Greece signals progress as deadlocked bailout talks restart


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.

Ireland names Investec executive as new debt chief

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.

Business, 25 Nov 2014

Stalled Greek bailout talks to resume in Paris on Tuesday

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.

Business, 24 Nov 2014

Bank of England hires IMF forecaster for senior research job

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.

UK, Business, 24 Nov 2014

IMF says significant progress in Ghana aid talks

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.

World, Africa 21 Nov 2014

Ghana says IMF satisfied with its fiscal reforms

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.

World, Africa 21 Nov 2014

Serbia clinches one billion euro loan deal with IMF

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.

Business, 20 Nov 2014

Spain's Santander ends ex-IMF chief Rodrigo Rato's contract

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.

Business, Spain 14 Nov 2014

Ukraine's PM says main task is to build army to stop Russia

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.

World, 14 Nov 2014

IMF says to consider debt relief for Ebola-hit countries

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.

Africa, World, G20, 13 Nov 2014