[WASHINGTON] Despite some uncertainty and market volatility, the United States is not likely to see an economic contraction in the near term, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Thursday.

CHINA and Argentina signed a US$9 billion currency swap deal to boost the crisis-stricken South American country's foreign currency reserves, its central bank announced on Sunday...

[WASHINGTON] The impact of escalating trade tensions on global growth are worse than feared just one month ago, and threatened US auto tariffs could cut a large chunk out of the world economy, the...

[ISLAMABDA] Pakistan's Finance Minister Asad Umar said the government can afford a two-month delay to stalled bailout negotiations with the International Monetary Fund with talks set to continue...

THE balance of risks to Australia's economy are "tilted to the downside" due to a deteriorating global outlook, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said, urging the central bank to...

[ISLAMABAD] Pakistan has extended talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after the two sides failed to agree on the terms of a bailout package, a finance ministry official said on Tuesday,...

[JOHANNESBURG] South Africa's economic recovery plans face serious constraints with growing debt of state firms domestically and capital outflows as a result of global trade tensions, the...

[DOHA] Qatar's economy is growing despite a bitter trade and diplomatic rift with neighbouring former allies, the IMF said Wednesday after a week-long visit to the Gulf state...

THE BOTTOM LINE

IN the postwar period, the global economic and financial architecture was dominated by the advanced economies in the West. They designed the international monetary system, international development...

[SINGAPORE] With growing innovation in the financial sector and a move towards a cash-less society, there is a role for central banks to enter the world of digital currencies, IMF chief Christine...