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.
KIEV - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Monday called on lawmakers to pass budget amendments on a second attempt to secure financing for the military and maintain Kiev's bailout deals with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
BRUSSELS - Euro zone finance ministers are likely to discuss in September whether to allow Ireland to repay its more expensive bailout loans from the International Monetary Fund before paying back the euro zone bailout fund, a euro zone official said.
WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund urged Ukraine's leaders on Friday to press forward with "steady implementation" of economic reforms agreed with the fund, a day after the prime minister tendered his resignation.
WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund on Friday urged Ukraine's leaders to press forward with "steady implementation" of the economic reforms agreed with the fund a day after the prime minister tendered his resignation.
WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY - The International Monetary Fund on Thursday chopped its 2014 forecast for global economic growth to take into account weakness early in the year in the United States and China, the world's two biggest economies.
WASHINGTON - Israel and Gaza are already facing economic costs from the fighting between them that has raged for the past two weeks, a spokesman from the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON - The board of the International Monetary Fund is expected to meet about Ukraine's loan program in late August, an IMF spokesman said on Thursday, which would likely allow the embattled country to receive its next aid disbursement of an expected $1.4 billion.
PARIS - The head of the International Monetary Fund warned on Friday that financial markets were "perhaps too upbeat" because high unemployment and high debt in Europe could drag down investment and hurt future growth prospects.