Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: IMF

‘Precarious economy, 15-hr power cuts’: Wickremesinghe’s grim message in 1st address as Lanka PM

The new PM did not attempt to ‘whitewash’ the dire situation in Sri Lanka, unlike his predecessors. Political analysts say country’s most vulnerable will be hit hardest.

IMF chief lauds India’s assistance to Sri Lanka in dealing with its worst economic crises

Kristalina Georgieva made the remarks during the ongoing annual spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington with Nirmala Sitharaman.

Why India should pull Sri Lanka out of China’s ‘debt trap’ and take it closer to the US

The Rajapaksas' political future is shaky. New Delhi will only prolong the hardship faced by Sri Lanka unless Colombo turns to the US.

Modi govt’s anna yojana helped curb rise in extreme poverty during pandemic, says IMF paper

Paper suggests extreme poverty in India was as low as 0.8 per cent of population in 2019 & food transfers were instrumental in ensuring that it remained at that low level in pandemic year of 2020.

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas is next IMF chief economist as Gita Gopinath takes over as deputy MD

Gourinchas, a French national, is currently a University of California-Berkeley economist. Last month, Gopinath was appointed as the first deputy managing director of the IMF.

Off The Cuff with Gita Gopinath

In the latest edition of ThePrint 'Off The Cuff', Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), was in conversation with our...

IMF warns of ‘economic collapse’ in some low-income countries without debt fix

Afghanistan and Ethiopia are among the 30 nations at high risk of debt distress while while Grenada, Mozambique, Republic of Congo and Somalia are already experiencing it.

Gita Gopinath set to take on bigger role at IMF as first deputy managing director

Gopinath, the first female chief economist in IMF history, would replace Geoffrey Okamoto who plans to leave the Fund early next year.

New study shows China’s stark influence in 70 global institutions in charts

According to the Centre for Global Development, US shouldn’t be alarmed. But it should see where China is at odds with it.

IMF’s first female chief economist Gita Gopinath will return to Harvard in January

Harvard University had extended her leave of absence on an exceptional basis by 1 year, which allowed her to serve as chief economist at the International Monetary Fund for 3 years.

On Camera


World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.