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World Bank's Georgieva poised to become 2nd female IMF chief

World Bank's Georgieva poised to become 2nd female IMF chief

A top executive at the World Bank, Kristalina Georgieva of Bulgaria, now faces no opposition in her candidacy to lead the International Monetary Fund, the fund announced Monday.

EU ministers to start voting Friday on candidate to head IMF

EU ministers to start voting Friday on candidate to head IMF

EU finance ministers will start voting Friday on a nominee to replace France's Christine Lagarde as the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the French Economy Ministry said.

IMF calls for well-targeted policies for Qatar to boost benefits from diversification drive

IMF calls for well-targeted policies for Qatar to boost benefits from diversification drive

Qatar needs well-targeted, structured, and sequenced policies to encourage specific sectors in order to reap benefits from its diversification drive, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Qatar’s gross external debt to fall over medium term: IMF

Qatar’s gross external debt to fall over medium term: IMF

Qatar’s gross external debt, which is "sizeable" under the baseline, is projected to fall over the medium term, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Structural reforms could support FDI, increase growth in Qatar: IMF report

Structural reforms could support FDI, increase growth in Qatar: IMF report

Structural reforms such as improved contract enforcement and minority protection could support foreign direct investment (FDI) and increase economic growth in Qatar ...

Qatar to benefit from budget based on realistic oil prices: IMF

Qatar to benefit from budget based on realistic oil prices: IMF

Qatar could consider adopting a fiscal rule and also base its budget on realistic oil price assumptions than taking a conservative approach, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Qatar’s economy in robust shape: IMF

Qatar’s economy in robust shape: IMF

Qatar’s economy has successfully absorbed the shocks from the 2014-16 drop in hydrocarbon prices and the continuing diplomatic rift, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Qatar banking sector remains healthy with high asset quality, capitalisation: IMF

Qatar banking sector remains healthy with high asset quality, capitalisation: IMF

Qatar’s banking sector remains healthy, reflecting high asset quality and robust capitalisation; even as the Qatar Central Bank (QCB) should consider introducing additional indicators in the real estate ...

Britain calls for climate change focus at IMF meeting

Britain calls for climate change focus at IMF meeting

British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Thursday he would urge fellow international policymakers to find ways to achieve sustainable economic growth and tackle climate change at meetings this week in Washington.

Corruption costs $1 trillion in tax revenue globally: IMF

Corruption costs $1 trillion in tax revenue globally: IMF

Curbing corruption could generate about $1 trillion in tax revenues annually across the world, according to research from the International Monetary Fund.

IMF chief warns of high Arab public debt

IMF chief warns of high Arab public debt

Public debt has rapidly increased in many Arab countries since the 2008 global financial crisis, due to persistently high budget deficits, the International Monetary Fund has warned.

IMF agrees new loan programme for Sierra Leone

IMF agrees new loan programme for Sierra Leone

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) board has approved a new $172 million loan programme for Sierra Leone to help the West African country combat rising inflation and lacklustre economic growth.