Global politics

China calls for WTO review of US-led chip export restrictions 

Beijing has asked the United States, Japan and the Netherlands to confirm the existence of an alleged agreement between the three countries to curb semiconductor exports to China, state media reported yesterday.

Beijing's representatives issued the request during a regular meeting this week at the World Trade Organization (WTO), according to a state television broadcast.

Mali: IMF praised resilience of our economy, much work still ahead

BELGRADE - An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission completed on Wednesday the first review under the current 24-month stand-by arrangement with Serbia, in place since December 2022, the Serbian Finance Ministry said on Wednesday.

In a statement, it said all objectives to date had been accomplished and that the IMF Board of Governors was due to approve the first review in June.

IMF board approves $5.4 bn for cash-strapped Argentina

The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) executive board has announced a $5.4 billion disbursement to Argentina, part of a $44 billion loan program as the South American nation faces a severe economic panorama.

Argentina is the target of the largest assistance program currently under IMF implementation.

Mali meets with Ustyugova

BELGRADE - Serbian Finance Minister Sinisa Mali met with IMF Resident Representative in Serbia Yulia Ustyugova on Thursday to discuss a March 23-April 5 visit to Serbia by an IMF mission.

"Discussions about a standby agreement with the IMF, worth around 2.4 bln euros, are ahead of us during the Mission's visit," Mali wrote in a post on his Instagram profile.