International Monetary Fund News

Sudan's economic decline provides fuel for anger against Bashir

[nL5N1ZZ2NS] Bashir, subject of an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged war crimes in Darfur and hoping for a financial lifeline from the International Monetary Fund, has tried to be measured in his response to burnish his international image, diplomats say.

Reuters , Africa Feb 21, 2019

Women and Tech: Exploring technology, critical to women’s world — Haastrup

Recently, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, IMF, Christine Lagarde said during its annual general meeting that 26 million women would lose jobs to technology.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 21, 2019

Election delay dampens foreign investors’ appetite —Report

With the International Monetary Fund estimating Nigeria’s debt-to-GDP ratio at just under 27 per cent in its 2018 outlook, the country compares favourably to the sub-Saharan Africa average of 50 per cent.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 20, 2019

Zimbabwe launches new currency measure

Zimbabwe has not had a local currency since 2009 when it abandoned the Zimbabwe dollar due to hyperinflation that reached 500 billion percent, according to the International Monetary Fund.

News 24 , South Africa Feb 20, 2019

Zimbabwe launches new currency measure

Zimbabwe has not had a local currency since 2009 when it abandoned the Zimbabwe dollar due to hyperinflation that reached 500 billion percent, according to the International Monetary Fund.

News 24 , South Africa Feb 20, 2019

'Pennies before a steamroller': Nigerian vote delay a reminder of investment risk

“That level of despair usually means opportunity.” EXTERNAL OUTPERFORMER With the International Monetary Fund estimating Nigeria’s debt-to-GDP ratio at just under 27 percent in its 2018 outlook, the country compares favourably to the Sub-Saharan average of 50 percent.

Reuters , Africa Feb 20, 2019

Zambian finance minister orders clean up of public payroll

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised concerns over high borrowing by Africa’s second largest copper producer.

Reuters , Africa Feb 20, 2019

Senegal's modernising president leads field in upcoming election

Thousands of villages have gained access to electricity for the first time too, although more than half remain without power, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Reuters , Africa Feb 20, 2019

Zambia's debt weighing on central bank reserves - governor

The International Monetary Fund has raised concerns over high levels of government debt in Africa’s second largest copper producer, and rejected the state’s borrowing plans last February, saying they risked making its debt load harder to sustain.

Reuters , Africa Feb 20, 2019

WATCH: #Budget2019 process explained

IFP spokesperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa said the country is so riddled in debt and low growth projections, that this situation may result in the International Monetary Fund.

IOL , South Africa Feb 20, 2019