News and updates about IMF

Israeli delegation participates in World Bank-IMF conference

"The message from the annual conference is very clear: Uncertainty is not good for the economy," Finance Minister Kahlon says.

Israeli delegation participates in World Bank-IMF conference

Egypt raises fuel prices as part of new austerity measures

Egypt announces new hikes on fuel prices as part of austerity measures tied to an IMF loan.

Egypt raises fuel prices as part of new austerity measures

Letter bomb explodes at IMF in Paris

One lightly wounded at IMF offices in Paris when an opened letter was found to contain a bomb.

Letter bomb explodes at IMF in Paris

Greece in the People's Hands as Polls Open

Crucial EU budget bailout program on the line could determine the country's future governance - and membership in the Eurozone.

Greece's Future in the People's Hands as Polls Open

IMF Calls for Donor Support for PA Territories

International Monetary Fund calls for more donor aid to support the economic recovery of the PA-assigned areas.

IMF Calls for Donor Support for PA Territories

IMF: Gaza War Pushed PA Economy to Recession

Last summer's Gaza drove the Palestinian economy into its first contraction since 2006, says International Monetary Fund.

IMF: Gaza War Pushed PA Economy to Recession

IMF Calls for Funding of Fatah-Hamas Unity Govt.

International Monetary Fund urges international donors to step up funding to fill 'sizable gap,' even as rocket wave crashes on Israel.

IMF Calls for Funding of Fatah-Hamas Unity Government

IMF: Failure of Peace Talks Will Hurt PA Economy

New IMF report says that success in peace talks could boost the PA’s economic growth, but failure could cause increased debt.

IMF: Failure of Peace Talks Will Further Hurt PA Economy

Israel Urged to Make Further Concession to the PA

International Monetary Fund says the easing of "financial restrictions" on the PA will contribute towards stability on the ground.

Israel Urged to Make Further Concession to Help PA Economy

Former Ambassador is Egypt’s New Foreign Minister

The man appointed to be Egypt’s new foreign minister once served as the country’s ambassador to the United States.

Former Ambassador Named as Egypt’s Foreign Minister

IMF Warns Over PA Economy in New Report

The International Monetary Fund calls on Israel and the PA to help support the economy of Gaza and Judea and Samaria.

IMF Warns Over PA Economy in New Report

Egypt's New Islamist Constitution Becomes Law

A new Constitution drafted by an Islamist-majority committee has been signed into law by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt's New Islamist Constitution Becomes Law

Post-Revolution Tunisians Return to Rioting

Nearly two years after the Jasmine Revolution brought down the government, Tunisians are still not satisfied. Rioting renewed this week.

Post-Revolution Tunisians Return to Rioting

Arab Spring Blew in Rotten Economy

The rotten fruits of the Arab Spring have been poor economies, the Arab Monetary Fund says. It also cited the global financial crisis.

Arab Spring Blew in Rotten Economy

France: Firebomb Attack on Jewish Supermarket

Two unknown attackers hurled firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at a Jewish supermarket in Sarcelles, near Paris, France on Wednesday.

France: Firebomb Attack on Jewish Supermarket in Sarcelles

Egypt Broke, Foreign Banks Hold Up Aid

According to economists in the U.S. and Europe, Egypt's economy has basically been paralyzed for the past year and a half

Egypt Broke, Foreign Banks Hold Up Aid, Demand Reforms

Int'l Monetary Fund Refuses to Cut Iran Ties

The International Monetary Fund has refused to cut its ties with Iran's central bank.

International Monetary Fund Refuses to Cut Iran Ties

Fayyad: No Aid Means Reduction in Expenses

PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad says his government will reduce expenses if donor countries fail to pay aid they pledged to the PA.

PA Prime Minister: No Aid Means Reduction in Expenses

IMF Warns of Economic Instability in Israel

IMF warned Israel of potential economic instability because of high unemployment and poverty in Arab, hareidi sectors.

IMF Warns of Possible Economic Instability in Israel

Egyptian Tourism Down 30% in 2011

Egyptian tourism revenues dropped nearly 30 percent last year due to its revolutionary ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak.

Egyptian Tourism Down 30% in 2011

As Economy Goes South Hungary Rejects Advice

Hungary is trying to rewrite economics and shrugging off advice from the EU and the IMF.

Hungary Goes Its Own Fiscal Way, Rebuffing the EU and IMF

A Greek Tragedy Unfolds

With thousands of demonstrators encircling the parliament in Athens, George Papandreou desperately attempted to form a unity government.

Papandreou Willing to Quit but Opposition Plays Coy

Fischer Won’t Head IMF

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer disqualified from the race to head the International Monetary Fund due to his age.

Fischer Won’t Head IMF, Disqualified by Board

Fischer Runs for IMF Head

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer has officially announced he is in the running to head the International Money Fund.

Bank Governor Stanley Fischer Running to Head IMF

Bank of Israel Governor for IMF?

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer is a possible candidate to head the International Money Fund, but has made no final decision.

Bank of Israel Governor May Be Candidate to Head IMF

Hellas About to Break Loose

The EU is trying desperately to piece together another bailout for Greece that will effectively mean the loss of economic independence.

Bailout II:  Unprecedented Sequel to Greek Bailout

Europeans United BRICS Divided

All EU members are backing Christine Lagarde for the post IMF director. The BRICS countries fail to unite behind an alternative

Europe Rallies behind Lagarde, BRICS Drop Their Guard

Straus-Kahn Arrest Helps Sarkozy

The arrest of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn rids Nicholas Sarkozy of his most formidable opponent.

Strauss-Kahn Arrest Reconfigures French Political Stage

Upheavals Boost Mideast Market?

IMF report: "Changes taking place in the region could provide a boost for its economies."

Arab Upheavals to Boost Mideast Economies?

IMF, World Bank: PA OK for State

The International Monetary Fund gave the Palestinian Authority a boost this week, saying it can run the economy of an independent nation.

Int'l Monetary Fund, World Bank: PA Ready for Statehood