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# imf - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Economic recovery from pandemic expected to be slower in Europe than US or China
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Economic recovery from pandemic expected to be slower in Europe than US or China

Apr 6th 2021, 5:51 PM 9,331 Views 20 Comments

The International Monetary Fund predicts slower growth for Europe after second and third waves of Covid-19 cases.

# imf - Monday 31 August, 2020

Lebanese diplomat appointed to form new government in crisis-hit country
# Beirut
# Beirut

Lebanese diplomat appointed to form new government in crisis-hit country

Aug 31st 2020, 1:28 PM 7,342 Views 0 Comments

His appointment comes weeks after a devastating explosion in Beirut.

# imf - Sunday 26 April, 2020

'There has been an intellectual rethinking on the whole issue of government borrowing'
# Global Recession
# Global Recession

'There has been an intellectual rethinking on the whole issue of government borrowing'

Apr 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 32,635 Views 44 Comments

Why austerity is out and public spending is back on the menu for economists.

# imf - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

IMF cancels debt payments of 25 'vulnerable' countries amid Covid-19 pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

IMF cancels debt payments of 25 'vulnerable' countries amid Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 14th 2020, 7:25 AM 29,085 Views 25 Comments

The debt payments of the countries, which are primarily in Africa, will be cancelled for at least six months.

# imf - Friday 10 April, 2020

Donohoe has 'little reason to doubt' Covid-19 will cause worst economic crisis since Great Depression
# Rescue Deal
# Rescue Deal

Donohoe has 'little reason to doubt' Covid-19 will cause worst economic crisis since Great Depression

Apr 10th 2020, 11:09 AM 40,640 Views 125 Comments

The Finance Minister said Ireland will likely have to access some of the financial supports made available by the EU.

# imf - Thursday 16 May, 2019

FactCheck: Did the German parliament approve the Irish budget in 2011?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the German parliament approve the Irish budget in 2011?

May 16th 2019, 9:00 PM 22,231 Views 57 Comments

Irexit Party leader and European election candidate Hermann Kelly claimed that the German Bundestag approved the Irish Budget in 2011 before the Dáil.

# imf - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Venezuela heading towards 1,000,000% inflation, according to IMF
# Economic Crisis
# Economic Crisis

Venezuela heading towards 1,000,000% inflation, according to IMF

Jul 24th 2018, 12:06 PM 24,182 Views 85 Comments

The South American nation is in the midst of a five-year economic crisis.

# imf - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

iPhone exports accounted for a quarter of Ireland's economic growth last year
# IMF
# IMF

iPhone exports accounted for a quarter of Ireland's economic growth last year

Apr 18th 2018, 9:20 AM 13,304 Views 28 Comments

That’s according to a new report by the International Monetary Fund.

# imf - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Ireland gets approval for early repayment of €5.5 billion in bailout loans
# Repayment
# Repayment

Ireland gets approval for early repayment of €5.5 billion in bailout loans

Nov 28th 2017, 9:48 AM 28,185 Views 131 Comments

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has this will save Ireland €150 million over the remaining life of the loans.

# imf - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Greek anarchists target Dublin financial firm with 'exploding letter'
# Letterbomb
# Letterbomb

Greek anarchists target Dublin financial firm with 'exploding letter'

Mar 26th 2017, 12:05 AM 29,468 Views 13 Comments

The package was intercepted in Paris before it reached its Irish destination.

# imf - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Person injured at IMF Paris offices after opening exploding envelope
# France
# France

Person injured at IMF Paris offices after opening exploding envelope

Mar 16th 2017, 11:32 AM 20,025 Views 48 Comments

The IMF employee has reportedly been injured in the hands and face.

# imf - Saturday 18 February, 2017

As if we didn't have enough to worry about - here are five reasons why a GREXIT is back on the agenda
# 2015 Called
# 2015 Called

As if we didn't have enough to worry about - here are five reasons why a GREXIT is back on the agenda

Feb 18th 2017, 7:30 AM 21,713 Views 57 Comments

The will-they-won’t-they Greek financial crisis dominated the summer of 2015.

# imf - Monday 19 December, 2016

Christine Lagarde found guilty by French court over payout - but will not face a sentence
# Verdict
# Verdict

Christine Lagarde found guilty by French court over payout - but will not face a sentence

Dec 19th 2016, 2:58 PM 11,763 Views 45 Comments

The IMF head was found guilty for failing to challenge a €404 million compensation payout to a business tycoon.

# imf - Monday 14 November, 2016

Greece is out of recession for first time in two years
# A Herculean Effort
# A Herculean Effort

Greece is out of recession for first time in two years

Nov 14th 2016, 8:48 PM 16,233 Views 48 Comments

Greek government has claimed its economy is now in better shape than at any point since the financial crisis.

# imf - Friday 22 July, 2016

IMF boss Christine Lagarde to stand trial over controversial payout
# Controversy
# Controversy

IMF boss Christine Lagarde to stand trial over controversial payout

Jul 22nd 2016, 1:42 PM 31,277 Views 51 Comments

She will be the third successive head of the IMF to face a trial.

# imf - Monday 16 November, 2015

Why a two-year rent freeze could do a lot more harm than good
# Cold Comfort
# Cold Comfort

Why a two-year rent freeze could do a lot more harm than good

Nov 16th 2015, 9:54 AM 12,504 Views 39 Comments

The government’s rent-control measures were announced last week.

# imf - Thursday 10 September, 2015

'Ultimatums are not the way to do business': Key IMF figure criticises Trichet letters
# Dread Letter Days
# Dread Letter Days

'Ultimatums are not the way to do business': Key IMF figure criticises Trichet letters

Sep 10th 2015, 11:08 PM 11,057 Views 39 Comments

Ajai Chopra claimed the ECB “went beyond its mandate” in letters sent by Jean-Claude Trichet to Brian Lenihan.

# imf - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Even the IMF thinks that Greek debt is too high
# Christine Lagarde
# Christine Lagarde

Even the IMF thinks that Greek debt is too high

Aug 15th 2015, 8:59 AM 9,709 Views 51 Comments

Christine Lagarde has said that the country cannot restore debt sustainability “solely through its own actions”.

# imf - Friday 14 August, 2015

Tsipras 'doesn't regret' leading Greece into third multi-billion euro bailout
# Vote Passed
# Vote Passed

Tsipras 'doesn't regret' leading Greece into third multi-billion euro bailout

Aug 14th 2015, 3:35 PM 12,971 Views 68 Comments

The country’s parliament has approved the deal after all-night talks.

# imf - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Greece latest: Government wants final deal by 20 August
# Neverending Story
# Neverending Story

Greece latest: Government wants final deal by 20 August

Jul 21st 2015, 10:50 PM 20,363 Views 91 Comments

Politicians are due to vote on a second batch of reforms tomorrow in a fresh test of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ authority.

# imf - Monday 20 July, 2015

Greek banks reopen as citizens face massive price hikes
# Open For Business
# Open For Business

Greek banks reopen as citizens face massive price hikes

Jul 20th 2015, 7:26 AM 20,122 Views 107 Comments

Greeks will be able to withdraw up to €420 at once per week.

# imf - Saturday 18 July, 2015

'Giving another bailout to Greece is like giving money to a drug addict'
# Bad Choices
# Bad Choices

'Giving another bailout to Greece is like giving money to a drug addict'

Jul 18th 2015, 9:15 AM 15,693 Views 84 Comments

“Maybe [Tsipras] didn’t really have a plan.”

# imf - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Greek parliament passes sweeping austerity bill in advance of third bailout
# Greek Drama
# Greek Drama

Greek parliament passes sweeping austerity bill in advance of third bailout

Jul 15th 2015, 11:58 PM 45,507 Views 123 Comments

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is facing a rebellion in Syriza, amid violent protests on the streets of Athens.

# imf - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Greek PM says he signed a deal he doesn't believe in ... but will implement
# Bailout
# Bailout

Greek PM says he signed a deal he doesn't believe in ... but will implement

Jul 14th 2015, 10:30 PM 33,769 Views 83 Comments

He added that he plans to carry out his responsibilities in office for the next four years.

# imf - Monday 13 July, 2015

Tsipras has two days to convince his parliament about third bailout
# Done Deal
# Done Deal

Tsipras has two days to convince his parliament about third bailout

Jul 13th 2015, 8:00 PM 50,509 Views 185 Comments

A deal has been agreed – but it still needs to clear the Greek parliament.

# imf - Friday 10 July, 2015

Greece latest: Eurozone ministers to make 'major' decision tomorrow
# Feta-compli?
# Feta-compli?

Greece latest: Eurozone ministers to make 'major' decision tomorrow

Jul 10th 2015, 11:00 PM 45,567 Views 241 Comments

The country is looking for a €53 billion bailout.

# imf - Thursday 9 July, 2015

What happens to currencies when they die?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What happens to currencies when they die?

Jul 9th 2015, 1:50 PM 172 Views 70 Comments

We pursue it, discuss it, count it and obsess over it… but do we ever really think about what ‘money’ is?

# imf - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Brian Cowen played golf with Seán FitzPatrick but they never discussed Anglo
# Conspiracy Theories
# Conspiracy Theories

Brian Cowen played golf with Seán FitzPatrick but they never discussed Anglo

Jul 8th 2015, 2:35 PM 22,750 Views 93 Comments

The former Taoiseach also said he underestimated the impact of the IMF coming to town.

# imf - Monday 6 July, 2015

Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw
# Opinion
# Opinion

Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw

Jul 6th 2015, 1:00 PM 74 Views 99 Comments

It is in all our interests to bind up the economic and political wounds of the past seven years.

# imf - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Poll: Should Greece accept the terms of a new bailout?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Greece accept the terms of a new bailout?

Jul 5th 2015, 9:31 AM 22,955 Views 229 Comments

Nai or oxi?

# imf - Saturday 4 July, 2015

It’s time to let Greece – and the euro – go
# Opinion
# Opinion

It’s time to let Greece – and the euro – go

Jul 4th 2015, 8:00 AM 106 Views 78 Comments

The Greek problem will never be solved within the eurozone. It’s time to let them leave the euro, default on their loans, and try to rebuild from there with the drachma.

# imf - Thursday 2 July, 2015

What's the issue with Greece's pension system?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What's the issue with Greece's pension system?

Jul 2nd 2015, 6:00 PM 1,185 Views 100 Comments

The main bone of contention in negotiations between Greece and its creditors has been how to resolve the pension system. But why is it such a huge issue?

Greece has another €10.3 billion in debt due in 2015
# Debt March
# Debt March

Greece has another €10.3 billion in debt due in 2015

Jul 2nd 2015, 7:56 AM 13,956 Views 115 Comments

And you thought your debts were bad.

# imf - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Greece will accept the troika's bailout terms... but says it hasn't capitulated
# Little Help
# Little Help

Greece will accept the troika's bailout terms... but says it hasn't capitulated

Jul 1st 2015, 12:25 PM 42,270 Views 199 Comments

Germany is still demanding the country go through with its planned referendum.

# imf - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

It's official - Greece has failed to pay for its loans with the IMF
# With A Whimper
# With A Whimper

It's official - Greece has failed to pay for its loans with the IMF

Jun 30th 2015, 11:18 PM 88,723 Views 301 Comments

The deadline of 11pm has been and gone.

The Troika's negotiations with Greece shows why Ireland must do the right thing
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Troika's negotiations with Greece shows why Ireland must do the right thing

Jun 30th 2015, 6:15 PM 152 Views 82 Comments

Heavily indebted countries should have a transparent, independent mechanism to turn to when facing the possibility of not being able to repay debts.

Here is the letter Enda Kenny sent to Alexis Tsipras last night
# End Of The Line
# End Of The Line

Here is the letter Enda Kenny sent to Alexis Tsipras last night

Jun 30th 2015, 7:30 AM 38,499 Views 207 Comments

Greece is finally heading for a default on its IMF loans.

# imf - Monday 29 June, 2015

People are queuing for ATMs in Greece - but they can only get €60
# Greece Frightening
# Greece Frightening

People are queuing for ATMs in Greece - but they can only get €60

Jun 29th 2015, 7:47 AM 24,771 Views 162 Comments

Pensioners are also queuing outside closed banks.

# imf - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Joan Burton: Syriza has been "lecturing the rest of Europe"
# TOUGH TALK
# TOUGH TALK

Joan Burton: Syriza has been "lecturing the rest of Europe"

Jun 25th 2015, 11:18 PM 33,929 Views 230 Comments

The Tánaiste added that Syriza was yet to “persuade us” they can run the Greek economy.

Patrick Honohan: Brian Lenihan was "very cross" before I made THAT phonecall
# Bailout Secret
# Bailout Secret

Patrick Honohan: Brian Lenihan was "very cross" before I made THAT phonecall

Jun 25th 2015, 4:17 PM 12,519 Views 24 Comments

“I knew they wouldn’t be all that happy that I made the announcement, but I didn’t realise they’d be so unhappy.”

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