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  • WASHINGTON, April 16- The International Monetary Fund's steering committee on Saturday urged member countries to boost "growth-friendly" spending and said the Fund should explore new lending tools to help countries deal with slowing global growth. "Downside risks to the global economic outlook have increased since October, raising the possibility of a more...

  • WASHINGTON- African finance ministers press briefing- 1500 GMT. WASHINGTON- International Monetary and Financial Committee press conference at the IMF headquarters- 1700 GMT. WASHINGTON- World Bank holds discussion on "A New Vision for Financing Development".

  • *China economy grows 6.7 pct in Q1 as expected. *Oil dips ahead of Doha meet after 11 pct April jump. Speculation was also still circling about whether top oil producers led by Saudi Arabia and Russia will be able to hammer a deal in Doha, Qatar on Sunday to curb output which is currently churning out around 2 million barrels of excess oil a day.

  • *China economy grows 6.7 pct in Q1 as expected. Data from China drew approval as it showed the country's giant economy grew at 6.7 percent in the first quarter year-on-year, bolstering the view its slowdown may be bottoming out. The major currencies seen as most dependent on China were the main gainers.

  • WASHINGTON- IMF discussion on "Private Sector Solutions in Challenging Markets"- 1300 GMT. WASHINGTON- Press briefing: European Department at IMF headquarters- 1315 GMT. WASHINGTON- World Bank holds discussion on "Forced Displacement: A Global Development Challenge".

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- World financial leaders sounded a sour note on the global economy on Thursday, pointing to Britain's possible exit from the European Union as a serious threat alongside China's bumpy growth path and dissent over interest rates in the euro zone. Concern that British voters are edging closer to leaving the EU in a June 23 referendum has...

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- Europe's biggest nations launched a joint scheme on Thursday to clamp down on tax evasion and corruption, responding to revelations of the rich and powerful stashing money in far-away tax havens in the so-called Panama Papers. Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain agreed to share detailed data on the ownership of companies, trusts and...

  • *Concerns about China's growth path. WASHINGTON, April 14- World financial leaders sounded a sour note about the global economy on Thursday, pointing to Britain's possible exit from the European Union as a serious threat alongside rising anti-trade sentiment and China's bumpy growth path. Concern that British voters are edging closer to leaving the EU in a...

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- Europe's biggest nations launched a joint effort on Thursday to clamp down on tax evasion, responding to damaging revelations of financial wrongdoing by the rich and powerful in the so-called Panama Papers. The finance ministers of Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain agreed to share detailed data on the ownership of companies, trusts...

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- The International Monetary Fund will not abandon the "troika" underpinning Greece's bailout, but its participation could vary depending on how the bailout is restructured, Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday. "Our form of participation may vary depending on the commitments of Greece and the undertaking of the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- China has agreed to scrap export subsidies on a range of products from metals to agriculture and textiles, the U.S. China agreed to end a program known as its "demonstration bases-common service platform," which provides export subsidies to Chinese companies in seven economic sectors, the trade representative's office said.

  • Christine Lagarde, director of the International Monetary Fund

    If new rules mean more transparency in the tax code, it's a welcome change, said Christine Lagarde, the IMF's managing director.

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- The International Monetary Fund views the threat of Britain leaving the European Union as "one of the serious downside risks on the horizon of global growth," Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday. Lagarde said a vote by Britons in a June 23 referendum to leave the EU would cause widespread uncertainty, but added that she...

  • Lagarde on 2016 rate hike: Let's hope so

    CNBC's Sara Eisen speaks with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde about the Federal Reserve and the likelihood of a rate hike this year.

  • Lagarde: I welcome Treasury move on inversions

    CNBC's Sara Eisen speaks with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde about her views on the U.S. tax regime as well as global monetary policy.

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    CNBC's Sara Eisen speaks with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde about the organization's global growth outlook downgrades, as well as her views on the Chinese economy and markets.

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday the Fund would do more in 2016 to help its members meet economic growth objectives, including devoting more resources to protect vulnerable countries. In a policy agenda document released during the IMF and World Bank spring meetings in Washington,...

  • WASHINGTON- World Bank holds discussion on "Focus on Results"- 1430 GMT. WASHINGTON- World Bank holds discussion, "Turning the Paris Climate Agreement into Action"- 1700 GMT. WASHINGTON- World Bank holds discussion on "Innovative Financial Solutions for Today's Development Challenges"- 1800 GMT.

  • *Greece and lenders pause crucial bailout review talks. ATHENS, April 12- Greece said on Tuesday it would submit pension and tax reform bills to parliament next week, as it seeks to persuade its international lenders that it is doing enough to receive more aid under a multi-billion euro bailout agreed a year ago. A positive review will unlock up to 5 billion euros in...

  • LONDON, April 12- Britain could deal a damaging blow to the fragile global economy if it votes to leave the European Union, the International Monetary Fund said in the sharpest warning yet from a global body about the risks associated with Brexit. The IMF listed Britain's June 23 referendum on EU membership as a key risk, along with instability in China and other...