Ecuador asks IMF for loan after quake - IMF official


MEXICO CITY The International Monetary Fund has received a request for a credit line from Ecuador following a deadly earthquake earlier this month, an IMF official said on Wednesday.

IMF says Pakistan ready to go it alone when programme ends

LONDON Pakistan will be ready to go it alone when its $6.7 billion three-year International Monetary Fund programme ends in September, a senior fund official said on Wednesday.

South Asia, Top News, World, 27 Apr 2016

IMF, World Bank, U.N., OECD form new group to stop tax erosion

WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank said on Tuesday they are joining forces with other international organizations to cooperate on tax issues and develop new tools and standards to halt tax base erosion and evasion.

Business, 20 Apr 2016

IMF members urge 'growth-friendly' spending, new lending tools

WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund's steering committee on Saturday urged member countries to boost "growth-friendly" spending and said the Fund should explore new lending tools to help deal with slowing global growth.

Business, 17 Apr 2016

IMF chief eyes 'bigger, bolder' effort on refugee crisis

WASHINGTON International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Wednesday said efforts to deal with refugees from war-torn countries in the Middle East and North Africa required a "bigger, bolder and broader approach."

World, 14 Apr 2016

IMF defends negative rates as 'net positive' for economies

WASHINGTON Negative interest rates are a "net positive" for economies where they are deployed, but there are limits to how low they can go, the International Monetary Fund's monetary and capital markets chief said on Wednesday.

Business, 13 Apr 2016

IMF's Vinals sees 'Brexit' as negative shock to UK finacial sector

WASHINGTON An exit by Britain from the European Union would be a "negative shock" for the British and European economies as well as London's status as a financial hub, the International Monetary Fund's monetary and markets chief said on Wednesday.

Business, 13 Apr 2016

IMF says financial stability risks rising, urges bank asset repair

WASHINGTON World financial markets have calmed after turmoil earlier this year, but more needs to be done to ensure global financial stability amid slowing growth, weak commodity prices and worries about China's economy, the International Monetary Fund warned on Wednesday.

Business, 13 Apr 2016

IMF cuts global growth outlook again, warns of political risks

WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday of the risk of political isolationism, notably Britain's possible exit from the European Union, and the risk of growing economic inequality as it cut its global economic growth forecast for the fourth time in a year. | Video

Business, Top News, 13 Apr 2016

IMF says 'very real' Brexit risk could deal blow to world economy

LONDON Britain could deal a damaging blow to the fragile global economy if it votes to leave the European Union, the International Monetary Fund said in the sharpest warning yet from a global body about the risks associated with Brexit. | Video

Business, 12 Apr 2016