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IMF challenges Berlin's crisis responseupdated: Fri Jun 22 2012 08:19:00

The International Monetary Fund on Thursday challenged Berlin's game plan for pulling the eurozone out of its crisis by advocating a series of short-term fixes that the German government has resisted.

CNNMoney: G-20 pledges to support global economyupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 06:01:00

Global leaders promised Tuesday to support economic growth and create jobs as the financial turmoil in Europe continues to undermine confidence around the world.

IMF calls on Bank of England to cut ratesupdated: Tue May 22 2012 09:51:00

The International Monetary Fund has called on the Bank of England to cut interest rates and resume printing money to boost demand in the economy. It has also asked the UK government to prepare a Plan B for deficit reduction if these measures do not work.

Egypt's IMF loan in jeopardy?updated: Thu Apr 12 2012 22:33:00

An IMF delegation leaves Egypt without a deal on a $3.2 billion loan for the country. CNN's John Defterios has more.

EU calls for IMF to boost its war chestupdated: Sat Mar 31 2012 22:35:00

European leaders said they believed the ?200bn increase in their fiscal rescue fund agreed on Friday would be enough to persuade non-eurozone countries that Europeans had "done our homework" and lead them to supplement eurozone efforts by building their own global firewall against contagion.

IMF head: Euro crisis 'everyone's problem'updated: Sat Jan 28 2012 09:46:00

IMF head Christine Lagarde says no country will be safe from the eurozone crisis if action is not taken soon.

CNNMoney: IMF cuts growth forecast for all but U.S.updated: Tue Jan 24 2012 11:07:00

The International Monetary Fund lowered its outlook for the world economy on Tuesday, and warned that the global financial system faces growing risks from the debt crisis in Europe.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Goldman, Greece, IMF in focusupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 10:37:00

U.S. stocks were headed for a modestly higher open Wednesday, following reports that the International Monetary Fund may boost its bailout fund to contain Europe's debt crisis.

CNNMoney: Stocks boosted by Europe, Goldmanupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 16:53:00

U.S. stocks advanced to six-month highs Wednesday as investors welcomed the International Monetary Fund plan to boost its bailout fund to contain Europe's debt crisis.

CNNMoney: IMF to raise $500 billionupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 13:15:00

The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday that it plans to raise up to $500 billion in order to meet an estimated $1 trillion worth of financing needs over the coming years.

CNNMoney: Eurozone pledges €150 billion to IMFupdated: Mon Dec 19 2011 18:04:00

European finance ministers announced plans for euro area governments to funnel €150 billion into the International Monetary Fund, according to statement issued Monday following a lengthy conference call.

CNNMoney: Europe leans on IMF as crisis plan falls shortupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 14:43:00

In the increasingly desperate search for the proverbial big "bazooka," European policy makers are now exploring ways for the International Monetary Fund to help contain the eurozone debt crisis.

CNNMoney: Euro stocks rally as eurozone worries easeupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 12:28:00

European markets soared Monday, as investors shrugged off fears of economic uncertainty in favor of a dubious report that Italy could be receiving a massive bailout from the International Monetary Fund.

CNNMoney: IMF broadens lending powerupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 14:27:00

The International Monetary Fund approved a number of changes to streamline its emergency lending process and deal with the European debt crisis.

As Greece faces default, where is Europe's firewall?updated: Thu Oct 20 2011 08:17:00

After two years of denial about the European periphery's solvency problem, European policymakers are finally, grudgingly, facing reality. They are recognizing that Greece is almost certain to default by year-end. And they have concluded that it is imperative to recapitalize Europe's banks and to erect an effective "firewall" around Spain and Italy to reassure markets that if Greece defaults, the crisis will be contained there.

CNNMoney: IMF lowers economic outlook, warns of danger aheadupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 11:27:00

The International Monetary Fund has lowered its global growth outlook, warning that "the global economy is in a dangerous new phase."

CNNMoney: IMF: Debt threatens to engulf Europeupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 14:22:00

The debt crisis engulfing Europe poses a significant risk to the global economy and the European Union must take decisive action to stop the spread of contagion, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: IMF: U.S. downgrade would be 'very damaging'updated: Mon Jul 25 2011 11:33:00

The International Monetary Fund said Monday that a downgrade of the U.S. government's credit rating would be "extremely damaging" for the global economy.

CNNMoney: IMF gives Lagarde $550,000 pay packageupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 11:30:00

Christine Lagarde, the incoming head of the International Monetary Fund, will receive over $550,000 a year in total compensation, the organization said Tuesday.

IMF poised to name next bossupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 09:59:00

The IMF is preparing to appoint a new chief to replace the embattled Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

IMF considers Lagarde, Carstens for top jobupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 09:59:00

The International Monetary Fund could name a new managing director as early as Tuesday, choosing between contenders French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde and Mexican Central Bank chief Agustin Carstens.

CNNMoney: IMF trims U.S. economic outlookupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 10:00:00

The International Monetary Fund on Friday lowered its forecast for U.S. economic growth, and warned that risks to the global recovery have increased.

Who's next to lead the IMF?updated: Wed Jun 15 2011 09:56:00

Former IMF executive board member Domenico Lombardi discusses the race for the next IMF leader.

Kazakh banker withdraws bid to head IMFupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 06:15:00

The head of Kazakhstan's central bank, told CNN Friday he is withdrawing his bid to head the International Monetary Fund.

Marchenko pulls out of IMF raceupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 06:15:00

Kazakhstan National Bank Governor Grigory Marchenko explains why he's decided not to run for IMF cheif.

IMF: The balance of powerupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 15:23:00

CNN's Richard Quest explains who takes over the IMF now that Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned.

British back Lagarde to head IMF after Strauss-Kahnupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 15:23:00

The United Kingdom will back French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde to become head of the International Monetary Fund, British Chancellor George Osborne said.

Should the new IMF leader be European?updated: Tue Jun 14 2011 15:09:00

Martin Wolf of the Financial Times discusses who should be the next leader of the IMF.

IMF to consider Lagarde, Carstens for top jobupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 01:03:00

The International Monetary Fund whittled the candidate pool for its top post Monday, saying it would consider just two contenders, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde and Mexican Central Bank chief Agustin Carstens.

French finance minister visits China seeking support for top IMF jobupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 07:11:00

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde just wrapped up two days in China, her latest stop on her world tour to woo emerging nations to support her candidacy for chief of the International Monetary Fund.

Lagarde in China to campaign for IMF jobupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 07:11:00

France's Christine Lagarde is in China seeking support for her bid to become IMF chief. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.

IMF set to lend struggling Egypt $3 billionupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 21:36:00

The International Monetary Fund has tentatively agreed to lend $3 billion to Egypt to support the country's economy for the next year, the IMF announced Sunday.

French IMF candidate seeks support in Brazilupdated: Tue May 31 2011 10:09:00

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde paid a visit to Brazil's capital Monday, making overtures toward developing nations to support her bid to become the first female president of the International Monetary Fund.

Choosing the next IMF chiefupdated: Thu May 26 2011 06:20:00

CNN's Richard Quest asks the governor of the Bank of Israel if he's in the running to be the next IMF head.

Will a woman head the IMF?updated: Tue May 24 2011 08:05:00

CNN's Nina dos Santos reports on the chatter inside the IMF following the resignation of its embattled director.

Inside IMF: Female staff call for a woman at helmupdated: Tue May 24 2011 08:05:00

As the International Monetary Fund (IMF) prepares to replace its disgraced former managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, e-mails obtained exclusively by CNN offer a unique insight into the mood among staff.

Ex-IMF chief accused of sexual assault out on bail, in Lower Manhattanupdated: Sat May 21 2011 01:49:00

The International Monetary Fund announced its search for a new managing director as its former chief, Dominique-Strauss-Kahn, is confined to a Lower Manhattan apartment following his release on bail from a Rikers Island jail.

Who will be the next IMF chief?updated: Fri May 20 2011 05:09:00

CNN's Emily Reuben shows us who's getting what sort of odds from one UK bookmaker to become IMF chief.

Sáez: Why next IMF chief must come from developing worldupdated: Fri May 20 2011 05:09:00

The accusations on the alleged criminal behavior of the former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK), are causing a great deal of public relations damage to an international institution that was already in serious need of an image overhaul.

Sex assault charge a warning to the "entitled"updated: Thu May 19 2011 19:37:00

Regardless of the facts of the latest infamous case -- the accusations of sexual assault leveled at former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn -- the fact is that every so often, we are surprised that a mature (in years, at least) male does an antisocial sexual act.

In IMF sex case, a sign of progressupdated: Thu May 19 2011 07:11:00

As much of the world now knows, Dominique Strauss-Kahn is the 62-year-old, now-former International Monetary Fund chief who was arrested Saturday after being accused of attacking a 32-year-old maid in a New York hotel, dragging her into his bathroom, attempting to pull off her pantyhose and forcing her to perform oral sex, according to New York City police and the Manhattan District Attorney.

IMF chief jailed on Rikers Island after arraignment for attempted rapeupdated: Mon May 16 2011 21:41:00

The head of the powerful International Monetary Fund arrived Monday at New York's Rikers Island jail complex, dispatched there after a judge denied him bail for allegedly chasing and sexually assaulting a hotel employee.

IMF chief embroiled in sex caseupdated: Mon May 16 2011 21:41:00

The head of the IMF faces charges and is denied bail in an alleged case of sexaul assault. CNN's Richard Roth reports.

IMF head to face sex assault chageupdated: Sun May 15 2011 23:20:00

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to be arraigned in New York. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.

IMF head to plead not guiltyupdated: Sun May 15 2011 08:53:00

International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn will plead not guilty to the charges against him, his attorneys William Taylor and Benjamin Brafman told CNN Sunday.

CNNMoney: Huge gap between rich and poor must close: IMFupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 12:44:00

The chief of the International Monetary Fund is encouraging governments to focus on job creation and narrowing the gap between rich and poor.

CNNMoney: IMF cuts economic forecasts for U.S.updated: Mon Apr 11 2011 10:02:00

The global recovery is moving at two speeds, with emerging countries like China still expanding rapidly as advanced economies like the United States grow at a snail's pace.

CNNMoney: No plans to bail out Japan - IMFupdated: Thu Mar 17 2011 11:31:00

The International Monetary Fund said Thursday that Japan has the financial means to get through this disaster and get on the road to reconstruction and growth.

CNNMoney: IMF calls for dollar alternativeupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 16:37:00

The International Monetary Fund issued a report Thursday on a possible replacement for the dollar as the world's reserve currency.

CNNMoney: IMF: Global rebound 'not the recovery we wanted'updated: Tue Feb 01 2011 13:27:00

Growing economic imbalances on a global scale and greater income inequality could fuel the next crisis, the head of the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Major changes in store for IMFupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 14:03:00

Officials at the Group of 20 nations summit in South Korea have agreed on substantial changes for the International Monetary Fund, according to IMF Managing Director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn. If approved, the historic reforms would give developing nations a stronger voice within the institution.

G20 ministers agree to change IMF structureupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 11:29:00

Officials at the Group of 20 nations summit in South Korea have agreed on substantial changes for the International Monetary Fund, according to IMF Managing Director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn. If approved, the historic reforms would give developing nations a stronger voice within the institution.

CNNMoney: IMF sees tepid recovery in Europeupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 04:02:00

The European economy is expected to grow at a slow pace next year as the region continues to struggle with huge public deficits and the lingering effects of the financial crisis.

CNNMoney: IMF says double-dip recession unlikelyupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 11:21:00

The International Monetary Fund said a double dip recession is unlikely, but it expects growth in developed economies to be outpaced by emerging powerhouses.

IMF, Pakistani officials to meet over economic impact of floodsupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 04:45:00

International Monetary Fund officials will meet with members of the Pakistani government in Washington next week to discuss the economic impact of the massive floods that have ravaged the country.

CNNMoney: U.S. recovery takes hold, risks remain - IMFupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 11:01:00

The recovery in the U.S. economy has been stronger than expected, although growth is expected to slow over the next few years, according to the International Monetary Fund.

CNNMoney: Risks to world recovery have 'risen sharply'updated: Thu Jul 08 2010 05:41:00

The global economy grew at a stronger-than-expected pace in the first six months of the year, but the risks to recovery have greatly increased, according to the International Monetary Fund.

IMF forecast for global economyupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 04:56:00

IMF Chief Economist Olivier Blanchard talks to CNN's Andrew Stevens about the state of the global economy.

CNNMoney: IMF sees weak growth for Europeupdated: Tue May 11 2010 10:14:00

The European economy will continue its tenuous recovery this year and next, but European Union policymakers need to address some long-standing problems to ensure fiscal discipline going forward, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.

IMF approves $40B loan for Greeceupdated: Tue May 11 2010 07:12:00

The International Monetary Fund on Sunday approved a 30 billion euro ($38.6 billion) loan for Greece as part of a larger European Union-led effort to help ease the country's economic crisis.

Greece junk status explainedupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 08:45:00

CNN's Richard Quest explains Greece's junk bond status and compares its credit ratings to other countries.

Q&A: What does Greece's debt rating downgrade meanupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 08:45:00

Financial markets were in turmoil on Wednesday amid fears that more countries could be sucked into Greece's mounting debt crisis. European indexes followed those in Asia into the red after Standard & Poor downgraded Greece's debt rating to junk status and Portugal's rating also dropped two notches.

BRIC leaders: IMF, World Bank has 'legitimacy deficits'updated: Fri Apr 16 2010 00:13:00

The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India and China called for the hastening of reform that would give these emerging economies more power in the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

CNNMoney: Lower start seen for stocksupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 09:01:00

U.S. stocks were headed for a lower open Thursday, as investors reacted to a disappointing job market report.

CNNMoney: Dollar weakens broadlyupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 08:35:00

The dollar fell broadly Monday, with the euro climbing above $1.50, after a report from the International Monetary Fund suggested the U.S. currency could fall further.

CNNMoney: Gold hits a record near $1,100updated: Wed Nov 04 2009 15:09:00

Gold pared gains Wednesday after hitting an all time high, but still settled at record levels after the Federal Reserve's latest policy statement came in as expected.

CNNMoney: Gold surges to an all-time highupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 15:04:00

Gold prices surged to a record high Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund said it had sold 200 metric tons of the precious metal to India's central bank.

Police clash with protesters outside finance meeting in Turkeyupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 06:08:00

Police clashed with protesters for a second day outside a meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, CNN's sister network, CNN Turk, reported Wednesday.

Tear gas overwhelms reporterupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 13:25:00

CNN's Ivan Watson attempts to report from Istanbul, Turkey, on IMF and World Bank protests amid tear gas.

Police break up anti-IMF protests in Turkeyupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 13:25:00

Police used pepper gas and water cannons to disperse crowds of demonstrators who took to the streets Tuesday to protest a meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Shoe thrower targets IMF chief in Istanbulupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 07:20:00

A protester threw a shoe at the IMF director at the end of a question-and-answer session Thursday at a university in Istanbul.

IMF warns of further recession risksupdated: Wed Sep 30 2009 07:21:00

Banks round the world have still to reveal about half of their likely losses resulting from the financial and economic crisis, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, warning that there was still a "significant" risk of another downward lurch in the global recession.

IMF approves limited sales of goldupdated: Sat Sep 19 2009 00:15:00

The International Monetary Fund's executive board has approved the sale of up to one-eighth of its gold holdings -- about 403.3 metric tons -- with proceeds going toward a new income model and financing for low-income nations.

IMF: World economy won't recover until 2010updated: Thu Apr 23 2009 00:33:00

World economy -- better luck next year.

CNNMoney: IMF: Toxic asset fallout could reach $4Tupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 11:14:00

The International Monetary Fund has raised its estimate of the amount of toxic assets that banks and financial institutions will have to dispose of or write down to $4 trillion.

IMF: Zimbabwe won't get money without new policies, settling debtupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 16:51:00

Zimbabwe will get no financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund until it moves ahead with sound policies and settles its outstanding debt, the IMF said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: World economy to shrink for first time in 60 yearsupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 07:21:00

The global economic slowdown is so severe that the worldwide economy will contract for the first time in 60 years, the International Monetary Fund says.

IMF: Global economy to shrink for first time in 60 yearsupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 06:00:00

The global economic slowdown is so severe that the worldwide economy will contract for the first time in 60 years, the International Monetary Fund says.

CNNMoney: G20 ministers push for more regulationupdated: Sat Mar 14 2009 15:57:00

Financial experts from 20 nations urged more regulation and oversight of fiscal institutions to help prevent another monetary crisis, as they laid the groundwork Saturday for next month's G20 Summit of world leaders.

CNNMoney: Geithner: Expand IMF loansupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 19:21:00

U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Wednesday said he wants to expand by ten-fold an emergency international fund that loans money to troubled countries.

IMF predicts worst year for economy since WWIIupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 16:37:00

The world's stock markets moved into positive territory Wednesday despite an International Monetary Fund report which said the global economy was heading for its worst year since World War II.

CNNMoney: Global economy: 2009 just like World War IIupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 09:40:00

With overall global economic growth slowing to a near standstill this year, 2009 will be the most challenging year for economies across the globe since World War II, according to an International Monetary Fund report released Wednesday.

Pakistan to get $7.6B IMF loanupdated: Tue Nov 25 2008 03:05:00

The International Monetary Fund has approved a $7.6 billion loan to Pakistan to help the South Asian country of 170 million people avoid an economic collapse.

CNNMoney: G-20 declaration on financial crisisupdated: Sat Nov 15 2008 15:28:00

A group of nearly two dozen world leaders on Saturday reached agreement on a wide-ranging set of proposals to better regulate financial markets. Their goal is over the next several months to put rules and early-detection systems in place to head off another financial crisis like the one currently damaging economies worldwide.

Time.com: Gordon Brown Aims to Boost IMF Reservesupdated: Sun Nov 02 2008 13:00:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, on a tour of the Gulf, said he is seeking hundreds of billions of dollars to boost the International Monetary Fund's reserves

Ukraine parliament backs economic rescue planupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 10:40:00

Ukraine's parliament on Wednesday gave initial approval to legislation crucial for receiving an emergency loan from the International Monetary Fund, as forecasts of the country's financial crisis grew gloomier.

Time.com: Emerging Economies Hit Hard by the Financial Crisis updated: Tue Oct 28 2008 19:00:00

Hopes that robust growth in emerging markets would counteract the financial meltdown appear to be dashed as the contagion chokes their economies

Time.com: IMF Tries to Recover from Strauss-Kahn Affairupdated: Sun Oct 26 2008 16:00:00

In clearing Strauss-Kahn of violating any ethics code, the Executive Board made its disdain of his adulterous behavior clear

ASEM Summitupdated: Sun Oct 26 2008 02:40:00

Asian and European leaders are meeting to find solutions to the economic crisis. CNN's John Vause reports.

IMF director retains job despite affairupdated: Sun Oct 26 2008 02:40:00

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund announced Saturday that although its director had "a serious error of judgment" in having an extramarital affair with an employee, he would stay on in his job.

CNNMoney: Iceland close to $2.1B loan from IMFupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 16:49:00

Iceland is nearing a deal to borrow up to $2.1 billion from the International Monetary Fund to prop up its economy, the IMF and Icelandic Prime Minister Geir Haarde's office announced Friday.

CNNMoney: Throwing the bathroom sink at the economyupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 16:23:00

Governments and central banks of the world's leading nations have taken unprecedented coordinated actions in the past month to help out battered financial markets and economies around the globe.

IMF agrees $2.1B loan deal for Icelandupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 12:03:00

Iceland is nearing a deal to borrow up to $2.1 billion from the International Monetary Fund to prop up its economy, the IMF and Icelandic Prime Minister Geir Haarde's office announced Friday.

CNNMoney: IMF: No U.S. growth 'til mid-2009updated: Wed Oct 22 2008 09:59:00

The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday issued a gloomy economic outlook for the United States and the Western Hemisphere, saying U.S. economic growth will be close to zero or even slightly negative for the rest of 2008 and the following few months.

Time.com: Sex and the Financial Crisis: The Scandal at the IMFupdated: Tue Oct 21 2008 12:00:00

French managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn is under investigation for possible abuse of power

CNNMoney: World takes action to fix crisisupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 12:35:00

European countries acted quickly Monday to shore up troubled banks by promising billions of euros in loan guarantees and capital investment.

World leaders vow to battle economic crisisupdated: Sun Oct 12 2008 01:28:00

World leaders, warning of a global economic downturn, pledged Saturday to work together to find solutions to what is unfolding as the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

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