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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- Downside risks to the global economy have risen and a combination of threats including slower growth in China and rising market volatility could severely cut the outlook, International Monetary Fund staff warned on Wednesday. The IMF in July lowered its global growth forecast for 2015 to 3.3 percent and forecast growth in China- where a...

  • JAKARTA, Sept 2- The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday it was speaking with Chinese authorities about the country's "very significant" economic transition, which it hoped would be managed in an "orderly fashion". IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told reporters, "We are certainly talking to the Chinese authorities about their transition to a...

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 2- London copper steadied on Wednesday in the face of sour sentiment towards base metals after world factory activity slowed in August and the International Monetary Fund cut its outlook for global growth. Copper hit its weakest in six years at $4,855 a tonne at the beginning of last week. China's giant manufacturing industry contracted and...

  • JAKARTA, Sept 2- Recent volatility in global financial markets shows how rapidly risks can spill over from one economy to the next, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund said in Jakarta on Wednesday. "What has been demonstrated in the last few weeks is how much Asia is at the core of the global economy, and how much disruption in one market in Asia...

  • JAKARTA, Sept 2- Recent volatility in global financial markets shows how rapidly risks can spill over from one economy to the next, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund said in Jakarta on Wednesday. "What has been demonstrated in the last few weeks is how much Asia is at the core of the global economy, and how much disruption in one market in Asia...

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 2- London copper resumed its downtrend on Wednesday as sentiment soured towards base metals after world factory activity slowed in August and the International Monetary Fund cut its outlook for global growth. Copper hit its weakest in six years at $4,855 a tonne last Monday. *China's giant manufacturing industry contracted and euro zone and...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 14 Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank holds monetary policy meeting. Speakers:- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor Urjit Patel, Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso, Indonesia Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro and IMF Monetary and Capital Markets Department Division Chief Ulric...

  • *China official PMI at 3- year low; Markit reading at 6-1/ 2 yr low. LONDON, Sept 1- China's giant manufacturing industry contracted and euro zone and U.S. growth eased in August in data published on Tuesday, while the International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for world growth this year. "It's all consistent with a global economy which clearly is struggling to make...

  • *China official PMI at 3- year low; Markit reading at 6-1/ 2 yr low. LONDON, Sept 1- China's giant manufacturing industry contracted and euro zone and U.S. growth eased in August in data published on Tuesday, while the International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for world growth this year. "It's all consistent with a global economy which clearly is struggling to make...

  • Speaking in a lecture at the University of Indonesia, Lagarde said the global economic situation will have a significant impact on developing countries, including Indonesia. She said Indonesia, like many emerging market economies, is being buffeted by another bout of global financial turbulence. The rupiah, Indonesia's currency, has fallen beyond 14,000 per...

  • Sept 1- U.S. stock index futures fell sharply on Tuesday after weak data from China heightened fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. *Adding to the nervous sentiment, the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said that global economic growth was now likely to be weaker than had been expected just a few months ago.

  • JAKARTA, Sept 1- Indonesia has never been more prepared to handle global economic uncertainty, stemming from concerns like China's slowdown and depressed commodity prices, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. "We at the IMF are convinced that Indonesia is better prepared than ever before to face global economic headwinds," IMF Managing...

  • JAKARTA, Sept 1- Global economic growth is likely to be weaker than earlier expected, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday, due to a slower recovery in advanced economies and a further slowdown in emerging nations. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde also warned emerging economies like Indonesia to "be vigilant for spillovers" from...

  • JAKARTA, Sept 1- Global economic growth is likely to be weaker than earlier expected, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday, due to a slower recovery in advanced economies and a further slowdown in emerging nations. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde also warned emerging economies like Indonesia to "be vigilant for spillovers" from...

  • *Sees risk of a bigger fallout from China on Europe. TOKYO, Sept 1- Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday it would be beneficial for this week's meeting of the Group of 20 major economies to discuss what is going on in China's economy. China is Japan's biggest trading partner.

  • IMF official says "premature" to speak of Chinese crisis Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    RIMINI, Italy, Aug 22- China's economic slowdown and a sharp fall in its stock market herald not a crisis but a "necessary" adjustment for the world's second biggest economy, a senior International Monetary Fund official said on Saturday. Fresh evidence of easing growth in China hammered global stock markets on Friday, driving Wall Street to its steepest one-day...

  • VIENNA, Aug 21- A senior European Union official said on Friday that a snap election called by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras within hours of new EU bailout cash arriving in Athens would have no effect on the financial aid package. When asked whether the election would change the numbers of the bailout deal, Thomas Wieser, the head of the Euro Working Group...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 19- The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday it will freeze its benchmark currency basket until October 2016, giving markets more time to adjust to the possible addition of China's yuan as part of a review of global reserve currencies. Beijing, keen for its currency to have equal billing with the euro, yen, pound and dollar, has been pushing...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 19- The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday it will freeze its benchmark currency basket until October 2016, giving markets more time to adjust to the possible addition of China's yuan as part of a review of global reserve currencies. Beijing, keen for its currency to have equal billing with the euro, yen, pound and dollar, has been pushing...

  • IMF: Yuan reforms may bring China near floating rate Saturday, 15 Aug 2015 | 1:11 AM ET

    Recent changes to how China manages the yuan could bring the country "quite close to a float" in its exchange rate, a top IMF official said Friday.