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IMF official again says time running out for Fund’s participation in Greek program
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IMF official again says time running out for Fund’s participation in Greek program

Panos - May 18, 2018

The IMF on Thursday again warned that time was running out for creditors to agree on debt relief measures, which would allow the fund to continue in…

IMF: Revision, downwards, in Greek GDP forecast for 2018 the biggest among EU states
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IMF: Revision, downwards, in Greek GDP forecast for 2018 the biggest among EU states

Panos - May 16, 2018

The IMF continued to be "bearish" over Greek economic prospects, with a report issued this week by the Washington D.C.-based Fund showing Greece as the only European…

Wood & Company sees lower Greek GDP growth than IMF, Commission forecasts
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Wood & Company sees lower Greek GDP growth than IMF, Commission forecasts

Panos - Apr 06, 2018

Wood & Company forecasts lower GDP growth rates for Greece in 2018 and 2019 than the ones already unveiled by the IMF and the EU Commission, predicting…

IMF: Debate on Greek debt has intensified
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IMF: Debate on Greek debt has intensified

makis - Apr 02, 2018

The technical discussions between the International Monetary Fund and Europeans to ease Greek debt have been intensified, IMF spokesman Jerry Rice said on Thursday afternoon. “We want…

IMF: Debate on Greek debt has intensified
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IMF: Debate on Greek debt has intensified

makis - Mar 30, 2018

The technical discussions between the International Monetary Fund and Europeans to ease Greek debt have been intensified, IMF spokesman Jerry Rice said on Thursday afternoon. “We want…

IMF ready to re-enter Greek bailout programme: Brussels sources
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IMF ready to re-enter Greek bailout programme: Brussels sources

makis - Mar 21, 2018

Sources in Brussels claimed the IMF was ready to come onboard the Greek bailout programme a new, adding, however, that it was not a done deal. The…

IMF spox reiterates that debt relief a necessary condition for participation in any greek program
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IMF spox reiterates that debt relief a necessary condition for participation in any greek program

Panos - Feb 02, 2018

A deputy IMF spokesman on Thursday stressed that the Fund continues to insist on reforms and debt relief as conditions for its participation in the Greek program.…

IMF head: All pensions in Greece too high
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IMF head: All pensions in Greece too high

Panos - Jan 25, 2018

Amid increasing scenarios that the IMF is considering participating in the Greek bailout programme, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is meeting with IMF Chief Executive Christine Lagarde in…

IMF Insists on Greece Debt Relief measures
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IMF Insists on Greece Debt Relief measures

Panos - Jan 19, 2018

International Monetary Fund spokesman Gerry Rice expressed the Fund’s willingness to work with Greece’s European partners for a solution that will credibly reduce the country’s debt, and…

IMF spox: Support for Regling proposal to use leftover bailout funds to pay-off past Greek loans
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IMF spox: Support for Regling proposal to use leftover bailout funds to pay-off past Greek loans

Panos - Dec 01, 2017

An IMF spokesman on Thursday reiterated that the Fund will not participate, as a lender, in the Greek program without an agreement for further debt relief, saying…

IMF revises Greek primary budget surplus targets downwards
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IMF revises Greek primary budget surplus targets downwards

Panos - Oct 12, 2017

A revised forecast by the IMF on Wednesday that the memorandum-mandated primary budget surplus by the Greek state will only reach 1.7 percent in 2017, as a…

IMF: Greek Economy to Grow by 2.6% in 2018, Weaken in 2022
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IMF: Greek Economy to Grow by 2.6% in 2018, Weaken in 2022

makis - Oct 11, 2017

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday said that the Greek economy will grow by 2.6% in 2018, up from a 2.4% growth rate estimated in a draft…

IMF revised GDP figure for Greece reaches 1.8% for 2017; 2.6% for 2018
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IMF revised GDP figure for Greece reaches 1.8% for 2017; 2.6% for 2018

Panos - Oct 11, 2017

The IMF issued a revised forecast of 1.8 percent for Greek GDP this year, ahead of next week's autumn meetings in Washington D.C. The Fund's forecast for…

The IMF Needs to Stop Torturing Greece
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The IMF Needs to Stop Torturing Greece

Panos - Sep 19, 2017

“Beware of Greeks bearing gifts,” wrote the ancient Roman poet Virgil. In the 21st century, it’s the Greeks who should have been more careful about accepting offerings…

IMF: 2% of global GDP goes to bribes
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IMF: 2% of global GDP goes to bribes

makis - Sep 18, 2017

It is estimated that bribes and graft correspond between 1.5% to 2% of global GDP, according to IMF head Christine Lagarde. The IMF Managing Director said that…

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IMFpresses for asset quality review, stress tests for Greek banks

Panos - Sep 15, 2017

International Monetary Fund (IMF) spokesman Gerry Rice on Thursday confirmed that the Fund considers that new austerity measures in still bailout-dependent Greece may be possible. He also…

BoG Gov Stournaras: IMF should leave Greek bailout program if it wants
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BoG Gov Stournaras: IMF should leave Greek bailout program if it wants

Panos - Sep 04, 2017

Greece's influential central banker was quoted on Sunday as saying that the IMF should not be persuaded otherwise if it wants to exit the Greek program, fueling…

IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro & apologises for the immolation of Greece!
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IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro & apologises for the immolation of Greece!

makis - Aug 02, 2017

The International Monetary Fund’s top staff misled their own board, made a series of calamitous misjudgments in Greece, became euphoric cheerleaders for the euro project, ignored warning…

IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro & apologises for the immolation of Greece!
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IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro & apologises for the immolation of Greece!

Panos - Aug 02, 2017

The International Monetary Fund’s top staff misled their own board, made a series of calamitous misjudgments in Greece, became euphoric cheerleaders for the euro project, ignored warning…

The full IMF programme for Greece
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The full IMF programme for Greece

makis - Jul 21, 2017

The IMF published its new programme on Greece on Thursday, which was approved on principle by the organisation’s board of directors. Read the details of the programme:…