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May 14, 2024 3:54 PM

Asia to contribute 60% of global growth in 2024: IMF official

Asia continues to power ahead as the engine of the global economy, with the region expected to contribute a massive 60% to world growth in 2024, a senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) official stated on Monday. Speaking at the 13th IMF-Japan High-Level Tax Conference for Asian Countries in Tokyo, IMF Deputy Managing Director Okamura highlighted Asia's lead role in driving global economic recovery post-pandemic citing the IMF's latest World Economic Outlook projections. The global economy h...

April 30, 2024 12:08 PM

IMF bailout proved important to save Pakistan from default, PM Sharif says

The disbursement of $1.1 billion by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will help Pakistan achieve greater economic stability, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Tuesday, amid discussions for a new loan programme. The funding was the second and final tranche of Pakistan's $3 billion standby arrangement with the IMF which it secured last summer to help avert a sovereign default. "The disbursement will bring more economic stability in Pakistan," Sharif said in a statement from his office, a...

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