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The money-sharing puzzle

The Fund prepares to hand out huge sums to its members, but an outdated formula means it may fail to kick-start economies

United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen stalled a G20 plan for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to issue hundreds of millions of dollars in Special Drawing Rights (SDR),...

Austerity first

The Finance Minister’s IMF-backed reforms will impose harsher cuts while aiming to end subsidies for elite farmers

Agricultural subsidy reforms that reach to the heart of Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front's (ZANU-PF) patronage structure – which underpins the regime &...


Fear in the franc zone

Many of the six members of the French-supported economic area are in dire straits. IMF concern is growing

While the multimillionaire leaders of some of Africa's most wasteful regimes plead poverty following the drop in commodity prices, especially oil, the International Monetary Fund i...

Diversification or bust

The Bretton Woods Institutions warn that it's no good waiting for another commodity boom

Governments and companies in Africa should not expect an early recovery of their commodity exports to boost flagging trade, says Albert Zeufack, the World Bank's Chief Economist fo...

The people's IMF

Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe are in negotiations for hefty International Monetary Fund programmes to shore up their leaky state finances. All eyes are on the conditions that the...

Africa’s growth plans face stronger headwinds

In a much harsher international climate, Africa’s economic managers are promoting regional trade and boosting investment in power and transport

Bankers hosting parties for their government friends were a little more discreet than usual – perhaps in deference to rising political and economic uncertainties – at t...

Physician heal thyself

As they lose their primacy in development and finance, the Bank and Fund are searching for new roles – such as fighting inequality and climate change

Reform and reorganisation are under way at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund as developing countries demand better policies to promote growth and a bigger stake &ndash...

Bankers of the world unite

Africa cannot avoid current global financial uncertainties but its higher growth is bringing in bankers bearing cheaper loans and Asian investors

Frustration and disarray among policy-makers on the Eurozone recession and fears of a slowdown in Asian growth dominated the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and ...

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