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IMF weighs financial crisis at D.C. conference

On Monday, the International Monetary Fund kicks off a two-day conference of top economists to try to distill some lessons from the global financial crisis.

By Howard Schneider  | March 7, 2011; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  International Economics, International Monetary Fund, U.S. Economy, Unemployment  
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IMF tilts right in coffee-cup conspiracy?

The International Monetary Fund may be run by a card carrying socialist, but its underlying trend became apparent at a morning reception where right-leaning coffee cups made it near impossible for the left-handed to drink without making a mess.

By Howard Schneider  | February 10, 2011; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  International Economics, International Monetary Fund  
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Eyes on Irish economy are smiling (so far)

Irish parliamentary elections are set for Feb. 25 following the collapse of Prime Minister Brian Cowen's government, blamed for a bank bailout that left the country close to insolvent and in need of $113 billion in emergency help.

By Howard Schneider  | February 9, 2011; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  International Economics, International Monetary Fund  
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IMF: Europe poses the key risk to global economy

Europe needs to increase the size of its economic rescue fund and take more decisive action to fix its weaker banks, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday in a new report that cites lingering problems in Europe as the key risk to the global economy.

By Howard Schneider  | January 25, 2011; 3:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  International Economics, International Monetary Fund  
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IMF concerned about aid plan if Irish ruling party loses election

The International Monetary Fund is predicting that Ireland's governing party will be tossed out in elections early next year, potentially unraveling the complex plan negotiated to secure IMF and European aid for the financially ailing country, according an IMF report.

By Howard Schneider  | December 17, 2010; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  International Economics, International Monetary Fund  
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20 years after Berlin Walls falls, Eastern Europe has yet to catch up with world economies

The fall of the Berlin Wall brought broad hopes that the former Soviet and Warsaw Pact states would get the economic equivalent of a full body makeover. But 20 years on, with China in the World Trade Organization, Brazil anchoring growth in Latin America, and countries such as South Korea tapping international investment, Eastern Europe is at risk of becoming an also-ran among the world's emerging markets. That's something Thomas Mirow is battling to prevent as head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), but it is a tough environment.

By Howard Schneider  | October 8, 2010; 2:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  China, International Monetary Fund  
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Older Entries in This Category »

IMF argues no pain no gain in fiscal fitness, Howard Schneider , September 30, 2010
IMF preaches moderation: One shot of Moody's with an S&P chaser, Washington Post Editor , September 29, 2010
Roubini, Zandi: Mortgage defaults as economic therapy, Howard Schneider , September 17, 2010
IMF ponders the improbable: Will U.S. default?, Howard Schneider , September 1, 2010
 
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