IMF: Gaza War Pushed PA Economy to RecessionLast summer's Gaza drove the Palestinian economy into its first contraction since 2006, says International Monetary Fund.
IMF Calls for Funding of Fatah-Hamas Unity GovernmentInternational Monetary Fund urges international donors to step up funding to fill 'sizable gap,' even as rocket wave crashes on Israel.
IMF: Failure of Peace Talks Will Further Hurt PA EconomyNew IMF report says that success in peace talks could boost the PA’s economic growth, but failure could cause increased debt.
Israel Urged to Make Further Concession to Help PA EconomyInternational Monetary Fund says the easing of "financial restrictions" on the PA will contribute towards stability on the ground.
Former Ambassador Named as Egypt’s Foreign MinisterThe man appointed to be Egypt’s new foreign minister once served as the country’s ambassador to the United States.
IMF Warns Over PA Economy in New ReportThe International Monetary Fund calls on Israel and the PA to help support the economy of Gaza and Judea and Samaria.
Egypt's New Islamist Constitution Becomes LawA new Constitution drafted by an Islamist-majority committee has been signed into law by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.
Post-Revolution Tunisians Return to RiotingNearly two years after the Jasmine Revolution brought down the government, Tunisians are still not satisfied. Rioting renewed this week.
Arab Spring Blew in Rotten EconomyThe rotten fruits of the Arab Spring have been poor economies, the Arab Monetary Fund says. It also cited the global financial crisis.
France: Firebomb Attack on Jewish Supermarket in SarcellesTwo unknown attackers hurled firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at a Jewish supermarket in Sarcelles, near Paris, France on Wednesday.
Egypt Broke, Foreign Banks Hold Up Aid, Demand ReformsAccording to economists in the U.S. and Europe, Egypt's economy has basically been paralyzed for the past year and a half
International Monetary Fund Refuses to Cut Iran TiesThe International Monetary Fund has refused to cut its ties with Iran's central bank.
PA Prime Minister: No Aid Means Reduction in ExpensesPA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad says his government will reduce expenses if donor countries fail to pay aid they pledged to the PA.
IMF Warns of Possible Economic Instability in IsraelIMF warned Israel of potential economic instability because of high unemployment and poverty in Arab, hareidi sectors.
Egyptian Tourism Down 30% in 2011Egyptian tourism revenues dropped nearly 30 percent last year due to its revolutionary ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak.
Hungary Goes Its Own Fiscal Way, Rebuffing the EU and IMFHungary is trying to rewrite economics and shrugging off advice from the EU and the IMF.
Papandreou Willing to Quit but Opposition Plays CoyWith thousands of demonstrators encircling the parliament in Athens, George Papandreou desperately attempted to form a unity government.
Fischer Won’t Head IMF, Disqualified by BoardBank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer disqualified from the race to head the International Monetary Fund due to his age.
Bank Governor Stanley Fischer Running to Head IMFBank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer has officially announced he is in the running to head the International Money Fund.
Bank of Israel Governor May Be Candidate to Head IMFBank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer is a possible candidate to head the International Money Fund, but has made no final decision.
Bailout II: Unprecedented Sequel to Greek BailoutThe EU is trying desperately to piece together another bailout for Greece that will effectively mean the loss of economic independence.
Europe Rallies behind Lagarde, BRICS Drop Their GuardAll EU members are backing Christine Lagarde for the post IMF director. The BRICS countries fail to unite behind an alternative
Strauss-Kahn Arrest Reconfigures French Political StageThe arrest of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn rids Nicholas Sarkozy of his most formidable opponent.
Arab Upheavals to Boost Mideast Economies?IMF report: "Changes taking place in the region could provide a boost for its economies."
Int'l Monetary Fund, World Bank: PA Ready for StatehoodThe International Monetary Fund gave the Palestinian Authority a boost this week, saying it can run the economy of an independent nation.