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28 Jan 2021
Improve health system to tackle COVID-19 crisis in future: Gopinath
As the world gradually makes its way out of the coronavirus crisis, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chief Economist Gita Gopinath has said that countries should work on their health system and be ready to provide timely assistance to impacted segments of the society.
15 Jan 2021
India's new farm-laws potential 'step forward' for agricultural reforms: IMF
Backing the new farm laws introduced by the Indian Government, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that these laws have the potential to "represent a significant step forward" for agricultural reforms.
17 Apr 2020
Struggling economy gets RBI's boost, big announcement for banks
With the economy stung drastically by the coronavirus pandemic, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das addressed media for the second time in a month to announce key measures.
11 Apr 2020
Coronavirus kills over 100,000 globally; 50% died in a week
The novel coronavirus is highly contagious and is capable of wiping off cities, the new data about the death toll confirms, yet again.
03 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: World Bank approves $1bn emergency fund for India
The World Bank on Thursday approved a $1 billion emergency fund for India to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over 70 in the country and infected 2,543.
31 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: Anticipating job loss, H-1B workers seek extension in US
With the global economy dwindling in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, professionals working on H-1B visas in the United States fear massive job cuts, hence, they have asked the administration to allow them to stay there for longer.
28 Mar 2020
We've entered recession, will be worse than 2009: IMF Chief
International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva on Friday said the world has entered into a recession, courtesy the coronavirus pandemic and she anticipates that the current global situation to be worse than 2009.
21 Feb 2020
FATF keeps Pakistan on greylist, gives a four-month deadline
Pakistan has got yet another extension from the global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
10 Feb 2020
People wearing jackets, pants, so there's no recession: BJP MP
Amid the ongoing economic crisis, a member of BJP has exclaimed that people can still afford jackets and pants, hence, there is no recession.
01 Feb 2020
5 big takeaways of Nirmala Sitharaman's budget you should know
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her second Union Budget at a time when the Indian economy is struggling, raising concerns among world bodies like the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
24 Jan 2020
IMF chief says growth slowdown in India is temporary
The chief of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, said on Friday that the economic slowdown in India is temporary.
21 Jan 2020
Jeff Bezos snubbed: IMF's Gita Gopinath says India needs investment
At a time when India is witnessing a historic economic slump, the government should welcome investments, said chief economist of International Monetary Fund (IMF), Gita Gopinath, on Monday.
24 Dec 2019
India in middle of significant economic slowdown, must act: IMF
That India is going through one of its worst economic slowdowns is not news anymore. And keeping the same crisis in mind, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has asked the Indian government to take action.
18 Oct 2019
Pakistan to remain in FATF 'grey list' till February 2020
After speculations over its black-listing, Pakistan will now remain in the "grey list" of the global terror funding watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF), until a new deadline of February 2020.
15 Oct 2019
FATF may put Pakistan on "dark grey list"
Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will soon decide Pakistan's fate, and things aren't looking great for the country.
13 Oct 2019
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad withdraws 'no economic slowdown' comment
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday withdrew his controversial statements from the day before wherein he cited the box office performance of three films as proof that India's economy is stable.
13 Oct 2019
Has Pakistan curbed terror financing? FATF to decide soon
Pakistan, already having a bad reputation for encouraging terrorism in its land, is facing a testing time.
13 Oct 2019
#EconomicSlowdown: World Bank cuts India's growth rate projection to 6%
The country's "well-learned" union ministers may want you to believe that there is no economic slowdown whatsoever, but data points otherwise.
09 Oct 2019
Impact of economic slowdown 'more pronounced' in India: IMF Chief
The entire globe is facing an economic slowdown, but the effect is more pronounced in emerging economies like India, the chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday.
25 Sep 2019
Global Business Forum: Modi invites businesses to invest in India
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered keynote address at Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York.
22 Sep 2019
Pakistan airline operated over 80 flights with 0 passengers: Report
In an explicable blooper, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operated 46 regular flights without any passengers on board, from the Islamabad airport during 2016-17, revealed the national carrier's audit report.
23 Aug 2019
FATF's Asia Pacific arm blacklists Pakistan for not curbing terror-funding
In a big setback for Pakistan, the Asia Pacific division of global terror watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has put the country on its blacklist over its failure to curb terror financing.
12 Jul 2019
Five famous and successful alumni of IIM-Ahmedabad to know about
The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are the most sought-after business schools in the country that provide quality management education.
02 Jul 2019
Five famous alumni of IIT Delhi you should know about
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes that are recognized as centers of academic excellence in science and technology.
20 Jun 2019
It's depressing: Pakistan's Chief Justice on World Cup loss, economy
After Indian cricket team thrashed Pakistan to register an important win in the ongoing World Cup tournament, social media was abuzz with reactions.
05 Jun 2019
In a rare move, Pakistan agrees to cut military budget
As Pakistan is facing a mounting economic crisis, the country's military has agreed to cut its budget for the next fiscal year.
13 Apr 2019
No evidence of Pakistan dismantling terror infrastructure, says ex-envoy Haqqani
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's recent statement promising an end of support to terror groups does not reflect a change of policy and is motivated by the fear of getting blacklisted by the global terror-financing watchdog FATF, the country's former envoy to the US, Husain Haqqani, has said.
22 Mar 2019
Pakistan to receive $2 billion loan from China by Monday
Cash-strapped Pakistan will receive over $2 billion loan from its "all-weather" ally China by Monday to provide a boost to its ailing economy, the former's Finance Ministry has announced.
10 Mar 2019
Pakistan writes to FATF seeking India's removal from review body
Pakistan has asked terror financing watchdog, FATF, to remove India as co-chair of its Asia-Pacific Joint Group, to ensure the review process is "fair and unbiased".
21 Feb 2019
Cash-strapped Pakistan gifts gold-plated assault rifle to Saudi Crown Prince
At a time when Pakistan is under immense global pressure on terrorism, the country's cash-strapped government has gifted Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman a gold-plated assault rifle, a media report said.
07 Feb 2019
Donald Trump nominates David Malpass for World Bank President
US President Donald Trump has nominated David Malpass, a vocal critic of the World Bank, to head the international financial institution, sparking concerns that he may seek to reduce the role of the global lender.
02 Feb 2019
Find out 'Mission Impossible' movies' release dates in 2021, 2022
Mission Impossible is one of the most successful Hollywood franchises.
15 Jan 2019
Two new 'Mission Impossible' movies confirmed for 2021 and 2022
Looks like it is "Missions: Accepted" at Paramount Pictures as two new movies for the popular action franchise Mission Impossible have been confirmed.
14 Dec 2018
Operational independence of central banks important: IMF director
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday said that "operational independence" of central banks like the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was important for carrying out their responsibilities.
10 Dec 2018
India's growth very solid over past four-years: IMF Chief Economist
India's growth has been "very solid" over the past four years, IMF's Chief Economist Maurice Obstfeld said yesterday, praising the fundamental economic reforms like the GST and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code carried out by the government.
02 Dec 2018
War will continue so long as Ukraine government stays: Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday he saw no end to the conflict in eastern Ukraine "as long as the current authorities remain in power".
29 Nov 2018
US demands transparency over Chinese debt on Pakistan
The US is demanding transparency over China's debt on Pakistan, Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs David Malpass told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing, amid concerns that Islamabad is seeking a multibillion-dollar bailout package from IMF to pay back Chinese creditors.
16 Nov 2018
Imran Khan to visit Malaysia next week; may seek monetary-aid
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Malaysia next week, where he is likely to seek monetary assistance to minimize the cash-strapped country's dependence on an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout package.
02 Nov 2018
Pakistan PM Imran Khan arrives in China, seeks bailout money
Imran Khan arrived in Beijing today, in what is termed as the most significant visit to China by a Pakistani Prime Minister in recent years.
28 Oct 2018
IMF board approves increased loan package worth $56bn for Argentina
The International Monetary Fund executive board on Friday approved an increased loan package for Argentina worth $56 billion to help stabilize the crisis-battered country's economy and currency.