Tag: IMF

Report: Morocco’s Central Bank to Unveil Crypto Regulation Bill Soon

The Moroccan central bank is presently working on a cryptocurrency regulation framework bill and according to the bank’s governor, Abdellatif Jouahri, this is set to be introduced soon. The regulatory framework being worked on will result in Morocco’s money laundering and......

International Monetary Fund to Assist El Salvador in Compiling Bitcoin Adoption Statistics

The International Monetary Fund has mentioned it is providing technical assistance to the government of El Salvador in various ways. According to Gerry Rice, a spokesperson for the organization, the group is having talks with people of the Salvadoran government about......

Report: IMF Says Central African Republic’s Bitcoin Adoption Poses Risks

The International Money Fund (IMF) has added its voice to institutions and parties criticizing the Central African Republic (CAR)’s decision to adopt bitcoin. The IMF insists the adoption poses legal economic challenges not only to the country but to the region......

IMF Warns Russia Sanctions Threaten to Undermine US Dollar Dominance

Financial sanctions imposed on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine may result in reduced dominance of the U.S. currency, according to a high-ranking official at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The confrontation could lead to fragmentation of the world’s current monetary......

IMF: We Need a Lot More Work Done on Crypto Regulation

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says a lot more work needs to be done on crypto regulation. “We’ve certainly seen an increase in the use of cryptocurrencies before this war, and we’ve seen it happen more in emerging markets than in......

Data Shows Global Financial Conditions Tightest in 2 Years, Shaky Bond Markets Point to Long-Run Inflation

At the end of the trading day on Monday, Wall Street was roiled once again as major stocks plunged during the day’s trading sessions. Most news outlets indicate the Russia-Ukraine war is causing the bleak outlook and reports show strained financial......

IMF Warns Ongoing War in Europe Will Have a ‘Severe Impact on the Global Economy’

In a report published on Saturday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that an ongoing war in Europe and associated sanctions will have a “severe impact on the global economy.” The IMF’s report says there is “extraordinary uncertainty” in the......

Fitch Ratings Downgrades El Salvador Deeper Into Junk Status Citing Bitcoin Risks

One of the largest rating agencies in the U.S., Fitch Ratings, has downgraded El Salvador’s long-term default rating deeper into junk status, citing risks from adopting bitcoin as legal tender as a key reason. “The adoption of bitcoin as legal tender......

El Salvador Rejects IMF Call to Abandon Bitcoin as Legal Tender

El Salvador has rejected the recommendation by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to drop bitcoin as legal tender. The country’s finance minister reportedly “angrily” said, “No international organization is going to make us do anything, anything at all.” El Salvador Says......