Ukraine's PM says main task is to build army to stop Russia


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.

U.S. urges IMF to cancel debt of Ebola-stricken countries

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.

World, 12 Nov 2014

IMF, U.S. encourage ECB, Japan monetary stimulus

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.

Business, Japan 08 Nov 2014

IMF gave richer countries wrong austerity advice after crisis - watchdog

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.

Business, 04 Nov 2014

IMF says Singapore's foreign worker curbs could hurt competitiveness, growth

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.

Business, 18 Oct 2014

Markets are in correction, perhaps over-reacting - IMF's Lagarde

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.

Business, 17 Oct 2014

Europe shares fall again as global rout resumes

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.

Business, 16 Oct 2014

World markets on edge after worst turmoil in four years

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.

Business, 16 Oct 2014

DIARY-IMF, World Bank 2014 fall meetings in Washington

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.

12 Oct 2014

HIGHLIGHTS-IMF, World Bank 2014 fall meetings in Washington on Saturday

WASHINGTON, Oct 11 - The following are highlights from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings on Saturday in Washington.

12 Oct 2014