Thu, 30 Apr, 2020
Europe began a new campaign to shield economies from the coronavirus as the region’s two main central banks either delivered or signaled action to avoid a 2008-style crisis, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised to do “whatever is necessary”.
Wed, 11 Mar, 2020
The German economy expanded 0.6% in 2019, the weakest expansion rate since 2013 and a marked cooling from the previous year, as export-dependent manufacturers in Europe’s largest economy faced increased headwinds from trade disputes and less foreign demand.
Wed, 15 Jan, 2020
Greece has demanded an explanation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after an apparently leaked transcript suggested the IMF may threaten to pull out of the country’s bailout as a tactic to force European lenders to offer more debt relief.
Mon, 04 Apr, 2016
Christine Lagarde has picked up nominations from across Europe for a second term as leader of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as part of a selection process that member nations intend to complete by early March.
Fri, 22 Jan, 2016
Sat, 10 Oct, 2015
The International Monetary Fund has assured Greece it is willing to be “flexible” with the reforms Athens has proposed to its creditors before much-needed bailout funds are disbursed, the Greek finance ministry said yesterday.
Wed, 08 Apr, 2015
Last week, the Irish people had to endure another session of nauseating back-slapping when the IMF chief, Christine Lagarde hailed them heroes as she was cheered on by her tea boys and girl, Enda, Brendan and Joan and her “good friend, Michael.”
Tue, 27 Jan, 2015
Thank you Ms Lagarde. Thank you ever so much for paying tribute to my heroism over the past years in enduring the regime of austerity that you, the Brians and Enda imposed on me and my fellow citizens. I’m so proud and re-energised by your plaudits!
Wed, 21 Jan, 2015