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Euro zone seeks compromise on Greek debt ahead of IMF deadline

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BRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers hope to reach a compromise on Greek reforms on Monday in a final bid to get International Monetary Fund support for its bailout programme by the end of the year.

IMF sees stability in Sri Lanka's macroeconomic, financial conditions

COLOMBO The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Saturday said Sri Lanka's macroeconomic and financial conditions have begun to stabilize and the island nation's performance under its $1.5 billion loan programme is satisfactory.

Business, South Asia, 19 Nov 2016

Risks to China from 'very fast' credit growth rising rapidly - IMF

HONG KONG China's credit growth has been "very fast" by global standards and without a comprehensive strategy to tackle the debt overhang, there's growing risk it will have a banking crisis or sharply slower growth or both, the International Monetary Fund said.

Business, 18 Oct 2016

IMF members to push spending, revive trade to boost growth

WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund's member countries on Saturday pledged to revive flagging global trade, boost government spending and remove barriers to business to fight weak growth that has left too many people behind.

Business, Top News, Economy, 09 Oct 2016

IMF will stay out of Greek bailout, to take special status - sources

WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund will not join the Greek bailout programme but will likely accept a special advisory status with limited powers that keeps it at the table, two senior sources with direct knowledge of the proposals said.

Business, Economy, 09 Oct 2016

IMF's Lipton likes Bank of Japan policy revamp, calls for more 'arrows'

WASHINGTON International Monetary Fund First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton welcomed the Bank of Japan's new policy framework as a boost to its credibility, but called for more vigorous fiscal and structural policies to reflate a fragile economic recovery.

Business, Economy, Japan, 09 Oct 2016

Finance leaders issue fresh warnings amid Deutsche worries, pound rout

WASHINGTON World finance leaders issued fresh warnings about economic stability risks on Friday amid worries about a massive U.S. fine for Deutsche Bank destabilising Germany's largest bank, a sharp fall in the British pound and weak global growth.

Business, 08 Oct 2016

IMF says hyperinflation, mass migration loom for Venezuela

WASHINGTON Venezuela is courting a deeper economic collapse and hyperinflation that could spark an exodus of its people into neighbouring countries, the International Monetary Fund said on Friday.

World, 08 Oct 2016

IMF chief gives Deutsche Bank tough advice, says need deal on fine

WASHINGTON/FRANKFURT IMF chief Christine Lagarde gave Deutsche Bank some tough advice on Thursday, saying Germany's biggest lender needed to reform its business model and rapidly reach a deal with U.S. regulators over a potentially huge fine.

Business, 07 Oct 2016

IMF Chief gives Deutsche Bank tough advice on reform, need for fine deal

WASHINGTON/FRANKFURT IMF chief Christine Lagarde gave Deutsche Bank some tough advice on Thursday, saying Germany's biggest lender needed to reform its business model and reach a rapid deal with U.S. regulators over a potentially huge fine.

Business, 06 Oct 2016