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IMF's Lipton said progress made on Greece


BERLIN A top official at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday there had been progress on Greece and the Fund would like to get to a situation where it could help Greece.

Georgia confident over new IMF programme, says minister

TBILISI Georgia expects to agree a new funding programme with the International Monetary Fund as it seeks to reform its economy and attract more foreign investment, the country's economy minister said.

Business, 21 Feb 2017

IMF's Lipton says let's stay calm and see what comes from Trump

BERLIN A top official from the International Monetary Fund warned against over-reactions to the plans of U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday.

Business, 21 Feb 2017

Portugal reimburses half of IMF bailout with latest payment

LISBON Portugal has made a new early repayment of 1.7 billion euros (£1.45 billion) to the International Monetary Fund, meaning it has reimbursed half of the bailout loans provided by the IMF during the 2011 debt crisis, the Finance Ministry said on Monday.

Business, 20 Feb 2017

Not ready to pay any price for IMF in Greece - Slovakia's Kazimir

BRUSSELS Slovakia would welcome the International Monetary Fund's involvement in the Greek bailout but is not willing to pay any price for it, including accepting any debt relief, which Athens does not need, Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kazimir said.

Business, 20 Feb 2017

Mongolia agrees $5.5 billion economic bailout plan with IMF, others

ULAANBAATAR Mongolia has agreed with the International Monetary Fund and other partners for a $5.5 billion (£4.4 billion) economic stabilization package, according to a statement from the IMF on Sunday.

Business, 19 Feb 2017

IMF says its view on Greek bailout deal unchanged

WASHINGTON/BERLIN The International Monetary Fund declined to comment on a media report on Friday that it was likely to contribute up to 5 billion euros (4.26 billion pounds) to a third bailout package for Greece, saying its views on the deal had not shifted.

Business, 17 Feb 2017

Greece calls on IMF to drop demand for pension cuts and 'listen'

ATHENS Greece cannot cut pensions any further, as the International Monetary Fund is demanding, Greece's labour minister said on Friday, drawing a red line days before euro zone finance ministers assess the country's progress in meeting the terms of its bailout.

Business, 17 Feb 2017

Germany says IMF participation in Greek bailout indispensable

BERLIN Germany insisted on Friday it was essential that the International Monetary Fund participate in Greece's bailout programme after a German lawmaker in the European Parliament said IMF involvement was no longer crucial.

Business, 17 Feb 2017

Merkel to meet IMF's Lagarde next Wednesday - spokeswoman

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde next Wednesday for talks, a German government spokeswoman said on Friday.

World, G20, 17 Feb 2017