Saturday, May 27, 2017

International Monetary Fund

From left, German Federal Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble, Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the People's Bank of China, Chinese Finance Minister Xiao Jie and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde gather for the Family Photo during the G20 at the 2017 World Bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

BY PAUL WISEMAN and MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance leaders are downplaying differences over free trade with President Donald Trump, saying there is wide agreement that globalization delivers stronger economic growth. But officials gathered for the spring meetings ...
A courier with his bicycle passes graffiti on a wall in Athens, Friday, April 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

BY DEREK GATOPOULOS ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has beaten a key bailout target for its public finances, but will still face some painful choices as it tries to negotiate with creditors how much more budget austerity it should impose ...
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during the 2017 World Bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER and PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance leaders on Thursday defended globalization against an assault from President Donald Trump and European populists. They argued that blocking free trade would hobble economic growth instead of saving jobs ...
In this Saturday, April 16, 2016, file photo, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a news conference after the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) conference at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

BY PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — A resilient China, rising commodity prices and sturdy financial markets are offering a sunnier outlook for the global economy and helping dispel the gloom that has lingered since the Great Recession ended. That’s the ...
German Federal Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, left, and US Finance Minister, Steven Mnuchin interact during a joint press conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, March 16, 2017. (Soeren Stache/dpa via AP)

BY DAVID McHUGH BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin headed into a tussle over free trade Friday at a summit that will help set the tone for the global economy. The Group of 20 gathering will be ...
French police officers take position after letter bomb exploded at the French office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person, Thursday March 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

BY ANGELA CHARLTON PARIS (AP) —€” A letter exploded Thursday at the French office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person, amid heightened security around Europe after a string of deadly attacks. The incident came as a Greek ...
In this Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, Steven Mnuchin, talks with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

BY DAVID McHUGH and MARTIN CRUTSINGER FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to get tough on trade partners like China, Mexico and Germany. Now his Treasury chief, Steven Mnuchin, will get his first opportunity to confront ...
Bayartsaikhan Nadmid, Governor of the Bank of Mongolia, left, listens as Choijilsuren Battogtokh, Mongolia's Minister of Finance, right, speaks at a press conference in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Ganbat Namjilsangarav)

BY GANBAT NAMJILSANGARAV ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — The Mongolian government and envoys from the International Monetary Fund said Sunday that they and other partners have agreed on terms for a more than $5 billion loan package to the north Asian ...
Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, walks off stage in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

BY JON GAMBRELL DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund said Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump taking office is likely good for the American economy in the short term, though rising interest rates ...
A worker sits by a billboard depicting the Central Business District under construction in Beijing, China, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

BY JOE McDONALD BEIJING (AP) — The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its growth forecast for China but warned that rising debt which has prompted concern about the country’s finances increases the risk of a sharper slowdown. The world’s ...
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