NEWS

  • IMF Coronavirus / India Budget / Lebanon

    The economic cost from the outbreak of coronavirus strain COVID-19 is still uncertain, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters Thursday in Washington, DC. The IMF is looking at all the data...

  • IMF Georgieva Coronavirus Impact

    The IMF is gathering data to assess the full impact of the coronavirus outbreak in China, but hopes to see a ‘Vee-shaped’ recovery, Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said Wednesday...

  • IMF Georgieva Debt

    With investors globally increasingly chasing riskier yields in lending, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva urged low income countries to take a hard look at how they are approaching their...

  • IMF Georgieva Lunar New Year Coronavirus

    China is facing economic challenges due to the outbreak of coronavirus, but International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva issued a statement of support Thursday. IMF Executive Director...

  • IMF Georgieva Coronavirus

    It is premature to gauge the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak on China's economy, but it will certainly impact the first quarter, International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva...

  • IMF Coronavirus / Lebanon

    The IMF expressed its sympathy and condolences to the victim of the Corona virus outbreak in China, while saying it is too early to assess the ultimate economic impact, spokesman Gerry Rice told...

  • 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...

PRESS BRIEFINGS

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 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...

  • IMF Pakistan

    Pakistan’s economy is at a critical juncture, IMF Mission Chief to Pakistan Ernesto Ramirez-Rigo said Monday in Washington, D.C. In a staff report on the program to Pakistan the IMF noted that...

  • IMF Lagarde / Trade / US Economy

    The IMF upgraded the growth forecast for the U.S. economy but warned that trade tensions pose a risk to that momentum , Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Thursday (June 6) in Washington....

ABOUT THE IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

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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