Worries spread with Greek aid package near

ATHENS, Greece, April 29 (UPI) -- A spokesman for Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said the aid package for Greece under discussion in Berlin includes $160 billion in loans through 2012.

Don't fear IMF, fund leader tells Greece

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Greece has no reason to fear the International Monetary Fund's intervention to help revive its ailing economy, the fund's managing director said Saturday.

IMF head calls for European bank plan

BRUSSELS, March 19 (UPI) -- The director of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, says a European fund is needed to bail out failing banks.

IMF chief proposes new reserve currency

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said Friday a new reserve currency should be explored as an alternative to the U.S. dollar.

IMF head urges caution on exit strategies

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The head of the International Monetary Fund says leaders must act cautiously to prevent the world from plunging back into recession.
IMF chief calls for reshaped global order

IMF chief calls for reshaped global order

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The chief of the International Monetary Fund says world leaders should view the global recession as an opportunity to reshape the economic world.

IMF considers tax on financial sector

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The financial sector could be taxed to prevent another severe economic downturn, the head of the International Monetary Fund said in Turkey.

Journalist throws shoe at IMF director

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A reporter threw a shoe at the International Monetary Fund director Thursday at a university in Istanbul, Turkey, witnesses said.

Sri Lanka agrees to $2.5B IMF loan

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, July 21 (UPI) -- The International Monetary Fund has agreed to a $2.5 billion loan to Sri Lanka, subject to approval by the IMF executive board, officials said.

IMF to extend aid to Romania

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- The International Monetary Fund said it was prepared to loan Romania $17.5 billion to rescue the country from an economic tailspin.

IMF downgrades global outlook

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- The International Monetary Fund plans to downgrade its assessment of the global economy, an adviser to the fund's managing director said.
IMF calls for stepped-up crisis response

IMF calls for stepped-up crisis response

MADRID, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said governments should step up their efforts to rein in a spreading financial crisis.

Hungary secures $25 billion in loans

BUDAPEST, Hungary, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Hungary is close to securing loans totaling $25.1 billion intended to put its strained financial system back on its feet, the International Monetary Fund said.

IMF director keeps job after affair

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The International Monetary Fund says Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn won't be fired for having an affair with a subordinate.
IMF ready to help many nations

IMF ready to help many nations

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The International Monetary Fund says it is ready to lend billions to countries affected by the fallout from global financial crisis.

Emerging countries reach for life lines

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The list of countries, like Iceland, Hungary and Ukraine, seeking outside financial help may soon grow, an International Monetary Fund official said.

IMF cheers new bank plan out of Paris

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The head of the International Monetary Fund Sunday welcomed a plan by European leaders to use the euro to help stem a global financial meltdown.

IMF says inflation should be 'top concern'

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- The International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that inflation would rise higher than expected, and urged policy makers to act to curb rising prices.

Int'l Monetary Fund to sell $11B in gold

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- The International Monetary Fund will sell about $11 billion in gold, representing about one-eighth of its reserves, an IMF spokesman in Washington said.

Fixing global finance

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The global economy is under new management, if those somewhat battered institutions the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund may be said to play such a managerial role.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Euro minister: Non-European may head IMF

LUXEMBOURG, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The next International Monetary Fund director will likely not be European, the eurozone finance ministers president said in an interview published Wednesday.

France's Strauss-Kahn gets nod to head IMF

BRUSSELS, July 10 (UPI) -- European Union finance ministers nominated France's Dominique Strauss-Kahn to head the International Monetary Fund, the ministers said Tuesday.

French Socialists choose female candidate

PARIS, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- France is a step closer to its first female president following the selection of Ségolène Royal as the Socialist Party candidate in next April's election.

Anti-Semitism seen as rising in France

PARIS, March 13 (UPI) -- The torture killing of a young Jew in Paris and three such attacks since are seen as signs of rising anti-Semitism among France's Muslims, says a report.

Global View: French politics and 50-50

It will take determination to move France forward and make its performance better than 50-50. Even if the next president has control of the legislature, it is not clear the necessary determination will be there.
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Economics Correspondent
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