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April 25, 2022
April 25, 2022

India suggests IMF, World Bank to reclassify Sri Lanka as lower-income country temporarily

India has suggested to the IMF and World Bank to temporarily give Sri Lanka – grappling with its worst financial crisis – the tag of a lower-income country to help the island nation restructure its...

April 24, 2022
April 24, 2022

IMF says talks on Sri Lanka's loan request 'fruitful'; World Bank preparing aid package

The International Monetary Fund said on Saturday it held "fruitful technical discussions" with Sri Lanka on its loan request, while the World Bank said it was preparing an emergency aid...

March 12, 2016
March 12, 2016

Bangladesh joins regional capacity development centre

Bangladesh is going to be the part of a joint initiative to establish a regional body in South Asia to enhance skills and capacity development of public sector officials and bankers.

March 9, 2016
March 9, 2016

IMF says world at risk of 'economic derailment'

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns that the global economy faces a growing "risk of economic derailment."

January 19, 2016
January 19, 2016

IMF downgrades global forecast

The International Monetary Fund downgrades its forecast for global economic growth, expecting economic activity to increase 3.4% this year followed by 3.6% in 2017.

December 17, 2015
December 17, 2015

IMF chief Lagarde 'faces French trial'

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is to stand trial in France for alleged negligence over a €400m (£291m; $434m) payment to a businessman in 2008, local media say.

November 2, 2015
November 2, 2015

China gives currency largest boost in a decade

China raised the central rate for its yuan currency by the largest amount in a decade on Monday, officials and reports said.

October 12, 2015
October 12, 2015

Nobel Economics Prize to wrap up 2015 awards season

The 2015 Nobel season wraps up with the announcement of the winner of the economics prize, which could go to research into the job market or consumer behaviour, though no obvious frontrunner stands...

October 11, 2015
October 11, 2015

WB official meets Muhith, talks $1.9bn financing

A senior World Bank official has met Finance Minister AMA Muhith in Peru and discussed a new financing scheme of $1.9 billion.

July 15, 2015
July 15, 2015

Greece debt crisis: IMF attacks EU over bailout

The International Monetary Fund attacks the bailout deal offered by eurozone leaders to Greece.