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IMF no longer forces ‘structural adjustment’ – chief

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, accompanied by IMFC Chair and Singapore Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, speaks during a news conference at World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 12, 2014. AP

The International Monetary Fund has changed and no longer imposes tough “structural adjustment” programs as it did in poor countries two decades ago, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Saturday.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH economy to outperform in Asean

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Growth in Southeast Asia is expected to slump this year as the region struggles to keep up with the recovery of the rest of the continent, a new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said.  PHOTO BY RICK ALBERTO

Growth in Southeast Asia is expected to slump this year as the region struggles to keep up with the recovery of the rest of the continent, a new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

IMF offers Ukraine up to $18 billion in loans

A boy runs with a Russian national flag at the Crimean parliament in Simferopol, Crimea, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. AP

The International Monetary Fund says it will loan Ukraine’s fledgling government between $14 billion and $18 billion.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

IMF, S&P raise PH growth forecasts

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its growth forecast for the Philippines for this year, supported by higher demand due to reconstruction-related efforts in Visayas.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

IMF raises PH growth forecast to 6.5%

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The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday raised its 2014 economic growth forecast for the Philippines to 6.5 percent, up from its January projection of 6.3 percent, with typhoon reconstruction expected to boost the economy.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

IMF review to cover gov’t reconstruction projects in ‘Yolanda’-affected areas

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The government’s ability to execute its reconstruction plan for typhoon-affected areas will be under sharp focus as International Monetary Fund (IMF) representatives start their yearly review on the state of the Philippine economy next month.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

IMF: No panic situation in emerging markets

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde speaks during a European Policy Center breakfast briefing in Brussels on Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014. The IMF said Tuesday that there was no panic in emerging markets even as countries like India, Turkey and Argentina were facing sharp capital outflows and currency pressures.  AP

The International Monetary Fund said Tuesday that there was no panic in emerging markets even as countries like India, Turkey and Argentina were facing sharp capital outflows and currency pressures.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

IMF backs expanded BSP powers

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has noted the need to expand the central bank’s powers to include the ability to supervise shady transactions between banks and their affiliates within conglomerates.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

IMF raises PH growth forecast

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised its forecast for the Philippine economy upwards as improving conditions in rich countries drive stronger demand for the nation’s exports.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

PH pushes for more IMF reforms

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The Philippines and other emerging markets are clamoring for a bigger voice in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), given the growing importance and influence of the developing world in the global economy.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

IMF lowers PH growth forecast for this year

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The Philippines is expected to take a slight hit from weak global economic conditions, which may weigh on the country’s solid fundamentals, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

IMF lowers PH growth forecast

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its growth forecast for the Philippine economy to 6.75 percent this year amid volatility in global financial markets, which may slightly offset the country’s strong fundamentals.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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