China has just become a global financial giant

It is also the only country with a ruling communist party that has managed to make it to the IMF's A-list.

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Business & Economy

IMF approves China's yuan as reserve currency

Inclusion in elite list alongside US dollar and euro described as a milestone for world's second largest economy.

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Lagarde's call to action: GCC should impose taxes

The head of the IMF warns that Gulf countries are headed for a crisis unless they cut expenses or raise taxes.


IMF demands Greece debt relief ahead of bailout vote

Creditor says "concrete" measures needed to lighten Greece debt burden as Athens prepares to vote on bailout deal.

Business & Economy

Greece asked to make 'credible' proposals for debt deal

French and German leaders say "the door is open to discussions" as Greek PM set to unveil his plan at eurozone meet.

Business & Economy

Greece to present aid deal proposal at eurozone summit

Greek government sources say PM will put a new deal on the table at emergency eurozone summit in Brussels on Tuesday.


One Minute Greek Debt Crisis

Al Jazeera's Kamahl Santamaria explains the background of the Greek debt crisis.


DSK's curious comeback

The disgraced ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn never really left the French political stage.

by Remi Piet


UK shoeseller launches Greece crowdfunding push

Online crowdfunding drive to bail out Greece has raised more than 500,000 euros in two days.


Political fears of a Russia-Greece axis are groundless

Moscow has no interest in bailing out bankrupt Greece - even if it could.

by C J Polychroniou


More than a referendum: Will Greece exit the West?

Greeks may be voting on austerity but their choice will usher in a new phase in Hellenism's turbulent history.

by Iason Athanasiadis

Business & Economy

Greek referendum is a Machiavellian plot

Alexis Tsipras gambles on Greece's future with a sham referendum.

by C J Polychroniou


EU-Greece negotiations are at the finish line

The Greek government knows that its euro partners have called its bluff and are ready for the possibility of a Grexit.

by C J Polychroniou