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  • MINSK, Feb 12- The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France may be close to agreement following all-night talks on resolving the Ukraine conflict, diplomatic sources said on Thursday. The discussions came as pro- Moscow separatists tightened the pressure on Kiev by launching some of the war's worst fighting on Wednesday, killing 19 Ukrainian soldiers in...

  • *Greece wants debt rescheduled, transition without troika. *Thousands demonstrate in Athens against austerity. BRUSSELS, Feb 11- Greece's new leftist government and its international creditors failed to agree on a way forward on the country's unpopular bailout and will try again on Monday, with time running out for a financing deal.

  • MINSK, Feb 11- The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine held peace talks in Belarus on Wednesday, while in Ukraine pro- Moscow separatists tightened the pressure on Kiev by launching some of the war's worst fighting. Fighting has already killed more than 5,000 people, and Washington is now openly talking of arming Ukraine to defend itself from "Russian...

  • *PepsiCo climbs after results, Wal-Mart off on Canada plans. NEW YORK, Feb 11- The S&P 500 index finished unchanged on Wednesday as investors were reluctant to make big bets while they waited for the outcomes of major talks involving Greece and Ukraine, but Apple helped boost the Nasdaq after an activist investor's bullish comments. Adding to the market's...

  • *Greece wants debt rescheduled, transition without troika. The former academic said before leaving Athens he was ready for a clash with euro zone paymaster Germany and its allies over Greece's decision to scrap austerity measures, end cooperation with the "troika" of EU/ECB/IMF officials overseeing its bailout programme and demand a "haircut" reducing its...

  • ATHENS/ ISTANBUL, Feb 9- Greece and its euro zone partners engaged in brinkmanship on Monday, with leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras insisting his country would not extend its reform-linked bailout and Germany saying it would get no more money without such a programme. Escalating the rhetoric, Greece's finance minister said the euro zone could collapse "...

  • ISTANBUL, Feb 9- Group of 20 finance officials look likely to reject a proposal to set countries specific investment targets to spur a global economy which appears increasingly reliant on the United States for growth. The meeting of finance ministers and central bankers in Istanbul comes as Greece casts a new shadow over Europe, cheap oil plays havoc with...

  • LONDON/ ZURICH, Feb 9- British bank HSBC Holdings Plc admitted failings by its Swiss subsidiary in response to media reports it helped wealthy customers dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of assets. The Guardian, along with other news outlets, cited documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists via Le Monde.

  • *Greece casts long shadow at finance ministers' meeting. ISTANBUL, Feb 8- Group of 20 finance officials look likely to reject a proposal to set countries specific investment targets to spur a global economy which looks increasingly reliant on the United States for growth. The meeting of finance ministers and central bankers in Istanbul comes as Greece casts a...

  • HSBC admits Swiss bank failings over client taxes Sunday, 8 Feb 2015 | 7:22 PM ET

    LONDON, Feb 8- British bank HSBC Holdings Plc admitted on Sunday failings by its Swiss subsidiary, in response to media reports it helped wealthy customers dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of assets. HSBC said that its Swiss arm had not been fully integrated into HSBC after its purchase in 1999, allowing "significantly lower" standards of compliance...

  • Concern over the ability of the United States to sustain the global economy as most of the world slows will be high on the agenda as the Group of 20 leading economies hold talks in Istanbul on Monday and Tuesday. The meetings come as Greece casts a new shadow over Europe, cheap oil plays havoc with inflation and growth forecasts and a strengthening dollar...

  • Concern over the ability of the United States to sustain the global economy as most of the world slows will be high on the agenda as the Group of 20 leading economies hold talks in Istanbul on Monday and Tuesday. The meetings come as Greece casts a new shadow over Europe, cheap oil plays havoc with inflation and growth forecasts and a strengthening dollar...

  • With Greece's woes casting a shadow over Europe again, cheap oil playing havoc with inflation and growth forecasts, and the strengthening dollar posing a threat to emerging market economies, the meetings come at a critical time. Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, who is in charge of the economy, has said tackling sluggish global growth and giving low...

  • IMF sees uncertainty about path of oil prices Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 6- Uncertainty over the future path of oil prices could throw a wrinkle into the International Monetary Fund's predictions for the global economy, its staff said in a note on Friday. The outlook for petroleum prices, which have decreased more than 50 percent in the last seven months, is likely to form the backdrop for the ministerial meeting of the...

  • Swiss central bank's shock leaves policy vacuum Saturday, 17 Jan 2015 | 6:21 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank had little choice but to abandon its cap on the franc, but its execution of the move left a vacuum of policy uncertainty.

  • IMF's Lagarde on Swiss move: 'A bit of a surprise' Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 1:06 PM ET
    International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde in Washington, January 15, 2015.

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde says she was surprised by the Swiss central bank's move to unlink the franc from the euro.

  • IMF not warned by Swiss Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    IMF not warned by Swiss

    CNBC's Steve Liesman shares highlights of his interview with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on the Swiss announcement saying it would remove a 3-year-old cap of 1.20 francs per euro, and the impact of low oil prices.

  • Lagarde: Deflation cause for concern Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:26 PM ET
    Lagarde: Deflation cause for concern

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, discusses the economic impact of low oil prices.

  • Lagarde's Europe outlook Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    Lagarde's Europe outlook

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde discusses the health of Europe's economy, and why she doesn't see Greece leaving the euro zone.

  • Lagarde: US economy clearly doing well Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    Lagarde: US economy clearly doing well

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde shares her expectation for the liftoff in rates in the U.S.