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Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

Published 01/09/2020

BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday gave Lebanese politicians until the end of October to start delivering on reforms, saying financial aid [more…]

Macron marks Lebanon’s centenary as nation teeters on brink

Macron marks Lebanon’s centenary as nation teeters on brink

Published 01/09/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron marked Lebanon’s centenary on Tuesday by planting a cedar tree, the emblem of the Middle East country that [more…]

Payment holiday parachute might COVID-proof government bonds, top fund says

Payment holiday parachute might COVID-proof government bonds, top fund says

Published 26/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The option of a one-time payment holiday during times of intense crisis might enable countries to pandemic-proof their bonds, a prominent debt [more…]

Tunisia seeks late debt payments as crisis hits economy, state budget

Tunisia seeks late debt payments as crisis hits economy, state budget

Published 13/07/2020

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia has asked four countries to delay debt repayments, it said on Monday as it announced more pessimistic economic and budget forecasts [more…]

Saudi central bank governor calls for more lending from commercial banks

Saudi central bank governor calls for more lending from commercial banks

Published 30/06/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s central bank governor said it was encouraging commercial banks to lend more to sustain businesses during the coronavirus crisis. Saudi [more…]

Hezbollah: Lebanese government rescue plan marks ‘big step’ forward

Hezbollah: Lebanese government rescue plan marks ‘big step’ forward

Published 04/05/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah’s leader hailed the Lebanese government’s crisis plan as a “big, important step” on Monday and said any talks with the IMF [more…]

IMF says ECB, ESM support key to strong EU coronavirus response

IMF says ECB, ESM support key to strong EU coronavirus response

Published 30/03/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund said on Monday the relaxation of the euro zone’s fiscal rules and support from the European Central Bank [more…]

Economy normalizing in China after coronavirus peaked- stark risks remain: IMF

Economy normalizing in China after coronavirus peaked- stark risks remain: IMF

Published 20/03/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China’s economy is beginning to show some signs of normalization following the full-blown shock caused by the coronavirus, but stark risks remain, [more…]

Kuwait could need $180 billion in financing over the next six years: IMF

Kuwait could need $180 billion in financing over the next six years: IMF

Published 27/01/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund estimates that Kuwait’s financing needs will amount to some $180 billion over the next six years given the [more…]

Iran would need oil at $195 a barrel next year to balance budget: IMF

Iran would need oil at $195 a barrel next year to balance budget: IMF

Published 28/10/2019

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran would need oil priced at $194.6 a barrel to balance its budget next year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said. Hurt [more…]