ukraine's new corruption court law

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.

World, Jun 07 2018

Exclusive: Jordan to push IMF to slow reforms after protests, officials say

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.

World, Jun 06 2018

Ukraine finance minister says was told to back corruption or quit

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.

World, Jun 06 2018

U.S. urges Ukraine to create independent anti-corruption court

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.

World, Jun 05 2018

Jordan's king replaces PM to subdue protests

AMMAN/DUBAI Jordan's King Abdullah replaced his prime minister on Monday in a move to defuse the biggest protests in years, over IMF-backed reforms that have hit the poor. | Video

World, Jordan, Jun 04 2018