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Lieberman gets Covid and goes into self-isolation

Israeli Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Saturday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and would self-isolate but continue working from home. “I feel good and will isolate in the next few days,” Lieberman said on Twitter. Foreign Minister Yair Lapid tested positive on Monday. Lieberman has faced some …

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IMF gets new Saudi executive officer

Saudi Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan has appointed Abdullah bin Zaraa as head of the Saudi executive office at the International Monetary Fund, Argaam reported. Bin Zaraa was chief operating officer and chief executive officer of the National Debt Management Center. Saudi Arabia’s executive office is a permanent member of the …

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Iraq desperately needs $4 billion from IMF

Iraq restarted talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after previously halting efforts to secure aid, the country’s finance minister Ali Allawi told reporters on Thursday, according to Bloomberg. Talks between both parties began last year amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as demand shock sent oil prices tumbling, but were …

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Jordan escalates IMF reforms with cabinet reshuffle

Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh reshuffled his cabinet on Sunday in a move meant to accelerate IMF-guided reforms seen as crucial to Jordan’s economic recovery from the blow of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. Six new ministers were named including interior and justice after Khasawneh fired both incumbents last week for …

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