International Monetary Fund

Labour MPs Complain Of Being 'Banned' From Conference Floor

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Politics

Labour MPs and peers have reacted angrily after being ‘banned’ from the floor of the party’s annual conference. Several Parliamentarians told Hu...

Explosion At International Monetary Fund Offices After Suspected Letter Bomb

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK

A letter bomb has exploded at the Paris offices of the International Monetary Fund. Police confirmed one person was injured in the blast caused by a s...

Top Economist Slams 'Entirely Fictional' Brexit Report

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Politics

One of Britain’s most respected economists has dismissed claims by a Michael Gove-backed pro-Brexit thinktank that leaving the EU will generate a 40...

'Brexit' Fears Already Hitting UK Economy - IMF

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Politics

Fears over ‘Brexit’ will slash UK economic growth this year, a new report from the International Monetary Fund has warned. In the first official v...

A Greek Tragedy That Can Only Be Ended by Greece Leaving the Euro

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

What kind of system have we created where our elite inflict austerity on ordinary people that causes misery and suffering to millions, while financiers and gamblers of financial markets enjoy such a bonanza of riches? The mind boggles.

Another Greek tragedy

Nikolaos Dimou | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
Nikolaos Dimou

The international lenders of European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund (Troika) have plans for Greece. The last loan instalment to the country is in February. Greece is certain to require a new bail-out loan.

QE and the Hangover From the All-You-Can Eat Bailout Buffet

Naomi Kerbel | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK
Naomi Kerbel

Some fear the standoff with the Troika - the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission - could derail the Greek recovery and spread to other countries re-igniting the eurozone crisis. Whether smooth sailing or a rocky ride, the voyage will be memorable. Lifejackets at the ready.

Is GDP Cheating West Africa?

Claudia Delpero | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK
Claudia Delpero

The spectacular GDP growth recorded by some West African countries in the past 5 years is all of a sudden undermined by the spread of the Ebola virus. The epidemic has put under the spotlight the poor conditions of health systems in the region, but also the fragility of economic models measured only by Gross Domestic Product.

Galloway Says Party Leaders Are Worse Than Hitler As Scottish Break Up Looms

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK

Britain’s political class may soon achieve what Hitler failed to do, controversial MP George Galloway has said, by destroying Britain in the case of...

Galloway Denies Comparing Scottish Nationalists To Nazis

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics

George Galloway has denied comparing the Scottish National Party to Nazis after pro-independence campaigners claimed that the BBC edited out the alleg...

Managing Housing Market Risks in the United Kingdom

Ruy Lama | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK
Ruy Lama

House prices are rising rapidly in the UK at an annual rate of 10.5 percent. House price inflation is particularly high in London (20 percent per year...

'Act Now To Stop A Massive Housing Crash', IMF Warns World

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Politics

The International Monetary Fund has sounded the alarm over the state of the housing market around the world, as it published new data showing that pro...

Our 'Best Days Lie Ahead'? 6 Hugely Awkward Graphs Osborne Doesn't Want You To See

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne is taking the world stage to boast that his austerity strategy has succeeded and that Britain's 'best days lie ahead'. The Chancell...

Osborne Gets Some Great Economic News

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has received a massive boost this week as the International Monetary Fund sharply upgraded its growth forecast for the UK. As expec...

What Has Just Made Osborne's Day?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne is to enjoy a massive boost this week as the International Monetary Fund upgrades its growth forecast for the UK by more than any other...

The Eurozone's Growth Is Still Chilling (PICTURE)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne may be celebrating the International Monetary Fund's decision to boost its UK economic forecasts by more than any other major economy, ...

Asa Bennett

Don't Be Duped! Economists Slam IMF's UK Growth Boost As A 'Sideshow'

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Politics

The International Monetary Fund's decision to lift its growth forecasts for the UK has been met with widespread derision from leading economists and b...

Chancellor Should Heed IMF Advice and Increase Infrastructure Spending Now

Duncan Weldon | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Politics
Duncan Weldon

In most circumstances today's IMF report would be taken as a pretty damning indictment of the state of the economy and our prospects for recovery. However, because the IMF has stopped short of openly calling for a "plan B" the Chancellor's allies appear to be classifying this as a victory.

UK Economy 'Still A Long Way From Recovery', IMF Tells George Osborne

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Politics

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today put pressure on George Osborne to change economic course in a critical assessment of the state of the Brit...

The Value and Cost of Financial Products

Roland Cross | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK
Roland Cross

So everything is crystal clear, the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) has been introduced, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned rebates and transparency reigns in the financial industry; consumers are rejoicing - well not quite.

IMF Pile Pressure Onto Osborne

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has stepped up pressure on Chancellor George Osborne to consider easing his austerity programme. David Lipton, t...

Cyprus Bailout Could Cost Major Depositors 60% Of Savings

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK

People with over 100,000 euros (£84,300) in Bank of Cyprus accounts could lose up to 60% of their savings in a harsh new EU and IMF bailout deal. ...

Cyprus Bailout Agreement Reached

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK

A last-minute bailout deal has been agreed by EU ministers to keep Cyprus in the eurozone and save the country from bankruptcy and a banking system co...

Can You Really Trust The Growth Forecasts?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Politics

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) slashed it's forecast for growth on Wednesday as the Chancellor, George Osborne, warned that austerity coul...

What Should We Take From The Latest Growth Forecasts?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK Politics

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) slashed it's forecast for growth on Wednesday as the Chancellor, George Osborne, warns that austerity could...