Greece to support Rome EU declaration, but wants backing on labour reforms


ATHENS Greece will support a declaration marking the European Union's 60th birthday but needs the bloc's backing against International Monetary Fund demands on labour reforms, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said ahead of an EU Summit in Rome.

Greek police intercept eight suspect packages following parcel bombs to IMF, Germany

ATHENS Greek police intercepted eight suspect packages at a postal sorting centre in Athens on Monday, after the dispatch of booby-trapped deliveries to the International Monetary Fund in Paris and the German Finance Ministry. | Video

World, 21 Mar 2017

Greek address on letter which exploded at IMF - Greek minister

ATHENS An envelope which exploded at the European offices of the International Monetary Fund in Paris on Thursday carried a Greek return address and purported to have been sent by an opposition party official, Greece's public order minister said.

World, 17 Mar 2017

Letter bomb at IMF's Paris office injures woman employee

PARIS A female employee of the International Monetary Fund suffered injuries to her face and arms on Thursday when a letter bomb mailed from Greece and addressed to the world lender's European representative blew up as she opened it, officials said. | Video

World, Top News 16 Mar 2017

Explosion at IMF Paris office caused by homemade device - police

PARIS An explosion at the IMF's offices in Paris, which injured one employee, was caused by a homemade device, said the head of the French capital's police force on Thursday.

World, 16 Mar 2017

IMF's Furusawa says global imbalances above desirable levels

TOKYO Concentration of global imbalances among a few large countries presents a risk to the world economy and could disrupt financial markets, a senior International Monetary Fund official said on Wednesday.

Budget 2017, Business, 08 Mar 2017

Ex-IMF boss Rato sentenced to jail in Spain over credit card scandal

MADRID Former International Monetary Fund chief Rodrigo Rato was sentenced to 4-1/2 years in prison by Spain's High Court on Thursday following a scandal over the widespread misuse of company credit cards during his tenure at lender Bankia.

World, Spain 23 Feb 2017

Greece needs debt restructuring, interest rate cuts - IMF's Lagarde

BERLIN Greece doesn't need a debt haircut at the moment, International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday, adding that debt restructuring and interest rate cuts on bailout loans were necessary.

Budget 2017, Business, Economy, 22 Feb 2017

India banking bailout cost 'manageable' - IMF

NEW DELHI The cost of recapitalising India's struggling banks would be affordable even under a negative scenario, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, urging government steps to strengthen the financial system.

German lawmakers to drop support for Greece bailout if IMF quits - senior MP

BERLIN German lawmakers will not back further financial support for Greece if the International Monetary Fund withdraws from Athens's bailout programme, the deputy parliamentary floor leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc said. | Video

Budget 2017, Business, Economy, 22 Feb 2017