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Now, Erdogan Faces Turkey’s Troubled Economy. And He’s Part of the Trouble.

Now, Erdogan Faces Turkey’s Troubled Economy. And He’s Part of the Trouble.

Supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey celebrated outside his party’s headquarters in Istanbul on Sunday.
Greece Prepares to Stagger Back From Debt Crisis, the End of Bailouts in Sight

Greece Prepares to Stagger Back From Debt Crisis, the End of Bailouts in Sight

Construction workers at a protest in Athens during a 24-hour strike in March to demand a collective labor agreement. A fifth of Greeks are jobless, and more pension cuts and tax increases lie ahead.
Greece Prepares to Stagger Back From Debt Crisis, the End of Bailouts in Sight

Greece Prepares to Stagger Back From Debt Crisis, the End of Bailouts in Sight

Construction workers at a protest in Athens during a 24-hour strike in March to demand a collective labor agreement. A fifth of Greeks are jobless, and more pension cuts and tax increases lie ahead.
As Greece Ends a Decade of Bailouts, Problems Linger for Europe

As Greece Ends a Decade of Bailouts, Problems Linger for Europe

Marching on the Greek parliament in Athens to protest the government’s labor reforms. European Union officials are expected to unveil a plan in Brussels on Thursday to get the indebted country to
As Greece Ends a Decade of Bailouts, Problems Linger for Europe

As Greece Ends a Decade of Bailouts, Problems Linger for Europe

Marching on the Greek parliament in Athens to protest the government’s labor reforms. European Union officials are expected to unveil a plan in Brussels on Thursday to get the indebted country to
As Greece Ends a Decade of Bailouts, Problems Linger for Europe

As Greece Ends a Decade of Bailouts, Problems Linger for Europe

Marching on the Greek parliament in Athens to protest the government’s labor reforms. European Union officials are expected to unveil a plan in Brussels on Thursday to get the indebted country to

Egypt Imposes Steep Fuel Price Increases

This is the third time the government has increased fuel prices since austerity measures were announced in late 2015.
Jordan’s Protests Are a Ritual, Not a Revolution

Jordan’s Protests Are a Ritual, Not a Revolution

By trading geopolitical importance for aid and showing restraint when unrest erupts, the kingdom has managed to remain stable for decades.
Argentina Reaches $50 Billion Financing Deal With I.M.F.

Argentina Reaches $50 Billion Financing Deal With I.M.F.

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, with President Mauricio Macri of Argentina in March. The country and the I.M.F. reached a deal on Thursday for a $50
Ukraine Approves Anticorruption Court in Bid to Unblock Foreign Aid

Ukraine Approves Anticorruption Court in Bid to Unblock Foreign Aid

Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk of Ukraine addressed lawmakers in Kiev on Thursday before they voted to dismiss him.
Jordan Withdraws Tax Bill That Fueled Nationwide Protests

Jordan Withdraws Tax Bill That Fueled Nationwide Protests

Protesters outside the prime minister’s office in Amman, Jordan, this week. Even after the prime minister resigned on Monday, daily protests kept up the pressure against proposed tax increases.
Jordan’s Prime Minister Quits as Protesters Demand an End to Austerity

Jordan’s Prime Minister Quits as Protesters Demand an End to Austerity

Protesters outside the prime minister’s office in Amman, Jordan, late Sunday. The government offered no sign that the resignation of Prime Minister Hani Mulki would bring a change to unpopular
Jordan’s Prime Minister Quits as Protesters Demand an End to Austerity

Jordan’s Prime Minister Quits as Protesters Demand an End to Austerity

Protesters outside the prime minister’s office in Amman, Jordan, late Sunday. The government offered no sign that the resignation of Prime Minister Hani Mulki would bring a change to unpopular

IMF Official: Central Banks Need to Compete With Crypto

An IMF official believes central banks need to offer "better" fiat currencies in order to fend off potential competition from cryptocurrencies.
Italy’s interim prime minister is a former IMF official nicknamed “Mr. Scissors”

Italy’s interim prime minister is a former IMF official nicknamed “Mr. Scissors”

It has been 85 days since Italy’s general election, and while just over a week ago the two winning populist parties looked tantalizingly close to…
Venezuela’s Sham Election

Venezuela’s Sham Election

Nicolás Maduro, center, greeted supporters after the election results were announced.
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trump’s Iran Move May Swamp Greece

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trump’s Iran Move May Swamp Greece

A march on the Israeli embassy in Athens to protest the U.S. decision to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem and to condemn the deaths of Palestinians killed along the Gaza border.
Argentina Turns to I.M.F., Long Its Villain, as Its Peso Plummets

Argentina Turns to I.M.F., Long Its Villain, as Its Peso Plummets

The decision to seek a line of credit with the International Monetary Fund came as Argentina has watched its currency tumble and its central bank raise its benchmark rate to 40 percent.
If the World Economy Is Looking So Great, Why Are Global Policymakers So Gloomy?

If the World Economy Is Looking So Great, Why Are Global Policymakers So Gloomy?

The World Economic Outlook news conference at the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund in Washington on Wednesday. “The present good times will not last for long,” said Maurice Obstfeld,
If the World Economy Is Looking So Great, Why Are Global Policymakers So Gloomy?

If the World Economy Is Looking So Great, Why Are Global Policymakers So Gloomy?

The World Economic Outlook news conference at the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund in Washington on Wednesday. “The present good times will not last for long,” said Maurice Obstfeld,