LISBON - Portugal's constitutional court gave the government on Thursday more leeway to cut the budget deficit by approving, in part, austerity measures included in an IMF/EU bailout that Lisbon exited in May.
SOFIA - Bulgaria's central bank has asked the International Monetary Fund to carry out an in-depth review of the Balkan country's financial sector following its worst banking crisis since the 1990s, it said on Friday.
KIEV - Ukraine expects that a decision on disbursement of a second $1.4 billion tranche of aid by the International Monetary Fund under a $17 billion loan programme will be adopted on Aug. 29, Central Bank chief Valeria Hontareva said on Friday.
ATHENS - Greek lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday with a series of reforms to pave the way for the next, one-billion-euros (£771.62-million) tranche of loans under the country's EU/IMF bailout.
KIEV - Ukrainian parliament approved budget amendments on Thursday that were requested by the government to increase army financing and keep an International Monetary Fund bailout deal afloat, the speaker of the assembly, Oleksander Turchinov, said.
BEIJING - China should set an economic growth target of 6.5-7 percent for 2015 and refrain from stimulus measures unless the economy threatens to slow sharply from that level, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund's $17 billion (10.03 billion pounds) loan programme for Ukraine may have to be revised if the country's conflict in its eastern regions continues for much longer, the head of the IMF said without specifying further.
WASHINGTON - Sharply higher interest rates around the world could combine with weaker growth in emerging markets to slice as much as 2 percentage points off global growth in the next five years, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.
DUBLIN - The IMF is in favour of Ireland refinancing its bailout loans and Dublin would like to begin the process this year if it can get agreement in Europe, finance minister Michael Noonan said on Monday.
LONDON - The Bank of England won backing from the International Monetary Fund on Monday for keeping interest rates low, even as the IMF welcomed signs that Britain's surprisingly strong economic recovery is broadening.