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IMF board to meet April 30 to review aid package for Ukraine

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday that Ukraine's government had met its conditions for a financial aid package and the Fund's board would meet on April 30 to review and consider the matter.

Mauritius may need to tighten monetary policy - IMF

PORT LOUIS - Mauritius will need to tighten monetary policy if inflationary pressures intensify, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Wednesday, and encouraged the country to adopt a formal inflation-targeting framework.

Business, 23 Apr 2014

Bankers win friends again in Europe with lure of easy money

BRUSSELS - Jacques de Larosiere says he is an isolated and modest man. Yet the 84-year-old former head of the International Monetary Fund is one of the most influential voices in European and global finance.

Business, 21 Apr 2014

IMF board signs off on latest Portugal review

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund signed off on its latest review of Portugal's bailout on Thursday, and also extended the program until June to finish assessing the euro zone country's progress with getting its economy back on track.

Business, 17 Apr 2014

IMF's Vinals backs ECB push to ease ABS restrictions

FRANKFURT - A senior International Monetary Fund official has backed the European Central Bank's efforts to encourage trading in asset-backed securities (ABS) in Europe by easing rules for low-risk debt packages.

Business, 14 Apr 2014

German finance minister sees no sign of deflation spiral in Europe

BERLIN - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Monday he sees no signs at all of a deflation spiral in Europe and ECB President Mario Draghi had made a convincing case at the recent IMF meeting that Europe's low inflation held no deflation risk.

Business, 14 Apr 2014

Reforms to IMF hit serious deadlock - G20 official

WASHINGTON - Reforms to the International Monetary Fund have hit a deadlock despite a declaration from global financial chiefs that they would move forward without the United States if it fails to ratify the changes by year-end, a G20 official said on Sunday.

Business, G20, World 13 Apr 2014

Beijing rejects IMF's hard-landing warning for China's economy

WASHINGTON - A senior Chinese official hit back on Saturday at International Monetary Fund warnings that China's economy faced the danger of a hard landing due to poor asset quality, saying the government was taking action to deal with financial risk.

Business, 12 Apr 2014

China backs aid for Ukraine, worried by IMF funding capacity

WASHINGTON - China said on Saturday it backed IMF financial support for Ukraine, but expressed concern about the global lender's funding capacity given the failure of the U.S. Congress to ratify a program of reforms for the institution.

G20, World, 12 Apr 2014

G20 gives U.S. year-end deadline for IMF reforms

WASHINGTON - Finance chiefs from around the globe on Friday gave the United States until year-end to ratify long-delayed reforms to the International Monetary Fund and threatened to move forward without it if it fails to do so. | Video

Business, G20, 12 Apr 2014