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December 28, 2009 - IMF Survey: Multi-Speed Recovery Seen for Europe

November 3, 2009 - Cross-Country Fiscal Monitor, Nov-2009: The State of Public Finances

October 28, 2009 - Government of Moldova's Press Release: Prime Minister Vladimir Filat and head of IMF
        mission Nikolay Gueorguiev held a press conference today   

October 28, 2009 - IMF Press Release: IMF Announces Staff-Level Agreement with Moldova for Extended
        Credit Facility/Stand-by Arrangement of About US$ 600 Million  

October 12, 2009 - Ministry of Finance Press Statement: Moldova Delegation Participated in the Annual
        Meetings of the IMF & WB

October 9, 2009 - IMF Survey: Europe: IMF Sees Slow and Fragile Recovery, by Johan Mathisen, IMF
        European Department

October 8, 2009 - Commentary by Marek Belka, Director of IMF’s European Department: "Emerging Markets:
        Challenges and Rewards"  

October 7, 2009 - Capital Market: IMF experts recommend Moldovan financial companies to be vigilant in
        their clients' identification

October 3, 2009 - Regional Economic Outlook: Europe (Oct-2009) Securing Recovery

October 1, 2009 - World Economic Outlook, Oct-2009: Sustaining the Recovery

September 30, 2009 - Global Financial Stability Report, Apr-2009: Navigating the Financial Challenges Ahead
       

September 30, 2009 - Capital Market: IMF will grant assistance to the NCFM on AML/CFT matters

September 23, 2009 - Annual Report of the Executive Board, 2009: Fighting the Global Crisis

September 10, 2009 - IMF Factsheet Update: The IMF at a Glance  

August 27, 2009 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Logos Press Weekly What is more rational

August 26, 2009 - "Business Expert" Magazine: Johan Mathisen: "IMF can intervene rapidly, but let's see the
        result of the political process"

August 20, 2009 - Infotag: IMF ready to begin talks on new assistance program with new government
        immediately   

July 30, 2009 - Cross-Country Fiscal Monitor, Jul-2009: The State of Public Finances; by Mark Horton,
        Manmohan Kumar, and Paolo Mauro

July 8, 2009 - World Economic Outlook Update, Jul-2009: Contractionary Forces Receding But Weak
        Recovery Ahead

July 2, 2009 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Chisinau Observer Weekly "The next mission will come to
        Chisinau fairly soon"

May 26, 2009 - IMF Press Statement: IMF mission will work in Chisinau during May 28–June 10, 2009
       

May 22, 2009 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Stroy-Business Magazine

May 15, 2009 - IMF Factsheet: The IMF’s Role in Helping Protect the Most Vulnerable in the Global Crisis
         

May 14, 2009 - IMF Factsheet: A Changing IMF—Responding to the Crisis  

May 14, 2009 - Commentary by Marek Belka and Srobona Mitra, IMF’s European Department
        "In One Boat, but in Stormy Weather"  

May 12, 2009 - Regional Economic Outlook: Europe (May 2009) Addressing the Crisis

May 10, 2009 - IMF Webcast: Regional Economic Outlook for the Caucasus and Central Asia, by Veronica
        Bacalu, IMF Senior Economist, former NBM's vicegovernor

April 22, 2009 - IMF Press Statement: The IMF stands ready to support Moldova...

April 21, 2009 - Global Financial Stability Report, Apr-2009: Responding to the Financial Crisis and Measuring
        Systemic Risks

April 16, 2009 - World Economic Outlook, Apr-2009: Crisis and Recovery

April 3, 2009 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Novosti-MoldovaMoldova can benefit from preferential loans
       

March 23, 2009 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to "Business Expert" Magazine "Moldova has a limited choice of
        policy options available"

March 13, 2009 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Logos Press Weekly Anti-crisis measures for Moldova

March 6, 2009 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Novosti-Moldova"Influence of world financial crisis on
        Moldova will be stronger than it was forecasted earlier"

February 16, 2009 - IMF Press Statement: IMF mission visited Chisinau...

February 16, 2009 - STI Press Release: Proposal from IMF TA mission   

January 28, 2009 - World Economic Outlook Update, Jan-2009: Global Economic Slump Challenges Policies
       


December 15, 2008 - IMF Press Statement: IMF mission concluded visit to Chisinau

December 4, 2008 - Government of Moldova's Press Release: Prime Minister Z. Grecianii had a meeting
        with the IMF mission, which started its work in Chisinau   

November 26, 2008 - IMF Press Statement: Round Tables on AML/CFT Supervision and Inspections

November 24, 2008 - Johan Mathisen at the Economic Press Club: "The first signs of recovery will be
        observed in 2010"

November 24, 2008 - NBM: Round table on anti–money laundering and combating financing terrorism 
       

November 11, 2008 - IMF Press Statement: IMF mission will work in Chisinau during December 4-16
       

November 6, 2008 - World Economic Outlook Update, Nov-2008: Rapidly Weakening Prospects Call for New
        Policy Stimulus

October 28, 2008 - IMF Survey: IMF in Talks on Loans to Countries Hit by Financial Crisis

October 20, 2008 - Regional Economic Outlook: Europe (Oct-2008) Dealing with Shocks

October 10, 2008 - Annual Report of the Executive Board, 2008: Making The Global Economy Work for All
       

October 10, 2008 - Ministry of Finance Press Statement: Moldova Delegation Will Participate in the Annual
        Meetings of the IMF & WB in Washington

October 10, 2008 - Logos Press: "Firm stability"

October 10, 2008 - Novosti-MoldovaFuture development of Moldova's financial system will yield many
        positive outcomes, says IMF Resident Representative  

October 9, 2008 - CEI Summit Economic Forum / Moldova Investment Forum: J. Mathisen's presentation
        "Moldova at a crossroad - the challenges ahead to sustain growth over the medium term"

October 8, 2008 - TV Moldova: On-air dialogue: IMF's Christophe Rosenberg and Johan Mathisen invited to
        the "The European Vector" program (video)

October 8, 2008 - IDIS Viitorul: IMF Resident Representative in Moldova speaks to young leaders about main
        economic challenges 

October 7, 2008 - Global Financial Stability Report, Oct-2008: Financial Stress and Deleveraging: Macro-
        Financial Implications and Policy

October 6, 2008 - IMF Country Report: Republic of Moldova: Fourth Review Under the Three-Year
        Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of
        Performance Criterion - Staff Report; Staff Rweport Supplement; and Press Release

October 2, 2008 - World Economic Outlook, Oct-2008: Financial Stress, Downturns, and Recoveries

September 18, 2008 - IMF Press Statement: IMF mission concluded visit to Chisinau

August 13, 2008 - IMF Press Statement: IMF TA mission concluded its work on Aug-12  

August 7, 2008 - Publication of the Financial System Stability Assessment - Update

August 1, 2008 - Publication of IMF Working Paper: Zero Corporate Income Tax in Moldova: Tax Competition
        and Its Implications for Eastern Europe

August 1, 2008 - Ministry of Finance Press Statement: IMF Mission Pays a Working Visit to MoF and STI During
        July 30-August 12, 2008

July 31, 2008 - STI Press Release: IMF ТА mission   

July 30, 2008 - Capital Market: IMF supports NCFM's AML efforts

July 24, 2008 - IMF Press Statement: Workshop on Effective Implementation of Customer Due Diligence
        Requirements  

July 15, 2008 - World Economic Outlook Update, Jul-2008: Global slowdown and rising inflation

July 14, 2008 - Publication of the Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and
        Technical Memorandum of Understanding (June 30, 2008)

July 14, 2008 - IMF Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review of Moldova's PRGF
        Arrangement and Approves US$18.6 Million Disbursement

June 24, 2008 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Profit: Comments on inflation  

June 9, 2008 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Business Expert: "It is our opinion that any increase of reserves
        contributes to taming the inflation"  

May 29, 2008 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Chisinau Observer Weekly: "To lower inflation, one needs to
        dampen credit growth"  

May 23, 2008 - Logos Press: IMF shows a reserved optimism

May 20, 2008 - Infotag: Moldova to receive $18 million in the near future   

May 20, 2008 - IMF Press Statement: IMF mission concluded visit to Chisinau

May 8, 2008 - MoldpresMoldovan government to strengthen cooperation with IMF   

May 6, 2008 - IMF Press Statement: IMF mission will work in Chisinau during May 7-21

April 30, 2008 - Op-Ed: Nikoloz Gigineishvili and Johan Mathisen "Inflation in Moldova"

April 29, 2008 - IMF Country Report: Republic of Moldova: 2007 Article IV Consultation and Third Review
        Under the 3-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility - Staff Report; Staff
        Supplement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement
        by the Executive Director for the Republic of Moldova

April 29, 2008 - IMF Country Report: Republic of Moldova: Statistical Appendix

April 29, 2008 - IMF Country Report: Republic of Moldova: Selected Issues

April 29, 2008 - IMF Country Report: Republic of Moldova: Joint Staff Advisory Note of the Poverty
        Reduction Strategy Paper

April 29, 2008 - IMF Country Report: Republic of Moldova: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - National
        Development Strategy Report for 2008-2011

April 18, 2008 - Regional Economic Outlook: Europe (Apr-2008) Reassessing Risks

April 8, 2008 - Global Financial Stability Report, Apr-2008: Containing Systemic Risks and Restoring Financial
        Soundness

April 3, 2008 - World Economic Outlook, Apr-2008: Housing and the Business Cycle

March 20, 2008 - Publication of the Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article
        IV Consultation with the Republic of Moldova   

March 19, 2008 - Johan Mathisen: Presentation at the Economic Press Club

March 19, 2008 - Op-Ed: Johan Mathisen "Moldova’s Labor Market: Prospects Improving?"
       

March 19, 2008 - Government of Moldova's Press Release: Prime Minister Vasile Tarlev met with Johan
        Mathisen, IMF Resident Representative  

March 17, 2008 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Business Expert: Assessment of latest developments on the
        foreign exchange market  

March 14, 2008 - Publication of the Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and
        Technical Memorandum of Understanding (February 19, 2008)   

March 13, 2008 - IMF Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review Under the PRGF
        Arrangement with Moldova and Approves US$18.6 Million Disbursement

March 12, 2008 - Capital Market: Johan Mathisen: "Leu still has room for real appreciation against the dollar"
       

February 20, 2008 - Vienna Economic Forum - Moldova Meeting: J. Mathisen's presentation

February 13, 2008 - IMF Press Statement: IMF TA mission concluded its work on Feb-8

February 6, 2008 - Op-Ed: Michael Deppler "Europe’s Emerging Markets: Hot Spots, or Not?"

January 29, 2008 - World Economic Outlook Update, Jan-2008: An update of the key WEO projections
       

January 28, 2008 - IMF Press Statement: IMF TA mission concluded its work on Jan-25

January 25, 2008 - Ministry of Finance Press Statement: IMF Technical Assistance Mission Concluded Its
        Work on January 25

January 24, 2008 - IMF Survey: New Way to Visualize IMF Data

January 11, 2008 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Business Expert: Moldova has the required potential for
        attracting investments in all sectors of the economy   

January 9, 2008 - Moldova - 2007 Article IV Consultation, Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission
       


December 21, 2007 - Info-Prim Neo: IMF does not regard Moldova as a country that depends on remittances
        anymore

December 20, 2007 - IMF Press Statement: A mission from the IMF's European Department, headed by
        Graeme Justice visited Chisinau during December 5-21, 2007  

December 13, 2007 - M. Piatkowski: presentation of the paper "Zero Corporate Income Tax in Moldova:
        Tax Competition and Its Implications for Eastern Europe" 

December 12, 2007 - International seminar held at the NBM: "Monetary transmission and inflation modeling
        seminar in Moldova

November 21, 2007 - Capital Market: Economic situation in Moldova is much better than projected,
        says IMF Resident Representative

November 12, 2007 - Regional Economic Outlook: Europe (Nov-2007) Strengthening Financial Systems

November 7, 2007 - Capital Market: "NBM's decapitalization: true or false"

October 26, 2007 - IMF Survey: Strauss-Kahn to press ahead on IMF reform

October 19, 2007 - Ministry of Finance Press Statement: Minister of Finance Mihail Pop Will Participate at
        the 2007 Annual Meetings of the IMF & WB

October 17, 2007 - Annual Report of the Executive Board, 2007: Making The Global Economy Work for All
       

October 16, 2007 - IMF Press Statement: Joint IMF/World Bank FSAP mission concluded its work on
        October 12

October 12, 2007 - IMF Press Statement: IMF TA mission concluded its work on October 11

October 11, 2007 - New IMF Blog: Public Financial Management blog of the Fiscal Affairs Department.
        Details

October 9, 2007 - World Economic Outlook, Oct-2007: Globalization and Inequality

September 21, 2007 - Logos Press: "NBM intends to keep inflation under 10 percent", interview with
        Victor Cibotaru, NBM's First Vicegovernor

October 3, 2007 - Launch of new multilingual websites at IMF.ORG - Russian language site added.
        Details

October 2, 2007 - IMF Press Release: IMF Executive Board Selects Dominique Strauss-Kahn as IMF Managing
        Director

September 28, 2007 - Pro TV: IMF is preoccupied with the level of inflation in Moldova (video)

September 27, 2007 - IMF Press Statement: A mission from the IMF's European Department, headed by
        Graeme Justice visited Chisinau during September 20-27, 2007  

September 27, 2007 - IMF Press Statement: IMF TA mission concluded its work on Sep-26

September 27, 2007 - IMF Press Statement: IMF TA mission concluded its work on Sep-25

September 24, 2007 - Global Financial Stability Report, Oct-2007: Causes, Consequences, and Policies

September 21, 2007 - Logos Press: "Financial security of growth"

September 14, 2007 - Infotag (Weekly Finance Issue): Johan Mathisen: Moldova's outlook for further
        cooperation with the IMF is good

September 14, 2007  - Info-Prim Neo: IMF still concerned about inflation in Moldova

September 14, 2007 - IMF Country Report: Republic of Moldova: Second Review Under the Three-Year
        Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance
        of Performance Criterion - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive
        Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Moldova

September 12, 2007 - Government of Moldova's Press Release: New head of International Monetary Fund's
        mission to visit Chisinau   

July 25, 2007 - World Economic Outlook Update, Jul-2007: An update of the key WEO projections

July 22, 2007 - IMF Press Statement: 63 years ago, on July 22, 1944, the IMF Articles of Agreement were
        formulated at the International Monetary and Financial Conference in Bretton Woods

July 20, 2007 - Publication of the Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and
        Technical Memorandum of Understanding (June 25, 2007)   

July 13, 2007 - Government of Moldova's Press Release: Moldovan premier participates in videoconference
        with International Monetary Fund's chief negotiator for Moldova   

July 13, 2007 - IMF Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review of Moldova's PRGF
        Arrangement and Approves US$33.1 Million Disbursement   

July 13, 2007 - IMF Press Statement: New IMF Mission Chief for Moldova

July 12, 2007 - General Mayor of Chisinau, Dorin Chirtoacă, received Johan Mathisen, IMF Resident
        Representative in Moldova

June 29, 2007 - IMF Press Release: IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato to leave following the 2007
        Annual Meetings   

June 15, 2007 - IMF Press Statement: IMF TA mission concludes its work on June 15

June 14, 2007 - IMF Press Statement: IMF TA mission concludes its work on June 14

June 14, 2007 - Ministry of Finance Press Statement: Chisinau Hosted the Annual Meeting of the
        IMF & WB Constituency, June 9-10

May 30, 2007 - Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission on Euro-Area Policies, in the Context of the 2007
        Article IV Consultation Discussions with the Euro-Area Countries

May 11, 2007 - Logos Press: "Winners are not tried"

May 9, 2007 - Thomas Richardson: Interview to Basa-Press: President's initiatives will be effective only if
        complemented by other broader reforms  

May 9, 2007 - BBCIMF concerned about tax amnesty suggested by the Government

May 9, 2007 - EcoThe IMF and Chisinau authorities share different opinions on the increase of salaries in
        public sector

May 9, 2007 - Moldova SuveranaPreliminary agreement on the new Memorandum with IMF

May 8, 2007 - IMF Press Statement: A mission from the IMF's European Department, headed by Thomas
        Richardson, visited Chisinau during April 25-May 8, 2007  

May 2, 2007 - Newsclip: President Voronin awarded 'Civic Merit' medal to an IMF Director

April 26, 2007 - Ministry of Finance Press Statement: On April 25, Mr Mihail Pop, Minister of Finance Had a
        Meeting with the IMF EUR Mission Headed by Mr Thomas Richardson

April 19, 2007 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Chisinau Observer Weekly: "Taxpayers must become the
        state's clients - they must be valued and cared for"

April 13, 2007 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Basa-Press: If program goals are intact the IMF will continue
        to finance Moldova  

April 12, 2007 - IMF Press Statement: A mission from the IMF's European Department, headed by Thomas
        Richardson, will work in Chisinau from  April 25, to May 8, 2007  

April 11, 2007 - World Economic Outlook, Apr-2007: Spillovers and Cycles in the Global Economy  

April 10, 2007 - Global Financial Stability Report, Apr-2007: Market Developments and Issues

April 3, 2007 - IMF Press Statement: IMF technical assistance mission on tax policy and administration
         

March 2006 - Profit Magazine (Banks & Finance): Fear has big eyes, or optimism about GDP in 2007

March 2, 2007 - Logos Press: "Encouraging projections"

March 1, 2007 - Thomas Richardson, presentation to Parliamentarians: "Moldova and the IMF: Evolution of a
        Partnership"

February 28, 2007 - IMF Press Statement: ...The IMF mission took stock of the work of the government and
        NBM in meeting commitments under the PRGF-supported program  

February 9, 2007 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Logos Press Weekly "Hierarchy of Priorities"

February 7, 2007 - IMF Press Statement: A mission from the IMF's European Department, headed by
        Thomas Richardson, will work in Chisinau during February 21-28, 2007  

February 7, 2007 - IMF Country Report released: Republic of Moldova: First Review Under the Three-Year
        Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Requests for Waiver of Performance
        Criterion and Augmentation of Access - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive
        Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Moldova

February 7, 2007 - Publication of the Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies for
        2007, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding   


December 21, 2006 - Basa-Press: Second disbursement of the IMF loan in the amount of US$48.1 million was
        transferred to the account of the National Bank of Moldova

December 15, 2006 - IMF Press Release: IMF Executive Board completes first review under PRGF
        arrangement for Moldova and approves augmentation of access and US$48.2 million disbursement   

December 15, 2006 - IMF Press Statement: IMF's Executive Board approves increase of loan for Moldova
        under PRGF and US$ 48.2 million disbursement  

December 13, 2006 - Donors' Conference for Moldova: Statement by the Staff of the IMF - Brussels,
        December 12, 2006

December 13, 2006 - Conclusions of the Donors Consultative Group on Moldova - Brussels, December 12,
        2006  

November 24, 2006 - Profit Magazine (Banks & Finance): IMF has inspected Moldova: How they see us, or
        the $45 million increase

October 26, 2006 - Thomas Richardson: Interview to Chisinau Observer Weekly: "There is no such thing as
        free lunch"

October 26, 2006 - Flux Newspaper: IMF is concerned with the rising inflation in Moldova  

October 25, 2006 - Joint Press Statement of the IMF office and the Government of Moldova  

October 22, 2006 - Thomas Richardson: Statement for Moldova-1 TV: The IMF like the rest of the
        international community is ready to help Moldova to deal with the difficulties it faces  

October 11, 2006 - Government's Press Service: Report on  Prime Minister's meeting with the IMF mission
          

October 6, 2006 - IMF Press Statement: A mission from the IMF's European Department, headed by
        Thomas Richardson, will work in Chisinau during October 11-25

September 29, 2006 - Profit Magazine (Banks & Finance): IMF-Republic of Moldova: Who Needs Whom Most?
       

September 29, 2006 - IMF Press Statement: IMF TA mission concludes its work on Sep-29

September 27, 2006 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Capital Market Weekly

September 21, 2006 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Chisinau Observer Weekly: "Looking ahead, we remain
        optimists"

September 20, 2006 - IMF Survey: Singapore smiles as meetings get under way

September 20, 2006 - IMF Survey: IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings: Spotlight on IMF reform and
        globalization in Singapore

September 20, 2006 - IMF Factsheet: The 2006 Annual Meetings

September 14, 2006 - World Economic Outlook, Sep-2006: Financial Systems and Economic Cycles
         

September 12, 2006 - Global Financial Stability Report, Sep-2006: Market Developments and Issues

September 12, 2006 - Annual Report of the Executive Board for the Financial Year Ended April 30, 2006

August 30, 2006 - IMF Civil Society Newsletter - August 2006 (incl. J. Mathisen's letter about the PRSP
        process starting to take hold in Moldova)

August 25, 2006 - IMF Press Statement: IMF TA mission concludes its work on August 25

August 4, 2006 - IMF Press Statement: IMF technical assistance mission on AML/CFT issues

July 31, 2006 - Renewing the IMF's Commitment to Low-Income Countries, Speech by Rodrigo de Rato,
        IMF Managing Director

July 25, 2006 - IMF Press Statement: IMF technical assistance mission on tax administration

July 21, 2006 - IMF Press Statement: IMF staff visit (July 12-21)

June 21, 2006 - IMF Press Statement: IMF FAD mission concludes its work on June 21

May 27, 2006 - IMF Country Report released: Republic of Moldova: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Annual
        Evaluation Report 2005 - Joint Staff Advisory Note

May 27, 2006 - IMF Country Report released: Republic of Moldova: Statistical Appendix

May 26, 2006 - IMF Country Report released: Republic of Moldova: 2006 Article IV Consultation and Request
        for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility - Staff Report; Staff
        Statement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion;
        and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Moldova

May 19, 2006 - Government's Press Service, Moldpres, Info-Prim Neo: Reports about the press conference
          

May 19, 2006 - MEFP published. Press conference: The Government of Moldova and the IMF have agreed to
        jointly publish the MEFP...   

May 19, 2006 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Logos Press Weekly: "No God, No Tsar, No Hero…"

May 17, 2006 - IMF Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2006 Article IV Consultation
        with the Republic of Moldova

May 17, 2006 - Infotag: Zinaida Grecianîi: Relations with IMF and WB will be good provided reforms are
        efficient    

May 15, 2006 - Infomarket.md: Moldova has received the first tranche of the IMF's preferential credit in the
        amount of $17 million within the new financing program

May 13, 2006 - Factsheet update: Moldova and the IMF     

May 12, 2006 - Paris Club Press Release: The Paris Club and Moldova agree to a debt restructuring    

May 5, 2006 - IMF Press Release: IMF approves US$118.2 million arrangement under the Poverty Reduction
        and Growth Facility with Moldova   

May 5, 2006 - IMF Press Statement: IMF's Executive Board approves US$118.2 million PGRF agreement with
        Moldova  

May 4, 2006 - IMF Press Release: BIS, IMF, the OECD and the World Bank Launch Joint External Debt Web
        Site  

May 3, 2006 - Joint IMF & NBS Press Statement: Republic of Moldova joins world's top third in provision of
        advanced economic information  

May 3, 2006 - IMF Press Release: Republic of Moldova Subscribes to the IMF Special Data Dissemination
        Standard  

April 13, 2006 - World Economic Outlook, Apr-2006: Globalization and Inflation  

April 6, 2006 - Global Financial Stability Report, Apr-2006: Market Developments and Issues

April 7, 2006 - Moldpres: Jeroen Kremers: Moldova's cooperation programme with IMF likely to be approved
        in May  

March 23, 2006 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Radio Free Europe and Basa-Press: This is the time to take
        full advantage of the good will of donors and authorities' commitment to implement reforms...

March 17, 2006 - IMF Survey, vol. 35, no. 3: Building a better future at home: remittances in Moldova
         

March 16, 2006 - IMF in Focus: Organization and Finances - Running the IMF - Romanian translation added
         

March 13, 2006 - International Monetary Fund: Moldova - Report on Observance of Standards and Codes -
        Data Module, Response by the Authorities, and Detailed Assessments Using the DQAF  

March 10, 2006 - Factsheet: IMF Surveillance - Romanian translation added   

February 10, 2006 - IMF Press Statement: An IMF mission headed by Thomas Richardson visited Chisinau
        during February 1-10, 2006 to conclude Article IV discussions and continue discussions on policies for a
        macroeconomic program that can be supported by PRGF...  

February 3, 2006 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Logos Press Weekly: Foreign exchange lending: arguments
        for and against it

January 27, 2006 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Logos Press Weekly: Having agreed on the main points, we
        can start arguing


December 19, 2005 - International Monetary Fund: Moldova - 2005 Article IV Consultation, Concluding
        Statement of the Mission  

December 16, 2005 - Moldpres: New IMF mission to come to Chisinau to complete negotiations on financing
        programme for Moldova  

November 29, 2005 - IMF Press Statement: An IMF mission, headed by Mr. Thomas Richardson, will work in
        Chisinau from Dec-1 to Dec-16, 2005...    

November 29, 2005 - Johan Mathisen - new IMF Resident Representative in Moldova

October 21, 2005 - Basa-Press: IMF mission is cautiously optimistic about starting a new programme for
        Moldova

October 6, 2005 - Moldpres: International Monetary Fund's mission to visit Moldova on 13-20 October  

October 5, 2005 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Radio Free Europe and  Reporter.md: "Moldova is growing
        and its changing under our own eyes..."    

September 16, 2005 - Annual Report of the Executive Board for the Financial Year Ended April 30, 2005

September 15, 2005 - Global Financial Stability Report, Sep-2005: Market Developments and Issues

September 14, 2005 - World Economic Outlook, Sep-2005: Building Institutions

September 9, 2005 - Infomarket.md: Comment: Moldova's external trade balance - will the deficit rise, or
        does the Moldovan economy have the "Dutch Disease"?

July 20, 2005 - Reporter.md: First comprehensive migration and remittances study was launched in Chisinau
       

July 7, 2005 - Chisinau Observer: Came, saw, assessed...  

July 1, 2005 - Infotag: Thomas Richardson: IMF may resume talks with Moldova in Q4   

May 27, 2005 - Logos Press: New IMF Mission Chief to Moldova

May 25, 2005 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to "ECO" Weekly Newspaper  

May 20, 2005 - Reporter.md: IMF waits for achievements from the Moldovan government

April 7, 2005 - World Economic Outlook, Apr-2005: Globalization and External Imbalances

April 5, 2005 - Global Financial Stability Report, Apr-2005: Market Developments and Issues

February 23, 2005 - IMF Country Report released: Republic of Moldova: Financial System Stability
        Assessment (including ROSCs on Monetary and Financial Policy Transparency, and on Banking Supervision)
            

February 17, 2005 - IMF Country Report released: Republic of Moldova: Selected Issues

February 17, 2005 - IMF Country Report released: Republic of Moldova: Statistical Appendix

February 17, 2005 - IMF Country Report released: Republic of Moldova: 2004 Article IV Consultation -
        Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive
        Director for the Republic of Moldova

February 17, 2005 - IMF Public Information Notice: IMF concludes 2004 Article IV consultation with the
        Republic of Moldova    

February 10, 2005 - Basa-Press: IMF Directors appreciate Moldovan growth, but advise Chisinau to speed up
        reforms

January 17, 2005 - IMF Press Release: IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato welcomes UN Millennium
        Project's report on achieving Millennium Development Goals  

January 5, 2005 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to "ECO" Weekly Newspaper  


December 20, 2004 - IMF Country Report released: Republic of Moldova:  Report on the Observance of
        Standards and Codes - Fiscal Transparency Module  

December 8, 2004 - IMF Country Report released: Republic of Moldova: Poverty Reduction Strategy
        Paper

December 8, 2004 - IMF Country Report released: Republic of Moldova: Joint Staff Advisory Note of the
        Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper  

December 1, 2004 - IMF Press Release: IMF Executive Board reviews the Republic of Moldova's Poverty
        Reduction Strategy Paper and Joint IMF-World Bank Staff Advisory Note

November 12, 2004 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Reporter.md: "A priority would be to accelerate
        reforms..."    

November 5, 2004 - Logos Press: IMF mission visited Moldova   

November 3, 2004 - Basa-Press: IMF mission chief says Moldovan government registers some progress, but
        reforms are still slow

October 29, 2004 - Project Syndicate: Rodrigo de Rato: Building on the global recovery

October 26, 2004 - Azi.md - Economic comment: Renewal of external financing is not under discussion. Yet
       

October 18, 2004 - Edgardo Ruggiero: IMF press conference on the occasion of Article IV Mission arrival:
        Full transcript

September 30, 2004 - Annual Report of the Executive Board for the Financial Year Ended April 30, 2004

September 29, 2004 - World Economic Outlook, Sep-2004: The Global Demographic Transition

September 13, 2004 - Global Financial Stability Report, Sep-2004: Market Developments and Issues

August 30, 2004 - VIP Magazin: Interview Edgardo Ruggiero: About the IMF And the Ladies

June 23, 2004 - Address by Anne O. Krueger: "The IMF at 60: Equipped for Today's Challenges?"

May 21, 2004 - Săptămîna: Ignacio Ibarra about Rodrigo Rato, the new IMF Managing Director

May 4, 2004 - IMF Press Release: IMF Executive Board Selects Rodrigo Rato as IMF Managing Director

April 14, 2004 - World Economic Outlook, Apr-2004: Advancing Structural Reforms

April 6, 2004 - Global Financial Stability Report, Apr-2004: Market Developments and Issues

March 27, 2004 - Moldavskie Vedomosti"IMF continues not to give money to Moldova"  

March 26, 2004 - Logos Press/Interlic: IMF doesn't like Moldova's business environment  

March 25, 2004 - Infomarket.md - Marta Castello Branco: "The ball is in Moldova's government court"
       

March 24, 2004 - Reporter.md: IMF remarks problems with the implementation of policies in the Economic
        Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy

March 16, 2004 - Basa-Press: IMF Resident Representative says EGPRSP is rather good, the Fund expects
        practical actions...

February 19, 2004 - IMF Country Report released: Republic of Moldova: Statistical Appendix

February 19, 2004 - IMF Country Report released: Republic of Moldova: 2003 Article IV Consultation -
        Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

February 3, 2004 - IMF Public Information Notice: IMF concludes 2003 Article IV consultation with the
        Republic of Moldova    


December 24, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Reporter.md: "The resumption of financing is
        dependant on the economic program that will be prepared by the Moldovan Government"

December 24, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Basa-Press: "In 2004 we hope to build on the basis of
        what we have learned in 2003 and 2002"

November 14, 2003 - Logos Press: IMF stands ready to discuss the new program  

November 13, 2003  - Chisinau Observer: IMF ready to give more freedom of action to Moldova

November 11, 2003 - Basa-Press: IMF mission head avoids forecasts over beginning of negotiations on new
        financing program of Moldova, saying everything depends on government...

October 27, 2003 - Basa-Press: Negotiations over a new programme for Moldova may begin in early 2004
        under the most optimistic scenario - Edgardo Ruggiero...

October 24, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Saptamina: "There are not so many examples in the
        world, where governments decide on who and where should invest"

October 22, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Reporter.md: "The most important thing for investments
        growth is to have a favorable business environment"

October 17, 2003 - Basa-Press: IMF mission to arrive in Chisinau on October 28 to assess economic
        performance...

September 21, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Pro TV: "The key is to develop sound economic policies"

September 13, 2003 - World Economic Outlook, Sep-2003: Public Debt in Emerging Markets

September 10, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Infotag: "External lending may be resumed in Q2 2004,
        at best"

September 9, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Basa-Press: "If everything goes fast, new financing
        programme for Moldova could be approved in the first half of 2004"

September 9, 2003 - Global Financial Stability Report, Sep-2003: Market Developments and Issues

September 1, 2003 - Publication of IMF Working Paper: Reforming Tax Systems : Experience of the Baltics,
        Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union

July 31, 2003 - IMF Press Release: IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler announces changes in organization
        of IMF area departments  

July 30, 2003  - AP Flux: The IMF stopped financing for the Republic of Moldova because the government
        did not fulfill its commitments...  

July 30, 2003 - Basa-Press: Moldova not persuading IMF to release new tranche in September...

July 30, 2003 - Infotag: Press conference of the IMF Resident Representative Edgardo Ruggiero: Moldova
        will not get IMF credit in 2003. Moldova unable to apply to Paris Club for debt restructuring  

July 14, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Infomarket.md - Moldova has to undertake four more steps in
        order to unlock external financing

June 27, 2003 - Jeroen J. M. Kremers: Interview to Moldpres News Agency: Moldova has important
        economic assets that should be fully exploited   

June 27, 2003 - Logos Press: Jeroen J. M. Kremers - In order to establish an efficient market economy in
        Moldova, focused work is needed  

June 19, 2003 - Interlic: Moldova may receive the next $15m tranche from IMF in September 2003...
       

June 19, 2003 - AP Flux: The government must fulfill, till July 21st, a series of requirements to obtain
        financing from IMF  

June 19, 2003 - "Chisinau Observer" Weekly Newspaper: Moldova has last chance to get IMF credit

June 19, 2003 - Infotag: IMF may resume lending in September...

June 19, 2003 - Basa-Press: IMF mission, Moldovan government reached preliminary agreement, some
        problems not resolved yet...

June 19, 2003 - Reporter.md: Mission reached a preliminary agreement with the government, but there are
        still many issues to be resolved...

June 6, 2003 - Infomarket.md: Edgardo Ruggiero: "Visit of the IMF mission is a chance of success, but it does
        not guarantee the success"

June 5, 2003 - Reporter.md: Practically none of the prior actions agreed with the IMF were met in full...
       

June 5, 2003 - AP Flux: Edgardo Ruggiero: "It will be intricate for the Republic of Moldova to survive without
        external financing"  

June 5, 2003  - "Chisinau Observer" Weekly Newspaper: Very interesting discussions” in the framework of
        cooperation with the IMF

June 4, 2003 - Interlic: The IMF considers the new bill on the pre-shipment inspection as acceptable...
        And disagrees with the government that the transition from judets to rayons would lead to a reduction in
        expenditures...  

June 4, 2003 - Basa-Press: Government makes some progress in actions agreed with IMF, but there is still
        much to do - says Ruggiero...

May 28, 2003 - IMF communiqué: Common criticisms of the IMF - questions and answers

May 17, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Radio Free Europe and Basa-Press: "We need to look at
        expenditures in future years"

April 30, 2003 - Annual Report of the Executive Board for the Financial Year Ended April 30, 2003

April 9, 2003 - World Economic Outlook, Apr-2003: Growth and Institutions

March 27, 2003 - Global Financial Stability Report, Mar-2003: Market Developments and Issues

March 26, 2003 - Infotag: IMF mission not ruling out chance for Moldova to receive $25 million in June

March 26, 2003 - Basa-Press: Moldova failing to meet preliminary actions previously agreed with IMF, mission
        says...

March 20, 2003 - Interlic: In order to receive the next tranches Moldova has to fulfill all the IMF
        conditions...  

March 14, 2003 - Logos Press: E. Ruggiero - The International Monetary Fund has some questions for the
        government...  

March 14, 2003 - IMF communiqué: Poverty and Social Impact Analysis website launched  

March 12, 2003 - Basa-Press: IMF to study resumption of financial assistance for Moldova in June...

March 3, 2003 - Basa-Press: IMF mission expected in Chisinau on March 13...

February 28, 2003 - Basa-Press: IMF Resident Representative says further assistance depends on terms and
        content of future law on pre-shipment inspection...

February 27, 2003 - AP Flux: IMF had informed the government from Chisinau about its position regarding
        legalization of pre-shipment inspection...  

February 20, 2003 - Information about Moldova and General Data Dissemination System (GDDS)

February 19, 2003 - Infotag: IMF to continue to work with Moldova

January 27, 2003 - John Odling-Smee: Interview to Basa-Press News Agency: Creditors will condition support
        for the poorest CIS countries with continuation of reforms...  

January 24, 2003 - Basa-Press: Lucerne conference on CIS-7 initiative calls for more assistance from
        donors...  

January 23, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to "Chisinau Observer" Weekly Newspaper: Mission to
        Moldova will discuss conditions upon its arrival...

January 17, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Info-Prim News Agency: IMF postponed by few months
        the examination of the issue related to the next PRGF tranche...

January 10, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Basa-Press News Agency: New IMF mission to visit Chisinau
        not earlier than in February...


December 19, 2002 - Basa-Press: IMF will continue supporting Moldova, if Chisinau continues reforms -
        IMF officials...

December 12, 2002 - Global Financial Stability Report, Dec-2002: Market Developments and Issues

November 30, 2002 - Basa-Press: Moldova likely to receive ordinary tranche of IMF credit not earlier than
        in January...

November 15, 2002 - Logos Press: H. Köhler - Restoring Confidence to the Global Economy

October 30, 2002 - Interlic: Moldova must execute three conditions for getting next tranches of credit
        from IMF...  

October 30, 2002 - Basa-Press: IMF will support Moldova's talks with Paris Club for foreign debts
        restructuring, premier Tarlev says...

October 30, 2002 - Infotag: IMF mission makes more precise forecast of GDP and indictors in Moldova...

October 30, 2002 - Infomarket: Why does Moldova need credits of the IMF...

October 22, 2002 - Basa-Press: IMF mission on assessment visit to Chisinau...

October 16, 2002 - Interlic: IMF evaluation mission to work in Moldova starting October 22...

October 8, 2002 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Infotag News Agency: IMF ready to hear Moldova's
        proposals on pre-shipment inspection issue

September 25, 2002 - World Economic Outlook, Sep-2002: Trade and Finance

September 18, 2002 - AP Flux: IMF pleads against the decrease of taxes and cancellation of PSI...
        Paris club debt restructuring... Few credits in 2003...

September 18, 2002 - Infomarket: Financial situation in Moldova is not much worse than in other
        countries... IMF is against drastic reduction of taxes... GDP growth in 2002 ...

September 18, 2002 - Interlic: IMF is against abolition of the PSI... Big FDI inflow into Moldova requires
        attractive business climate...

September 17, 2002 - Annual Report of the Executive Board for the Financial Year Ended April 30, 2002

September 16, 2002 - Basa-Press: Chisinau government has to work hard to ensure legislative stability and
        fight against corruption – IMF official...

September 16, 2002 - Basa-Press: Moldova must continue preshipment inspection program - IMF official...
       

September 12, 2002 - Global Financial Stability Report, Sep-2002: Market Developments and Issues

September 10, 2002 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Basa-Press News Agency: I have been pleasantly
        surprised by both Chisinau and its people...

September 5, 2002 - IMF Press Statement: A team of the IMF will visit Chisinau during September 10-18.
        It will be led by Marta Castello-Branco...

August 27, 2002 - IMF Country Report released: Republic of Moldova: 2002 Article IV Consultation, First
        Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request
        for Waiver of Performance Criteria--Staff Report

August 27, 2002 - IMF Public Information Notice: IMF concludes 2002 Article IV consultation with Moldova
          

July 27, 2002 - Basa-Press: Third tranche of IMF credit available in the National Bank's account...   

July 17, 2002 - Supplement to the Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies of the Government and
        National Bank of Moldova was posted on IMF's web site   

July 17, 2002 - Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper for Moldova was posted on IMF's web site

July 11, 2002 - Basa-Press: IMF approves new disbursement for Moldova under PRGF arrangement...   

July 10, 2002 - IMF Press Statement: IMF Completes First Review of Moldova's PRGF-Supported Program,
        Approves US$12 Million Disbursement

July 9, 2002 - Basa-Press: New IMF Resident Representative takes office in Moldova...  

June 12, 2002 - Global Financial Stability Report, Jun-2002: Market Developments and Issues

May 22, 2002 - MoldpresIMF added certain conditions on resumption of Moldova's foreign financing...
          

May 22, 2002 - Basa-Press: Moldova has to fulfill several pre-conditions before meeting of IMF managing
        board...   

April 18, 2002 - World Economic Outlook, Apr-2002: Recessions and Recoveries

May 8, 2002 - IMF Press Statement: An IMF mission will visit Chisinau May 14-21, led by Marta Castello-
        Branco, the new IMF mission chief for Moldova...

March 14, 2002 - Global Financial Stability Report, Mar-2002: Market Developments and Issues

March 7, 2002 - IMF Press Statement: Conclusion of IMF mission to Moldova, February 26 to March 7, 2002
          

March 2, 2002 - Basa-Press: Moldovan authorities meet new IMF mission with unprepared homework...
          

February 28, 2002 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to Infotag News Agency: I am optimistic about Moldova's
        prospects, says former head of IMF's mission. But optimistic in long-term   

February 28, 2002 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to "Observator Economic" Magazine: I'm leaving Moldova
        more pessimistic than when I came here  

February 28, 2002 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to "Chisinau Observer" Weekly Newspaper: Moldova's uphill
        financial balancing act   

February 28, 2002 - Basa-Press: Al-Atrash: Moldovan-Russian gas agreement compromised IMF assistance for
        Tarlev's government...   

February 26, 2002 - Basa-Press: IMF will name no successor to outgoing Resident Representative to Moldova
        for time being...   

February 22, 2002 - MoldpresIMF to resume negotiations with Moldovan cabinet next week...  

February 14, 2002 - Basa-Press: IMF considers that the resignation of Mihai Manoli is a major loss...   

February 14, 2002 - Basa-Press: Problems when inspecting goods prior to delivery must be settled between
        government and SGS...  

February 13, 2002 - Basa-Press: Hassan Al-Atrash rejects accusations that IMF is imposing political
        conditions to de-block financing...   

February 7, 2002 - Basa-Press: Moldova will lose chance to restructure foreign debts, if it fails to honor
        international commitments, IMF official warns...   

February 6, 2002 - Basa-Press: IMF decision on assistance for Moldova will be announced not earlier than
        April...  

February 6, 2002 - Infomarket.md: Press conference at the IMF office  

January 18, 2002 - IMF and WB Press Statement: Toward faster poverty reduction


December 22, 2001 - Basa-Press: Chisinau to urgently present interpretation of Moldovan-Russian gas supply
        agreement to IMF...   

December 21, 2001 - Basa-Press: IMF mission ends three-day visit in Moldova...  

December 21, 2001 - AP Flux: IMF experts and those of Moldova treat differently the Moldovan-Russian
        agreement regarding the delivery of natural gas...   

December 21, 2001 - InfotagIMF mission dislikes gas supply terms...

December 18, 2001 - World Economic Outlook (Special Issue), Dec-2001: The Global Economy After
        September 11

December 17, 2001 - Basa-Press: IMF mission due in Chisinau on December 18 to clarify objections towards
        Moldovan leadership...  

December 13, 2001 - Reuters: Moldova raises doubts over foreign debt payments...  

December 12, 2001 - Reuters: Moldova faces delay on IMF loan decision...  

December 12, 2001 - InfotagIMF concerned about some provisions in gas agreement with Russia...

December 11, 2001 - Basa-Press: Chisinau loses chance to obtain financing from IMF this year...  

November 20, 2001 - Infotag Moldova close to preferential lending resumption as never before...

November 15, 2001 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to Infotag News Agency Moldova stands to get $5 million,
        IMF representative says...

November 14, 2001 - Basa-Press: Resumption of international financing is government's strategic objective,
        says Premier Tarlev...  

November 12, 2001 - Basa-Press: Government trying to repair holes in relations with IMF...  

November 6, 2001 - Basa-Press: President Voronin says Moldova will fulfill all conditions of IMF "these
        days"...  

November 5, 2001 - InfotagIMF presumes Moldova has not yet lost chances to get $40 million by end of
        the year..., but World Bank believes Moldova may count on maximum $5 million...  

November 5, 2001 - Basa-Press: Moldova registers progress in implementation of the supplement to
        memorandum, says IMF Resident Representative...  

October 31, 2001 - World Economic Outlook, Sep-2001: The Information Technology Revolution

October 29, 2001 - InfotagMoldova approaches traditional default season...  

October 23, 2001 - Infotag Interview with Leonid Talmaci: IMF and NBM think along similar lines...  

October 19, 2001 - InfotagWorld Bank may consider SAC-III possibility only after IMF resumes lending...
          

October 15, 2001 - Basa-Press: Moldova losing chances to receive international assistance this year, finance
        minister warns...  

October 9, 2001 - Basa-Press: Moldova may remain cut off international assistance this year...  

September 19, 2001 - Annual Report of the Executive Board for the Financial Year Ended April 30, 2001

September 14, 2001 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to Infomarket.md News Agency The possible
        postponement of the Annual Meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank should in no
        impact the resumption of IMF lending to Moldova...  

September 10, 2001 - InfotagIMF mission rectifies draft of Moldova's 2002 budget...  

September 6, 2001 - Basa-Press: 2002 draft budget may be modified after consultations with IMF, finance
        minister says...  

September 4, 2001 - Infomarket.md News Agency comment: The supplement to the memorandum with IMF -
        everything works according to the plan. But whose plan is that?

August 29, 2001 - MoldpresIMF mission to assess draft of state budget of Moldova for 2002...  

August 21, 2001 - AP Flux: An IMF mission will look at the budget law draft for the year 2002...  

August 14, 2001 - Basa-Press: Government optimistic of resumption of international financial assistance,
        even if IMF's decision will be announced in two months...  

August 9, 2001 - Basa-Press: Moldova gains chances to reschedule debts that mature next year...  

August 9, 2001 - Infomarket.md News Agency comment: IMF promises money. But not earlier than in autumn
       

August 8, 2001 - InfotagIMF mission satisfied with new government's performance, and says lending may be
        resumed this year...  

August 8, 2001 - Basa-Press: IMF mission agrees on resumption of assistance for Moldova...  

August 8, 2001 - Reuters: IMF agrees deal to restore funding to Moldova...  

August 2, 2001 - Basa-Press: Premier Tarlev: bureaucratic hurdles, not our unwillingness delayed adoption
        of laws demanded by IMF...  

August 1, 2001 - MoldpresGovernment is determined to implement clauses of memorandum signed with
        IMF...  

July 31, 2001 - InfotagMoldovan President says: Moldova fulfils all conditions for resumption of IMF
        lending...  

July 31, 2001 - MoldpresResults of negotiations with IMF mission to be favorable for Moldova, Moldova
        President says...  

July 30, 2001 - InfotagBorrowing should make Moldova richer, not poorer, President says...  

July 30, 2001 - MoldpresMoldovan President met Richard Haas...  

July 28, 2001 - Moldavskie Vedomosti Newspaper:  "To give or not to give?"  

July 27, 2001 - Basa-Press: Central Bank's policy corresponds to provisions of Memorandum on Economic
        and Financial Policies – IMF experts...      

July 27, 2001 - InfotagDefault all but inevitable without IMF funds...  

July 26, 2001 - Basa-Press: Government to present changes to memorandum in one week to IMF mission...
           

July 26, 2001 - Basa-Press: Chisinau speaker, IMF mission chief discuss implementation of memorandum...
              

July 21, 2001 - Basa-Press: Chisinau is the one to persuade foreign creditors to resume financing, even if
        creditors have reservations towards communists...    

July 19, 2001 - MoldpresMoldova's future depends on results of negotiations with IMF...  

July 19, 2001 - Basa-Press: Chisinau wants re-negotiate memorandum signed with IMF...    

July 19, 2001 - MoldpresMoldovan Premier affirms that government fulfils its commitments from
        memorandum with IMF...  

July 17, 2001 - MoldpresDialogue between Moldovan Premier and IMF Resident Representative...  

July 16, 2001 - IMF Press Statement: IMF is planning a mission during July 25-August 8, 2001 to conduct the
        annual consultation review and to assess progress under the IMF-supported program...

July 13, 2001 - Ournet.md: Why is the Minister of Finance alarmed?    

July 2, 2001 - MoldpresDialogue: Moldova - International Monetary Fund...  

June 28, 2001 - MoldpresMoldovan Premier is optimistic about development of Moldova-IMF relations...
         

June 26, 2001 - InfotagMoldova must get itself back on track with IMF by October at the latest, Deputy
        Prime Minister says...     

June 19, 2001 - Reuters: Debt-ridden Communist Moldova seeks IMF cash...  

June 16, 2001 - Basa-Press: Chisinau challenges international lenders...    

June 4, 2001 - Ournet.md: Will Moldova fall for Bulgarian variant?    

June 2, 2001 - Moldavskie Vedomosti Newspaper:  IMF says: "If we were the doctor for Moldova, then the
        patient did not listen to us"  

May 29, 2001 - Basa-Press: Moldova will have to choose between lenders' game rules and default...    

May 24, 2001 - Reuters: IMF urges Moldova leadership to take action on debt...  

May 22, 2001 - InfotagIMF hands in an Aide-Memoire to Moldovan leadership...  

May 17, 2001 - Article in "Chisinau Observer" Weekly Newspaper: IMF upset at Communists' plans...  

May 16, 2001 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to Infotag News Agency  If the policies of promoted by the new
        leadership of Moldova are not consistent with the memorandum, it would be difficult for the IMF to resume
        lending...  

May 16, 2001 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to Basa-Press News Agency (continued)  The image of the state
        seems unfavorable for investments says the IMF Resident Representative...

May 15, 2001 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to Reuters - Headline news: Reform or jeopardize funding, IMF
        warns Moldova  

May 12, 2001 - Basa-PressIMF asks to be a consultant of Moldovan government in issues contradicting the
        Memorandum...    

May 11, 2001 - MoldpresIMF requests to be consulted by Chisinau cabinet for adoption of decisions on
        rise in budgetary expenses...  

May 11, 2001 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to Basa-Press News Agency  The relations of the Republic of
        Moldova with IMF are presently at a critical juncture...

May 10, 2001 - Basa-PressIMF welcomes the accession of the Republic of Moldova to WTO...    

May 7, 2001 - Russian translation of the IMF Country Report Republic of Moldova: Recent Economic
        Developments is available  

May 2, 2001 - AP Flux: Richard Haas: Revision of the Law on Privatization of wine and tobacco industry
        enterprises will affect the relations of IMF with the Republic of Moldova...  

May 2, 2001 - Basa-PressMoldova has not fulfilled a part of its memorandum commitments, says Haas...
          

May 2, 2001 - InterlicIMF Ready to continue its dialogue with Moldova...

May 1, 2001 - World Economic Outlook, May 2001: Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Stability

April 27, 2001 - InfotagIMF stands ready to assist in privatizing Moldtelecom and REDs...

April 27, 2001 - MoldpresMoldovan parliament's speaker meets IMF representative...  

April 26, 2001 - MoldpresMoldovan Premier met Richard Haas...  

April 26, 2001 - Basa-PressIMF makes public 2000 report on Moldova' development...  

April 25, 2001 - Basa-PressFuture Moldova-IMF relations depend on findings of present Fund mission to
        Chisinau...  

April 20, 2001 - IMF Press Statement: IMF is planning a mission during April 25-May 2, 2001 to assess progress
        the PRGF and to discuss future economic and financial policies with the new President, Parliament, and
        Government...

March 28, 2001 - MoldpresIMF to assist Moldova in rescheduling of foreign debts...  

March 26, 2001 - MoldpresV. Voronin meets IMF Resident Representative in Moldova...  

March 13, 2001 - IMF Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Moldova  

March 12, 2001 - IMF and World Bank Paper: Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, and Tajikistan:
        External Debt and Fiscal Sustainability  

February 27, 2001 - InfotagIMF disburses $12 million tranche to fight poverty in Moldova...

February 24, 2001 - Basa-PressIMF releases to Economics Ministry recommendations for drafting laws on
        Free Economic Zones...  

February 16, 2001 - Basa-PressIMF to release second 12-million-dollar tranche in late February...  

February 2, 2001 - Basa-PressNew IMF mission due in April to assess Moldova's performance under assumed
        commitments...  

February 2, 2001 - Basa-PressIMF mission head says Moldova has image of business-unfriendly country...
         

February 2, 2001 - Basa-PressIMF will continue crediting the Republic of Moldova...  

January 26, 2001 - Basa-PressRichard Haas: Irrespective who comes to power in Chisinau, IMF will continue
        supporting Moldova...  

January 26, 2001 - InfotagL. Talmaci: National Bank fares better than IMF expects...  

January 26, 2001 - IMF Country Report Republic of Moldova: Recent Economic Developments is available

January 17, 2001 - IMF Press Statement: IMF is planning a mission during January 25-February 5, 2001 to
        assess performance under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility...

January 3, 2001 - InfotagIMF and WB resume crediting for Moldova...


December 22, 2000 - Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper for Moldova was posted on IMF's web site
       

December 21, 2000 - IMF News Brief: IMF gives final approval of PRGF loan for Moldova...

December 21, 2000 - Basa-PressIMF Resident Representative in Chisinau gives assessment of Braghiș
        government's performance...  

December 16, 2000 - Basa-PressApproval by IMF of $142 million loan is a decision Moldova has been waiting
        for a long period, Braghis says...  

December 16, 2000 - Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies of the Government and National Bank
        of Moldova was posted on IMF's web site

December 16, 2000 - IMF Press Statement: IMF approves in principle loan of US$142 million for Poverty
        Reduction and Growth in the Republic of Moldova...

December 13, 2000 - MoldpresIMF makes good ties with Moldova conditional upon reforms' continuation
        and maintenance of political stability...  

December 12, 2000 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to Moldpres News Agency "IMF Board of Directors might
        probably take a positive decision on resumption of crediting for Moldova..."

December 12, 2000 - Hassan Al-Atrash: short interview to "Jurnalul National" newspaper "What is the IMF's
        forecast for economic growth in the Republic of Moldova in 2001?"

December 6, 2000 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to Basa-Press News Agency "Moldova could receive external
        financial support of 42 million dollars in December..."

December 1, 2000 - Basa-PressMoldova signs three-year memorandum with IMF, awaiting approval...  

November 30, 2000 - Infotag: Budget adoption will de-frost external crediting, Finance Minister says...
         

November 30, 2000 - Infotag: 2001 State Budget adopted in Moldova...  

November 24, 2000 - Government of the Republic of Moldova posted on its official web site the draft of
        Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper for Moldova...  

November 10, 2000 - Article from Infomarket.md Electronic Magazine: Memorandum with IMF is signed - is
        everyone pleased?!

November 8, 2000 - Infotag: Memorandum to be signed with IMF this month...  

November 1, 2000 - Basa-PressIMF ready to offer Moldova credits to fight poverty under 0.5-percent
        rate...  

October 31, 2000 - Press Statement by the Government of the Republic of Moldova: With regard to the
        negotiations with the mission of the International Monetary Fund led by Mr. Richard Haas held over the last
        two weeks in Chisinau...  

October 30, 2000 - Basa-PressMemorandum with IMF could be signed on December 18...  

October 30, 2000 - AP Flux: The government has finalized the negotiations with IMF on the new draft
        memorandum...  

October 30, 2000 - Infotag: IMF ready to resume crediting...  

October 30, 2000 - Reuters: IMF sees new $150m Moldova loan plan approved in December...  

October 23, 2000 - InfotagIMF sets tough timing for Parliament...

October 19, 2000 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Statement for the Infomarket.md Electronic Magazine "We are pleased
        that Parliament has approved the privatization bill..."

October 16, 2000 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to "Reporter.md" Internet Magazine "In Moldova the IMF
        funds were used properly"  

October 14, 2000 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to Basa-Press News Agency "IMF mission could finalize
        negotiations regarding new three year credit program"

October 12, 2000 - IMF Press Statement: An International Monetary Fund mission is expected to visit
        Chisinau during October 18-30...

September 30, 2000 - Basa-PressOctober will be decisive for relations between Moldova and IMF, Fund
        representative says...

September 22, 2000 - Logos-Press: "IMF's Globalization"

September 19, 2000 - World Economic Outlook, Sep-2000: Focus on Transition Economies

September 16, 2000 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to Basa-Press News Agency "New memorandum will contain
        older conditions of crediting"

September 16, 2000 - Basa-Press Approval of a budget with low inflation is one of conditions for
        resumption of external financing to Moldova...

September 15, 2000 - Basa-Press IMF representative evaluates the activity of Braghis government...

September 13, 2000 - Annual Report of the Executive Board for the Financial Year Ended April 30, 2000

July 26, 2000 - InterlicIMF to resume funding Moldova before the end of 2000...
July 26, 2000 - InterlicIMF giving high Praise to Actions by Moldovan Government...

July 26, 2000 - InfotagIMF forecasts 5 percent GDP growth for 2001...

July 26, 2000 - Basa-Press: IMF, Moldova could sign new credit agreement in October...

July 26, 2000 - Reuters: The IMF expects Moldova's GDP to grow by 5% in 2001 after a 7% fall this year...  

July 25, 2000 - Basa-Press: New IMF programmes for Moldova to aim at concrete reform results...

July 12, 2000 - Basa-Press: IMF mission is coming to Chisinau on Wednesday...

July 10, 2000 - IMF Press Statement: An International Monetary Fund mission is expected to visit Chisinau
        on July 12-26...

June 9, 2000 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to "Jurnalul National" Newspaper: "Good governance is vital for
        growth and economic development"

May 12, 2000 - World Economic Outlook, May 2000: Asset Prices and the Business Cycle

April 25, 2000 - Reuters: Moldovan leader hopes for new IMF programme

April 19, 2000 - IMF Press Statement: IMF will not be able to recommend to its Executive Board a
        resumption of Fund lending...

April 17, 2000 - Reuters: Moldova vote puts IMF loans, government in danger

April 11, 2000 - Reuters: Moldova passes tight budget, govt hopes for loans

February 1, 2000 - Publication of IMF Working Paper: The Great Contractions in Russia, the Baltics and the
        Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union : A View From the Supply Side

January 28, 2000 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Speech at the CISR round table "Burning Issues of the Economic Policy
        for 2000"  


December 1, 1999 - Publication of IMF Working Paper: Fiscal Federalism and Government Size in Transition
        Economies - The Case of Moldova

November 24, 1999 - IMF Press Statement: "There have been a number of questions from the media
        recently concerning the relationship between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Republic
        of Moldova..."

October 8, 1999 - IMF Country Report Republic of Moldova: Recent Economic Developments is available

October 7, 1999 - Mark Horton: Interview in FLUX Newspaper "Lack of a national consensus continues to
        generate many problems and doctrinaire misunderstandings"  

September 22, 1999 - World Economic Outlook, Sep-1999: Safeguarding Macroeconomic Stability at Low
        Inflation

September 13, 1999 - Annual Report of the Executive Board for the Financial Year Ended April 30, 1999

August 23, 1999 - IMF Public Information Notice: IMF concludes Article IV consultation with Moldova...  

August 6, 1999 - IMF News Brief: IMF Executive Board completes fourth review under the Extended Fund
        Arrangement for Moldova...  

July 29, 1999 - Republic of Moldova: Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies for 1999 was posted
        on IMF's web site  

July 8, 1999 - IMF Press Statement: IMF mission to Moldova during July 12-19, 1999...

May 1, 1999 - World Economic Outlook, May 1999: International Financial Contagion

April 22, 1999 - IMF Press Statement: IMF mission to Moldova during April 28-May 13, 1999...  

February 6, 1999 - Mark Horton: Interview to BASA-Press News Agency "Ciubuc's resignation was not
        anything surprising"  

January 16, 1999 - Mark Horton: Interview to BASA-Press News Agency "IMF-Moldova relationships are the
        best ever"  

January 6, 1999 - IMF Press Statement: The Board of Directors of the IMF on January 4, 1999, approved the
        completion of the third review of Moldova's three-year, Extended Fund Facility program and disbursement of
        SDR 25 million...  

January 1, 1999 - Publication of IMF Working Paper: Central Bank Autonomy, and Inflation and Output
        Performance in the Baltic States, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union, 1995-1997

January 1, 1999 - Romanian language translation of the IMF Articles of Agreement published by the Ministry
        of Foreign Affairs of Moldova  


November 10, 1998 - IMF Press Statement: A visiting IMF mission led by Mr. Richard Haas reached provisional
        agreement on November 10, 1998 with the Government and National Bank of Moldova on a memorandum of
        economic policies for the remainder of 1998 and the first half of 1999...  

October 12, 1998 - Mark Horton: Interview to BASA-Press News Agency “Major problem of Moldova's energy
        sector is improvement of its administration”  

October 1, 1998 - World Economic Outlook, Oct-1998: Financial Turbulence and the World Economy

September 26, 1998 - Mark Horton: Interview to BASA-Press News Agency "Expo-Business-Chisinau is a load
        on Мoldova's budget"  

September 13, 1998 - Annual Report of the Executive Board for the Financial Year Ended April 30, 1998

August 6, 1998 - IMF Country Report Republic of Moldova: Recent Economic Developments is available

June 2, 1998 - IMF Press Statement: IMF Mission to visit Chisinau during June 4-18, 1998...  

May 27, 1998 - IMF Public Information Notice: IMF concludes Article IV consultation with Moldova...  

May 1, 1998 - World Economic Outlook, May 1998: Financial Crises: Causes and Indicators

May 1, 1998 - Publication of IMF Working Paper: Government Expenditure Arrears: Securitization and Other
        Solutions  

May 4, 1998 - IMF Press Statement: Mr. John Odling-Smee, the Director of the European II Department of
        the International Monetary Fund, will visit Chisinau during May 7-9, 1998 to hold discussions with the
        Moldovan authorities...  

February 1, 1998 - Publication of IMF Working Paper: Pension Reform in the Baltics, Russia, and other
        Countries of the Former Soviet Union

January 26, 1998 - IMF Press Statement: IMF Mission to Arrive in Chisinau on Wednesday, January 28...  


October 31, 1997 - IMF Press Statement: An IMF team led by Mr. David Owen, Deputy Chief of the Southern
        Division of the Fund's EU II Department and IMF Mission Chief for Moldova, yesterday concluded its mission in
        Chisinau to review of economic and financial developments during the first three quarters of 1997...  

October 15, 1997 - Annual Report of the Executive Board for the Financial Year Ended April 30, 1997

October 15, 1997 - World Economic Outlook, October 1997

October 16, 1997 - IMF Press Statement: IMF Mission Arrives in Chisinau today for two-week visit...  

September 1, 1997 - Publication of IMF Working Paper: Explaining and Forecasting the Velocity of Money in
        Transition Economies, with Special Reference to the Baltics, Russia and other Countries of the Former
        Soviet Union

July 17, 1997 - IMF Press Statement: The Executive Board of the IMF on July 16 considered performance of
        the Republic of Moldova under its Extended Fund Facility arrangement and approved disbursement of the
        third tranche under the arrangement in an amount of SDR 15 million...  

June 1, 1997 - Publication of IMF Working Paper: External Borrowing by the Baltics, Russia and Other
        Countries of the Former Soviet Union : Developments and Policy Issues

April 25, 1997 - IMF Press Statement: IMF Mission to Chisinau: Moldova's economic performance has
        improved; structural reforms must be accelerated and caution displayed on external debt...  


October 16, 1996 - IMF Press Statement: A mission from the IMF will visit Chisinau during October 17-31 to
        review recent economic developments and to assess financial performance and implementation of structural
        reforms in connection with the 3-year extended arrangement...  

September 18, 1996 - Annual Report of the Executive Board for the Financial Year Ended April 30, 1996

May 20, 1996 - IMF Press Release: IMF approves EFF credit for Moldova...  

July 11, 1995 - IMF Press Release: Republic of Moldova accepts Article VIII obligations...  

March 22, 1995 - IMF Press Release: IMF approves a 12-month stand-by credit for Moldova...  

December 21, 1994 - Address by Michel Camdessus: "International Cooperation for High-Quality Growth:
        The Role of the IMF at 50"  

December 19, 1994 - IMF approves CCFF credit for Moldova of SDR 12.2 million

December 1, 1994 - Publication of IMF Working Paper: Monitoring Financial Stabilization in Moldova:
        The Role of Monetary Policy, Institutional Factors and Statistical Anomalies  

December 17, 1993 - IMF approves a 15-month stand-by credit for Moldova of SDR 51.55 million

September 16, 1993 - IMF approves a 12-month STF credit for Moldova of SDR 45 million

June 15, 1993 - World Economic Outlook, June 1993

January 15, 1993 - IMF approves CCFF credit for Moldova of SDR 13.5 million

August 12, 1992 - Republic of Moldova joins the IMF  

July 28, 1992 - Decision of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova on joining the IMF