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 United States on Tuesday proposed that the International Monetary Fund write off some $100 million in debt it is owed by Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to free up more resources for those countries, the hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak.
PARIS - The International Monetary Fund and the United States encouraged the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan toward greater monetary stimulus on Friday and urged governments around the world to do their share to cultivate growth in their countries.
WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund ignored its own research and pushed too early for richer countries to trim budgets after the global financial crisis, the IMF's internal auditor said on Tuesday.
SINGAPORE - Singapore's plans to cut reliance on foreign workers could reduce its competitiveness and growth potential while keeping core inflation elevated, the International Monetary Fund said in a report on Saturday.
PARIS - World financial market turbulence this week looks to be a simple correction, International Monetary Fund chief Christian Lagarde told a conference in Paris on Friday.
LONDON - World markets tumbled for a second day on Thursday, hurt by concerns about the health of world economy and fears that Europe's debt crisis was waking up from a two-year siesta.
LONDON - Global markets showed some signs of stabilisation on Thursday after their most turbulent day in four years, but worries about world growth and the end of years of U.S. stimulus kept investors in a fraught mood.
WASHINGTON, Oct 12 - Finance ministers and central bankers from around the globe are in Washington for meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, which wrap up on Sunday.
WASHINGTON, Oct 11 - The following are highlights from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings on Saturday in Washington.