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Ukraine aims to pass IMF-backed anti-corruption law in February

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KIEV Ukraine aims to pass legislation backed by the International Monetary Fund to set up a special anti-corruption court in February and implement the law within 6-8 months, Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko told Reuters.

China's growth objectives clash with financial stability goal - IMF

BEIJING China should prioritise financial stability above development goals, as pursuit of regional growth targets and helping firms avoid heavy job losses had led to a surge in debt, particularly at local government level, the International Monetary Fund said.

Economy, Budget 2017, Business, 07 Dec 2017

Analysis: Breaking slow - Asia set to raise rates next year, but still lag Fed

HONG KONG Tighter monetary policy is coming to Asia next year. Yet it will lag the Federal Reserve's rate hikes as Asian central banks balance an exports-led revival in growth with a slowdown in regional locomotive China.

Budget 2017, Business, Economy, 07 Dec 2017

IMF credit to Chad delayed over Glencore oil debt

LONDON/N'DJAMENA Chad's stalled talks with Glencore on restructuring more than $1 billion in debt due to the trading firm has delayed the release of IMF funds for the struggling central African country until at least early next year, sources familiar with the matter said.

Budget 2017, Business, 24 Nov 2017

Zimbabwe's economic situation 'very difficult': IMF mission chief

JOHANNESBURG Zimbabwe's economic growth is threatened by high government spending, an untenable foreign exchange regime and inadequate reforms, a senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) official said.

Economy, Budget 2017, Business, 23 Nov 2017

Zimbabwe's army seizes power, Mugabe confined but 'safe'

HARARE Zimbabwe's military seized power on Wednesday saying it was holding President Robert Mugabe and his family safe while targeting "criminals" in the entourage of the man who has ruled the nation since independence 37 years ago. | Video

World, Top News, 16 Nov 2017

IMF says Europe's growth more durable, warns of 'disruptive' Brexit threat

LONDON Europe's economy is now hitting its stride, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday, but a disruptive Brexit could result in "appreciably" lower growth for both Britain and the euro zone.

Budget 2017, Business, 13 Nov 2017

Interview: IMF says Europe's growth more durable, warns of 'disruptive' Brexit threat

LONDON Europe's economy is now hitting its stride, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday, but a disruptive Brexit could result in "appreciably" lower growth for both Britain and the euro zone.

Budget 2017, Business, Economy, 13 Nov 2017

IMF, BOJ member say Japan needs to keep stimulus running

TOKYO/MIYAZAKI, Japan The IMF on Wednesday urged Japan to maintain its massive monetary stimulus to boost consumer prices, a view echoed by a central bank board member, reinforcing expectations policy will remain accommodative.

Budget 2017, Business, Japan, 08 Nov 2017

IMF's Lagarde warns protectionism, while now just words, may come to hurt Asia

TOKYO Protectionist sentiment has not yet gone beyond mere words, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday, but would hurt Asian economies with open and free markets if it did.

Budget 2017, Business, 08 Nov 2017