Cut taxes to boost economy, IMF tells UK’s George Osborne

George Osborne should reduce taxes rather than relax his austerity spending cuts if Britain’s economy continues to struggle, the International Monetary Fund has said.

George Osborne has said that Britain's structural deficit will be paid off by the end of 2014-15 Photo: GETTY

James Kirkup Telegraph [UK] 06 Jun 2011

The IMF yesterday […]

Greece erupts at men from IMF prepare to wield axe

Anger is intensifying over cuts to be made as part of the EU deal to save the economy

Matthew Campbell in Athens The Sunday Times [UK] 2 May 2010

MAY DAY protests in Greece turned violent yesterday as youths in gas masks and hoods set fire to vehicles, smashed shop fronts and threw molotov cocktails […]

IMF head’s economy warning for UK

Associated Press 4/29/2010

There were fears that Britain could follow Greece into a financial crisis after a global finance chief warned of economic “contagion” spreading across Europe.

The head of the International Monetary Fund urged politicians to finalise a bail-out for the debt-laden Mediterranean country, saying that every day lost in resolving the problems risked […]

Britain at risk of worse deficit crisis than Greece

Britain is at risk of a Govenment deficit crisis worse than that of Greece, sparking serious fears over the economic stability of the country.

Edmund Conway and James Kirkup Telegraph [UK] 18 Feb 2010

In surprise news which sent the pound sliding on Thursday, official figures showed that the Government borrowed £4.3 [$6.6] billion […]

Copenhagen climate summit: George Soros urges use of IMF gold for green loans

George Soros, the billionaire investor, has suggested that the International Monetary Fund should use $100bn (£62bn) of gold reserves to back green loans from rich to poor nations.

Rowena Mason Telegraph [UK] 10 December 2009

Mr Soros waded into the Copenhagen climate change talks this morning, explaining that the “not sufficient” money offered by developed […]

Buffett And India See A Dim Dollar Future

by Robert Lenzner 11.03.09

A weaker dollar is a big help for commodities and the railroads that carry them, not to mention a certain shiny yellow metal.

You might think that Warren Buffett’s $34 billion bid for the rest of Burlington Northern Santa Fe ( BNI – news – people ) is the most […]