International Monetary Fund

Shunned by investors, poorer nations seek to climate-proof growth

As droughts and floods cut crop harvests and storms tear up buildings and power lines, countries vulnerable to climate change - from Bangladesh to Kenya and Guatemala - have proposed new ways to access cheaper financing to tackle the risks.

April 20, 2022
April 20, 2022

IMF cuts Bangladesh's GDP growth forecasts to 6.4%

The International Monetary Fund has revised down its economic growth projection for Bangladesh to 6.4 percent for the current fiscal year largely because of Russia-Ukraine war and supply chain disruptions.

April 13, 2019
April 13, 2019

Shunned by investors, poorer nations seek to climate-proof growth

As droughts and floods cut crop harvests and storms tear up buildings and power lines, countries vulnerable to climate change - from Bangladesh to Kenya and Guatemala - have proposed new ways to access cheaper financing to tackle the risks.

August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016

Airing the IMF's dirty laundry

Following the International Monetary Fund's controversial actions in the Asian financial crisis of 1998, when it conditioned liquidity assistance to...

June 22, 2016
June 22, 2016
USA

IMF warns the US over high poverty, inequality

The International Monetary Fund warns the United States over poverty and rising inequality in the country, saying both could hold back its economic potential.

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 27, 2016
January 27, 2016

Sri Lanka's Rebirth

Sri Lanka is fortunate to have a low level of urbanisation today; but this is likely to change in the next two decades. This gives the country the opportunity to create model cities, based on the adequate provision of public services and sound public transport and attuned to the cost of carbon and climate change.

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 out.

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.

July 1, 2015
July 1, 2015

Greece misses IMF payment deadline

Greece misses deadline for a €1.6bn (£1.1bn) payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), hours after eurozone ministers refused to extend its bailout.