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  • Spacer MEPs criticise 'opaque and inflexible' troika policiesEurope's financial crisis response, as directed by the 'troika', needs greater democratic accountability and the ability to revise policy recommendations when they prove to be detrimental, European Union lawmakers have said. 20 January 2014
  • Spacer Lagarde warns that economic crisis 'still lingers'The head of the International Monetary Fund has said 'crisis still lingers' for the future of the global economy in 2014 and warned of the threat of deflation 16 January 2014
  • Spacer EU procurement reforms confirmedThe European Parliament has approved a host of changes to public procurement rules, which should make it easier for small firms to win contracts and boost value or money 16 January 2014
  • Spacer World Bank forecasts 3.2% growth for 2014The world economy is showing signs of bouncing back and is expected to expand by 3.2% this year, the World Bank said in its global growth forecast for 2014. 15 January 2014
  • The European Union has finally agreed its seven-year budget framework from 2014 after two and a half years of negotiations. Europe's labour lessonsAt last, the Eurozone's longest recession is over, but there is plenty still to do not least to get unemployment levels back under control. Minouche Shafik, Deputy Managing Director of the IMF, says deeper integration holds the key to a more prosperous development path 14 January 2014
  • Spacer IMF extends Zimbabwe programme to JuneInternational Monetary Fund staff are to continue to scrutinise Zimbabwe for a further six months to allow it more time to pursue its economic reforms 14 January 2014
  • Spacer US Senate blocks increase in IMF paymentsThe US Senate has refused to back a planned contribution hike to the International Monetary Fund, throwing attempts to increase the money available to the organisation to deal with financial crises into doubt 14 January 2014
  • CIPFA is to help developing countries across the globe improve their public financial management after it was appointed to the UK Department for International Development’s programme to boost national financial and economic expertise. CIPFA selected to join DFID PFM programmeCIPFA is to help developing countries across the globe improve their public financial management after it was appointed to the UK Department for International Development's programme to boost national financial and economic expertise 13 January 2014
  • Spacer UK government urges increase in international aid to SyriaJustine Greening, the UK's international development secretary, has called on countries across the globe to step up the funding provided to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Syria 13 January 2014
  • Spacer MEPs warn on social costs of troika policiesThe international bailout programmes in Greece, Cyprus, Ireland and Portugal have not achieved the growth expected and have come at the cost of high unemployment and weakened employment rights, European MPs claimed this week. 10 January 2014
  • Spacer IMF and World Bank reject Zimbabwe's loan bidZimbabwe has failed in its bid to qualify for a new loan from international lenders and has been told to clear its arrears before it can receive funds 09 January 2014
  • Spacer EU code adopted to ensure structural funds spent effectivelyThe European Commission has adopted a common set of standards to improve the way member states consult with partners over the planning and spending of structural funds. 08 January 2014
  • Spacer MPs slam 'ad hoc' decision to suspend aid to South AfricaThe UK's decision to end bilateral aid programme South Africa was 'ad hoc', driven by short-term political pressures and neither methodical nor transparent, MPs on the International Development Committee said today. 08 January 2014
  • Spacer US Senate confirms Yellen as next Fed chiefUS President Barak Obama has welcomed the Senate's confirmation of Janet Yellen as the next chair of the Federal Reserve 07 January 2014
  • Christine Lagarde_PA Kenya must continue budget controls under devolution, says IMFThe head of the International Monetary Fund has praised Kenya for its fiscal discipline and urged it to be maintained as more spending control is passed down to the localities 06 January 2014
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