NEWS

  • IMF Europe Economy Coronavirus

    COVID-19 Pandemic: Smaller European economies outside of the EU most vulnerable Europe is headed in to a significant economic downturn of up to -3% per month due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Poul...

  • IMF Georgieva Covid-19 Global Response

    IMF urges countries to approach Fund to contain economic damage On Friday, March 27, Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the IMF, gave an update on the efforts of the Fund to help countries...

  • IMF US Coronavirus

    The IMF supports fiscal and monetary action taken so far by the US government to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva told reporters in a virtual news conference...

  • IMF announces debt relief for Somalia

    On Wednesday, March 25, Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the IMF, thanked the leaders of Somalia for their sustained reform effort and congratulated the country on reaching the decision...

  • Covid-19 Pandemic in Middle East and Central Asia

    COVID-19 Pandemic and the Middle East and Central Asia: Region Facing Dual Shock The coronavirus pandemic has become the largest near-term challenge for the Middle East and Central Asia, with...

  • IMF G20 Coronavirus

    “IMF chief predicts global downturn at least as bad as 2008 crisis, but recovery in 2021.” The International Monetary Fund emphasizes the need for a global response and solidarity among all...

  • IMF Closure DC Shutdown

    The IMF has closed its headquarters in Washington, DC indefinitely as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic. The Fund has acknowledged two confirmed cases of coronavirus infection among its staff....

  • IMF Coronavirus – Economic Cost Difficult to Predict

    The economic cost from the outbreak of coronavirus strain COVID-19 is still uncertain but countries must work together to combat it, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said Thursday in Washington, DC....

PRESS BRIEFINGS

  • IMF Georgieva Covid-19 Global Response

    IMF urges countries to approach Fund to contain economic damage On Friday, March 27, Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the IMF, gave an update on the efforts of the Fund to help countries...

  • IMF Coronavirus – Economic Cost Difficult to Predict

    The economic cost from the outbreak of coronavirus strain COVID-19 is still uncertain but countries must work together to combat it, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said Thursday in Washington, DC....

  • IMF World Bank Coronavirus

    Today the IMF and World Bank Group announced additional measures taken to curtail the impact of the corona virus on the world’s economy and health. At a news conference in Washington, DC...

  • IMF Coronavirus

    The economic cost from the outbreak of coronavirus strain COVID-19 is still uncertain but will certainly negatively impact global growth, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters Thursday in...

ANNUAL & SPRING MEETINGS

  • IMFC PRESSER

    The world’s financial leaders vowed to work together to counter what the International Monetary Fund has called a “synchronized slowdown” of global economic growth. The IMC’s policymaking body met...

  • IMF FAMILY PHOTO IMFC

    The International Monetary and Financial Committee gathers in Washington for the IMF’s Annual Meetings. Leaders are looking to boost cooperation and communication to move the global economy away...

  • IMF PLENARY

    At the open of the 2019 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva urged policymakers to resolve trade tensions, promote...

  • IMF: ASIAN ECONOMIC GROWTH SLOWDOWN

    Asia faces a significant growth slowdown, with forecasts for 2019 and 2020 calling for the “slowest growth pace after the global financial crisis,” according to the International Monetary Fund....

  • IMF G20 Family Photo

    The finance ministers and central bankers of the G20 gathered for a meeting held at the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington, DC. The officials met before a dinner assembled by...

  • IMF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

    Experts gathered at the International Monetary Fund on Thursday for a discussion titled “Sustainable Development Goals: Making It Happen.” A panel of finance, development and thought leaders...

  • IMF MANAGING DIRECTOR PRESS CONFERENCE

    At a news conference to open the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Thursday urged world leaders to work...

  • IMF: GLOBAL ECONOMY DEBATE

    International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and other finance and trade experts gathered at the IMF on Thursday for a debate on the global economy. Much of the talk focused...

FEATURES

  • IMF US Coronavirus

    The IMF supports fiscal and monetary action taken so far by the US government to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva told reporters in a virtual news conference...

  • IMF announces debt relief for Somalia

    On Wednesday, March 25, Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the IMF, thanked the leaders of Somalia for their sustained reform effort and congratulated the country on reaching the decision...

  • IMF Global Outlook

    Global growth is sluggish but tentatively stabilizing after two years of slowing, the IMF reported Monday (January 20) in its latest quarterly update to the World Economic Outlook report. “So we...

  • IMF Inequality / US-China Trade

    As 2020 begins, the IMF is warning that failure to act on widening global inequality could risk repeating the boom-bust cycle of a century earlier in the 1920’s, Managing Director Kristalina...

ABOUT THE IMF

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Created in 1945, the IMF is governed by and accountable to the 189 countries that make up its near-global membership.

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