IMF Demands El Salvador Give Up on Bitcoin

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday “urged” El Salvador’s government to rescind the legal tender status it bestowed to Bitcoin, a type of cryptocurrency, in September 2021, indicating that its failure to do so could hinder El Salvador’s intention of securing a future loan from the financial institution.

Largest Nordic bank Nordea bans employees' bitcoin trade

Taliban Spokesman to the World: Give Us Money

Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen urged the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to release funds frozen following the jihadist group’s ouster of the government of Afghanistan in an interview with the Chinese government broadcaster CGTN on Friday.

Suhail Shaheen (C), spokesman for the Taliban in Qatar, speaks to people as he attends the

Cash-Strapped Lebanon Looks to China for Financial Help

BEIRUT — Facing a worsening economic crisis and with little chance of Western or oil-rich Arab countries providing assistance without substantial reforms, Lebanon’s cash-strapped government is looking east, hoping to secure investments from China that could bring relief.

A Lebanese man, wearing facial gas mask as part of health safety measures related to the s

U.N. Chief Guterres Renews Call for More Global Governance, Bureaucratic Regulation

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres renewed his call for “more robust global governance” Wednesday, adding the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), regional authorities such as the African Union and the European Union (E.U.) to a list of organizations he says can bring “order” to a future world disrupted by the coronanvirus pandemic.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres looks on during the opening of the UN Human Rights C