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    IMF, World Bank begin push to swap debt relief for green projects

    | Updated at 10:49pm on April 11, 2021

    The idea of forgiving debt held by poor countries in exchange for ‘green’ investments gained ground this week during the spring meetings of the IMF...

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    International support grows for raising taxes to fund recovery

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:32pm on April 08, 2021

    The IMF and United States on Wednesday gave a boost to the international campaign to raise taxes on wealthy firms that have done well during...

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    Help for low-income nations tops agenda at G20 meeting

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 10:05pm on April 07, 2021

    G20 finance ministers and central bankers began a videoconference Wednesday to coordinate post-pandemic recovery plans, increase help for the poorest Covid-hit countries and discuss...

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    IMF ups 2021 GDP growth forecast to 5pc for Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:16pm on April 06, 2021

    The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday predicted that the Bangladesh economy would grow by 5 per cent, up from its October 2020 prediction of 4.4...

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    IMF dismisses inflation concerns of Biden stimulus plan

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:08pm on February 20, 2021

    Fears that inflation could spiral out of control due to a massive US stimulus package are overblown, IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath said on Friday....

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    G7 to consider using IMF for COVID aid

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:32pm on February 12, 2021

    G7 nations will consider whether to use the International Monetary Fund to mobilise $500 billion in aid to the world’s poorest nations to respond to...

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    IMF forced to rethink COVID-19 callousness to south

    Prabir Purkayastha | Updated at 12:00am on February 11, 2021

    THE world seems to have turned topsy-turvy when the undisputed voices of global capital start talking about the virtues of ‘cooperation’ among nations and ‘universal...

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    Bangladesh set to beat India in per capita GDP: report

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:49pm on October 14, 2020

    In per capita GDP terms, India was significantly above Bangladesh until few years ago, but the gap has been substantially closed owing to the latter’s...

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    IMF forecasts GDP growth at 3.8pc for Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:41pm on October 13, 2020

    The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday predicted that the Bangladesh economy would grow by 3.8 per cent, up from its April prediction of 2 per...

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    Virus resurgence poses biggest risk to US economy: IMF

    Agenece France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:09pm on July 18, 2020

    The dominant risk to the US economic recovery is a resurgence of COVID-19 cases that would force renewed business shutdowns, the International Monetary Fund warned...