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  • NEW YORK, April 14- The dollar sank on Tuesday after March U.S. retail sales data, while the strongest in a year, came in below expectations, triggering a sell-off that pulled the greenback down from the prior week's strong gains. At the same time, a second blow to the U.S. economic outlook came from the International Monetary Fund. "I wouldn't be surprised if people...

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- Recent shifts in exchange rates should help the global economy, boosting Japan and Europe in particular, amid increasing divergence in the growth paths of the world's major economies, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. The Washington- based institution kept its global growth forecasts unchanged, with faster economic...

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- The International Monetary Fund highlighted an increasing divergence in the growth paths of the world's major economies this year, as a pick-up in the euro zone and India is expected to be offset by diminished prospects in other key emerging markets. In its flagship World Economic Outlook, the Washington- based institution kept its...

  • GENEVA, April 14- Global goods trade will grow by 3.3 percent this year and by 4.0 percent in 2016, less than previously forecast, mainly due to sluggish economic growth, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday. "We expect trade to continue its slow recovery but with economic growth still fragile and continued geopolitical tensions, this trend could easily...

  • GENEVA, April 14- Global goods trade will grow by 3.3 percent this year and by 4.0 percent in 2016, less than previously forecast, mainly due to sluggish economic growth, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday. "We expect trade to continue its slow recovery but with economic growth still fragile and continued geopolitical tensions, this trend could easily...

  • WTO CHIEF ECONOMIST SAYS WTO USES IMF GDP FORECASTS, DOES NOT EXPECT ANY REVISION TO WTO FIGURES FROM IMF'S NEW GDP NUMBERS LATER ON TUESDAY WHICH WILL BE "IN THE SAME BALLPARK".

  • WORLD BANK SAYS OUTLOOK FOR DEVELOPING EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC REGION IS SUBJECT TO "SIGNIFICANT RISKS" DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES IN GLOBAL ECONOMY.

  • SINGAPORE, April 13- The World Bank cut its 2015 growth forecasts for developing East Asia and China, and warned of "significant" risks from global uncertainties including the potential impact from a strengthening dollar and higher U.S. interest rates. The Washington- based lender expects the developing East Asia and Pacific region, which includes China, to grow...

  • SINGAPORE, April 13- The World Bank cut its 2015 growth forecasts for developing East Asia and China, and warned of' significant' risks from global uncertainties including the potential impact from a rising dollar and higher U.S. interest rates. Latest GDP growth projections, percent:. *East Asia and Pacific includes developing EAP and the Newly Industrialised...

  • BERLIN, April 11- Germany's economy minister warned on Saturday against overblowing expectations for an economic boost from a trade deal between the United States and European Union but said the pact was needed to set high common standards for consumers. The European Commission is trying to finalize a deal on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment...

  • GOIANIA, Brazil April 10- The Brazilian economy will likely shrink this year, but the South American country could return to growth in 2016 if it succeeds in boosting investor confidence with its austerity drive, the International Monetary Fund said on Friday. The IMF lowered its 2015 forecast for Brazil's economic performance to a 1 percent contraction from...

  • *China inflation flat, suggesting more easing ahead from Beijing. The stock market push was set to keep Wall Street going up when it resumes later and complemented more lows for euro zone bond yields after Greece repaid a loan tranche to the International Monetary Fund to keep alive its hopes of more aid. Subdued Chinese inflation also fuelled talk of additional...

  • *China inflation flat, suggesting more easing ahead from Beijing. The stock market push was complemented by another low for euro zone bond yields, after Greece repaid a loan tranche to the International Monetary Fund to keep alive its hopes of more aid. Subdued Chinese inflation also led to talk of additional stimulus from Beijing, and upbeat data from major...

  • *Stocks rally, Europe hits more than seven-year high. NEW YORK, April 9- World equity markets rose on Thursday, led by European exchanges after stronger-than-expected German economic figures and Greece's repayment of a 450 million euro loan to the International Monetary Fund. Treasury market weakened after a weak auction of $13 billion in 30- year bonds.

  • *Greece debt repayment reduces safehaven bids for bonds. NEW YORK, April 9- U.S. Greece making a 450 million euro loan payment to the International Monetary Fund also reduced earlier safety bids for U.S. government debt, as it supported the view the cash-strapped nation will obtain further aid from its lenders.

  • *Creditors want Greece to make economic reforms before funds. BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, April 9- Greece made a crucial payment to the International Monetary Fund and won extra emergency lending for its banks on Thursday but it remained unclear whether Athens can satisfy sceptical creditors on economic reforms before it runs out of money. Euro zone partners gave Greece...

  • IMF's Lagarde sees 'new reality' of mediocre growth Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 9- Mediocre economic growth could become the "new reality," leaving millions stuck without jobs and increasing the risks to global financial stability, the head of the International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday. Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the IMF, first warned in October the global economy could be stuck on a "new mediocre"...

  • A Chinese win at IMF no one-way bet for yuan Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, April 8- Later this year the IMF might include the Chinese yuan in its official basket of reserve currencies, a political and economic triumph for Beijing in the teeth of U.S. opposition, but slowing growth in China is likely to limit the impact of the victory. That in turn should lower transaction costs, exchange risk and borrowing costs for China, already...

  • IMF sees low potential economic growth around world Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 9:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 7- The world's growth potential took a big hit after the 2007-2009 financial crisis and is likely to lag for years, implying that interest rates should likely stay low for quite a while, the International Monetary Fund said in a study on Tuesday. The study, part of the Fund's twice-yearly World Economic Outlook, could frame the discussions over...

  • *EU yet to decide, could favour China to win favour with Beijing. In a draft letter seen by Reuters, the head of the European Commission's Legal Service, Luis Romero Requena, warned the head of the trade directorate that the EU would not have a good case to disregard the effects of the World Trade Organization viewing China as a more market-based economy-- a status that...