The International Monetary Fund groups 188 countries; its aim is to secure financial stability.
One of the organization's stated objectives is making financial resources available to member countries to meet balance of payments needs. The IMF therefore plays an important role in solving the crises of countries threatened by bancruptcy. Its headquarters are in Washington, D.C., United States, it current managing director is Christine Lagarde, a former French finance minister. This page collates recent DW coverage concerning Lagarde and the IMF.
The International Monetary Fund has cut its outlook for the American economy and said the US probably won’t meet President Donald Trump’s target of 3% annual growth. The IMF reduced its 2017 forecast to 2.1%, down from its April update of 2.3%. It says the US is being held back by problems ranging from an aging population to low productivity growth.
A national general strike is underway in Greece once again, in protest at a new round of austerity which includes pension cuts and higher taxes. The country's largest unions called for the action. Parliament is debating whether or not to approve the new raft of measures on Thursday