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IMF members pledge to avoid using currencies as trade weapon

IMF members pledge to avoid using currencies as trade weapon

The International Monetary Fund said on Saturday its members pledged to refrain from competitive currency devaluations and step up dialogue on trade, as escalating trade frictions ...

Spain court confirms jail sentence for former IMF chief Rato

Spain court confirms jail sentence for former IMF chief Rato

Former International Monetary Fund chief Rodrigo Rato will have to serve a four-and-a-half year jail sentence for misusing company credit cards when he worked at state-owned lender Bankia, Spain's Supreme Court confirmed on Wednesday.

IMF warns tariffs could come at 'significant economic cost'

IMF warns tariffs could come at 'significant economic cost'

Worsening trade tensions and exchange of tariffs could cause ‘significant economic cost’ to the global economy, an International Monetary Fund spokesman warned Thursday.

IMF warns G20 that tariffs hurting economy

IMF warns G20 that tariffs hurting economy

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said she would present a report detailing the impacts of the restrictions already announced on global trade.

Ongoing GCC fiscal adjustment could be less costly: IMF

Ongoing GCC fiscal adjustment could be less costly: IMF

Significant consolidation and lower less productive current spending make the ongoing fiscal adjustment in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) less costly than previously thought, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) study.

Jordan withdraws tax bill after angry protests

Jordan withdraws tax bill after angry protests

Crowds have taken to the streets to demand the government drop the unpopular reforms, in some of the biggest economic protests to hit Jordan over the past five years.

End blockade now, prioritise unity, says FM

End blockade now, prioritise unity, says FM

HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said it is also time to abandon the illusion of victory and give priority to security interests of the Middle East.

Qatar banks on solid footing to withstand severe macroeconomic shocks: IMF

Qatar banks on solid footing to withstand severe macroeconomic shocks: IMF

Solid profitability, robust capital base, lower bad loans and adequate provisioning help Qatar's banking sector withstand severe macroeconomic shocks, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Qatar has managed impact of siege: IMF

Qatar has managed impact of siege: IMF

Considerable buffers and sound macroeconomic policies have helped Doha absorb shocks from lower hydrocarbon prices and the diplomatic rift with some countries in the region...

Qatar bourse more sensitive to large oil price changes: IMF

Qatar bourse more sensitive to large oil price changes: IMF

"When testing for the asymmetry relating to the magnitude of oil price changes, we find that stock return sensitivities are significantly higher for large oil variations in Oman and Qatar," the IMF working paper said.

Qatar has substantial capacity to diversify economy: IMF official

Qatar has substantial capacity to diversify economy: IMF official

Mohammed El Qorchi said that IMF believes the State of Qatar's policy towards economic diversification has been good.

IMF sees solid near-term global growth but risks beyond

IMF sees solid near-term global growth but risks beyond

The global economy is expected to grow at a solid pace through next year, boosted by faster expansion in the United States and Europe, but after that risks will build, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.