Greece rejects return of EU/IMF inspectors to Athens - source

ATHENS - Greece will refuse the planned return of European Union and International Monetary Fund inspectors to the country since the new government rejects the 240-billion-euro (180.38 billion pounds) bailout programme, a government official told Reuters on Friday.

IMF sets June deadline for progress on governance reforms

WASHINGTON - The IMF set a June deadline for making progress on reforms that would give emerging countries more say in how the world lender is run, an attempt to break a standoff created by U.S. failure to ratify the changes.

Business, 29 Jan 2015

Ireland must avoid repeat of recent overspending - IMF

DUBLIN - Ireland must avoid a repeat of recent expenditure overruns to protect the progress made in repairing its public finances, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said at the end of a mission to Ireland on Tuesday.

Business, 27 Jan 2015

IMF's Lagarde warns African economies of headwinds from China, U.S

KIGALI - International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde has warned that African economies could be hurt by a slowdown in China's economy and an imminent hike in United States interest rates.

Business, Africa 27 Jan 2015

IMF ready to continue supporting Greece after election - Lagarde

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund is ready to continue supporting Greece and looks forward to talks with the country's new government, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Monday.

World, 26 Jan 2015

IMF's Lagarde rules out special treatment for Greece

PARIS - Greece must respect the euro zone's rules and cannot demand special treatment for its debt in the wake of the victory of anti-austerity party Syriza, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said in a newspaper interview on Monday.

World, UK, Business 26 Jan 2015

Greek leftist Tsipras hails victory against austerity, bailout

ATHENS - Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras hailed the projected victory of his anti-austerity Syriza party in Sunday's snap election as a defeat for austerity and the EU/IMF bailout programme keeping the country afloat.

World, 25 Jan 2015

IMF's Lagarde - ECB plan should help boost economy, more reforms needed

PARIS - The ECB's massive bond-buying plan should help boost the euro zone economy but will not be enough, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Friday, urging governments to carry out structural reforms.

Business, 23 Jan 2015

IMF's Lagarde says 'good news' that Fed rates pointing up

DAVOS, Switzerland - Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said on Thursday that she expected the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year and described this as "good news", reflecting the strength of the U.S. economy. | Video

Business, 22 Jan 2015

Russia has 9,000 troops in Ukraine, Poroshenko tells Davos forum

DAVOS, Switzerland - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Wednesday of sending 9,000 troops to back separatist rebels in the east of his country, and the IMF chief said she backed extra financial help for Kiev as the conflict inflicts severe economic damage. | Video

World, 22 Jan 2015