ATHENS - Greece resumed talks with its EU/IMF lenders in Paris on Tuesday, saying progress had been made towards breaking a deadlock that could derail the government's plan to quit an international bailout by year-end.
DUBLIN - Ireland has appointed an executive from investment bank Investec to head the national debt agency, replacing the man who oversaw the country's return to bond markets following its EU-IMF bailout.
ATHENS - Greece's government will resume stalled talks with EU/IMF lenders in Paris on Tuesday, as Athens pushes to conclude a review by inspectors so it can make an early exit to an unpopular bailout programme.
LONDON - The Bank of England has hired a senior economic forecaster from the International Monetary Fund to guide a new research unit that will help the central bank widen its thinking on economic policy, the BoE said on Monday.
ACCRA - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday it made significant progress in a third round of talks with Ghana on a financial aid programme aimed at helping the West African country out of a fiscal crisis.
ACCRA - The International Monetary Fund is satisfied with fiscal reforms Ghana has put in place, Finance Minister Seth Terkper said on Friday, at the end of a third round of talks he said he hoped would soon lead to an agreement on a financial aid programme.
BELGRADE - Serbia agreed a three-year precautionary loan deal with the International Monetary Fund on Thursday worth around 1 billion euros (0.79 billion pounds), ending months of uncertainty that had weighed on the dinar currency.
MADRID - Spain's Santander is disbanding its 12-strong international advisory board, a spokesman said on Friday, in a move that ends ex-IMF chief Rodrigo Rato's tenure at the bank and is the highest-profile decision yet from new boss Ana Botin.
KIEV - Ukraine's top priority is to build an army strong enough to stop Russian military aggression, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Friday, as he made recommendations for top positions in a new coalition government.
WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund will discuss debt relief for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone at the Group of 20 leaders meeting in Australia later this week as it considers further support for the countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak, an IMF spokesman said on Thursday.