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#International Monetary Fund

# international-monetary-fund - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Explainer: How did the price of oil slump to below zero dollars a barrel?

The price has been plummeting thanks to an unprecedented decline in demand.

# international-monetary-fund - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

IMF cancels debt payments of 25 'vulnerable' countries amid Covid-19 pandemic

The debt payments of the countries, which are primarily in Africa, will be cancelled for at least six months.

# international-monetary-fund - Monday 20 July, 2015

Greek banks reopen as citizens face massive price hikes

Greeks will be able to withdraw up to €420 at once per week.

# international-monetary-fund - Friday 17 April, 2015

Home of former IMF boss searched in new money-laundering probe

Rodrigo Rato has already been charged in two graft cases.

# international-monetary-fund - Monday 19 January, 2015

Ireland is the IMF's star pupil. But that doesn't mean you're getting any debt relief

International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde says “a debt is a debt and it is a contract”.

# international-monetary-fund - Friday 28 November, 2014

The Universal Social Charge isn't going anywhere - Noonan

Michael Noonan says it’s here for the “foreseeable future”.

# international-monetary-fund - Friday 12 September, 2014

Michael Noonan has struck a deal that will save Ireland €1.5 billion

The Finance Minister has been in Milan urging EU colleagues to support his push for early repayment of IMF loans.

# international-monetary-fund - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Ireland second to Bermuda as 'conduit' for taxable income of US multinationals - IMF staff paper

Corporate tax avoidance is bad for the global economy, paper reports.

# international-monetary-fund - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

'We're a normal country now': Brendan Howlin said goodbye to the IMF's man in Dublin today

“I met him to say goodbye to him, he’s leaving next week,” Brendan Howlin said today.

# international-monetary-fund - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Ukraine rescued by IMF bailout

The fund of up to €13 billion will avert bankruptcy amid Ukraine’s escalating standoff with Russia.

# international-monetary-fund - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Greece could get more cash after Troika agree next step in bailout programme IMF

Greece could get more cash after Troika agree next step in bailout programme

Meanwhile, IMF chief Christine Lagarde denied any wrongdoing as she was questioned for the third time by French prosecutors in a corruption case.

# international-monetary-fund - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Welcome to the club: Spain exits its bailout... with 26% unemployment

The IMF has warned that the country faces five more years with high unemployment unless it enacts more reforms, including major wage cuts.

# international-monetary-fund - Friday 10 January, 2014

Central Bank governor: The bailout programme did what it said on the tin

Honohan said, now that we have exited the programme, “the rest is up to us”.

# international-monetary-fund - Friday 22 November, 2013

Decision on credit line will make it ‘more difficult’ to access future supports

A report published by the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council today has warned that the changes in Budget 2014 have removed our “margin of safety”.

# international-monetary-fund - Thursday 7 November, 2013

The reviews are over but we may not leave for "a number of years" --- IMF Mission Chief

Ireland remains on track to exit the bailout following the final review, but the IMF says it has no immediate plans to withdraw its officials from Dublin.

# international-monetary-fund - Monday 21 October, 2013

Column: Debt ceiling, government shutdown: what is the future of American democracy?

The world breathed a collective sigh of relief when an eleventh hour deal ended the US government shutdown – but it only fully funds the government until January, writes Larry Donnelly.

# international-monetary-fund - Friday 13 September, 2013

IMF want Ireland to 'continue track record' of budget cuts

The IMF’s Gerry Rice wants Ireland to keep pace with cuts but did not rule out a reduction to deal with the “drag on growth”.

# international-monetary-fund - Friday 21 June, 2013

Confirmed: Troika agrees to delay water charges until 2015

The EU and IMF have agreed to a request from the Irish authorities to delay the first bills from early 2014 to early 2015.

# international-monetary-fund - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

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Videos: Enda takes a walk with Cameron and Obama... and then Lagarde

The Taoiseach is among the world’s most powerful leaders in Fermanagh again today.

# international-monetary-fund - Monday 17 June, 2013

Icelandic PM vows to ignore IMF's advice

Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson says he will ignore the IMF’s criticism of his government’s plans to reduce household debt following the country’s economic collapse.

# international-monetary-fund - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Political ideology is preventing Ireland's economic salvation

Politicians are too busy trying to point-score with the electorate on social issue to address the real danger to our way of life – our tanking economy. A new party, focused on economic policy, is vital for Ireland, writes Aaron McKenna

# international-monetary-fund - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

You'll be charged for your water from October 2014 (if the Troika agree)

Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin want Troika approval to start charging from October 2014, with the first bills in 2015.

# international-monetary-fund - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Talks on public sector pay likely to top agenda on latest Troika mission

Officials from the EU, IMF and ECB arrive in Dublin today to conduct their tenth review of Ireland’s bailout programme.

# international-monetary-fund - Saturday 23 March, 2013

IMF approves latest round of bailout loans for Ireland

The approval of nearly €1 billion in new lending means the IMF has handed over about 89 per cent of the total loan.

# international-monetary-fund - Friday 22 March, 2013

Cypriot parliament approves first EU bailout measures

MPs voted in favour of a national solidarity fund meaning the nationalisation of public and private sector pensions and of capital controls to prevent a run on banks.

# international-monetary-fund - Friday 8 March, 2013

IMF open to extending repayment date on Ireland's €19bn bailout loans

Christine Lagarde says the IMF has an “open mind” about allowing Ireland to defer its repayments if it helps end the bailout.

Enda Kenny meets IMF chief Christine Lagarde in Dublin

Lagarde will mark International Women’s Day by hosting a lunch in Dublin.

# international-monetary-fund - Thursday 14 February, 2013

# international-monetary-fund - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Latvia to ask permission to adopt the euro

The country, which had previously borrowed €7.5 billion in bailout funds, intends to send a formal request to the European Union this month.

# international-monetary-fund - Sunday 13 January, 2013

Explainer: How Irish bailout documents keep getting leaked to the public... via Germany

Yet another batch of draft documents has made its way out via the Bundestag. Here’s the story of how it happens.

# international-monetary-fund - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Plans to cut another 9,500 public jobs are 'too costly', says Troika

A leaked European Commission report raises questions over Brendan Howlin’s plans to further downsize the public sector.

# international-monetary-fund - Friday 11 January, 2013

Troika recommends cuts to specialist doctors' salaries Exclusive

In a leaked document, the Troika suggests a number of radical measures to address the health service overspend including hiring specialists from abroad, cutting doctors’ pay and making savings on the cost of drugs.

# international-monetary-fund - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

IMF approves latest €890 million loan - and warns against mini-Budget

The Washington-based fund affirms its stance that additional budgets during the year should be avoided.

# international-monetary-fund - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

French court delays Strauss-Kahn sex charge ruling DSK

French court delays Strauss-Kahn sex charge ruling

A French appeals court will delay a decision on whether to drop pimping charges against the former IMF chief until December.

# international-monetary-fund - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Video: Greece left waiting for aid as EU and IMF disagree

IMF chief Christine Lagarde visibly disagreed with Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker at a press confernece last night.

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Nine things to know this morning…

# international-monetary-fund - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Cyprus close to deal on becoming fourth bailed-out Eurozone country

The finance minister of Cyprus says the last few difference on a Troika bailout are “bridgeable”.

# international-monetary-fund - Thursday 11 October, 2012

We won't 'give in to the IMF,' say Hungarian government ads

The Hungarian government has attacked the IMF with a defiant newspaper advertising campaign.

# international-monetary-fund - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

"Leave me alone!": Strauss-Kahn says he is facing "media assault" DSK

"Leave me alone!": Strauss-Kahn says he is facing "media assault"

The former head of the International Monetary Fund says that he is the subject of a “media assault that some days resembles a manhunt” amid allegations of sexual assault and pimping.

# international-monetary-fund - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

IMF: Irish economy to grow but unemployment will remain high in 2013 IMF

IMF: Irish economy to grow but unemployment will remain high in 2013

The International Monetary Fund has warned of a global economic slowdown in its latest World Economic Outlook which notes our own “bumpy recovery”.

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