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International Monetary Fund (IMF)

IMF arrives to review Zambia’s debt programme

By JOSEPH BANDA and KETRA KALUNGA   – AN International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission is in the country for the first review of Zambia’s programme under an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement, and Article IV consultations. 

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IMF boss optimistic

By JAMES MUYANWATHERE is great optimism that the Zambian economy will continue to rebound and grow even in the light of afew challenges it may be facing. Read more

IMF Bailout – Zambia’s Biggest 2022 Economic Feat

[Times of Zambia] AS we continue highlighting some of the economic issues which were covered this year, today we focus on the International Monetary Fund (IMF)-bailout feat.

IMF tips Africa to boost investment in agro sector

By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA – AFRICAN governments must enhance public investment in the agricultural sector, in form of well-targeted subsidies to facilitate access to inputs by farmers, for the sector to remain resilient to external shocks.


Take advantage of IMF three-year deal, economist urges

By KENNEDY MUPESENI-AN economist has said the country should take advantage of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) three-year deal that will be characterised by improved confidence in the economy to boost key sectors of the economy such as agriculture and manufacturing.Mathews Muyembe also said fiscal prudence and policy consistency has earned the country an IMF […]

IMF Has Changed – Hichilema

[Times of Zambia] President Hakainde Hichilema, who is seeking to ratify a $1.4 billion bailout package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), says controversy about borrowing from multilateral organisations is often driven by outdated ideas of ho...

IMF Deal Eluded Ruling Party Administration

[Times of Zambia] The question of whether to engage International Monetary Fund (IMF) for funded programme or not has been outstanding for some time now.

Someone Had to Deal With Subsidy Issue

[Times of Zambia] On Friday last week, the IMF and Zambia reached a staff level agreement on a U.S.$1.4 billion debt bailout package.

Country Braces for IMF Crunch Talks

[DW] Zambia has been gearing up for talks with the IMF after becoming the first African nation to default on debt since the COVID-19 pandemic started. But analysts say an IMF loan is unlikely until after August elections.

IMF Completes High-Level Staff Visit to Zambia

[IMF] Following Zambia's request for a financing arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mr. Abebe Aemro Selassie, Director of the IMF's African Department, and Mr. Alex Segura-Ubiergo, mission chief for Zambia, visited Lusaka from Dece...

High-Level IMF Staff Team Visits Zambia

[IMF] The Zambian authorities have formally requested a financing arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to support their reform efforts. The Fund is currently assessing this request.

Lungu Calls for Speedy Conclusion of IMF Talks

[Times of Zambia] President Edgar Lungu has called for a speedy conclusion of negotiations on Zambia's impending programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Chibamba Kanyama Explains IMF Advice

[Times of Zambia] "The IMF has done its Debt Sustanability Assessment for Zambia and I suspect it is of the view that additional non-concessional loans to the country are presently unsustainable. Debt sustainability in IMF terms simply means your curre...

Govt Set for IMF Meetings

[Times of Zambia] Zambia is set for this year's International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank Annual October Meetings, which started yesterday in Washington DC.

Finance Minister Upbeat About IMF Bailout

[Times of Zambia] Finance Minister Felix Mutati has said Zambia is making tremendous social and economic progress to engage the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and that the risk remaining is on the external side.

Nation Slides Towards Authoritarianism As IMF Props Up Govt

[The Conversation Africa] The speaker of the Zambian National Assembly, Patrick Matibini, has suspended 48 opposition legislators for 30 days as a punishment for unauthorised absence from the parliament. Their offence? To have been missing for Presiden...

IMF Team Expected

[Zambia Reports] Finance Minister Felix Mutati says the consultative process for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) supported program will soon be completed and presented to Cabinet in readiness for a team from the fund which will be coming to Zambi...

No IMF Deal Yet, Says Mutati

[Zambia Reports] Finance Minister Felix Mutati says government has not yet hosted any detailed programme discussions with the IMF and there are no preconditions.