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  • BERLIN/ ATHENS, Feb 20- Greece may need far less in bailout loans from international lenders because its finance are improving better than expected, the head the euro zone bailout fund was quoted on Monday as saying. Klaus Regling, the fund's managing director, told German newspaper Bild that at the end of Greece's money-for-reforms package in August 2018, the ESM...

  • BERLIN, Feb 20- Greece will need less in emergency loans from international lenders than originally agreed in its third bailout programme due to a better-than-expected budgetary developments, the head of the euro zone bailout fund was reported on Monday as saying. Bavarian Finance Minister Markus Soeder called for a tougher stance in negotiations with...

  • Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (CDU) arrives for the weekly German federal Cabinet meeting on February 1, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble denied that he had said Greece would have to leave the euro zone.

  • *IMF's position on Greece has not changed, spokesman says. WASHINGTON/ BERLIN, Feb 17- The International Monetary Fund declined to comment on a media report on Friday that it was likely to contribute up to 5 billion euros to a third bailout package for Greece, saying its views on the deal had not shifted. Germany's government, gearing up for what is forecast to be a...

  • *Yellen to testify to Congress on Tuesday, Wednesday. President Donald Trump's national security advisor Michael Flynn quit under scrutiny over whether he discussed the possibility of lifting U.S. sanctions on Russia before Trump took office. "We're still early into the new administration so we're yet to get details of fiscal strategy and that's going to have...

  • *Germany backs Greece, wants it to remain in euro zone. BRUSSELS/ BERLIN, Feb 13- Germany on Monday voiced support for Greece to stay in the euro zone and the European Commission dispatched a senior official to Athens to persuade it to take on further reforms to salvage its bailout accord. The moves came as the European Commission forecast a large jump in economic...

  • LONDON, Feb 13- Sterling rose against the euro for a sixth straight day on Monday, chalking up its best run in over four months as the euro zone currency struggled to shake off French political worries and Greek debt strains. Sterling nudged back up to $1.25 against the dollar but climbed a more forceful 0.5 percent against the euro to take it to a two-week high of...

  • *Germany backs Greece, wants it to remain in euro zone. BRUSSELS/ BERLIN, Feb 13- Germany on Monday backed Greece to stay in the euro zone and the European Commission dispatched a senior official to Athens to persuade it to take on further reforms to salvage its bailout accord. The moves came as the European Commission forecast a large jump in economic growth for...

  • DUBAI, Feb 13- The International Monetary Fund is doing the best it can to agree on bailout loans for Greece but cannot compromise its principles and cut a sweetheart deal for the country, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Monday. Greece, the IMF and official European creditors are locked in a review of the country's bailout programme and need an...

  • IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde gives her views on the U.S.' economic growth story while commenting on the oil market.

  • Lagarde used the example of Matteo Renzi's election in Italy in 2014 to show that populist politicians might not be as bad as people fear.

  • The International Monetary Fund's Christine Lagarde is one of this year's attendees of the Bilderberg Meetings.

    IMF head Lagarde said she is keeping an eye on President Trump's attempt to roll back the law put in place after the financial crisis.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 8- The International Monetary Fund tried to be "ruthless truth tellers" in its assessment that Greece needs to pursue further reforms to its pension and tax systems, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday. Speaking at an Atlantic Council event in Washington on transparency, Lagarde said that the fund would not back down from...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 8- Greece still needs to improve its reporting of economic data but transparency issues are likely not the cause of differing views over Greece's debt sustainability, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday. Lagarde, speaking at an event at the Atlantic Council in Washington, said such differences...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 8- New International Monetary Fund data shows that countries that improve the transparency of their economic and fiscal data are rewarded with significantly lower borrowing costs, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday. Lagarde, in prepared remarks to the Atlantic Council, said that a yet-to-be published IMF staff...

  • In its annual review of Greece's economic policies, the IMF said most of its board directors favor a Greek fiscal surplus target of 1.5 percent of gross domestic product by 2018, while some directors favor the higher 3.5 percent target sought by Greece's European lender group. The rare split among IMF's directors reveals some divisions in their views of...

  • Pedestrians look at a clothing store window display in Aristotelous square in Thessaloniki, Greece, on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.

    The International Monetary Fund said that Greece would only grow by just under 1.0 percent in the long run.

  • In its annual review of Greece's economic policies, the IMF said most of its board directors favor a Greek fiscal surplus target of 1.5 percent of gross domestic product by 2018, while some directors favor the higher 3.5 percent target sought by Greece's European lender group. The rare split among IMF's directors reveals some divisions in their views of...

  • *Q4 net loss 1.9 bln euros vs forecast loss of 1.16 bln. FRANKFURT, Feb 2- Deutsche Bank fell further behind its Wall Street rivals in 2016, lagging their strong rebound in bond trading in the last three months of the year and increasing pressure on CEO John Cryan ahead of an expected strategy update this spring. Germany's flagship lender posted on Thursday a net...

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 2- Deutsche Bank fell further behind its Wall Street rivals in 2016, lagging their strong rebound in bond trading in the last three months of the year and increasing pressure on CEO John Cryan ahead of an expected strategy update this spring. Germany's flagship lender posted a net loss of 1.9 billion euros in the final quarter of 2016 as legal costs...