IMF extends Article IV consultations as it steps up aid efforts

International Monetary Fund Headquarters 2, Washington, DC
IMF headquarters in Washington, DC
Photo: John Harrington

The International Monetary Fund has agreed aid packages with nine more states in the past week, as it tries to cope with what it calls “unprecedented demand” for assistance.

The IMF has also extended its timetable for its regular staff missions, in response to the massive increase in activity caused by the pandemic.

From April 28, the IMF has announced financial aid packages for another nine countries to help them cope with the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The IMF will be sending

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