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    1. March 3, 2015

      Ukraine sharply raises interest rates to 30%

      Ukraine has sharply raised its benchmark refinancing rate by 10.5 percentage points to 30 per cent, in a desperate move to...

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      March 3, 2015

      IMF abdication on Greece

      This guest post is from Peter Doyle, an economist and former IMF staffer In an otherwise sound critique of Mr. Varoufakis’...

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    1. March 1, 2015

      Greece warned to start reforms to gain cash

      Greece must immediately start adopting some of the economic reforms demanded by its creditors if it is to receive...

    2. March 1, 2015

      How Jeroen Dijsselbloem did the deal to extend the Greece bailout

      When Jeroen Dijsselbloem finally received the letter from Athens, he was more than a little surprised. For the preceding 48...

    3. beyondbrics

      February 27, 2015

      Guest post: China keeps credit flowing to Latin America's fragile economies

      By Kevin P. Gallagher and Margaret Myers Despite the economic slowdown that is gripping Latin America, Chinese finance to...

    4. February 26, 2015

      IMF’s Christine Lagarde shows tough love to Greece over bailout

      When Christine Lagarde offered a sceptical view this week on the new Greek government’s reform plan, the International...

    5. February 26, 2015

      Ghana reaches $1bn deal with IMF

      Ghana has reached a long-awaited $1bn agreement with the International Monetary Fund to shore up an economy hit by falling...

    6. February 26, 2015

      Ukraine’s sick economy presents stern test

      A year ago, Artem, a 19-year-old student, joined the mass protests in Kiev that toppled Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine’s...

    7. beyondbrics

      February 26, 2015

      Serbia's IMF package set to boost privatisation

      Three years after its last International Monetary Fund (IMF) deal was suspended over its budgetary profligacy, Serbia at...

    8. The World

      February 26, 2015

      Greece: in search of the perfect job market

      The stable of fictitious beasts from Greek mythology acquired a new inmate this week, unveiled in the letter from the Syriza...

    9. February 25, 2015

      Ivory Coast sells $1bn bond in African debt test

      Ivory Coast has issued a $1bn bond with a staggered repayment schedule at a yield of 6.625 per cent — below that of...

    10. FT Alphaville

      February 24, 2015

      The great growth destruction?

      Strangely enough, even as the importance of the output gap measure has been increasing the last few years, informed...

    11. February 24, 2015

      Conflict clouds Ukraine’s debt distress

      When Ukraine’s president pleaded for help at last month’s World Economic Forum he worried aloud that the international...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      February 24, 2015

      Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

      A presidential “Evzon” stands guard (L) as Giorgos Paganis, 52, a marble craftsman from the island of Tinos, adds the words...

    13. FT Alphaville

      February 24, 2015

      I find your lack of payment culture disturbing

      We think this means the ECB doesn’t want Greece to end up defaulting. In the old days of course, the jargon was “to reaffirm...

    14. February 24, 2015

      Eurozone approves Greek reform proposal

      The new Greek government cleared one of its final hurdles to extending its €172bn bailout for another four months when...

    15. February 22, 2015

      Greece scrambles to send draft reforms to EU institutions

      The Greek government scrambled to come up with economic reform proposals to satisfy its international creditors, even as...

    16. beyondbrics

      February 19, 2015

      Guest post: reforming the Nigerian economy in the era of low oil

      By Charles Okeahalam, AGH Capital Nigeria is facing a number of difficulties, most notably the absence of security in the...

    17. February 19, 2015

      Greece needs time to negotiate

      While the Greek crisis continues to rage, the eurogroup — the eurozone’s finance ministers — spent the past week quibbling...

    18. FT Alphaville

      February 18, 2015

      The unwitting euro enforcer...

      Peter Doyle, an economist and former IMF staffer, argues that for Greece continued emergency lending assistance is a...

    19. February 18, 2015

      Sub-Saharan nations line up to sell bonds

      Sub-Saharan Africa is poised to continue last year’s credit binge in spite of repeated warnings about the possible dire...

    20. beyondbrics

      February 18, 2015

      Will Russia and China ride to Greece's rescue?

      Whenever some hapless country has a debt crisis these days, rescue negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

    21. FT Alphaville

      February 17, 2015

      Your updated Greek calendar

      From Deutsche (click to enlarge): As Deutsche say, beyond the preferences of the Eurogroup and how/ whether Greece chooses...

    22. February 17, 2015

      Prosecutor calls for Dominique Strauss-Kahn to be cleared

      The state prosecutor in the trial of Dominique Strauss-Kahn has recommended that he be cleared of all charges due to lack of...

    23. FT Alphaville

      February 17, 2015

      FirstFT (the 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. A crucial meeting over the future of Greece’s bailout broke down in acrimony...

    24. February 16, 2015

      Free Lunch: Ukraine's IMF bailout

      How to get to $40bn To no one's surprise, the International Monetary Fund finally announced a new loan package for Ukraine...

    25. February 15, 2015

      New funding deal gives Kiev added incentive to enact reforms

      There has been little good economic news to come out of Ukraine over the past year. The war in the east of the country...

    26. February 15, 2015

      Falling oil price adds spurt to Kenyan grassroots

      Kenyan farmer Anne Lidonde will plant more spinach than usual this year — and it is all thanks to the collapse in global oil...

    27. February 13, 2015

      Final showdown approaches for EU and Greece

      After two weeks of public sniping and closed-door debating, it comes down to this: on Monday, eurozone finance ministers...

    28. February 13, 2015

      Cracks appear as Strauss-Kahn caught in media storm

      It was less than an hour into the courtroom analysis of his first orgy with prostitutes that cracks started to appear in...

    29. FT Alphaville

      February 13, 2015

      Sovereign debt reprofiling: Ukraine’s lesson for the IMF

      This week’s $40bn IMF programme announced for Ukraine will include some restructuring of its debt. Gabriel Sterne, head of...

    30. beyondbrics

      February 13, 2015

      Guest post: Ukraine must fix itself

      By Dalibor Rohac of the Cato Institute Are things finally turning around for Ukraine? In the space of a few hours on...

    31. FT Alphaville

      February 13, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. The European Central Bank extended another EUR5bn in emergency loans to banks in...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      February 12, 2015

      In the dock

      Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on his way to the Lille courthouse, France, where he is on...

    33. February 12, 2015

      Japan affirms pledge to raise consumption tax in 2017

      Japan’s public finances are in an “extremely severe” condition, Taro Aso, the finance minister, warned as he made his...

    34. February 12, 2015

      IMF unveils $17.5bn Ukraine rescue plan

      The International Monetary Fund on Thursday said it would provide a new four-year $17.5bn bailout for war-torn Ukraine that...

    35. February 11, 2015

      Contrarian US bond manager braces for big Ukraine losses

      Ukraine is widely expected to impose a haircut on private sector creditors under the terms of a forthcoming bailout from the...

    36. February 11, 2015

      IMF sends ‘message of confidence’ for Egypt’s economic reforms

      Egypt’s economic reform programme has received a boost from the International Monetary Fund, which on Wednesday said that...

    37. February 11, 2015

      Free Lunch: Greece - in search of a compromise

      One versus 18 As the eurogroup of finance ministers convenes today to hear what the new Greek government wants, Athens and...

    38. Brussels Blog

      February 11, 2015

      How much would a third Greek bailout cost?

      One of the unmentioned problems looming over the current Greece standoff is the fact that Athens will need a third bailout,...

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