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Coronavirus: IMF urges MENA countries to face challenges by accelerating reforms

Monday, 19 October 2020

The IMF on Monday urged Middle East and North African countries to accelerate reforms and ......

‘Much more decisive’ action needed to deal with debt problems, says IMF chief

Sunday, 18 October 2020

The head of the International Monetary Fund on Sunday called for significant steps to address the ......

Egypt’s September inflation of 3.7 percent could trigger IMF consultation

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Egypt’s headline inflation came in at under 4 percent in September, potentially triggering ......

Ending coronavirus lockdowns no guarantee of quick economic recovery: IMF

Thursday, 08 October 2020

Business shutdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic imposed an economic cost, but removing restrictions ......

Mexico’s Lopez Obrador says IMF ‘covers up’ for corrupt governments

Wednesday, 07 October 2020

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday he respects the International ......

Coronavirus: COVID-19 downturn not as bad as feared; crisis not over, says IMF chief

Tuesday, 06 October 2020

Amid a flood of government spending, the global downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic will ......

IMF underscores need for accounting, audit of Lebanese central bank

Thursday, 10 September 2020

The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday its discussions with Lebanese authorities are ......

Saudi finance minister al-Jadaan hopes 2020 contraction will better IMF forecast

Wednesday, 09 September 2020

Saudi Arabia’s finance minister said on Wednesday the kingdom’s economy was likely to contract this ......

Bahrain planning its second dollar-denominated bond sale this year, says report

Sunday, 30 August 2020

Bahrain is planning its second foray into the debt capital markets this year, two sources familiar ......

Third Lebanese IMF negotiator quits post: Report

Sunday, 30 August 2020

A senior member of Lebanon’s negotiating team with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has ......

IMF willing to assist, but seeks commitment to reform by Lebanon

Monday, 10 August 2020

The International Monetary Fund said on Sunday it was willing to redouble efforts to help Lebanon ......

IMF urges Lebanon to break reform ‘impasse’ after Beirut port disaster

Thursday, 06 August 2020

The International Monetary Fund urged Lebanese officials on Thursday to break an “impasse” and move ......

Coronavirus: IMF says COVID-19 may shrink global imbalances further in 2020

Tuesday, 04 August 2020

The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday that global current account imbalances narrowed in ......

A turn to Iran for Lebanon would be a leap into the unknown

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Rami Rayess is a Lebanese writer and journalist. He is also a University Instructor and translator. He holds a Masters degree in political science from the American University of Beirut. He writes regularly to several newspapers and websites in both Arabic and English. He has recently published a book, “Readings in Crises of Lebanon and the Region.”

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IMF approves $4.3 bln to help South Africa fight coronavirus

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

The International Monetary Fund on Monday said it had approved $4.3 billion in aid to South Africa ......

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