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  • BADEN BADEN, Germany, March 18- The world's financial leaders are unlikely to endorse free trade and reject protectionism in their communique on Saturday because they have been unable to find a wording that would suit a more protectionist United States, G20 officials said. But the new administration in the United States is considering trade measures to curb...

  • BADEN BADEN, Germany, March 17- The world's financial leaders will renounce competitive devaluations and warn against exchange rate volatility, a document showed on Friday, but are likely to struggle to find common ground on trade and financing against climate change. Finance ministers and central bank governors of the world's top 20 economies are meeting in...

  • Police outside the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offices where an envelope exploded in Paris, France, March 16, 2017.

    A Thursday explosion at the International Monetary Fund's Paris office drew condemnation from its managing director.

  • PARIS— French prosecutors are investigating a possible Greek link after a letter exploded Thursday at the Paris' office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person. The Paris prosecutor's office said Thursday night investigators found "residues of Greek stamps" on the letter bomb at the IMF's office in the French capital.

  • Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin speaks during the White House daily press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room February 14, 2017 at the White House in Washington, DC.

    The meeting of the 20 most powerful economies' finance ministers in Germany this week is likely to be dominated by talk about whether to commit to free trade.

  • President Donald Trump has vowed to get tough on trade partners like China, Mexico and Germany. Now his Treasury chief, Steven Mnuchin, will get his first opportunity to confront them all in one room. The meeting of the 20 most powerful economies' finance ministers in Germany this week is likely to be dominated by talk about whether to commit to free trade, as...

  • BADEN-BADEN, GERMANY- European Central Bank Board Member Benoit Coeure will participate in G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies meeting in Baden-Baden. FRANKFURT- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde speak at a conference in Frankfurt- 1230 GMT. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Board Member Peter Praet...

  • BADEN-BADEN, GERMANY- European Central Bank Board Member Benoit Coeure will participate in G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies meeting in Baden-Baden. FRANKFURT- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde speak at a conference in Frankfurt- 1230 GMT. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Board Member Peter Praet...

  • FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Board Member Peter Praet will participate in panel of 9th Annual IIF G20 Conference "The G20 Agenda Under the German Presidency" organized by the Institute of International Finance in Frankfurt, Germany- 0930 GMT. FRANKFURT- Federal Banking Symposium "Banking Supervision in Dialogue"- 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT- Riksbank Governor...

  • FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Board Member Peter Praet will participate in panel of 9th Annual IIF G20 Conference "The G20 Agenda Under the German Presidency" organized by the Institute of International Finance in Frankfurt, Germany- 0930 GMT. FRANKFURT- Federal Banking Symposium "Banking Supervision in Dialogue"- 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT- Riksbank Governor...

  • WASHINGTON, March 14- The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday called on the Group of 20 major economies to work together to preserve the benefits of trade and avoid protectionism, while also urging them to reduce external imbalances and halt policies that distort global trade. Under pressure from rising protectionist sentiment in many advanced...

  • STOCKHOLM- The Riksdag Committee on Finance will hold an open hearing on monetary policy with Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Riksbank Deputy Governor Henry Ohlsson- 0900 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks at the conference on "Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Euro Area," initiated by ECB and MIT- 1430 GMT.

  • STOCKHOLM- The Riksdag Committee on Finance will hold an open hearing on monetary policy with Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Riksbank Deputy Governor Henry Ohlsson- 0900 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks at the conference on "Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Euro Area", initiated by ECB and MIT- 1430 GMT.

  • LONDON, March 9- A draft communique prepared for next week's gathering of G20 finance chiefs has dropped the group's standard pledges on the need for flexible yet stable exchange rates and orderly markets, suggesting it could prove a landmark event for currency markets. The world's most powerful finance ministers and central bankers convene in the German spa...

  • LONDON, March 9- A draft communique prepared for next week's gathering of G20 finance chiefs has dropped the group's standard pledges on the need for flexible yet stable exchange rates and orderly markets, suggesting it could prove a landmark event for currency markets. The world's most powerful finance ministers and central bankers convene in the German spa...

  • Treasure Secretary Steven Mnuchin has reassured International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde that he wants to work with the global lender and has expressed an interest in financial stability, the IMF boss said on Wednesday.

  • BERLIN, Feb 22- Greece doesn't need a debt haircut at the moment, International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday, adding that debt restructuring and interest rate cuts on bailout loans were necessary. She said Greece should implement pension and income tax reforms demanded by the IMF as a condition for taking part in a bailout program.

  • As President Donald Trump pursues an "America First" agenda aimed at reversing chronic trade deficits with China, Mexico, Germany and other major trading partners, some are concerned his administration could back away from pledges to maintain an open global trading system. "I believe the Trump administration will try to leverage the IMF and the G20 to help...

  • In a phone call with Lagarde, the spokesperson said, Mnuchin also "noted the importance that the administration places on boosting economic growth and jobs in the United States, and looked forward to robust IMF economic policy advice on its member countries and tackling global imbalances." The conversation comes as officials from the Group of 20 major...

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Tuesday that he expects the IMF to provide "frank and candid" analysis of exchange rate policies, a Treasury spokesperson said.