International Monetary Fund

India fastest growing economy at 7.4% in 2018: IMF

India fastest growing economy at 7.4% in 2018: IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reaffirmed on Wednesday that India will be the fastest growing major economy in 2018, with a growth rate of 7.4 per cent that rises to 7.8 per cent in 2019 with medium-term prospects remaining positive.

May 09, 2018, 09:19 AM IST
IMF chief calls Kathua rape-murder revolting, says PM Modi needs to pay more attention to women

IMF chief calls Kathua rape-murder revolting, says PM Modi needs to pay more attention to women

International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday called on India`s leader to focus more on women in the wake of the "revolting" rape and murder of two young girls.

Apr 20, 2018, 06:22 AM IST
Military and debt servicing swallow more than half of Pakistan budget, only 15.2 percent for development

Military and debt servicing swallow more than half of Pakistan budget, only 15.2 percent for development

In 2018-19, Pakistan will borrow more than it will repay.

Apr 19, 2018, 00:21 AM IST
Global growth expected be 3.9 percent in 2018 and 2019: IMF

Global growth expected be 3.9 percent in 2018 and 2019: IMF

The IMF on Tuesday projected a global growth of 3.9 percent in the next two years.

Apr 17, 2018, 20:02 PM IST
India will grow at 7.4 percent in 2018, China at 6.6 percent, projects IMF

India will grow at 7.4 percent in 2018, China at 6.6 percent, projects IMF

India has made progress on structural reforms in the recent past.

Apr 17, 2018, 19:28 PM IST
IMF's Lagarde: Trade protectionism threatens economic growth

IMF's Lagarde: Trade protectionism threatens economic growth

Trump last month imposed steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, and announced pending tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods in retaliation for alleged theft of intellectual property.

Apr 11, 2018, 13:35 PM IST
Forex reserves down by $152.4 million to $421.334 billion: RBI

Forex reserves down by $152.4 million to $421.334 billion: RBI

In the previous week, the reserves had increased by $728.9 million to $421.487 billion.

Mar 23, 2018, 20:05 PM IST
IMF chief Christine Lagarde warns 'no winners' in trade wars

IMF chief Christine Lagarde warns 'no winners' in trade wars

She said the global economy is in good shape, with 3.9 per cent growth projected this year as well as higher levels of investor confidence.

Mar 19, 2018, 09:52 AM IST
IMF warns Trump tarrif will hurt US

IMF warns Trump tarrif will hurt US

It said others could follow Trump`s precedent by claiming tough trade restrictions were needed to defend national security.

Mar 03, 2018, 09:18 AM IST
Christine Lagarde says market swings aren't worrying, but wants reforms

Christine Lagarde says market swings aren't worrying, but wants reforms

Christine Lagarde, speaking at a conference on global business and social trends in Dubai, said economies were also supported by plenty of financing available.

Feb 12, 2018, 07:48 AM IST
IMF chief urges Arab states to slash spending

IMF chief urges Arab states to slash spending

IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Saturday urged Arab countries to slash public wages and subsidies in order to rein in spending, achieve sustainable growth and create jobs.

Feb 10, 2018, 15:33 PM IST
At Davos summit, delegates talk down Donald Trump but bet big on US

At Davos summit, delegates talk down Donald Trump but bet big on US

Trump`s $1.5 trillion tax plan unveiled in December slashed the corporate rate from 35% to 21%.

Jan 25, 2018, 14:43 PM IST
India should continue with reforms with special focus on financial services sector: Lagarde

India should continue with reforms with special focus on financial services sector: Lagarde

The IMF has projected India`s growth at 7.4 percent for 2018, against China`s 6.8 percent.

Jan 23, 2018, 15:55 PM IST
PM Modi meets CEOs at WEF, IMF reaffirms India's growth story

PM Modi meets CEOs at WEF, IMF reaffirms India's growth story

This is Modi's second visit to Switzerland in nearly two years after his visit in June 2016.

Jan 23, 2018, 10:19 AM IST
India to grow at 7.4% in 2018 as against China's 6.8%: International Monetary Fund

India to grow at 7.4% in 2018 as against China's 6.8%: International Monetary Fund

In its latest World Economic Outlook update, the International Monetary Fund has projected a 7.8 percent growth rate for India in 2019.

Jan 22, 2018, 20:30 PM IST
IMF says demonetisation, GST brought short-term pain but long-term benefits: Report

IMF says demonetisation, GST brought short-term pain but long-term benefits: Report

The IMF is slated to come out with an update of its projections of India's growth rate along with the rest of the world in January.

Dec 22, 2017, 14:32 PM IST
India's financial sector facing considerable challenges: IMF

India's financial sector facing considerable challenges: IMF

The IMF said the Indian authorities have been pursuing policies to accelerate the process of NPA resolution.

Dec 21, 2017, 22:18 PM IST
IMF to update India's growth rate forecast in January

IMF to update India's growth rate forecast in January

Recently, the US-based Moody's upgraded India's sovereign rating after a gap of 13 years to Baa2.

Dec 01, 2017, 09:56 AM IST

Zimbabwe's economic situation 'very difficult': IMF official

Zimbabwe`s economic situation remains "very difficult" as sustainable growth is threatened by high government spending, an untenable foreign exchange regime and inadequate reforms, a senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) official said.

Nov 23, 2017, 14:03 PM IST
IMF suggests India to set up independent fiscal council

IMF suggests India to set up independent fiscal council

"India has accepted a public debt anchor at 60 per cent of GDP. We think that is appropriate. And that's something that will help India establish its public debt as a safe asset," he said.

Oct 16, 2017, 16:50 PM IST