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.
Parliament in Buenos Aires is set to vote on an austerity budget as part of its bailout deal with the IMF. To qualify for the 50-billion-dollar rescue package, the country has to raise taxes and cut social programs. That's painful for many citizens, and protests are ongoing.
Pakistani PM Imran Khan embarks on a China visit to seek financial assistance for his country's failing economy. In an interview with DW, Muhammad Hammad Azhar, Khan's state minister for revenue, explains why loans from "friendly nations" are crucial for the South Asian country.
Ankara claims to have evidence that Jamal Khashoggi was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. IMF chief Christine Lagarde said she would be "very attentive" to new information about the missing Saudi journalist.