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IMF upgrades Cyprus’ growth projection
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IMF upgrades Cyprus’ growth projection

Panos - Oct 10, 2018

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has significantly upgraded its projections on the Cypriot economy’s growth for the years of 2018 and 2019 at the World Economic Outlook…

IMF revises Greece’s 2019 growth rate upwards
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IMF revises Greece’s 2019 growth rate upwards

makis - Oct 09, 2018

The International Monetary Fund has revised Greece’s short-term growth forecasts upward while lowering medium-term forecasts in its October 2018 World Economic Outlook. The report will be published…

IMF stands by position that pending social security cuts in Greece necessary
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IMF stands by position that pending social security cuts in Greece necessary

Panos - Sep 21, 2018

The IMF reiterated on Thursday that a scheduled social security spending reduction in Greece, set for January 2019, will improve the country's prospects and send a "strong…

IMF: Greek debt relief measures favorable for mid-term; long term sustainability still uncertain
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IMF: Greek debt relief measures favorable for mid-term; long term sustainability still uncertain

Panos - Aug 01, 2018

The Eurozone's recent debt relief measures for Greece improved the country's debt sustainability in the medium term, although the latter remains uncertain in the long term, the…

IMF meeting in Washington to decide on Greek debt sustainability
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IMF meeting in Washington to decide on Greek debt sustainability

Panos - Jul 27, 2018

After the disappointing news from the European Central Bank President, Mario Draghi, yesterday who ruled out the inclusion of Greece in the quantitative easing (QE) and the…

IMF recommends against backsliding on Greek labor sector reforms
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IMF recommends against backsliding on Greek labor sector reforms

Panos - Jul 20, 2018

The IMF continued to toe a strict line vis-a-vis the Greek program, nearly a month before the third and last bailout ends on Aug. 21, with the…

IMF auditor: High fiscal targets threaten Greek econ growth; Vijlbrief: Pension cuts to proceed
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IMF auditor: High fiscal targets threaten Greek econ growth; Vijlbrief: Pension cuts to proceed

Panos - Jul 09, 2018

Greece's top finance ministry leadership heads to the US this week in search of much-needed investments in the thrice bailed-out country, as two stops are on the…

IMF delegation in Athens ahead of report on Greek economy, sustainability of debt
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IMF delegation in Athens ahead of report on Greek economy, sustainability of debt

Panos - Jun 26, 2018

Officials of Greek ministries involved in the ongoing bailout program met on Monday with IMF experts that arrived in Athens, as the Fund's delegation is in Greece…

IMF, Eurozone Seek Last-Minute Deal on Greek Debt
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IMF, Eurozone Seek Last-Minute Deal on Greek Debt

Panos - Jun 01, 2018

Greece’s eurozone creditors and the International Monetary Fund are trying to find a last-minute solution to the country’s debt mountain so that the IMF contributes financially to…

Euro zone, IMF to seek last-minute deal on Greek debt at G7 this week
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Euro zone, IMF to seek last-minute deal on Greek debt at G7 this week

Panos - May 31, 2018

Euro zone policy-makers will seek last-minute backing this week from the International Monetary Fund for their debt-relief offer to Greece, to ensure it is credible with markets…

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…