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Covid-19 brings about 'rocky path' to a new-normal for global economy: QNB

Covid-19 brings about 'rocky path' to a new-normal for global economy: QNB

Covid-19 pandemic is bringing about a “rocky path to a new-normal for the global economy”, QNB said and noted the IMF’s expectation is for only a “partial and uneven” global recovery in 2021.

IMF chief warns global economic crisis 'far from over'

IMF chief warns global economic crisis 'far from over'

The global economy is showing signs of bouncing back from the severe downturn caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, but a full recovery is ‘unlikely’ without a vaccine ...

Pressure piles on Lebanon as IMF warns implosion accelerating

Pressure piles on Lebanon as IMF warns implosion accelerating

The International Monetary Fund warned Lebanon that its economic implosion is accelerating and told authorities to act urgently to pull the country back from crisis.

Qatar ‘better placed’ to accommodate rising deficits amid rising regional vulnerabilities: IMF

Qatar ‘better placed’ to accommodate rising deficits amid rising regional vulnerabilities: IMF

Qatar is among the MENA countries "better placed" to accommodate rising deficits, although "vulnerabilities" are on the rise in the region due to lower growth and the sharp decline in oil prices, IMF has said in a report.

Policy space for Qatar to continue pursuing targeted policies, liquidity support to hard-hit sectors: IMF

Policy space for Qatar to continue pursuing targeted policies, liquidity support to hard-hit sectors: IMF

Qatar is among Mena (Middle East and North Africa) countries, where policy space is available to continue pursuing a mix of timely and targeted policies and liquidity support to hard-hit sectors ...

Shura Council attends World Bank-parliamentary meeting

Shura Council attends World Bank-parliamentary meeting

The Shura Council participated in a parliamentary meeting held Wednesday within the framework of the partnership between the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean

GCC needs enhanced non-oil fiscal revenue and re-evaluation in savings approach, says IMF

GCC needs enhanced non-oil fiscal revenue and re-evaluation in savings approach, says IMF

Faster economic diversification will not resolve the fiscal challenge on its own in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC), hence requiring enhanced non-oil fiscal revenue and re-evaluation

Anti-Covid 19 liquidity support amounts to $41bn in GCC: IMF

Anti-Covid 19 liquidity support amounts to $41bn in GCC: IMF

Anti-coronavirus liquidity support has amounted to $41bn in the GCC, about 2% of the region’s GDP, a report by International Monetary Fund (IMF) has shown.

Qatar shares decline amid IMF's weak economic projections for Mideast

Qatar shares decline amid IMF's weak economic projections for Mideast

The Qatar Stock Exchange on Thursday lost 275 points from its key index and QR15bn in capitalisation, reflecting the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) weak economic projections ...

Pandemic to bring Asia's 2020 growth to halt for 1st time in 60 years: IMF

Pandemic to bring Asia's 2020 growth to halt for 1st time in 60 years: IMF

Asia's economic growth this year will grind to a halt for the first time in 60 years, as the coronavirus crisis takes an ‘unprecedented’ toll on the region's service sector and major export destinations ...

Significant recalibration in GCC fiscal policies, says IMF

Significant recalibration in GCC fiscal policies, says IMF

In what is seen as a “significant recalibration” of fiscal policies, most GCC countries have begun to improve their public financial management while also making efforts to strengthen fiscal positions

Lebanon to seek IMF technical help

Lebanon to seek IMF technical help

Lebanon will ask the IMF for technical help with a plan to escape financial collapse, including how to restructure its public debt, a government source told Reuters on Wednesday.