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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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