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IMF Regular News Briefing

1/18/2018 8:00:00 PM

(image) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) supports maintaining subsidies and economic measures that help the poor in Tunisia, meanwhile supporting economic reforms to boost growth and employment...

EPP Group Plenary Report: Future of Europe, Bulgaria’s EU Presidency, Russian disinformation, renewable energy

1/18/2018 2:24:00 PM

(image) At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, MEPs debated the Bulgarian EU Presidency’s priorities with Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boïko Borissov, and the future of Europe with Ireland’s Prime...

Seizing terror and criminal assets across EU

1/11/2018 4:53:00 PM

(image) The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee has approved legislation to block terrorists’ access to financing, sending the dossier to plenary next week. The EPP...

IMF Weekly Briefing

12/14/2017 8:57:00 PM

(image) The IMF sees interest rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve as “on the right track,” Fund spokesman Bill Murray told reporters Thursday (December 14) in Washington. “We always look at risks. I mean...

Brexit, Sakharov Prize, EU investment, Kebab ban defeated

12/14/2017 2:11:00 PM

(image) At its final plenary of 2017, the European Parliament approved a Resolution on the Brexit talks, backing the move to phase 2 but insisting on citizens’ rights and Irish border arrangements....

Kebab ban rejected, saving jobs, businesses

12/13/2017 1:50:00 PM

(image) The European Parliament has rejected a bid to outlaw phosphates in frozen kebab meat, pending a study in 2018 by the European Food Safety Agency. The EPP Group’s Renate Sommer argued that banning...

How is the situation in Syria in Nov. 2017 - Mahmoud El-Solh, Former ICARDA Director in Aleppo

12/7/2017 8:52:00 AM

(image) Berlin, November 2017: Aleppo is now a completely destroyed city. Dr. Mahmoud El-Solh, former director of ICARDA, about the situation in Syria and the restoration of agriculture.

Common EU defence, economy, Erasmus

12/6/2017 10:45:00 AM

(image) The 26 th European summit between EPP Group MEPs and MPs lent its support to the PESCO common defence initiative. They also discussed Brexit, improving Europe’s economy, and a reinforced Erasmus...

Ending geoblocking to boost digital single market

12/5/2017 1:18:00 PM

(image) The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee has approved a Parliament/European Council/Commission agreement on legislation to ban geoblocking on digitally sold goods and services within...

IMF Bi-Weekly Briefing

11/30/2017 7:59:00 PM

(image) The IMF stands ready to help Zimbabwe restore growth and stability after the ousting of long-time president Robert Mugabe, Fund spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters Thursday (November 30) in...

EU budget, development security, pro-taxpayer financial reform

11/30/2017 4:36:00 PM

(image) At the latest European Parliament plenary, MEPs approved the budget for 2018 that maintains funding for innovation, jobs, youth and Interrail for 18-year-olds. They green-lighted a €100m plan to...

How to better secure soft targets; Anti-terror panel with Arnaud Danjean

11/27/2017 11:39:00 AM

(image) The European Parliament´s one-year special committee on anti-terrorism is examining a wide range of issues including financing, radicalisation, and securing soft targets. The panel´s spokesman for...

EU Civil Protection Mechanism to become mandatory

11/23/2017 10:07:00 AM

(image) Spurred by deadly wildfires in Portugal and flooding in Eastern Europe, the European Commission is proposing to make the EU’s voluntary Civil Protection Mechanism mandatory. Paulo Rangel, an EPP...

Improving Contract Law for Digital Content and Copyright Law for Broadcasts in the EU

11/21/2017 5:50:00 PM

(image) In committee, MEPs have approved a new law creating an EU-wide standard set of contract rules for digital content provided by businesses to consumers. In committee, they also agreed to new rules...

Paradise papers - Rule of law in Malta and Poland - Left and right populism

11/16/2017 11:32:00 AM

(image) The EU will now push on with its efforts to tackle tax avoidance and to ensure all EU countries fully respect the rule of law. So that’s it for the November Strasbourg session. Find out more about...

Partners in Progress

11/13/2017 10:47:00 PM

(image) VO : Nothing could have prepared us for the chaos of the global recession of 2008—or Ireland’s swift decline. Aidan O’Hogan, Manager, Property Byte: As the market turned, mortgages began to show...

IMF Regular News Briefing

11/9/2017 9:20:00 PM

(image) The IMF supports maintaining subsidies and economic measures that help the poor in Jordan, spokesman Bill Murray told reporters Thursday (November 9) in Washington. The Fund supports measures by...

Young MEPs and MPs consider how to counter populism in Europe

11/9/2017 8:43:00 AM

(image) A Young Parliament Members’ European Forum on 7 and 8 November brought together MEPs and MPs from across Europe. How to tackle the threat posed by extremist forces on the left and the right to...

Lessons from history: preventing the rise of undemocratic and extremist forces in our societies

11/7/2017 5:49:00 PM

(image) The House of European History hosted a debate on 7 November 2017 to mark 100 years since the Russian Revolution. At the time it looked like a hopeless putsch by a small group of ideological...

Giving Schengen databank muscle to secure borders

11/7/2017 9:36:00 AM

(image) The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs approved reports on three pieces of legislation calling for greater access and use of the Schengen Information...

Brexit, Turkey, Interrail tickets, EU border Entry-Exit System, posted workers

10/27/2017 8:07:00 AM

(image) At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, following the latest round of Brexit talks, MEPs and EU officials discussed preparing for a ‘no deal’ scenario. MEPs backed EU Member States’ decision...

Democratic Opposition of Venezuela awarded Sakharov Prize for human rights

10/26/2017 10:13:00 AM

(image) The Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament has decided to award this year’s Sakharov Prize to the Democratic Opposition of Venezuela and the political prisoners held in detention in...

EPP Group seeks to improve EU rules for posted workers

10/24/2017 7:52:00 AM

(image) The European Commission has proposed a revised version of the Posting of Workers Directive. The aim is to improve EU rules for workers who are temporarily posted abroad. Elisabeth Morin-Chartier,...

Give young farmers a better chance to fight desertification

10/19/2017 3:39:00 PM

(image) With a dramatically ageing farming population, Europe needs to provide more help for young farmers to become the future of agriculture. At the European Parliament, the EPP Group’s Fourth European...

Intra-ASEAN trade could exceed US$375 billion by 2025

10/19/2017 1:16:00 PM

(image) In November, South East Asia will be at the front of the global economic stage, when both the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) meet....

Improving the emergency services for EU citizens

10/18/2017 3:29:00 PM

(image) The EPP Group hosted a cross-party event in the European Parliament in Brussels at which MEPs met representatives from the emergency services from across the European Union. The aims of the event...

IMF-Greece Meeting

10/17/2017 12:45:00 AM

(image) The Greek economy is on the road to recovery and welcomed partnership with the International Monetary Fund going forward, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said after meeting with IMF Managing...

IMFC Presser

10/14/2017 8:52:00 PM

(image) The world’s financial leaders vowed to work together in a “window of opportunity” to promote the global recovery. The International Monetary Fund’s policymaking body met in Washington on Saturday...


10/14/2017 5:57:00 PM

(image) International Monetary and Financial Committee gathers in Washington for the IMF’s Annual Meetings. Leaders are looking to boost cooperation and communication to move the global economy to more...


10/13/2017 7:06:00 PM

(image) At the open of the 2017 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagare urged policymakers to adopt policies for inclusive growth....

IMF Asian Economies

10/13/2017 6:08:00 PM

(image) (Washington, DC Friday 13 October 2017) IMF: Asia and Pacific Still Engine of Global Growth but Gap Closing Asia’s growth is forecast to be 5.6 percent in 2017 and 5.5 percent in 2018, maintaining...

G20 Finance Ministers Family Photo

10/13/2017 3:26:00 AM

(image) G20 Finance Ministers held a meeting in Washington Thursday coinciding with the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and IMF. The G20 is currently hosted by Germany, while the next chair will be...

IMF Lagarde Presser

10/12/2017 7:04:00 PM

(image) At a news conference to open the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Thursday urged world leaders to reinforce a strengthening global recovery and seize an...

Making online shopping easier with fair shipping prices

10/12/2017 2:51:00 PM

(image) The European Parliament’s Transport Committee has approved legislation that would require more transparency and closer regulatory oversight of parcel delivery prices. The aim is to make shipping...

IMF Future of Work

10/11/2017 11:44:00 PM

(image) Experts gathered at the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday to try to predict the future of work in a rapidly changing world. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and a panel of business,...

IMF Global Financial Stability Report

10/11/2017 5:40:00 PM

(image) Banks and capital markets continue to grow healthier a decade after the global financial crisis struck, but regulators and executives must not become complacent the IMF announced in the Global...

IMF Fiscal Monitor Report

10/11/2017 1:30:00 PM

(image) The IMF is offering a prescription of fiscal policies to promote inclusive growth and combat income inequality that remains despite a strengthening global economic recovery. While global...

IMF Global Financial Stability Report

10/11/2017 12:00:00 PM

(image) Banks and capital markets continue to grow healthier a decade after the global financial crisis struck, but regulators and executives must not become complacent the IMF announced in the Global...

IMF World Economic Outlook

10/10/2017 7:02:00 PM

(image) The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) finds that the global recovery is continuing at a faster pace, with growth marked up to 3.6 percent this year and 3.7 percent in 2018, driven by the...

IMF World Economic Outlook

10/10/2017 1:01:00 PM

(image) Global growth is strengthening and is broad-based, but pockets of negative growth and concern over debt-levels mean that policy makers must not be complacent, the IMF announced in the latest World...

Post-disaster rebuilding with EU Solidarity Fund

10/10/2017 9:07:00 AM

(image) The EU has just approved a record €1.2 billion from its Solidarity Fund to help rebuild quake-struck central Italy. On EPPTV’s monthly programme People First, MEP Giovanni La Via talks about how...

Brexit, Catalonia, Cybersecurity, EU Fraudbusters

10/5/2017 11:29:00 AM

(image) At its latest plenary session, the EPP Group backed the EU Brexit negotiators’ demand that the UK agrees on the divorce price tag before advancing to talks on trade and future relations. In the...

IMF Economy Speech Harvard

10/5/2017 4:22:00 AM

(image) The global economy is on an upswing, but now is not the time for complacency said IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at Harvard on Thursday (October 5th). "We must not let a good recovery go...

IMF Regular News Briefing

9/28/2017 7:25:00 PM

(image) The IMF supports US tax reform in principle, but is looking for details on the new proposal backed by the Trump Administration before passing judgement on its impact spokesman Bill Murray told...

EPP Group asks EU Member States to boost services sector

9/28/2017 11:55:00 AM

(image) The services sector accounts for as much as 2/3 of the European Union’s economy. But it’s underperforming because of barriers making it harder for businesses to set up or expand into other EU...

In new Brexit talks, UK must clarify its goals

9/26/2017 3:18:00 PM

(image) In the latest round of Brexit talks in Brussels this week, the EPP Group says the UK must make concrete proposals. Group Chairman Manfred Weber says while UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s recent...

EPP Group’s Manfred Weber optimistic of new pro-European German government

9/26/2017 2:54:00 PM

(image) After the latest German elections, EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber says he believes Chancellor Angela Merkel will be able to form a multi-party coalition that will support a strong European Union.

IMF Bi-Weekly Briefing

9/14/2017 7:51:00 PM

(image) The IMF is “saddened” by the terrible impact of Hurricane Irma on the Caribbean islands and Florida coast and stands ready to help recovery efforts, spokesman Gerry Rice said Thursday in...

State of the Union, Fipronil scandal, Turkey, Venezuela

9/14/2017 10:43:00 AM

(image) At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker proposed plans to strengthen the EU27 as Brexit talks proceed. Parliament also debated action on the...

Post-Brexit talks - future EU-UK ties - possibly in 2018, says Barnier

9/13/2017 2:49:00 PM

(image) With little progress in the Brexit talks, EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier says the second phase of negotiations focusing on a trade accord and other future ties may not begin until early next...

ECJ rejection of Hungary and Slovakia action against asylum seekers mandatory relocation is a positive signal

9/6/2017 12:20:00 PM

(image) Manfred Weber, EPP Group Chairman said in statement, that EU high court ruling against Hungary and Slovakia refusal to apply the provisional mandatory mechanism for relocation of asylum seekers is...

MEPs discuss how to tackle contaminated eggs scandal

8/31/2017 4:23:00 PM

(image) In August, contaminated eggs were found in over half of European Union countries. EU countries reacted by shutting down certain farms and removing contaminated eggs and egg products from...

Trade, Economic Growth and Inequality

8/4/2017 3:52:00 PM

(image) Though trade has helped drive economic growth, some countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have not capitalized on its benefits. A recent IMF study explores the relationship between trade,...

Prospects for regional trade integration

8/4/2017 3:51:00 PM

(image) Latin America and the Caribbean has benefitted from global trade networks, but trade within the region is lower than most emerging markets. What can be done to boost regional integration?

Policies to support trade and exports

8/4/2017 3:50:00 PM

(image) ↵ The recent outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean remains weak. This has led to a renewed focus on the opportunity to leverage trade for growth. The right policies should be adopted to...

IMF WEO Update

7/24/2017 3:00:00 AM

(image) The world economy shows solid growth in the latest update to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook. But there are risks on the horizon and the IMF is calling on countries to use the current brighter...

IMF Press Briefing

7/20/2017 6:17:00 PM

(image) The IMF Executive Board has set out its key priorities and goals in the upcoming year Alfred Kammer, Deputy Director of the IMF’s SPR Department told reporters Thursday, July 20 in Washington, DC....

Smart Borders: stepped-up security, better ID system

7/12/2017 2:56:00 PM

(image) The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee OKs a proposed a digital Entry/Exit System for visitors to the EU. It is part of the European Union’s Smart Borders package of measures that...

Fight tax avoidance with more transparency, data exchange

7/12/2017 9:12:00 AM

(image) European finance ministers including Germany´s Wolfgang Schäuble joined with MEPs to call for more action to fight tax avoidance. They came to lend their support to the European Parliament´s...

EU defence, Turkey report, new Digital Commissioner

7/6/2017 11:51:00 AM

(image) At its latest plenary session, the European Parliament debated how to build a common defence, it approved a resolution calling on Turkey to reverse anti-democratic policies or face a suspension of...

Analyze This! Corruption

7/5/2017 8:32:00 PM

(image) Corruption can have devastating social and economic consequences.

EU to counter tax avoidance by companies

6/28/2017 7:33:00 AM

(image) Many multi-national companies artificially shift their profits to low tax countries. The European Parliament will be voting in July on a new law that would shed light on these tax avoidance...

IMF US Economy

6/27/2017 8:10:00 PM

(image) The IMF sees a strengthening US economy, but noted that uncertainty surrounding fiscal stimulus spending and tax reform will slow growth projections going forward, Western Hemisphere Department Direct

EPP MPs and MEPs Tackle Globalisation

6/26/2017 3:46:00 PM

(image) The EU needs to step up efforts to adapt to globalisation to address voter concerns and create sustainable employment, say EPP MPs and MEPs meeting at the European Parliament. The regular EPP...

IMF Weekly Briefing

6/22/2017 7:57:00 PM

(image) The IMF believes progress has been made on debt-relief for Greece, but urges all sides to continue to seek a sustainable plan for the long term, spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters Thursday (June...

Free WiFi for all in Europe

6/22/2017 1:07:00 PM

(image) An EU programme to install WiFi in thousands of communities across Europe will help people build skills and businesses to benefit from the digital revolution, says Anne Sander, EPP Group...

Digital Revolution to Help Europeans Adapt and Profit from it, says Mariya Gabriel

6/20/2017 5:59:00 PM

(image) At her Parliament Commissioner-designate hearing, Mariya Gabriel promised to seek new measures to benefit from the digital revolution. The Bulgarian EPP Group MEP said they include helping workers...

Suspend Accession Talks Unless Turkey rethinks Reforms

6/20/2017 10:56:00 AM

(image) The European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee approves Parliament’s review of the latest European Commission progress report on accession talks with Turkey. The resolution calls for the...

Climate change, energy efficiency labelling, Erasmus

6/15/2017 10:58:00 AM

(image) At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, EU leaders stressed that the EU will press on with its environmental commitments despite the US decision to withdraw from the Paris climate deal. Also...

No more roaming charges as of June 2017

6/14/2017 1:00:00 PM

(image) As of 15 June, people will no longer pay roaming charges to use their mobile phones abroad in the EU. It follows lengthy debates kick-started by the EPP Group some ten years ago. The European...

Erasmus celebrates 30 years of success

6/13/2017 3:53:00 PM

(image) Former Erasmus students from all over Europe and MEPs attended celebrations in the European Parliament marking 30 years of the Erasmus student exchange programme. EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber...

Armenia's 25th Anniversary at the IMF

6/9/2017 5:17:00 PM

(image) On their 25th anniversary of being a member at the IMF, Deputy Managing Director Tao Zhang congratulates Armenia on being part of the international community

Copyright rules fit for the digital age

6/9/2017 7:39:00 AM

(image) EU lawmakers want to ensure that new copyright rules based on European Commission legislative proposals are fit for the digital age. They want to ensure broad access to online content whilst...

Strengthening cybersecurity is EPP Group priority

6/8/2017 9:04:00 AM

(image) An EPP Group hearing on cybercrime and cybersecurity, organised by Elissavet Vozemberg-Vrionidi MEP, examined the situation in the EU and discussed proposals to contribute to the Group’s priorities.

Energy Union to secure supplies in crisis

5/30/2017 3:53:00 PM

(image) The European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee has approved a plan for the EU’s Energy Union to ensure gas supplies in times of crisis. The EPP Group’s Rapporteur Jerzy Buzek of...

IMF Weekly Briefing

5/25/2017 9:08:00 PM

(image) The IMF sees differences narrowing and optimism by all sides that an agreement on a program for Greece may soon be reached Gerry Rice told reporters Thursday (May 25) in Washington. “I would...

Brexit, portability of online content, globalisation

5/18/2017 10:51:00 AM

(image) At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, MEPs debated the EU’s approach to the Brexit negotiations The EPP Group stressed that withdrawal discussions must come first and then partnership...

Visa-free travel for Ukrainians at long last

5/17/2017 4:33:00 PM

(image) Following a lengthy procedure during which Ukraine has put in place major reforms, the EU grants visa-free travel to Ukrainians.

Global study on CEO trends indicates a significant uptick in CEOs forced out of office for ethical lapses

5/14/2017 11:02:00 PM

(image) The share of CEOs forced out of office for ethical lapses has been on the rise, according to the 2016 CEO Success study released today by Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business.

Citizens’ rights a red line in Brexit talks

5/11/2017 5:21:00 PM

(image) At a European Parliament hearing, the Civil Liberties Committee discusses the Brexit negotiations with concerned citizens and civil society. Across party lines are calls to guarantee citizens’...

EU common defence policy to face external threats

5/10/2017 11:54:00 AM

(image) A joint military command in Brussels is an important step towards establishing a European defence force and saving money through interoperability. The EPP Group’s Michael Gahler, spokesman on EU...

Europe Day: celebrating the EU's accomplishments

5/9/2017 2:30:00 PM

(image) We’re celebrating Europe Day today and that is a great opportunity to remind ourselves of our successes over the last years and decades. There is peace, of course. And that’s a big success. But...

French Elections: EPP Group support for ‘les Républicains’ in French Parliamentary Vote

5/9/2017 1:18:00 PM

(image) The next step for France is to vote for a new Parliament; France needs a clear and very convincing reform agenda. ‘Les Républicains’ are the driving force in this regard. They have a clear plan...

Middle East and North Africa 2017 Economic Outlook Update

5/8/2017 8:40:00 PM

(image) A more favorable global environment—including higher expected growth and some firming of commodity prices—is providing some breathing space for the MENAP region after what has been a difficult period.

Regional Economic Outlook for the Caucasus and Central Asia

5/8/2017 8:40:00 PM

(image) A more favorable global environment is helping to improve economic prospects in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) and Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) regions,...

EU digital drive: free Wi-Fi and new rules on content

5/3/2017 3:16:00 PM

(image) The European Parliament has approved a project called Wifi4EU - free Wi-Fi for up to 8,000 communities - to help drive Europe towards a digital single market and expand public services. The...

EU steps up the fight to combat child sexual abuse and exploitation

4/28/2017 7:29:00 AM

(image) Child sexual abuse is a major problem that the EU is working hard to eradicate. In 2011, the EU stepped up the fight with new legislation obliging EU countries to, for example, increase criminal...

EU values at stake in debates on Turkey and Hungary

4/26/2017 5:53:00 PM

(image) In European Parliament debates on Turkey’s disputed referendum and on Hungary’s policies, MEPs discussed how to press both governments to respect civil and social rights. The EPP Group’s Chairman...

Protect Growth Momentum, Preserve Interconnectedness

4/25/2017 9:18:00 PM

(image) Reflecting on the outcomes of the Spring Meetings, IMF’s David Lipton emphasized the importance of interconnectedness and added, “those who ask for it have to be open to addressing the legitimate...

Step up fight against Russian anti-EU fake news

4/25/2017 10:29:00 AM

(image) The EU must combat Russian undercover efforts to hijack politics in the West by coordinating its counterintelligence efforts and by providing more funding and staff to combat disinformation...

Stronger Cooperation to Promote Inclusive Growth

4/24/2017 9:54:00 PM

(image) Agustín Carstens said, after the Spring Meetings, that interaction between countries is very relevant. More importantly, inclusive growth is very important and countries should invest in the...

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and IMF MD Christine Lagarde Discuss Economic Cooperation

4/23/2017 12:23:00 AM

(image) The US Treasury and the IMF share many goals and maintain a strong partnership, the leaders of the two institutions announced Saturday. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held a one-on-one...

IMFC Calls for Stronger Cooperation on Comprehensive Policy Mix to Promote Inclusive Growth

4/22/2017 8:50:00 PM

(image) The world’s financial leaders vowed to work together to support strong economic growth while helping those who have been left behind. In a news conference after the Spring Meetings of the...

IMF Governors Discuss Steps to Strengthen Recovery

4/22/2017 5:00:00 PM

(image) International Monetary and Financial Committee gather in Washington for Spring meeting. Leaders are looking to boost cooperation and communication to move the global economy to more sustainable...

IMF: Latin America and the Caribbean are Recovering, but Slowly

4/21/2017 9:41:00 PM

(image) The International Monetary Fund discussed regional economic issues in Latin America and the Caribbean on Friday, saying the region is recovering, though slowly. The region is trailing many others...

IMF: Middle East Gains Breathing Space; Some Threats Remain

4/21/2017 9:21:00 PM

(image) The International Monetary Fund discussed regional economic issues in the Middle East and Central Asia on Friday. While the outlook for the region is better, the IMF warned there are lingering...

IMF: Asia and Pacific Outlook Robust, but Risks Remain

4/21/2017 7:09:00 PM

(image) Asia’s growth is forecast to accelerate in 2017 to 5.5 percent, up from 5.3 percent in 2016, according to the IMF. This makes Asia the leader of global economic growth, say IMF economists in a...

Lagarde: Women are Fastest Road to Inclusive Growth

4/20/2017 11:36:00 PM

(image) Although the economic benefits of female economic empowerment and the policies that support its advancement are well-known, much remains to be done to deliver on the goal of a meaningful and...

IMF’s Lagarde Calls for Inclusive Global Growth, Trade

4/20/2017 7:57:00 PM

(image) At a news conference to open the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings, IMF chief Christine Lagarde urged world leaders to cooperate to promote sustainable growth that improves the lives of all.

Helping boost growth and jobs

4/19/2017 9:30:00 PM

(image) The IMF works with governments around the world to modernize their economic policies and institutions. This helps countries strengthen their economy and create more jobs.