About: International Monetary Fund

Economy & Jobs 03-07-2019

Lagarde’s ECB nomination thrusts IMF into early succession race

The nomination of Christine Lagarde as European Central Bank president on Tuesday (2 July) has thrust the International Monetary Fund into an early, unanticipated search for a new leader amid a raging trade war that has darkened the outlook for global growth.
Economy & Jobs 12-10-2018

Economic growth: The party’s over, says IMF

The International Monetary Fund has lowered its forecast for economic growth in the global economy as the trade conflict between the USA and China becomes a real threat. But the situation in Europe is not exactly rosy either. EURACTIV Germany’s media partner WirtschaftsWoche reports.
Economy & Jobs 09-10-2018

IMF: Brexit, low productivity to slow eurozone growth

The International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday (9 October) of a further slowing in eurozone's economic growth, which was forecast at 2% this year, due to persistent uncertainty over Brexit and low productivity. EURACTIV’s partner efe-epa reports.
Economy & Jobs 18-07-2018

IMF concerned over global trade war

The International Monetary Fund continues to project global growth at 3.9%  in 2018, but a rise in trade tensions “are an important downside risk”. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
Economy & Jobs 14-04-2017

US government ‘open’ to IMF participation in Greek bailout

Washington will keep an “open mind” regarding the participation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the Greek bailout programme, a senior US Treasury official said yesterday (13 April).
Economy & Jobs 20-03-2017

Eurozone chief backs German calls for ‘a European IMF’

The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) – the eurozone's bailout fund – should ultimately be turned into a European version of the International Monetary Fund IMF, according to the head of eurozone finance ministers.

IMF recommends paying refugees below the minimum wage

The International Monetary Fund has highlighted the positive effect of public spending on refugees on European GDP, but has also recommended that employers pay them less than the minimum wage. EURACTIV France reports
Climate change 21-10-2015

False start at Bonn climate conference

The first day of the final round of climate negotiations did not bring the expected results, as questions over finance threaten to derail the process. Journal de l'Environnement reports
Euro & Finance 11-06-2015

IMF’s ‘never again’ experience in Greece may get worse

For the International Monetary Fund, five years of playing junior partner in European bailouts for Greece has been a "never again" experience, and the worst may be yet to come.
Energy 19-05-2015

Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF

Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3 trillion (€4.74 tn) a year, equivalent to $10m a minute every day, according to a startling new estimate by the International Monetary Fund.
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Development Policy 18-03-2015

US frets as major EU powers join new China-led ‘World Bank’

The United States has urged countries to think twice before signing up to a new China-led Asian development bank that Washington sees as a rival to the World Bank, after Germany, France and Italy followed Britain in saying they would join.

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