Counting the Cost

Middle East in transition: Oil, women and the IMF

IMF chief Christine Lagarde discusses the role of women in the Middle East and changing economic winds in the region.

GCC

IMF warns of GCC crisis' impact on economic growth

GCC rift has 'limited impact' on current regional growth, but IMF warns of broader 'erosion' of investor confidence'.

Gulf crisis: IMF warns of weakened medium-term growth

Counting the Cost

Bubble trouble: What lies beneath at the IMF

Will the new IMF world economy predictions set minds at ease or are they another smokescreen for the same old policies?

Europe

Eurozone fails to agree fresh Greek bailout

Talks in Brussels did not end in a deal needed to unlock Greece’s next installment of multi-billion euro bailout.

Business & Economy

Thousands protest against austerity in Greece

Almost 18,000 people take to the streets of Athens and Thessaloniki against new round of cuts in pension and tax break.

Europe

Parcel explosion at IMF's Paris office wounds employee

Police probe under way after 'homemade device sent from Greece' goes off at world lender's office in French capital.

Parcel explosion at IMF's Paris office wounds employee

Business & Economy

Ex-IMF chief Rato gets 4.5 years for embezzlement

Court finds IMF's 2004-2007 boss Rodrigo Rato and dozens more bankers guilty of using undeclared corporate credit cards.

Ex-IMF boss Rato sentenced to jail for embezzlement

France

IMF boss Lagarde to stand trial over $445m state payout

French court rules IMF chief Christine Lagarde must stand trial for her handling of a massive state payout in 2008.

IMF boss Christine Lagarde to stand trial in Tapie case

India

India's 'rock star' central bank governor to step down

Raghuram Rajan, lauded for defusing a grave currency crisis, faced harsh criticism from a faction of the ruling BJP.

India's central bank head Raghuram Rajan to step down

Refugees

IMF: Refugees may hold key to Germany's economic growth

Germany's economy could improve if the country helps integrate refugees into the labour market, report says.

IMF: Refugees may hold key to Germany's economic growth

Greece

Analysis: Inside Greece's bailout talks

Protests grow before emergency Eurogroup meeting to determine Athens' ability to pay back the billions it owes.

Analysis: Inside Greece's bailout talks

Business & Economy

IMF warns global economy is 'highly vulnerable'

Report says G20 nations should develop measures that could be implemented quickly if global growth keeps wilting.

IMF warns global economy is 'highly vulnerable'

Opinion

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.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

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.

Talk to Al Jazeera

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.