IMF

  • 21 Mar 2014 at 10:30 AM

Christine Lagarde Can Breathe Easy

It just became a hell of lot less likely that we’ll have two consecutive IMF directors resign in disgrace, as that little police raid of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s successor’s apartment apparently had nothing to do with her. Read more »

There will be no third Greek bailout until after Angela Merkel is safely reelected later this month. Once that’s in the bag, though, there’s no time to waste, because the IMF has instituted a very sensible rule for dealing with immediate crises. Read more »

  • 31 Jul 2013 at 3:22 PM

The IMF Crunches The Greek Numbers Again

How overly optimistic was the IMF, re: Greece? About €11 billion. Or, more accurately, about 11 billion German euros. Sorry. Read more »

  • 09 Jul 2013 at 4:05 PM

Ben Bernanke Is Ruining Everything For Everyone

Sayeth the IMF: Read more »

The IMF chief, whose words have never and will never rattle markets like those of the Beard, cannot understand why the Fed is unable to deploy information as sagaciously and effectively as her august organization. Read more »

  • 20 Jun 2013 at 6:26 PM

IMF Will Continue To Throw Greece A Bone

The International Monetary Fund said Thursday that it would continue to finance Greece as long as it is able to complete a review of the cash-strapped country’s finances by the end of July as expected. The statement by the Washington-based multilateral lender came in response to reports that several European central banks were refusing to roll-over loans to Greece, something that could create a shortfall in Greece’s financing. A media report said the IMF had warned European countries that it would cease lending to Greece as early as July if the funding gap wasn’t filled. [WSJ]

  • 14 Jun 2013 at 3:24 PM

IMF Still Talking About, Hating On Fiscal Cliff

Unchastened by recent difficulties, Christine Lagarde & co. see a smaller-than-expected deficit, rising tax revenues and other signs of a terminally-ill economy and insist they know the solution (this time). Read more »