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A Jordanian child holds a sign during an anti-austerity rally, on June 6, 2018 in Amman. - Jordanian unions staged a nationwide strike today over IMF-backed austerity measures including a proposed income tax law that has sparked a week of angry demonstrations. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP) (Photo credit …

Protesters Defiant as Jordanians Strike over Tax Bill

AMMAN, Jordan — Doctors, lawyers and teachers staged a strike across Jordan on Wednesday in protest over IMF-backed austerity measures including a proposed income tax law that have sparked a week of angry demonstrations.

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OECD Forced to U-Turn on Dire ‘Quality of Life’ Brexit Predictions

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has u-turned on its dire Brexit predictions, admitting that “quality of life” in Britain will, in fact, “probably remain to a very great extent as it is today”. Prior to Britain’s referendum

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EXCLUSIVE: Ukraine Foreign Minister Touts Reforms as IMF Pledges Billions

Even as Russia continues to threaten Ukraine in the eastern region of the country, its minister of finance, Oleksandr Danyliuk, said the best way to ensure national security is through building a strong economy, including attracting private sector investors from the West.

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Britain, Egypt, Finalise Loan Deal

Cairo (AFP) – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday finalised a $150 million loan guarantee agreement tied to crucial IMF financing for Egypt. In Johnson’s first visit as foreign secretary to Egypt, he

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British Industry ‘Booms Back to Life’ Following Brexit Vote

British industry “boomed back to life” as 2016 drew to a close, defying the establishment forecasters who predicted an “immediate and profound shock” to the economy in the event of a vote to leave the European Union (EU).

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IMF Chief Lagarde Guilty of Negligence, But Given No Penalty

PARIS (AP) – A special French court has declared International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde guilty of criminal negligence in a long-running arbitration case. But the court decided not to punish her or give her a criminal record. The Court

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IMF Chief Lagarde to Hear French Trial Verdict

International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde will on Monday learn the verdict in her trial for approving a massive state payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister.

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Eurozone Crisis: Germany Pushes to Punish Bankrupt Greece

BRUSSELS (AFP) – Eurozone finance ministers meet Monday as far apart as ever on the debt relief measures demanded by the International Monetary Fund for it to back their bailout programme for Greece.

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President of Mexico wants to Negotiate that “Wall”

Although Donald Trump’s election was shocking to the Mexican government, President Enrique Pena Nieto was one of first world leaders to congratulate President-elect Trump and seems ready to negotiate a new economic deal to prevent a trade war.

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IMF Agrees with Donald Trump on Stagnant Economy

The dismal forecast in the latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Economic Outlook reads like Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s talking points — namely, in its analysis that “sub-par growth at recent levels risks perpetuating itself—through the negative economic and political forces it is unleashing.”

MILAN, ITALY - APRIL 13: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi attends the awards ceremony of the international competition of the Salone Satellite in 2016 during 55th Salone Del Mobile at Rho Fiera on April 13, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)

Italian Bank Crisis Threatens to Topple Renzi Government

Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of the Democratic Party (PD), still reeling from a series of recent mayoral losses to the populist Five Star Movement, is now facing the biggest challenge in his political career: a major bank crisis from accumulated bad debt.