[WASHINGTON] The International Monetary Fund announced Wednesday it will launch a new tool to support governments in financial trouble - but one that involves no money - formalising a step it took...

[KUALA LUMPUR] The International Monetary Fund has upgraded its 2017 growth forecast for Malaysia to 4.8 per cent from 4.5 per cent now, the Fund said on Monday, at the release of its updated World...

[KUALA LUMPUR] The International Monetary Fund on Monday kept its growth forecasts for the world economy unchanged for this year and next, although it slightly revised up growth expectations for the...

THE BOTTOM LINE

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) earned itself a bad reputation at the time of the Asian financial crisis in 1997 by prescribing an economic medicine that was not only unpalatable but, as it...

EISUKE Sakakibara became widely known as "Mr Yen" during the late 1990s because of Japan's frequent currency market interventions while he was the country's vice-finance minister...

[JAKARTA] For Fuad Bawazier, the financial crisis that moved like a wrecking ball through the Indonesian economy two decades ago remains a source of deep regret.

[TOKYO] A lack of clarity about the size of an expected US fiscal stimulus and China's rapid domestic credit growth are among risks that cloud Asia's economic outlook, a senior...