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  • ECB chief Draghi rejects IMF head Lagarde's advice

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Tensions between two of the world's leading financial decision-makers emerged into public view Thursday as the European Central Bank's president rejected advice by International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde. Mario Draghi suggested that the IMF has become...

  • IMF reaches agreement with C. African Republic

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The International Monetary Fund says it has reached an agreement with authorities from Central African Republic that could see the Bangui government receiving more than $21 million this year to shore up its battered economy. Ekue Kpodar, the head of the...

  • International Monetary Fund: Big U.S. banks receive $15 billion to $70 billion in 'too big to fail' subsidies

    In an update to its global financial stability report for April, the IMF indicated that U.S. banks, as of 2013, are able to obtain funding more cheaply because investors believe that in the event of failure, the government will offer the banks support.

  • IMF to help Ukraine with up to $18 billion bailout

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The world rushed Thursday to help Ukraine, with the International Monetary Fund pledging up to $18 billion in loans, the U.N. condemning the vote that drove Crimea into Russian hands and the U.S. Congress backing even harsher sanctions against Russia. Yet even with such...

  • Obama: IMF deal for Ukraine a 'major step forward'

    ROME (AP) — President Barack Obama says a pledge of up to $18 billion in loans to Ukraine from the International Monetary Fund is a major step forward. Obama says the support package will help Ukraine sustain its economy and meet its people's long-term needs. He says it will require...

  • Senate Democrats, heeding GOP objections, strip IMF measure from Ukraine aid bill

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced Tuesday he has stripped the IMF provision from the Senate bill, even though Democrats, President Obama and some Republicans support it.

  • Aides: Dems consider cutting IMF from Ukraine bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislative aides say Senate Democrats are considering cutting International Monetary Fund provisions from a bill providing aid to Ukraine and authorizing sweeping sanctions on Russia. The move would be a significant retreat from Democrats. The Obama administration, too, has...

  • Ted Cruz and Rand Paul unite to block Ukraine aid package over IMF changes

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will work to block a $1 billion Ukraine aid package unless Senate Majority Harry Reid, D-Nev., strips out a controversial measure funding the International Monetary Fund. The lawmakers told Reid they "intend to object to any floor...

  • House Ukraine bill excludes controversial IMF reforms

    House lawmakers on Friday introduced bipartisan legislation to aid Ukraine and levy sanctions against Russia for its invasion and disputed annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region. But unlike a similar Senate bill, the House version doesn't include controversial International Monetary Fund...

  • IMF boss questioned in French corruption probe

    PARIS (AP) — International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde is being questioned by Paris magistrates investigating a corruption case that also involves the chief executive of French telecoms group Orange. Lagarde and Orange CEO Stephane Richard arrived Wednesday at the central Paris...

  • White House applies 'Emanuel Doctrine' in trying to tie increased IMF funding to Ukraine aid

    Political operatives have long understood that high-profile crises present opportunities. In 1959, John F. Kennedy adorned this Machiavellian wisdom in the intrigue of Eastern poetry, fallaciously emoting that the Chinese word for “crisis” is composed of the symbols for both “danger”...

  • Eric Cantor dismisses Senate Ukraine package, calls for vote on House version

    A Senate panel Thursday approved a package of loan guarantees for embattled Ukraine, but the measure could ultimately stall over a provision included to reform the International Monetary Fund. Congress will adjourn for a week-long recess Friday before addressing the legislation, which includes...

  • John Boehner: Senators should drop IMF demands in Ukraine aid bill

    House Speaker John Boehner called on Senate Democrats to drop their push to include reforms to the International Monetary Fund in a proposed Ukrainian aid package, which has stalled measure, saying the issues are unrelated.



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