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IMF Chief Kristalina Georgieva: The Coronavirus may Damage Global Growth

She said the full impact of the spreading disease that has already killed more than 1,600 people would depend on how quickly it was contained.

"I advise everybody not to jump to premature conclusions. There is still a great deal of uncertainty. We operate with scenarios, not yet with projections, ask me in 10 days," Georgieva said.

The IMF will Present the Results of its Regular Mission to Bulgaria

The International Monetary Fund will present the results of its regular mission to Bulgaria. Experts have been in the country since February 4, and traditionally, they have had a number of meetings with government representatives, BNB, business and non-governmental organizations.

Romanian economy slows down to 4.1 percent in 2019

The Romanian economy slowed down to 4.1 percent last year, after 4.4 percent in 2018 and 7.1 percent in 2017, show flash estimates released by the National Institute of Statistics on Friday. The GDP advance in Q4 2019 from the previous quarter was 1.5 percent, while growth in the third quarter was 0.6 percent QoQ.

US Considers Nominating Jeffrey Okamoto as Kristalina Georgieva's First Deputy

US President Donald Trump's administration is considering nominating Jeffrey Okamoto, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, as the first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, citing three people familiar with the process of selection.

Greece needs ‘more fiscal space’ to implement growth policies, says FinMin

Greece needs more "fiscal space in the next two years" via lower primary surplus targets in order to implement the recently elected center-right government's economic policies, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said.

"We are emphatic about this and present good arguments," he told Germany's Der Spiegel in an interview over the weekend.

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