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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…

IMFpresses for asset quality review, stress tests for Greek banks
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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:…

IMF spox on Greece program, debt ceiling issue
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IMF spox on Greece program, debt ceiling issue

Panos - Jul 21, 2017

An IMF spokesman on Thursday referred directly to a debt ceiling that the Fund calculates for still bailout-dependent Greece, in the wake of numerous press reports this…

The IMF demands to participate in the Greek programme
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The IMF demands to participate in the Greek programme

Panos - Jul 20, 2017

General Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde returned to Washington yesterday to take part in today’s crucial meeting of the IMF Board of Directors,…

Greece Postpones Exit to Markets Until IMF Meeting
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Greece Postpones Exit to Markets Until IMF Meeting

Panos - Jul 19, 2017

The Greek government decided to postpone testing the waters in the international money markets that was initially planned for Monday or Tuesday. According to press reports, Athens…

Sputnik: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) could give Greece the debt relief, according to IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice.
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Sputnik: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) could give Greece the debt relief, according to IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice.

Panos - Jun 23, 2017

(Sputnik) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) intends to approve in principle a new loan package for Greece because it is confident there is a good chance…

IMF spox reiterates Fund’s stance on Greek bailout: ‘Need to see debt sustainability’
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IMF spox reiterates Fund’s stance on Greek bailout: ‘Need to see debt sustainability’

Panos - May 26, 2017

IMF spokesman Gerry Rice on Thursday repeated that the Fund needs "specificity" in terms of Greek debt sustainability in order to rejoin the country's bailout. "The IMF…

G7: Germany delays Greek debt deal
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G7: Germany delays Greek debt deal

makis - May 12, 2017

The IMF has not changed its stance regarding its participation in the Greek program, an official with knowledge of talks between Greece and its creditors on the…

IMF says Greek debt relief still needed after bailout deal
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IMF says Greek debt relief still needed after bailout deal

makis - May 02, 2017

A deal between Greece and its international lenders for more fiscal reforms settles one issue that has blocked the International Monetary Fund's financial participation in the bailout,…

IMF admits to misjudging economic performance
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IMF admits to misjudging economic performance

makis - Apr 21, 2017

As the government hailed official figures putting last year’s budget surplus eight times the size of the target set by Greece’s international creditors, a key International Monetary…

IMF to take full control of Greek GDP surplus
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IMF to take full control of Greek GDP surplus

makis - Apr 17, 2017

The draft of the staff level agreement between Greece and its creditors provides that the IMF will have complete oversight of the Greek GDP surpluses, as protothema.gr…

Tsakalotos: Valletta agreement will lead to solution before summer
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Tsakalotos: Valletta agreement will lead to solution before summer

ilias1 - Apr 07, 2017

The agreement on Greece that was reached in principle in Valletta is certain to yield a result long before the summer, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on…