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  • Indian Oil Company to expand operations in Sri Lanka Aug 08, 2022 05:12 PM IST

    Indian Oil Company to expand operations in Sri Lanka

    The Lanka Indian Oil Corporation (LIOC) would invest in storage tanks and other equipment while the dealers are expected to have the land and bear other infrastructure costs, Lanka IOC Managing Director Manoj Gupta said.

  • Pakistan rupee up 4.2% vs dollar, largest single-day rise in years: central bank data Aug 03, 2022 05:22 PM IST

    Pakistan rupee up 4.2% vs dollar, largest single-day rise in years: central bank data

    The rupee closed at 228.80 to the dollar, up from 238.38 a day earlier, the central bank said, a day after the International Monetary Fund said Pakistan had cleared all prior actions needed to unlock much-needed bailout money.

  • Sri Lanka to restart IMF bailout talks, president calls for unity government Aug 03, 2022 11:27 AM IST

    Sri Lanka to restart IMF bailout talks, president calls for unity government

    "We are confident of successfully completing discussions," Wickremesinghe said in a speech, in which he also called on lawmakers to come together to form an all-party government.

  • Sri Lanka's inflation surges over 60 percent in July Jul 30, 2022 02:01 PM IST

    Sri Lanka's inflation surges over 60 percent in July

    The year-on-year inflation based on the Colombo Consumer Price Index was 60.8 per cent in July, the Department of Census and Statistics said in a statement.

  • No new financing to Sri Lanka until 'adequate' macroeconomic policy in place: World Bank Jul 29, 2022 03:28 PM IST

    No new financing to Sri Lanka until 'adequate' macroeconomic policy in place: World Bank

    The island nation of 22 million is in the midst of an unprecedented economic crisis that has led to severe shortages of fuel and other essentials.

  • While Pakistan and Bangladesh are running to IMF, India has a not-so-secret weapon Jul 29, 2022 08:56 AM IST

    While Pakistan and Bangladesh are running to IMF, India has a not-so-secret weapon

    Though in same choppy waters, India isn’t in same boat as its South Asian neighbours

  • As Fed reaches 'neutral rate', expect some softening in stance Jul 28, 2022 10:28 AM IST

    As Fed reaches 'neutral rate', expect some softening in stance

    The Fed continues to be “highly attentive to inflation risks” and determined to take the measures needed to bring down inflation to 2 percent goal

  • Ukraine aims for $15-20 billion IMF loan by year-end: Central bank governor Jul 27, 2022 01:56 PM IST

    Ukraine aims for $15-20 billion IMF loan by year-end: Central bank governor

    Battered by Russia's invasion launched on Feb. 24, Ukraine faces a 35%-45% economic contraction in 2022 and a monthly fiscal shortfall of $5 billion and is heavily reliant on foreign financing from its Western partners.

  • Chart of the Day: A Fed-induced recession is here, fear markets Jul 27, 2022 08:24 AM IST

    Chart of the Day: A Fed-induced recession is here, fear markets

  • Zoho's Sridhar Vembu says World Bank, IMF have not served poor nations well Jul 26, 2022 08:57 PM IST

    Zoho's Sridhar Vembu says World Bank, IMF have not served poor nations well

    This comes at a time, when the World Bank appointed Indermit Gill as the second Indian chief economist and senior vice president for development economics.

  • Moneycontrol Selects: Top stories this evening Jul 26, 2022 07:16 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Selects: Top stories this evening

    Our specially curated package of the most interesting articles to help you stay at the top of your game.

  • World may soon be on edge of recession, says IMF's top economist Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas Jul 26, 2022 06:32 PM IST

    World may soon be on edge of recession, says IMF's top economist Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas

    Gourinchas also said the synchronised tightening of monetary policy across countries would hurt growth, but it was a bitter pill that must be swallowed to tame inflation.

  • IMF cuts India's FY23 growth forecast by 80 bps to 7.4% Jul 26, 2022 06:30 PM IST

    IMF cuts India's FY23 growth forecast by 80 bps to 7.4%

    The multilateral agency's latest forecast is only marginally higher than that of the Reserve Bank of India. Economists, however, see the risk of India's growth slipping below 7 percent this fiscal

  • 6 ways governments drive innovation and how they can help post-pandemic resilience Jul 17, 2022 11:01 AM IST

    6 ways governments drive innovation and how they can help post-pandemic resilience

    Policymakers and leaders in science and industry are pinning their hopes on further innovation to drive economic recovery.

  • IMF wants stability in Sri Lanka to resume talks on bailout deal Jul 15, 2022 02:10 PM IST

    IMF wants stability in Sri Lanka to resume talks on bailout deal

    Sri Lanka is going through a deepening political and economic crisis. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has resigned, and Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardenaon officially announced on Friday, after a week of dramatic developments and massive protests against the government for mishandling the economy that has bankrupted the country.

  • MC Explains | India does not face an external debt crisis Jul 14, 2022 01:06 PM IST

    MC Explains | India does not face an external debt crisis

    India’s Debt Service Ratio, a measure of a country’s ability to service debt given current receipts, has declined from around 40% in the 1990s to around 5% today. 

  • IMF warns it will cut global growth forecast again with ‘darkened’ outlook Jul 14, 2022 07:46 AM IST

    IMF warns it will cut global growth forecast again with ‘darkened’ outlook

    The outlook for this year and next will be downgraded later this month when the IMF releases its World Economic Outlook Update, Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva wrote in a blog post published Wednesday, without providing specific figures.

  • Pakistan talks with IMF completed, announcement expected soon: Minister Jul 14, 2022 07:24 AM IST

    Pakistan talks with IMF completed, announcement expected soon: Minister

    “Our talks with IMF have been completed, the fund is going through its internal process. Hopefully, an announcement will come soon,” Miftah Ismail, the finance minister, told private news channel Geo on Wednesday night.

  • What we know so far about the Sri Lankan crisis in 10 points Jul 13, 2022 02:48 PM IST

    What we know so far about the Sri Lankan crisis in 10 points

    India has also assured all help regarding food and medical aid, subject to requests from Colombo, sources in the know have told Moneycontrol.

  • IMF again cuts US 2022 growth forecast to 2.3% as consumer spending cools Jul 13, 2022 06:52 AM IST

    IMF again cuts US 2022 growth forecast to 2.3% as consumer spending cools

    The Fund also cut its 2023 real GDP growth forecast to 1.0% from 1.7% on June 24, when it met with U.S. officials for an annual assessment of U.S. economic policies.

  • Exclusive | India may provide emergency food aid to Sri Lanka as situation worsens Jul 11, 2022 07:23 PM IST

    Exclusive | India may provide emergency food aid to Sri Lanka as situation worsens

    Sources said New Delhi has also assured Colombo of its participation in a proposed aid consortium being planned by Sri Lanka with India, Japan, and China.

  • Explainer: How Sri Lanka spiralled into crisis Jul 11, 2022 06:54 AM IST

    Explainer: How Sri Lanka spiralled into crisis

    The situation was exacerbated by deep tax cuts enacted by the Rajapaksa government soon after it took office in 2019. Months later, the COVID-19 pandemic struck.

  • IMF's Georgieva warns against 'complacency' on global debt problems Jul 11, 2022 06:39 AM IST

    IMF's Georgieva warns against 'complacency' on global debt problems

    Georgieva said almost a third of emerging market countries and twice that proportion of low-income countries were in debt distress, with the situation worsening as advanced economies raised interest rates.

  • IMF executive board approves $638 million for Benin Jul 09, 2022 06:00 PM IST

    IMF executive board approves $638 million for Benin

    The decision will enable an immediate disbursement of $143 million, which Benin authorities intend to use for budget support, the IMF said.

  • ‘Breaking the trend’: Gita Gopinath, the only woman to feature on wall of former IMF Chief Economists Jul 07, 2022 12:08 PM IST

    ‘Breaking the trend’: Gita Gopinath, the only woman to feature on wall of former IMF Chief Economists

    “Breaking the trend… I joined the wall of former Chief Economists of the IMF,” wrote Gita Gopinath.

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