Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos: the eurogroup and IMF have announced that Greece should prepare an extra €3.6 billion in cuts if it fails to meet primary surplus target of 3.5% by 2018 . Photograph: François Lenoir

Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem postponed a planned eurogroup meeting on Greece that had been provisionally scheduled for Thursday, as bailout (...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde has described the approach to the Greek crisis as a “two legged” approach. Photograph: Stephen Jaffe/EPA

Discussions on new debt relief measures for Greece will commence as early as next Thursday, as the eurogroup of finance ministers agreed to endorse a (...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde: “The recovery remains too slow, too fragile, and risks to its durability are increasing.” Photograph: Bloomberg

The International Monetary Fund will sound fresh alarm over the state of the global economy this week when it reveals its latest forecasts for growth (...)

German factory orders fell unexpectedly by 1.2 per cent month-on-month in February, a sign that a global slowdown is weighing on the economy. Photograph: iStockPhoto

European stocks fell on Tuesday to their lowest level in over a month as weaker-than-expected German economic data ignited investor concerns about th(...)

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde denied on Sunday that IMF staff would push Greece closer to default as a negotiating tactic on a new Greek bailout deal, which she said was “still a good distance away.”   (Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters)

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde denied on Sunday that IMF staff would push Greece closer to default as a negotiating (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras  accused the International Monetary Fund of attempting to push his country into default following a leaked teleconference transcript. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has accused the International Monetary Fund of attempting to push his country into default and demanded clarifica(...)

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s office has asked her to clarify the Fund’s stance, after Internet whistleblowing site WikiLeaks published what it said was the transcript of a March 19th conference call of three senior IMF officials.

Greece has demanded an explanation from the International Monetary Fund after an apparent leaked transcript suggested the IMF may threaten to pull out(...)

The opening up of China’s financial system to the world must be regarded as a matter of global concern

China’s attempted economic transition has deep implications, not just for the emerging nation, but for the rest of the world. In the short term, the c(...)

 International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde  with  India’s minister of state Jayant Sinha: “Monetary policy is needed but [it] cannot be the only game in town,” she told the Advancing Asia conference. Photograph:  Stephen Jaffe/IMF/Getty

Unconventional monetary policies of central banks in Europe and Japan received an endorsement from the International Monetary Fund yesterday, even as (...)

 Cypriot minister of finance Harris Georgiades (right)  with Dutch finance minister and president of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem (left) at a Eurogroup finance ministers meeting in Brussels on March 7th. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/EPA

Cyprus has become the fourth euro zone country to exit an EU-IMF bailout programme, as euro zone finance ministers gave a green light to the country t(...)