Articles about International Monetary Fund
02 Apr 2018
China hits-back at US, imposes tariffs on imports worth $3bn
Days after proposing tariffs on American products, China has made it official for 128 items imported from the US, including pork and wine.
23 Mar 2018
After US targets China, Beijing hits back with proposed tariffs
Hitting back at the US' trade tariffs, China has proposed similar action on 128 US products, which had an import value of $3bn last year.
11 Mar 2018
India seems to be recovering from demonetization disruptions: IMF
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Sunday said that the Indian economy now seems to be on its way to recovering from disruptions caused by demonetization and roll-out of goods and services tax (GST).
05 Mar 2018
War of words on trade between Trump and EU intensifies
US President Trump is stepping up his war of words on trade tariffs, and has threatened to "apply a tax" on car imports from the European Union.
28 Feb 2018
15th Finance Commission to soon decide what populism is
In a first, the Finance Commission, which recommends how much money states should get out of the taxes collected by the central government, will define what a populist measure is and recommend incentives for states that do not resort to them.
18 Feb 2018
Pakistan borrows $500mn from China to support diminishing reserves
Pakistan has taken another foreign commercial loan of $500mn from Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) to support its diminishing foreign currency reserves.
13 Feb 2018
What if the world's richest paid for government spending?
Bloomberg Politics has constructed an index to see how many days governments can keep running if the richest person from each country pays for governments' expenditure.
18 Nov 2017
Qatar the richest country in the world per capita
Based on the per capita income of its people, Qatar has been named the world's richest country.
08 Nov 2017
Raghuram Rajan may soon enter Rajya Sabha on AAP ticket
Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been considering giving its three Rajya Sabha (RS) seats to "outsiders," that is, those who don't belong to any political party.
01 Nov 2017
Ex-RBI governor Raghuram Rajan to next head US Federal Reserve?
Former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan, makes for an ideal candidate to head the US Federal Reserve, says international financial magazine Barron's.
15 Oct 2017
India on solid growth-track, says IMF Chief backing GST, demonetization
Only days after the International Monetary Fund slashed India's growth forecast for 2017 and 2018, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the country's economy is on a "very solid track" in the medium term.
11 Oct 2017
IMF cuts India's growth forecast, but expects a medium-term recovery
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) report trimmed Indian economy's growth forecast to 6.7% from earlier 7.1% citing the disruptions caused by government's decisions of demonetization and introduction of good and services tax (GST).
06 Oct 2017
India's economic-slowdown an "aberration"; GST, a huge positive: World Bank
The World Bank said the recent Indian economic slowdown is an "aberration" due to temporary disruptions in the run-up to Goods and Services Tax, adding it will be rectified soon.
26 Sep 2017
Former PM Manmohan Singh turns 85 today!
Manmohan Singh, who had the longest serving contiguous term as PM after Jawaharlal Nehru, has often been described as the hero of India's 1991 liberalization, the "accidental PM" in 2004, and the "mute PM" in 2011.
06 Aug 2017
Rajiv Kumar becomes NITI Aayog's new VC
Economist Rajiv Kumar has been appointed as NITI Aayog's new vice-chairman by the Centre on Saturday.
01 Aug 2017
NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya resigns
NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya resigned from his post on 1st August. In the next phase, he will return to Columbia University in the US as professor of economics.
31 Jul 2017
Clashes mar Venezuela's constituent assembly vote, 10 killed
At least 10 people have died in protest-related violence in Venezuela as the country voted for a controversial constituent assembly.
28 Jul 2017
Venezuela govt. bans protests that 'disturb' controversial vote
The Venezuelan government has banned protests which may "disturb or affect" a controversial election for a new constituent assembly scheduled for July 30.
28 Jul 2017
Opposition calls for strike against Venezuelan president's constitution rewrite plans
Venezuelan opposition leaders have called on workers nationwide to stay home as part of a 48-hour strike aimed at protesting against President Nicolas Maduro's plans to hold a controversial constituent assembly election on July 30.
25 Jul 2017
Nifty50 reaches 10,000 for the first time ever
Nifty50 has finally hit the coveted 10,000 in the opening trade on Tuesday.
24 Jul 2017
IMF downgrades UK and US growth forecasts for 2017
The US and UK economies are expected to grow more slowly in 2017 than previously predicted, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said.
20 Jul 2017
Venezuela defies US sanctions threat on constituent assembly election
The Venezuelan government said it will hold a controversial constituent assembly election despite threats of US sanctions.
26 May 2017
Former Greek PM Papademos injured in car explosion
Former Greek PM Papademos was injured after an explosive went off inside his car in Central Athens.
15 May 2017
CPEC is flagship of OBOR: Chinese President Xi Jinping
At the end of the Belt and Road summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping praised the China Pakistan Economic Corridor calling it the flagship of the Belt and Road initiative.
15 May 2017
Chinese President Jinping pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road
Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion for a new initiative he called the Belt and Road initiative. It takes forward China's One Belt, One Road initiative that was announced in 2013.
03 May 2017
Over $21 billion illicit financial outflows from India in 2014
Data from international watchdog Global Financial Integrity has revealed that in 2014, over $21 billion in illegal money found its way out of India.
29 Apr 2017
Brazil burns as the first general strike ended
Violence has broken out in Brazil as the country saw its first general strike in almost 20 years.
28 Apr 2017
India is set to become the world's fourth-largest economy
It's been 70 years since our independence; 5 more years and we will push Britain out of the top five economies. We would emerge as the world's fourth-largest economy overtaking Germany on the way.
24 Apr 2017
Protests in Venezuela: President Maduro offers talks with opposition
Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called for a resumption of dialogue with the Venezuelan opposition. He added that he wanted local elections to take place.
20 Apr 2017
3 civilians killed in Venezuelan anti-government protests
Three people were killed in separate incidents across Venezuela in the midst of anti-government protests in the country.
09 Apr 2017
Greece, eurozone reach basic agreement to unlock bailout payments
Eurozone finance ministers said they have reached an "in principle" agreement with Greece on the contents of a deal to release a delayed bailout payment.
02 Apr 2017
RBI governor gets a pay hike
The government has more than doubled the salaries of the RBI Governor and Deputy Governors.
28 Feb 2017
India's GDP increased by 7% in Q3
India's third quarter GDP grew at a faster-than-expected 7% pace despite demonetization in the quarter till December. It had been expected to grow 6.1% then.
07 Feb 2017
The core team that drafted the Budget
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was closely assisted by a team of seven top officials in drafting the Budget for 2017-18.
01 Feb 2017
Highlights of Union Budget 2017
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said growth will recover in 2017.
31 Jan 2017
Saudi Arabia to introduce taxes for citizens
Reeling from the fallout of the massive fiscal deficit in the kingdom last year, Saudi Arabia's cabinet approved the unified agreement on Value Added Tax and selective taxes in the Gulf Cooperation Council states.
24 Jan 2017
Budget giveaways uncertain due to demonetization distress
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is under pressure to offer tax giveaways and increase capital and welfare spending in the upcoming union budget.
11 Jan 2017
World Bank: India's growth to be 7% for 2016-17
The World Bank has forecast India's growth for 2016-17 to be at 7%; they added that in the coming years growth would bounce back to 7.6-7.8% growth.
08 Jan 2017
China's forex reserves drop, hit a 6-year low
China's foreign exchange reserves dropped by $41 billion to $3.011 trillion, the lowest since March 2011.
06 Jan 2017
India's GDP expected to fall
According to data compiled by Central Statistics Office, India's GDP has been revised downwards from the original estimate of 7.6% to 7.1%.