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Germany says IMF plans to stay involved in Greece bailout talks

BERLIN The International Monetary Fund's chief has reassured German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble that the IMF plans to remain constructively engaged in talks about further aid for Greece, a spokesman for Schaeuble said on Friday.

Q&A: Trump's policy plans and dollar hopes a paradox: ex-IMF adviser

HONG KONG U.S. president-elect Donald Trump failed to see the connection between his policy plans and the strength of the dollar when he expressed his favour of a weaker currency earlier this week, a former policy adviser of the International Monetary Fund said.

Business, 19 Jan 2017

IMF praises Saudi budget plans, says eliminating deficit feasible

DUBAI The International Monetary Fund praised Saudi Arabia's budget plans on Tuesday and said Riyadh's goal of eliminating a huge fiscal deficit left by low oil prices by 2020 looked feasible.

Business, 17 Jan 2017

IMF upgrades China growth estimate on stimulus, downgrades India after cash crunch

BEIJING The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for China's economic growth this year by 0.3 percentage points to 6.5 percent, on expectations of continued policy stimulus.

Top News, Business, 16 Jan 2017

Jordan's king reshuffles cabinet amid growing security, economic challenges

AMMAN Jordan's King Abdullah reshuffled his cabinet on Sunday but retained Hani Mulki as prime minister with more scope to face Islamist militants and to press ahead with unpopular IMF-mandated reforms to cut rising public debt.

World, 16 Jan 2017

Lagarde keeps IMF job, escapes penalty after negligence conviction in France

PARIS/WASHINGTON International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde escaped punishment and kept her job on Monday despite a conviction on negligence charges over a state payout made while she served as France's finance minister in 2008.

Business, 20 Dec 2016

Lagarde says won't appeal French negligence verdict, to focus on IMF

WASHINGTON International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Monday she does not intend to appeal her conviction in France on a negligence charge over a government payout she approved as French finance minister.

Business, 20 Dec 2016

IMF board reaffirms confidence in Lagarde after negligence verdict

WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund said on Monday its executive board reaffirmed its full confidence in Managing Director Christine Lagarde despite her conviction by a French court on a negligence charge.

Business, 20 Dec 2016

IMF board to consider Lagarde negligence verdict - spokesman

WASHINGTON The International Monetary's Executive Board is expected to meet shortly to consider the negligence verdict issued against Managing Director Christine Lagarde by a French court, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said on Monday.

Business, 19 Dec 2016

IMF chief Lagarde has left France before trial verdict - lawyer

PARIS International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has left France for Washington and will not be present for the verdict in her negligence trial, her lawyer told Reuters.

Business, 19 Dec 2016