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International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is the international organization that oversees the global financial system by following the macroeconomic policies of its member countries, in particular those with an impact on exchange rate and the balance of payments.

It is an organization formed with a stated objective of stabilizing international exchange rates and facilitating development through the enforcement of liberalising economic policies on other countries as a condition for loans, restructuring or aid.

It also offers highly leveraged loans, mainly to poorer countries. Its headquarters are in Washington, D.C., United States.

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Thais Brace for Recession as Crisis Nears Crunch Time
Thais Brace for Recession as Crisis Nears Crunch Time

By Reuters

The golden Buddha statues, amulets and lucky charms that festoon Sakuntala Mettawong's tiny Bangkok cellphone shop are not helping business. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: IMF, GDP, COURT, THAILAND, INVESTMENT

Aussie With Smallest Debt Among Advanced Economies - IMF

By IBTimes AU

The recent World Economic Outlook from the International Monetary Fund has seen a significant growth from the advanced economies based on global activity. (Apr 10)

MORE TOPICS: IMF, UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY, GDP, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, INVESTMENT

Pro-Moscow Protesters Seize Arms, Declare Republic; Kiev Fears Invasion
U.S. Accuses Russian Agents of Stirring Eastern Ukraine Unrest

By Reuters

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian agents and special forces on Tuesday of stirring separatist unrest in eastern Ukraine, saying Moscow could be trying to prepare for military action as it had in Crimea. (Apr 09)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, ELECTIONS, UKRAINE, LONDON

Asian Stock Market
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 4/9/14

By Comsec

The local share market has tested five year highs in early trade, with every sector well supported. (Apr 09)

MORE TOPICS: DOW JONES, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL, WOOLWORTHS

Post-election Showdown Looms for Raghuram Rajan
Post-election Showdown Looms for Raghuram Rajan

By Reuters

India's high-profile RBI governor is likely to come under political pressure to retreat from his hawkish stance on inflation if opposition leader Narendra Modi wins power in the general election. (Apr 04)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, RBI, ICICI, CONGRESS

A worker cleans the stairs of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) building in Kolkata December 18, 2013.
RBI Leaves Rates on Hold; Election, Monsoon in Focus

By Reuters

With elections looming and an uncertain economic growth outlook, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) left interest rates on hold on Tuesday, as expected, and indicated it will keep rates steady in the near term if inflation eases towards the bank's targeted level. (Apr 02)

MORE TOPICS: HSBC, MANUFACTURING, GDP, ELECTIONS, INDIA, CONSUMER PRICE INDEX

Yulia Tymoshenko Former Ukrainian PM
Yulia Tymoshenko, the Original Pretty Woman of Ukraine, Plans to Run for President; Boxer Vitali Klitschko Backs Out of Race in Favour of Billionaire Petro Poroshenko

By IBTimes AU

All eyes in Russia and Ukraine are on Natalia Poklonskaya, the very pretty new attorney-general of Crimea. However, she may be upstaged soon by Ukraine's original pretty woman who has made a political comeback from jail. (Mar 31)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, ATTORNEY GENERAL, LAWYER

U.S., EU to Work Together on Tougher Russia Sanctions
U.S., EU to Work Together on Tougher Russia Sanctions

By Reuters

The United States and the European Union agreed on Wednesday to work together to prepare possible tougher economic sanctions in response to Russia's behaviour in Ukraine, including on the energy sector, and to make Europe less dependent on Russian gas. (Mar 27)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IMF, EUROPEAN UNION, GDP, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

NATO Commander Warns of Russian Threat to Separatist Moldova Region
NATO Commander Warns of Russian Threat to Separatist Moldova Region

By Reuters

NATO's top military commander said on Sunday Russia had built up a "very sizeable" force on its border with Ukraine and Moscow may have a region in another ex-Soviet republic, Moldova, in its sights after annexing Crimea. (Mar 24)

MORE TOPICS: IMF, GERMANY, EUROPEAN UNION, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

An armoured vehicle and armed people are seen in the territory of a military base after an assault of pro-Russian forces in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol
Russian Troops Seize Crimea Airbase as Moscow Consolidates Control

By Reuters

Russian troops used armoured vehicles, automatic gunfire and stun grenades on Saturday to seize a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea a day after President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula. (Mar 23)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, CONGRESS