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  • ABUJA, Sept 22- Nigeria has hunted down 700,000 firms that have never paid taxes as the country seeks new revenue sources to offset low oil prices that have pushed Africa's biggest economy into its first recession in more than 20 years, its tax chief said. The OPEC member slid into recession in the second quarter and militant attacks on oil facilities in its Niger...

  • AMMAN, Jordan— Conflicts in Middle Eastern countries such as Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen have erased "development gains for a whole generation," including driving up already high levels of poverty and unemployment, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Friday. More than $11 billion pledged by donor countries for Syria and the region through 2020, if...

  • JOHANNESBURG— A team from the International Monetary Fund will travel next week to Mozambique, which is struggling to reassure investors after the revelation earlier this year of at least $1.4 billion in hidden debt. Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi expressed willingness to resolve the problem in a meeting Thursday in Washington with IMF Managing...

  • WASHINGTON— The International Monetary Fund has approved a $1 billion loan disbursement for Ukraine, after a yearlong delay amid concerns about corruption and the slow pace of reforms in the war-scarred ex-Soviet nation. The economy has suffered from a military conflict with Russia- backed separatists in eastern Ukraine that has claimed more than 9,500...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- The International Monetary Fund said its board on Wednesday approved a long-awaited loan disbursement to Ukraine of about $1 billion after a review of the country's bailout program. To date, Ukraine has received about $7.62 billion in the program launched in March 2015. "The positive decision by the IMF is evidence that the world recognizes...

  • Kim was the president of Dartmouth College when he was first picked for the World Bank job in 2012. Since the creation of the World Bank after World War II, the top job has always gone to an American. Kim has won praise for his efforts to use World Bank resources to address the Ebola crisis in Africa and the on-going refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- The International Monetary Fund said its board on Wednesday approved a long-awaited loan disbursement to Ukraine of about $1 billion after a review of the country's bailout program. To date, Ukraine has received about $7.62 billion in the program launched in March 2015. "The positive decision by the IMF is evidence that the world recognises...

  • TORONTO, Sept 14- Canada's main stock index made a small gain in Wednesday morning trading as mining stocks rebounded, while a further slide in oil prices weighed on shares of energy companies. At 9:51 a.m. EDT, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 24.68 points, or 0.17 percent, at 14,373.78. CIBC raised its price target on the diversified...

  • *Loonie touches its weakest since Aug. 9 at C $1.3190. The commodity-linked Canadian dollar ended at C $1.3170 to the greenback, or 75.93 U.S. cents, much weaker than the Bank of Canada's official close on Monday of C $1.3049, or 76.63 U.S. cents. The currency's strongest level of the session was C $1.3030, while it touched its weakest since Aug. 9 at C $1.3190.

  • TORONTO, Sept 12- Canada is working towards signing a new trade agreement with the European Union in October, Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Monday. Supporters of the deal, called the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, say it would increase trade between the EU and Canada on a range of products, boosting the EU economy by 12 billion...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 12- Russia will vote against a new tranche of financial aid from the International Monetary Fund to Ukraine but is willing to discuss an out-of-court settlement over Kiev's debt to Moscow, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Monday. Russia has filed a lawsuit against Ukraine at London's High Court in February demanding repayment of a...

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 ATLANTA- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on monetary policy and the economic outlook before the National Association for Business Economics 58th annual meeting- 1205 GMT. Speakers: Panama Finance Minister Dulcidio de la Guardia, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and...

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 TORONTO- Toronto Global Forum- An international conference which fosters dialog on national and global issues, held under the auspices of the International Economic Forum of the Americas. Speakers: Panama Finance Minister Dulcidio de la Guardia, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank Managing...

  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 IRVING, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated Q&A before the Dallas Security Traders Association Convention- 0015 GMT. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 ATLANTA- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on monetary policy and the economic outlook before the...

  • LONDON- Ukraine Investor Day in London with Ukraine Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk, Ukraine Central Bank Deputy Governor Oleh Churiy and Ivan Miklos, the chief economic adviser to the prime minister- 0730 GMT. MANILA- Philippines central bank holds media briefing on Q3 Consumer Expectation Survey. Speakers: Panama Finance Minister Dulcidio de la...

  • *Exports to United States, Europe, Japan improve. BEIJING, Sept 8- China's imports unexpectedly rose in August for the first time in nearly two years, boosted by coal and other commodities, suggesting domestic demand may be picking up and putting the world's second-largest economy on a more balanced footing. If it proves sustainable, a trade recovery or even signs...

  • BEIJING, Sept 8- China's imports unexpectedly rose in August for the first time in nearly two years, boosted by coal and other commodities, suggesting domestic demand may be picking up and putting the world's second-largest economy on a more balanced footing. If it proves sustainable, a trade recovery or even signs of stabilization would help ease fears that...

  • FRANKFURT- European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi holds a press conference after the rate announcement- 1230 GMT. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 QUINCY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks before the South Shore 7:44 Chamber Breakfast and Economic Forecast- 1145 GMT. AUSTIN, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas...

  • KUALA LUMPUR- Malaysia central bank announces interest rate decision- 1000 GMT. TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia holds monetary policy committee meeting. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland interest rate decision- 0930 GMT.

  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 RENO, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook before the Hayek Group- 0115 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appears before UK parliament's Treasury Committee- 1315 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Philip Lowe speaks at an...