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The WSJ - Real Time Economics, May 8 2014:

Employment policies in East Asia Pacific countries favor men in salaried positions while failing to help women, young people and low-skilled workers, the World Bank said in a new report on labor...

The Wall Street Journal, May 7 2014:

MOSCOW—Ukraine has received the first tranche of $3.19 billion from the International Monetary Fund's emergency rescue package of $17 billion approved last week, the National Bank of Ukraine said...

Bloomberg, May 6 2014:

The United Arab Emirates should enact stronger measures to curb real-estate speculation in Dubai to prevent an “unsustainable” surge in prices, the International Monetary Fund said today.

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Financial Times, Apr 30 2014:

The US is on the brink of losing its status as the world’s largest economy, and is likely to slip behind China this year, sooner than widely anticipated, according to the world’s leading...

Business Insider, May 1 2014:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ukraine's loss of its territory in the east would force the International Monetary Fund to re-design its $17 billion bailout of the country, and would require additional...

The Wall Street Journal, Apr 30 2014:

MOSCOW—Russia has already slid into recession and its central bank should be ready to tighten monetary policy, while the government needs to consider tightening fiscal conditions, the head of the...

Bloomberg, Apr 29 2014:

Eastern Europe’s vulnerability to sharp withdrawals of foreign capital has been heightened as the U.S. Federal Reserve scales back stimulus and the standoff over Ukraine escalates, the...

ABC News, Apr 28 2014

The International Monetary Fund raised its economic growth forecast for China on Monday but warned that its financial system faces risks due to the rapid expansion of debt.

The IMF's 0.3...

Bloomberg, Apr 25 2014:

The International Monetary Fund is confident Ukraine can meet the requirements attached to a potential loan program even amid rising political tensions on its eastern border, a fund spokesman said...

Public Finance International, Apr 22 2014:

Many developing countries in Asia must step up tax reforms because they face increasing borrowing costs as capital markets recover from the global financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund...

Bloomberg, Apr 22 2014:

The International Monetary Fund’s executive board will receive within days a staff report detailing Ukraine’s proposed loan program, in an effort to approve emergency financing by early May, a...

Reuters, Apr 21 2014:

South Korea came under fresh pressure on Friday to let the won rise faster, when the International Monetary Fund said it was carrying an abnormally big current account surplus and that more dollar...

National Public Radio, Apr 13 2014:

As far as looks go, Washington turned in a dazzling performance as host city for this past week's meetings at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

Cherry blossoms peaked, tulips...

Los Angeles Times, Apr 14 2014:

After a two-year slump, global commerce is expected to pick up in the next two years, one report says.

World trade is forecasted to grow by 4.7% this year and 5.3% in 2015, buoyed by...

USA Today, Apr 11 2014:

WASHINGTON — Finance chiefs from the world's largest economies lined up against the U.S. on Friday, stepping up pressure on the International Monetary Fund's most powerful member to sign off on a...

The Washington Post, Apr 11 2014:

“BY ALMOST any measure, the world is better than it has ever been,” Bill Gates wrote in his 2014 annual letter for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “People are living longer, healthier...

The Sydney Morning Herald, Apr 10 2014:

WASHINGTON - Treasurer Joe Hockey has blasted the US Congress for holding up reforms at the International Monetary Fund, saying the delay has weakened Washington's standing in the world.

In...

Financial Times, Apr 9 2014:

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday said a stronger recovery in rich countries such as the US and UK had sharply reduced the risks of another global downturn.

Although the fund...

Reuters, Apr 7 2014:

The World Bank trimmed its 2014 growth forecast for developing East Asia but said the region's economies were likely to see steady growth in the next couple of years, helped by a pick-up in global...

World Bank, Apr 7 2014:

BRUSSELS, April 3, 2014 - A successful multi-donor trust fund launched a new phase today with commitments from donors for close to US$20 million. The Debt Management Facility II (DMF II) program...