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IMF ready to lend up to $1 trillion in coronavirus response

The G20 agrees to inflate IMF funds as a gesture to poorer countries to help them recover from pandemic.

March 2, 2021

IMF trims UK GDP, but things look better for worldwide recovery after Covid-19

January 26, 2021
IMF tells UK to keep up record spending to protect economy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) slashed its growth forecasts for the UK economy today, and urged the government to keep

October 29, 2020
imf coronavirus

The International Monetary Fund has announced $50bn (£39bn) of emergency funding for countries hit by the coronavirus epidemic.  The IMF

March 5, 2020

The chief executive of the World Bank is poised to take over the International Monetary Fund after she was revealed

September 9, 2019

The Bulgarian chief executive of the World Bank, Kristalina Georgieva, has been selected as Europe’s choice to become the IMF’s

August 3, 2019

Finland’s central bank governor Olli Rehn has withdrawn himself from the race to become the IMF’s managing director. European finance

August 2, 2019

The ongoing trade war with China helped push business activity growth in the US to a three-year low in May,

May 23, 2019

In George Bernard Shaw’s words, if all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion. Scour

May 14, 2019

US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said today that he hopes the United States and China can reach a trade deal

April 29, 2019

UK economic growth will slow in the second half of the year after a strong start, according to economists at

April 29, 2019

The German government today once again slashed growth predictions for its economy, saying it now foresees a GDP increase of

April 17, 2019

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