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International Monetary Fund cuts Hong Kong growth forecast

South China Morning Post - ‎37 minutes ago‎
The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast for Hong Kong's economic growth to 2.2 per cent this year. However, it is still above Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's projection of 1 to 2 per cent growth announced in this year's budget.
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International Monetary Fund

Financial Times - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Latin America and the Caribbean are on course for a 0.5 per cent economic contraction this year, making it the first time since the debt crisis of 1982-83 that the region has seen two consecutive years of negative growth, the IMF said in its Western ...
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IMF warns Chinese response to debt needs to be more comprehensive

Financial Times - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The IMF has been expressing growing concern about China's debt issues and pushing for an urgent response by Beijing to what the fund sees as a serious problem for the Chinese economy.

IMF to consider Zim progress report

The Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
ZIMBABWE expects to take its re-engagement with multilateral institutions to the next stage as the International Monetary Fund board considers a report on the progress the country has made in terms of policy reform and improving the economic environment.
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Regional Economic Outlook April 2016

International Monetary Fund - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
In 2016, low oil prices and deepening conflicts continue to weigh mightily on the economies of the MENAP region. Oil exporters are facing another year of heavily reduced oil export revenues, and require ongoing fiscal consolidation and reforms to cope ...
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Middle East Economies Face Oil Revenue Fall, IMF Says—Energy Journal

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The International Monetary Fund estimates the Middle East's oil-dependent economies have missed out on $390 billion in oil revenue last year alone and face up to $150 billion in income losses this year as a direct result of cheap oil prices, Nicolas ...
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IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD form new group to stop tax erosion

Reuters - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank said on Tuesday they are joining forces with other international organizations to cooperate on tax issues and develop new tools and standards to halt tax base erosion and evasion.
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IMF paints gloomy picture on global economy

The Herald - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its recent World Economic Outlook (WEO) titled Too Slow for Too Long showed that baseline projection for global growth in 2016 is a modest 3,2 percent, broadly in line with last year, and a 0,2 percentage point ...

International Monetary Fund says oil exporting countries should brace for losses of more than $500 billion this year ... - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
International Monetary Fund says oil exporting countries should brace for losses of more than $500 billion this year - AP. Read more on bigstory.
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IMF plans mission to Tajikistan

Financial Times - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Masood Ahmed, director of the Middle East and Central Asia department at the IMF, told the Financial Times that a Fund delegation would visit Dushanbe, the country's capital, “in the coming weeks” to “see if we can reach agreement on a programme”.
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Politics|Carbon Pricing Becomes a Cause for the World Bank and IMF

New York Times - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
But the leaders of the World Bank, the I.M.F. and other major global institutions say cutting emissions enough to stave off the worst effects of climate change will not be possible unless all fossil fuel polluters are forced to pay for the carbon ...
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IMF Suspends Millions In Aid Dollars To Mozambique Over Hidden Debt

International Business Times - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
The International Monetary Fund has suspended aid to Mozambique after finding that the southern African nation allegedly had at least $1 billion in previously undisclosed government debt.
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Former Greek Finance Minister: Massive IMF Bailouts are "Ponzi Austerity" Scheme

Democracy Now! - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Earlier this week, negotiations between Greece and international creditors hit an impasse over the bankers' demands for extra austerity measures.
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UK joins IMF and World Bank to cut Mozambique aid

BBC News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The UK government says it has suspended financial aid to Mozambique over an alleged "serious breach of trust" relating to undisclosed debts.

IMF sees emerging mkt innovations as 'crankiness' of Guv:Rajan - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
IMF sees emerging mkt innovations as 'crankiness' of Guv:Rajan. The outspoken Governor, who himself has served in the past as Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund, said the multilateral institution is more likely to find innovations in ...

IMF: Taxation policies need tweaking

Sun.Star - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Address the loopholes. International Monetary Fund representative to the Philippines Jay Peiris notes that taxes in the country are very high but collection is not, due to several tax exemptions.
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Sri Lanka, IMF agree on $1.5B bailout to avert balance of payments crisis

CNBC - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reached agreement with the Sri Lankan government for a $1.5 billion bailout to help the island nation avert a balance of payments crisis.
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Cornell Picks IMF Investment Chief as CIO

Chief Investment Officer - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Kenneth Miranda_Cornell Kenneth Miranda Cornell University's endowment has tapped former director of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) investment office as its new CIO. Kenneth Miranda will manage Cornell's $6 billion portfolio starting July 1 ...

International Monetary Fund cuts global growth forecasts and warns of multiple economic threats - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The IMF's World Economic Outlook 2016 forecasts global growth at 3.2 per cent in 2016 and 3.5 per cent in 2017, a downward revision of 0.2 per cent and 0.1 per cent, respectively, compared with the January 2016 update.