IMF: Greece to Return to Primary Surpluses in 2023
Greece will return to primary surpluses from 2023 and remain on a course of reducing its public debt, the IMF said in its Fiscal Monitor report released on Wednesday. The Fund sees the general government's primary surplus at 0.9% of...
La Griega (The Greek) Silvina Batakis Becomes Argentina’s Finance Minister
Silvina Batakis, nicknamed La Griega ("the Greek"), a leftist economist of Greek descent, was appointed Finance Minister in Argentina on Sunday, a day after the abrupt resignation of Martín Guzmán. Batakis will be responsible for managing an economy burdened with...
Greece Repays IMF Bailout-Era Debt Two Years Early
On Monday, Greece repaid its bailout-era debts to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), some two years early, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras announced. Staikouras added in a statement, "A chapter that opened in May 2010, with Greece's recourse to the Fund...
Greece to Repay IMF Bailout-Era Debt Two Years Early
Greece will repay its bailout-era debts to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in April, some two years early, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras announced on Saturday. Speaking on Skai TV, Staikouras said that the final payment will be made "in the...
IMF: Economy of Greece to Bounce Back Significantly in 2022
The economy of Greece is projected to grow by 5.4 per cent in 2022, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said.
Greece Expected to Return to Primary Surpluses in 2022
Greece will return to primary surpluses beginning in 2022 after reporting higher primary deficits and public debts in 2020, the International Monetary Fund said in its "Fiscal Monitor Report," released on Wednesday. The IMF based its 2020 forecasts on the...
IMF: Coronavirus Lands Record Blow to Greek Tourism, Economy
The dramatic reduction in tourist revenues in Greece caused by the coronavirus pandemic will have a deeply negative impact on current account balances, amounting to a loss of up to six percent of the nation's GDP, the International Monetary...
IMF Warns Greece Could Face The Worst Coronavirus Recession in Eurozone
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently presented its World Economic Outlook, in which it predicts that Greece could experience one of the worst recessions in the world due to the coronavirus pandemic. The IMF said that Athens will see a...
Greek Premier Announces Closure of IMF Office in Athens
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced the closure of the IMF office in Athens after meeting Kristalina Georgieva, the Managing Director of the Fund, in Washington on Tuesday. Mitsotakis thanked Georgieva for her support of Greece and acknowledged that the...
Greece Repays Expensive IMF Loans Early
Greece has completed the early repayment of the high-interest part of an outstanding International Monetary Fund loan worth 2.7 billion euros ($2.9 billion) on Monday, the Finance Ministry announced. The action had received the required approval from European bailout lenders...