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Pakistan, IMF extend bailout talks: finance ministry

ISLAMABAD Pakistan has extended bailout talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and expected an agreement by mid-January, a finance ministry official said on Tuesday.

Argentine recession seen bottoming out in first quarter: IMF

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's shrinking economy will bottom out in the first three months of next year and start to recover in the second quarter, an International Monetary Fund official said on Saturday.

Argentina, Nov 10 2018

IMF says Iran should safeguard stability in face of U.S. sanctions

WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday that Iran should implement policies to safeguard its macroeconomic stability in the face of reimposed U.S. sanctions that will cut Iranian economic growth by reducing oil exports.

World, Nov 01 2018

Italy budget debacle puts Europe back in global spotlight

NUSA DUA, Indonesia As the euro zone sovereign debt crisis petered out, European officials at annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund were happy to move out of the spotlight over recent years. Europe was not in the eye of the storm.

Euro Zone, Oct 13 2018

IMF chief attending Saudi conference, watching for news of journalist

NUSA DUA, Indonesia International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Saturday she has not canceled her plans to attend an elite Saudi investment conference later this month, but will be "very attentive" to any new information about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

World, Oct 13 2018

Croatia health minister survives no-confidence vote in row over waste

ZAGREB Croatia's Health Minister survived a no-confidence vote in parliament on Friday, defeating critics who blame the government for growing costs and waiting lists in a sector the IMF says needs more curbs on spending.

World, Oct 12 2018

'Path of thorns': An IMF bailout set to impede Pakistan PM's populist agenda

ISLAMABAD From cutting power subsidies to forcing currency devaluations that stoke inflation, the hard choices facing Pakistan as it seeks a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) pose a major headache for populist new Prime Minister Imran Khan.

World, Oct 12 2018

At IMF-World Bank meetings, Powell praised as Trump calls Fed 'crazy'

NUSA DUA, Indonesia The Bank of England governor and the head of the International Monetary Fund praised the abilities of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday, after U.S. President Donald Trump said the Fed had "gone crazy" by raising interest rates.

Oct 11 2018

IMF chief defends Powell after Trump slams 'crazy' Fed

The head of the International Monetary Fund on Thursday defended Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell one day after U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the American central bank, which has been raising U.S. interest rates, as "crazy."

Oct 11 2018

Global financial stability risks rising with trade tensions, IMF says

Risks to the global financial system have risen over the past six months and could increase sharply if pressures in emerging markets escalate or global trade relations deteriorate further, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday. | Video

Oct 10 2018