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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?
# Oil And Trouble
# Oil And Trouble

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

Apr 21st 2020, 1:43 PM 25,977 Views 35 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Apr 14th 2020, 7:25 AM 29,079 Views 25 Comments

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
# Open For Business
# Open For Business

Greek banks reopen as citizens face massive price hikes

Jul 20th 2015, 7:26 AM 20,114 Views 107 Comments

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
# Rodrigo Rato

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

Apr 17th 2015, 7:47 AM 7,104 Views 24 Comments

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
# The Good Boy
# The Good Boy

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

Jan 19th 2015, 10:00 PM 30,718 Views 148 Comments

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
# Debt And Taxes
# Debt And Taxes

The Universal Social Charge isn't going anywhere - Noonan

Nov 28th 2014, 10:57 PM 37,052 Views 224 Comments

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
# This Charming Man
# This Charming Man

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

Sep 12th 2014, 2:10 PM 28,994 Views 95 Comments

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
# Tax Havens
# Tax Havens

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

Jun 25th 2014, 5:06 PM 8,525 Views 30 Comments

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
# Seeya
# Seeya

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

Jun 18th 2014, 8:00 PM 10,583 Views 43 Comments

“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
# Cash Strapped
# Cash Strapped

Ukraine rescued by IMF bailout

Mar 27th 2014, 10:09 AM 6,613 Views 53 Comments

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
# IMF

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

Mar 19th 2014, 10:13 PM 5,754 Views 9 Comments

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
# Spain
# Spain

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

Jan 23rd 2014, 8:29 AM 11,181 Views 45 Comments

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
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

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

Jan 10th 2014, 10:33 AM 7,636 Views 61 Comments

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
# Credit Line
# Credit Line

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

Nov 22nd 2013, 9:00 PM 9,376 Views 74 Comments

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
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

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

Nov 7th 2013, 3:05 PM 8,249 Views 41 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 21st 2013, 7:15 AM 33 Views 41 Comments

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
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

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

Sep 13th 2013, 3:56 PM 8,222 Views 115 Comments

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
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Confirmed: Troika agrees to delay water charges until 2015

Jun 21st 2013, 6:15 AM 5,433 Views 36 Comments

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

Videos: Enda takes a walk with Cameron and Obama... and then Lagarde
# G8
# G8

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

Jun 18th 2013, 12:59 PM 8,386 Views 31 Comments

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
# Iceland
# Iceland

Icelandic PM vows to ignore IMF's advice

Jun 17th 2013, 7:00 PM 9,375 Views 40 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 8th 2013, 8:00 AM 400 Views 35 Comments

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)
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

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

Apr 24th 2013, 1:00 PM 8,959 Views 132 Comments

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
# Troika
# Troika

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

Apr 23rd 2013, 10:11 AM 4,667 Views 60 Comments

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
# Bailout
# Bailout

IMF approves latest round of bailout loans for Ireland

Mar 23rd 2013, 11:10 AM 7,282 Views 59 Comments

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
# Cyprus
# Cyprus

Cypriot parliament approves first EU bailout measures

Mar 22nd 2013, 9:26 PM 7,561 Views 42 Comments

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
# Christine Lagarde

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

Mar 8th 2013, 11:22 AM 7,889 Views 132 Comments

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
# Partners
# Partners

Enda Kenny meets IMF chief Christine Lagarde in Dublin

Mar 8th 2013, 8:52 AM 4,402 Views 41 Comments

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

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

Risk of Greece euro exit 'drastically reduced' says its Central Bank governor
# Greece
# Greece

Risk of Greece euro exit 'drastically reduced' says its Central Bank governor

Feb 14th 2013, 10:02 AM 2,545 Views 8 Comments

Phew…

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

Latvia to ask permission to adopt the euro
# Latvia
# Latvia

Latvia to ask permission to adopt the euro

Feb 2nd 2013, 8:45 AM 6,402 Views 20 Comments

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
# Euroleaks
# Euroleaks

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

Jan 13th 2013, 7:45 AM 11,770 Views 32 Comments

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
# Euroleaks
# Euroleaks

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

Jan 12th 2013, 7:30 AM 8,813 Views 22 Comments

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
# Euroleaks
# Euroleaks

Troika recommends cuts to specialist doctors' salaries

Jan 11th 2013, 11:25 AM 7,395 Views 27 Comments

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
# Bailout
# Bailout

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

Dec 18th 2012, 7:32 AM 8,579 Views 45 Comments

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
# DSK

French court delays Strauss-Kahn sex charge ruling

Nov 28th 2012, 5:38 PM 3,059 Views 9 Comments

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
# Greece
# Greece

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

Nov 13th 2012, 9:50 AM 3,200 Views 12 Comments

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nov 13th 2012, 8:42 AM 8,429 Views 16 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

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

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

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

Oct 28th 2012, 3:02 PM 3,952 Views 13 Comments

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
# Anti-IMF
# Anti-IMF

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

Oct 11th 2012, 1:41 PM 6,415 Views 41 Comments

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
# DSK

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

Oct 10th 2012, 2:37 PM 4,577 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Oct 9th 2012, 7:54 AM 6,489 Views 50 Comments

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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