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Ghana: president defends policies after request for IMF help
www.publicfinanceinternational.org

Ghana's decision to seek emergency financial aid from the International Monetary Fund is not an indictment of its domestic policies and measures are in place to bring the country's troubled public finances back under control, President John Dramani …

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Dictating terms: IMF links next loan tranche with 4% power tariff hike
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After increase in power tariffs, the IMF staff would present its report to the Fund's Executive Board. Upon approval of the report, the international lender will disburse the fifth loan tranche of over $550 million. The officials said that if the …

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Khan Tells Pakistan to Stop Paying Tax Until Sharif Goes
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Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said International Monetary Fund officials told him they were “surprised” by the protest. “There's only one thing all Pakistanis can do and that is to begin a civil disobedience movement,” Khan, a 61-year-old former cricket …

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Khan tells Pakistan to stop paying taxes until Sharif steps down
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Finance minister Ishaq Dar said International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials told him they were surprised by the protest. “There's only one thing all Pakistanis can do and that is to begin a civil disobedience movement,” Khan, a 61-year-old former …

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Ireland can repay bailout loans early without penalty – IMF
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The International Monetary Fund has said Ireland can repay its bailout loans early without penalty. In a letter to Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath, the IMF's mission chief for Ireland, Craig Beaumont, said no penalty fee or conditionality …

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The International Monetary Fund agrees to put 'Ukrainian issue' on agenda on …
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The International Monetary Fund agrees to put 'Ukrainian issue' on agenda on Aug. 29. Print version. Aug. 20, 2014, 1:08 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine. According to the IMF Web site, in addition to first review of the program the directors will …

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IMF lifts growth forecast for Pakistan
www.dawn.com

WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) endorsed economic policies of the government on Monday and revised Pakistan's GDP growth for this fiscal year to 4.3 per cent from 4.1pc. The endorsement may help the government deal with the …

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Ukraine risks losing IMF support over stalled anti-corruption laws
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The IMF board is due to take a decision on whether to disperse the next $1.4 billion to Ukraine on Aug. 29. This would be the second tranche of a $17 billion, two-year stand-by package that was approved by the Fund in April. The country's finance …

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Behind the jargon at the IMF
www.latimes.com

Given the chance to be a fly on the wall at any institution, few would choose the International Monetary Fund. As part of a series from the Writers in Residence nonprofit organization, novelist Geoff Dyer spent a fortnight on a U.S. aircraft carrier …

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Everybody wants to rule the world
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THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) is the most powerful financial institution on the planet, capable of dictating economic policy to governments; Liaquat Ahamed is the author of a bestselling portrait of central banking in the Great Depression …

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IMF voting needs change whatever the measure
www.ft.com

Sir, In its article on the 2014 summit of the Brics (“Taking a stand”, Analysis, July 17), the Financial Times rightly decries once again the unfair allocation of existing voting rights, even not-yet-implemented revised voting rights, at the …

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Repaying IMF early could save €375m
www.irishexaminer.com

Ireland could make an annual saving of €375m after confirmation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that loans provided as part of the troika package can be repaid early without incurring any additional fees. The plan, originally mooted by …

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There's Going to Be an Alternative to the World Bank and IMF
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The International Monetary Fund and World Bank began in 1944 as a post-war solution to help with reconstruction and redevelopment. Today, they continue to focus on reconstruction and reducing poverty, in addition to being the go-to source for emergency …

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IMF Cuts US 2014 Growth Forecast to 1.7%
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The International Monetary Fund issued its second downward revision for the U.S. economy in two months, cutting its growth expectations for 2014 to 1.7% and warning that unrealistic market expectations could spell losses for investors. The cut, which …

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IMF tax bombshell: its plans for higher VAT and a property raid are wrong
www.telegraph.co.uk

For an international bureaucracy that sometimes seems to specialise in getting it spectacularly wrong, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) retains an extraordinary influence. Its latest report on the British economy follows a tried and tested …

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Is the IMF Going to Save Ghana's Troubled Economy?
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One week ago as President John Mahama arrived in Washington for the U.S.-Africa Summit, his government finally admitted it needed urgent help to fix its faltering economy and contacted the International Monetary Fund for financial assistance. “The …

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IMF: Infrastructure Drive May Not Fuel Much Growth
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But IMF economist Andrew Warner argues the empirical record on big infrastructure investments and public-funding drives in developing countries shows only a weak association with short-term growth and “there is little evidence of long-term positive …

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Ireland can repay loans without conditions, IMF said.
www.independent.ie

"The government now needs to follow up on this with the other international lenders who provided us with funds under the bailout programme as their consent is required to avoid early repayment of the IMF loans triggering proportionate repayments to the …

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Bailout loan can be repaid early, says IMF
www.independent.ie

"The Government now needs to follow up on this with the other international lenders who provided us with funds under the bailout programme as their consent is required to avoid early repayment of the IMF loans triggering proportionate repayments to the …

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International Monetary Fund gloom over Russia: Ukraine crisis sanctions will …
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Russia's fragile economy will all but grind to a halt this year as the crisis in Ukraine takes its toll, a leading global watchdog warned last night. The International Monetary Fund said the Russian economy would grow by just 0.2 per cent this year …

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