IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva talks coronavirus, global economy (FULL STREAM 6/3)

COVID-19 has caused economic disruption and devastation for millions of people around the globe. As countries are reeling from catastrophic job losses and financial uncertainty, international leaders are working to protect the most vulnerable. Washington Post Live features International Monetary Fund managing director Kristalina Georgieva on how the Fund is responding to the global pandemic … Read more IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva talks coronavirus, global economy (FULL STREAM 6/3)

SARB’s Kganyago on Inflation, Monetary Policy, IMF

Jun.01 — South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago discusses the outlook for inflation, monetary policy and his view that the International Monetary Fund needs to be adequately resourced on a long-term basis. He speaks with Anna Edwards on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.”

‘Not Your Father’s IMF’ Won’t Second-Guess Pandemic Spending: Okamoto

May.28 — International Monetary Fund First Deputy Managing Director Geoffrey Okamoto discusses the funds relationship with the Trump administration, efforts to address the economic fallout over the coronavirus pandemic, and the crisis in Hong Kong. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Tom Keene on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

‘We need to respond with unity & solidarity. A key aspect of solidarity: financial support’-UN Chief

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond. “(…) Today, we are asking for immediate, collective action in six critically important areas. First, global liquidity. A rush to safety has triggered an outflow of capital from some key … Read more ‘We need to respond with unity & solidarity. A key aspect of solidarity: financial support’-UN Chief

Lebanon’s banking association rejects government’s economy plan

Lebanon’s leaders are struggling to find answers to the unprecedented economic crisis. And stalled reforms are affecting its talks with the International Monetary Fund. Now Lebanon’s banking association has rejected the government’s five-year rescue plan, instead putting forward its own proposal. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, Lebanon. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe … Read more Lebanon’s banking association rejects government’s economy plan

Lebanon seeks financial lifeline from IMF

Lebanon’s leaders are seeking a financial lifeline from the International Monetary Fund. Talks began on Wednesday with Lebanon seeking a multi-billion-dollar bailout to avoid bankruptcy. The United Nations coordinator in Lebanon says Lebanese negotiators are aware that blank cheques will not be handed out. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut. – Subscribe to our … Read more Lebanon seeks financial lifeline from IMF

Lebanon start talks with IMF over financial aid without ‘guarantees of receiving any’

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) started talks with Lebanon, as the country looks for US$10 billion in aid to try to solve its worst financial crisis ever. As the country’s economic situation is set to worsen as Lebanon is back into lockdown after a new spike in Covid-19 cases, there are no guarantees that the … Read more Lebanon start talks with IMF over financial aid without ‘guarantees of receiving any’

Lebanon declares new lockdown as country start talks with IMF over financial aid

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) started talks with Lebanon, as the country looks for US$10 billion in aid to try to solve its worst financial crisis ever. The economic situation of the country was already dire before the coronavirus pandemic, but the crisis is set to worsen as Lebanon is back into lockdown after a … Read more Lebanon declares new lockdown as country start talks with IMF over financial aid

IMF Managing Director Says The “Great Lockdown” Is a Crisis Like No Other

May.07 — International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva says nations that have bigger buffers must do more and help those countries that are in a weaker position during the coronavirus pandemic. She spoke with Francine Lacqua during a webinar organized by Bloomberg.

‘Worst crisis since Great Depression’: IMF boss gives blunt assessment of global economy | ITV News

If you ask Kristalina Georgieva, the head of the International Monetary Fund to assess the scale of the crisis facing the global economy, she doesn’t mince her words. “It is the worst crisis since the Great Depression. But it is more than that because it is a combination of a health crisis and an economic … Read more ‘Worst crisis since Great Depression’: IMF boss gives blunt assessment of global economy | ITV News

Will the coronavirus pandemic lead to a food crisis? | Counting the Cost

From a health crisis to a food crisis, the coronavirus pandemic is upending the world as we know it. The United Nations’s World Food Programme (WFP) is warning of multiple famines “of biblical proportions” as tens of millions of people are plunged into starvation. Long before the pandemic, the agency had been warning world leaders … Read more Will the coronavirus pandemic lead to a food crisis? | Counting the Cost

Lebanon signs request for IMF assistance

Lebanon has officially signed a request for assistance from the International Monetary fund to help fix the country’s crippling financial problems. It is one of the main parts of a sweeping economic plan the government says will help save Lebanon from bankruptcy. But as Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, that was not enough … Read more Lebanon signs request for IMF assistance

Protesters hit the streets of Lebanon in May Day as government asks for IMF aid

After passing an economic plan, Lebanon’s government have signed a request for assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the country faces a crippling economic crisis. A statement from the Prime Minister Hassan Diab has called the move “a historic moment”. Protesters took to the streets of Lebanon for a fourth day in a … Read more Protesters hit the streets of Lebanon in May Day as government asks for IMF aid

Lebanon government approves financial rescue plan

The Lebanese government has approved a financial reform plan for its crisis-hit economy. Leaders have been under pressure to act after months of violent public protests. Meanwhile, Lebanon will seek an International Monetary Fund aid package to help it recover from its worst-ever financial crisis, Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced on Thursday. Al Jazeera’s Zeina … Read more Lebanon government approves financial rescue plan

Lebanon’s government approves economic rescue plan as unrest keeps pressure

Lebanon’s government has endorsed a long-awaited economic plan with the International Monetary Fund to address the country’s crippling economic crisis. Protesters have taken to the streets for the third night in a row despite lockdown measures against the Covid-19 outbreak. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news … Read more Lebanon’s government approves economic rescue plan as unrest keeps pressure