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German finance minister preparing for Greek aid without IMF - report


BERLIN German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is preparing for a continuation of aid for Greece without the involvement of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Germany's Bild newspaper reported on Wednesday.

IMF upgrades China growth estimate on stimulus, downgrades India after cash crunch

BEIJING The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for China's economic growth this year by 0.3 percentage points to 6.5 percent, on expectations of continued policy stimulus.

Business, 16 Jan 2017

Jordan's king reshuffles cabinet amid growing security, economic challenges

AMMAN Jordan's King Abdullah reshuffled his cabinet on Sunday but retained Hani Mulki as prime minister with more scope to face Islamist militants and to press ahead with unpopular IMF-mandated reforms to cut rising public debt.

World, Middle East, 15 Jan 2017

Immigration boosts wealth, does not increase inequality - IMF

BRUSSELS Immigration has a generally positive economic impact on receiving countries but the benefits depend on how well the migrants are integrated, the International Monetary Fund's First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton said on Monday.

World, 09 Jan 2017

Greek finance minister - extending fiscal contingency steps may break EU/IMF stalemate

ATHENS Greece is open to extending a contingency mechanism to ensure it will meet fiscal targets beyond 2018 to break a stalemate in talks with its euro zone lenders and the IMF over its second bailout review, its finance minister said on Saturday.

Business, 31 Dec 2016

Ukrainian MPs pass 2017 budget to boost IMF aid hopes

KIEV Ukraine's parliament approved a budget for 2017 on Wednesday, raising its chance of securing more aid from the International Monetary Fund under a $17.5 billion loan package.

World, 21 Dec 2016

Lagarde keeps IMF job, escapes penalty after negligence conviction in France

PARIS/WASHINGTON International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde escaped punishment and kept her job on Monday despite a conviction on negligence charges over a state payout made while she served as France's finance minister in 2008. | Video

World, Business 20 Dec 2016

Lagarde says won't appeal French negligence verdict, to focus on IMF

WASHINGTON International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Monday she does not intend to appeal her conviction in France on a negligence charge over a government payout she approved as French finance minister.

Business, World 19 Dec 2016

IMF board reaffirms confidence in Lagarde after negligence verdict

WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund said on Monday its executive board reaffirmed its full confidence in Managing Director Christine Lagarde despite her conviction by a French court on a negligence charge.

Business, World 19 Dec 2016

IMF's Lagarde pledges fund support for Ukraine after bank nationalized

WASHINGTON International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Monday she phoned Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to commend him on the government's decision to nationalize Privatbank, calling it a "major step forward" in safeguarding financial stability.

Business, World, 19 Dec 2016