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Kristalina Georgieva: There is no significant slowdown in Lending

"The International Monetary Fund has yet to record enough banks cutting back on lending, and that could prompt the US Federal Reserve to reverse course with the rate hike cycle". This was stated by the managing director of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, in an interview with CNBC, quoted by Reuters.

Meloni urges ‘pragmatic’ IMF approach to Tunisia bailout

Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has said the International Monetary Fund should take a "pragmatic" approach to a bailout for Tunisia, in comments to other G7 leadersin Japan.

The North African country reached a deal in principle with the IMF in October for nearly $2 billion to shore up its troubled economy, but discussions have since stalled.

Slovenia and Belarus clash over UN Security Council seat

Slovenia's and Belarusian permanent representatives to the UN faced off in a lively exchange in New York on 16 May as they presented their countries' rival bids for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council in 2024-25. Both faced accusations about their countries running at the behest of other powers.

"At this time... it's not possible"

He added that currently both sides are confident that they can win.
"This was a Russian invasion against international law, against the Charter of the United Nations, but I don't see that Russia is willing to withdraw from the territories it has occupied at this moment, and I think that Ukraine hopes to retake them," said Guterres.

NBS: Serbia seen as good investment destination

BELGRADE - A relative stability of the dinar's exchange rate against the euro even in times of the strongest external shocks, a track record of sound economic policies, a commitment to structural reforms, a continuously improved business environment, an uninterrupted investment cycle, high capital investment and a diversified export base that contributes to export sustainability even amid lower

Pentagon Leaks: US Monitors the UN Secretary-General - Sees Guterres as Favorable to Russia

The US believes that the UN Secretary-General is too willing to accommodate Russian interests. This is evident from new revelations from the leaked secret Pentagon documents. They show that Washington is keeping a close eye on Antonio Guterres. Several documents describe private communications involving Guterres and his deputy, the BBC reports.

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.