WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund said Friday it had productive discussions with officials in Ukraine this week, but failed to reach an agreement that would pave the way for Kiev to receive its next bailout tranche next month.
ATHENS - Greece's radical leftist Syriza party would cancel austerity policies agreed by the current government if elected but would negotiate debt relief with international lenders without taking unilateral steps, party leader Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday.
BRUSSELS - The International Monetary Fund estimates Ukraine needs another $15 billion (£9.58 billion) in financing to withstand an economic crisis but the European Union has only limited capacity to help, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday.
DUBAI - The Arab energy exporting states of the Gulf can cope comfortably with sliding oil prices, an International Monetary Fund official said on Tuesday, as a plunge in regional stock markets showed some local investors were panicking.
DUBAI - The oil price plunge is likely to have a significant impact on state revenues in the Gulf Cooperation Council, but GCC nations have big reserves so in general they will not need to cut state spending significantly, a senior International Monetary Fund official said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Friday the global lender was ready to discuss ways to move forward without the United States on reforms that would give emerging markets greater IMF voting power.
KIEV - Ukraine's parliament on Thursday approved the new government's economic programme of tough reforms aimed at securing billions of dollars in financial aid from the International Monetary Fund and other backers.
KIEV - Kiev wants the International Monetary Fund to expand its $17 billion (10.83 billion pounds) bailout package due to Ukraine's worsened economic outlook, new Ukrainian economy minister Aivaras Abromavicius said on Wednesday.
ATHENS - Greece's parliament approved next year's budget in the early hours of Monday, setting aside a dispute with EU/IMF lenders who say Athens must accept more austerity to meet budget targets.
KIEV - An International Monetary Fund mission will visit Kiev from Dec. 9 to 18 for talks with the new government regarding a $17 billion bailout programme, the IMF's Ukraine representative Jerome Vacher said on Saturday.