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  • IMF WEO Update Key Messages

    The International Monetary Fund is downgrading global growth significantly in its latest update to the World Economic Outlook forecast to be released Wednesday (0900 ET / 1300 GMT June 24), IMF...

  • IMF: Mobilizing with Africa

    IMF urges to mobilize funds for Africa in fight against pandemic At today’s “Mobilizing with Africa” event, Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the IMF, underscored the need to help African...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • IMF Argentina / Turkey

    The IMF is holding ongoing technical talks with Argentina on how to best support that country’s economy, spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters Thursday (September 6) in Washington. Argentine...

  • Lagarde Lehman Ten Year Anniversary

    Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde is reflecting on the lessons learned from the ensuing global financial crisis, and what policymakers can do...

  • IMF Argentina Meeting

    IMF Managing Director welcomed Argentine Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne to the Fund’s headquarters Tuesday (September 04) for meetings on how to best provide financial support to the South...

  • IMF External Sector Report / Trade

    The IMF hopes that countries can work cooperatively to reduce excess imbalances in trade, savings and investment, IMF’s chief economist Maury Obstfeld told reporters Tuesday (July 24 in...