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Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis center left, and Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras, center right, arrive at a meeting in Athens, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Mitsotakis chaired Wednesday a meeting of cabinet ministers on economic policy. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
September 16, 2019 - 2:03 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has asked its European creditors to approve the early repayment of part of its bailout loans from the International Monetary Fund, the country's finance minister said Monday. Christos Staikouras said paying off the IMF loans ahead of schedule would reduce debt servicing...
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August 09, 2019 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund sees little evidence that China's central bank has deliberately reduced the value of the nation's currency — a position at odds with the Trump administration's decision this week to accuse Beijing of manipulating the yuan. The IMF said Friday in its...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018, file photo, the World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva speaks at the World Bank/IMF annual spring meeting in Washington. European governments have decided to put forward Georgieva from Bulgaria as their candidate to replace Christine Lagarde as head of the Washington-based International Monetary Fund. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
August 02, 2019 - 6:48 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European governments have decided to put forward World Bank official Kristalina Georgieva from Bulgaria as their candidate to replace Christine Lagarde as head of the Washington-based International Monetary Fund. Georgieva prevailed in a vote Friday among EU governments...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 19, 2019, file photo, a cargo ship is docked at the Port of Los Angeles, in Los Angeles. The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its outlook for the world economy because of simmering international trade tensions. But at the same time, the fund is slightly boosting its forecast for U.S. economy in 2019, citing expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 23, 2019 - 10:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its outlook for the world economy because of simmering international trade tensions. But at the same time, the fund is boosting its forecast for U.S. economy this year, citing expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut interest...
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July 10, 2019 - 8:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it hasn't decided who it wants to succeed Christine Lagarde as the next head of the International Monetary Fund. Government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer told reporters in Berlin on Wednesday that Germany "would wish for a qualified European candidate." She...
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In this June 12, 2019, photo, a man walks past an entrance to the International Finance Corporation, a unit of the World Bank Group, in Washington. The unit of the World Bank has been dragged onto the edges of Latin America’s biggest corruption scandal involving a highway connecting the Colombian capital to busy Caribbean ports. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 02, 2019 - 12:05 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A unit of the World Bank has been dragged into the edges of Latin America's biggest corruption scandal. The scandal involves a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) highway across mountainous terrain connecting the Colombian capital to busy Caribbean ports. An investment officer for...
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May 12, 2019 - 3:37 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The International Monetary Fund said Sunday it reached a preliminary agreement with Pakistan for a $6 billion bailout over the next three years to finance sweeping economic reforms. Pakistan and the international lender reached a "staff level agreement" subject to approval by the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, Jihad Azour, the International Monetary Fund's Mideast and Central Asia department director, gives a press conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In a new outlook report issued Monday, April 29, 2019, the IMF said that political uncertainty and volatile oil prices are weighing heavily on economic growth in the Middle East this year. A closer look, however, shows sharp variations from country to country. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
April 29, 2019 - 1:39 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The International Monetary Fund says political uncertainty and volatile oil prices are weighing heavily on economic growth in the Middle East this year. A new outlook report issued on Monday said that overall regional growth is expected to slowdown from close to 2...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during the International Monetary Fund IMF Governors group photo at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 14, 2019 - 12:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance officials are pledging closer cooperation in efforts to lift the world economy out of its current slowdown, but tensions persist between the United States and other nations over trade and other issues. Officials wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation...
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Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso, speaks during a G20 news conference, at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 12, 2019 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials from the world's major powers acknowledged Friday that the global economy is in a slowdown, but they forecast that growth will pick up by the second half of this year, thanks to interest-rate policies from the Federal Reserve and other central banks. Officials of...
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