US stock indexes tiptoe backward ahead of busy earnings week

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes tiptoed backward in Monday morning trading, ahead of a busy week of corporate earnings reports and a meeting of the Federal Reserve. Global stock markets were mixed,...

IMF upgrades eurozone, Japan; leaves world outlook unchanged

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is upgrading the economic outlook for Europe, Japan and China this year. But fund's forecast for global growth is unchanged from an April forecast, pa...

IMF cuts British growth forecast after weak first quarter

LONDON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has revised down its 2017 growth forecast for the British economy following a weak first quarter that suggested the country's exit from the European Union...

IMF approves conditional $1.8 billion loan to Greece

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund's board approved a $1.8 billion loan to Greece — but will only release the money if the country gets debt relief from its European creditors. ...

IMF upbeat about Spain's economic outlook in 2017

MADRID (AP) — The International Monetary Fund says it is raising the growth forecast for Spain in 2017 to 3.1 percent, due to improved levels of consumption, investment and exports amid a surging post...

IMF chief praises Egypt's measures on economic reforms

CAIRO (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund has praised Egypt's reform measures, saying they will set the country on "a path of stability." Christine Lagarde said in a s...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 7 Chicago Tribune on the Midwest and NAFTA: Bombarded ...

Egypt raises electricity prices by up to 42 percent

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has raised electricity prices by up to 42 percent, starting this month, as part of broader economic reforms taken to meet demands by the International Monetary Fund for a $12 billio...

IMF offers more rosy view of Portugal after past gloominess

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has given an upbeat assessment of Portugal's economy, after years of dark warnings that brought a rebuke from the Portuguese government. ...

IMF trims economic forecast for US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has trimmed its outlook for the U.S. economy, citing the number of uncertainties that surround President Donald Trump's plans to boost economic growth...

Greece gets enough to avoid another bailout trauma

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Greece avoided another potential brush with bankruptcy after striking a deal with European creditors to tide it over for the rest of the year and gained assurances that its repayment...

Greece set to receive $9.5 billion bailout instalment and IMF to provide new stand-by arrangement

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Greece set to receive $9.5 billion bailout instalment and IMF to provide new stand-by arrangement.

IMF urges China to speed up action on mounting debt

BEIJING (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has urged China to speed up reforms meant to slow surging growth of debt that is fueling concern about the stability of its financial system. ...

A brighter economic outlook is giving Fed confidence to act

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the United States and around the world, economic strength isn't what it used to be. But everything is relative. The Federal Reserve is set to raise short-term in...

EU's Moscovici: Greek lenders should 'act responsibly'

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Union's finance commissioner is urging Greece's rescue lenders to "act responsibly" and reach an agreement needed to restart bailout loan payments to the cash-strapp...