WASHINGTON - Downside risks to the global economy have risen and a combination of threats including slower growth in China and rising market volatility could severely cut the outlook, International Monetary Fund staff warned on Wednesday.
JAKARTA - The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday it was speaking with Chinese authorities about the country's "very significant" economic transition, which it hoped would be managed in an "orderly fashion".
JAKARTA - Recent volatility in global financial markets shows how rapidly risks can spill over from one economy to the next, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in Jakarta on Wednesday.
JAKARTA - Global economic growth is likely to be weaker than earlier expected, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday, due to a slower recovery in advanced economies and a further slowdown in emerging nations.
ACCRA - The International Monetary Fund's board on Monday approved a second disbursement to Ghana under an aid deal and urged the government to adhere to the programme's terms to stabilise the economy.
ACCRA - Ghana faced down the first major challenge to an IMF austerity programme on Monday when doctors suspended a three-week strike but a bigger test of President John Mahama's commitment will come next year as he fights for reelection.
ZURICH - A form of debt restructuring rather than outright forgiveness should enable Greece to handle its "unviable" debt burden, the head of the International Monetary Fund was quoted as telling a Swiss newspaper.
RIMINI, Italy - China's economic slowdown and a sharp fall in its stock market herald not a crisis but a "necessary" adjustment for the world's second biggest economy, a senior International Monetary Fund official said on Saturday.
BERLIN - Germany wants the International Monetary Fund involved in Greece's new bailout because of the economic rigour it brings more than for any financial help, government sources said on Thursday.
BELGRADE - Serbia will seek the backing of the International Monetary Fund to raise pensions and public sector wages during a loan review beginning on Thursday, with the government hinting at a snap election early next year.