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  • *IMF warns Greece needs debt extension. July 2- U.S. stocks closed down slightly on Thursday after the International Monetary Fund warned Greece ahead of its Sunday referendum that it faces a huge financial hole, and mixed jobs data dampened the U.S. economic outlook. While the IMF was warning that Greece needed an extra 50 billion euros over the next three years to...

  • NEW YORK, July 2- U.S. stocks ended slightly lower on Thursday after the International Monetary Fund warned that Greece faces a financial hole ahead of its Sunday referendum, and as muted jobs data dampened the U.S. economic outlook. Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 30.5 points, or 0.17 percent, to 17,727.41, the S&P 500 lost...

  • *IMF warns Greece needs debt extension. July 2- U.S. stocks extended losses on Thursday after the International Monetary Fund warned Greece may need a large debt writeoff, and muted U.S. jobs data dampened the economic outlook. "The market seems to be paying more attention to what may happen with Greece as well as whether or not wage growth will pick up," said Omar...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St turns negative as IMF warns on Greece Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 12:13 PM ET

    *IMF warns Greece needs debt extension. July 2- U.S. stocks turned negative after the International Monetary Fund warned Greece may need a further large debt writeoff, and weak U.S. jobs data dampened the economic outlook. "The market seems to be paying more attention to what may happen with Greece as well as whether or not wage growth will pick up," said Omar Aguilar,...

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- The International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday that Greece would need an extension of its European Union loans and a potentially a large debt writeoff if it grows more slowly than expected and economic reforms are not implemented. The Washington- based institution, which is part of a "troika" that includes the European Commission and...

  • July 2- The International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday that Greece would need an extension of its European Union loans and a large debt writeoff if it grows more slowly than expected and economic reforms are not implemented. The IMF warning in a preliminary draft of its latest debt sustainability report came as Greece readies for a Sunday referendum on an...

  • July 1- Moody's cut its rating on Greece to' Caa3' from' Caa2' as the country became the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund. Moody's said the likelihood of Greece obtaining support from its creditors had fallen since the ratings agency's prior review of the country in April. Greece, which defaulted on a 1.6 billion euro...

  • Moody's lowers Greece's ratings after default Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 4:59 PM ET

    July 1- Moody's cut its rating on Greece to' Caa3' from' Caa2' as the country became the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund.

  • *Greece on Tuesday defaulted on a 1.6 billion euro repayment to the International Monetary Fund. *Euro zone finance ministers will hold a conference call at 11:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday to discuss Greece. *The Institute for Supply Management will release its June manufacturing data at 10:00 a.m. ET.

  • *OPEC, U.S. output rises to multi-year highs. LONDON, July 1- Oil fell below $63 a barrel on Wednesday after Greece defaulted on its debt to the International Monetary Fund while U.S. and OPEC production hit new highs, prompting concern about risks to the economic outlook and ample supply. "The oil market is being literally flooded with OPEC crude oil at present," said...

  • July 1- Asia's largest economies showed hints of healing last month but euro zone factory growth remained tepid as Greek debt talks, and the country's possible departure from the bloc, dominated debate in Europe. Speculation Athens would fail to make June 30' s 1.6 billion euro repayment to the International Monetary Fund, heightening expectations Greece...

  • UPDATE 1-China calls for Greek debt talks to continue Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 4:06 AM ET

    BEIJING, July 1- China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday called for talks between Greece and its creditors to continue, after the country defaulted on a loan with the International Monetary Fund. "From China's point of view we hope to see that the EU and euro zone can appropriately resolve this issue and Greece can continue to remain in the euro zone.

  • LONDON, July 1- Euro zone factory growth picked up slightly last month but remained tepid as uncertainty around Greek debt talks-- and the country's possible exit from the bloc-- swept across the region, a survey found on Wednesday. Amid speculation Athens would fail to make Tuesday's 1.6 billion euro repayment to the International Monetary Fund, expectations...

  • *Skepticism in euro zone about lending more to Greece. ATHENS/ BRUSSELS, July 1- Greece was appealing to its euro zone partners and the European Central Bank on Wednesday to keep it afloat after defaulting on its debt to the International Monetary Fund and losing frozen international bailout money. In Germany, Greece's biggest creditor, a senior lawmaker in...

  • *Greece not able to repay 1.6 bln euros owed to IMF. *OPEC, U.S. output rises to multi-year highs. SINGAPORE, July 1- Oil prices fell over 1 percent on Wednesday after Greece became the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund, and as both U.S. and OPEC production hit new records.

  • *Asia holds nerve as Greece misses IMF loan payment. SYDNEY, July 1- Asian shares made guarded gains on Wednesday as investors gave a resigned shrug to news Greece had become the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund. Calming after two days of wild swings, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, July 1- The euro slipped in Asia on Wednesday with Greece's fate still hanging in the balance after it became the first advanced economy to ever be in arrears to the International Monetary Fund. It has been choppy between $1.0955 and $1.1279 this week in reaction to ever-changing developments in Greece. The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday...

  • QUITO, June 30- Ecuador's economy grew 3 percent in the first quarter compared with the same period last year and was fueled by the non-oil sector, the central bank said on Tuesday. In 2014, Ecuador's economy grew 3.5 percent in the first quarter from the year-ago period. Ecuador is the smallest member of OPEC and depends heavily on oil and mining.

  • *OPEC, U.S. output rises to multi-year highs. SINGAPORE, July 1- Oil prices fell on Wednesday after Greece became the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund and as both U.S. and OPEC production hit new records. "Iraqi crude production climbed to a record level this month, with OPEC crude oil output estimated to have reached...

  • PRECIOUS-Gold struggles as Greek crisis lifts dollar Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 9:11 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, July 1- Gold struggled close to its lowest in nearly four weeks on Wednesday, as the dollar stood tall after Greece missed a loan payment to the International Monetary Fund. *Greece made last-minute overtures to its international creditors for financial aid on Tuesday, but it was not enough to save the country from becoming the first developed economy...