ROME - Italy's economy will shrink in 2014 for a third year running, while the public debt will continue to rise, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday, calling on Matteo Renzi's government to follow through on promised reforms.
WASHINGTON - The global economy faces a growing risk from big financial market bets that could quickly unravel if investors get spooked by geopolitical tensions or a shift in U.S. interest rate policy, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could receive an additional $127 million from the International Monetary Fund to help them deal with the worst-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus, the IMF said on Wednesday.
SARAJEVO - Bosnia's governments are unlikely to meet the terms set by the International Monetary Fund for getting new funds, Prime Minister Vjekoslav Bevanda said on Wednesday, because they will campaigning for October's general election.
WEXFORD Ireland - Ireland will likely use cash reserves to repay some of around 18 billion euros of loans to the International Monetary Fund in a bid to cut its interest bill, the country's Spending Minister said on Monday.
KIEV - Ukraine, which expects a total $7.6 billion in IMF loans in 2014, plans to borrow an additional 200 million Canadian dollars (£111.1 million) later this year, the government said on Monday.
MILAN - Euro zone finance ministers on Friday backed Ireland's plan to repay part of its 2010 bailout package early, making it likely that Dublin can start paying some 18 billion euros (14.31 billion pounds) of loans from the International Monetary Fund by the end of the year.
TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's targets for empowering women, a key part of his economic growth strategy, could add substantially to annual growth if met, International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Christine Lagarde said on Friday.
WASHINGTON - A decision by Scotland to break away from the United Kingdom next week could prompt negative market reaction in the short-term due to uncertainty over the country's future economic policies, the IMF said on Thursday.