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  • WASHINGTON, June 30- Factory activity in the U.S. But a cloud looms over the economy following Britain's shock vote last week to leave the European Union. The so-called Brexit referendum unsettled markets and on Thursday, the International Monetary Fund said uncertainty over Britain's departure was the biggest risk to the global economy.

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- Uncertainty over Britain's looming departure from the European Union will dampen near-term economic growth for the UK and the rest of Europe and affect output globally, a spokesman for the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. Last week, it slightly reduced its U.S. growth forecast, and an IMF official said on Wednesday that...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- Uncertainty over Britain's looming departure from the European Union will dampen near-term economic growth for the UK and the rest of Europe and will also affect output globally, a spokesman for the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. IMF chief spokesman Gerry Rice told a regular news briefing that market movements following...

  • IMF SPOKESMAN SAYS EFFECT OF BREXIT UNCERTAINTY TO BE INCLUDED IN NEXT UPDATE OF WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FORECASTS DUE JULY 19.

  • MINSK, June 30- Belarus can see economic growth exceeding 4.5 percent of gross domestic product if it speeds up reforms, the head of the mission of the International Monetary Fund to Belarus, Peter Dohlman, said on Thursday.

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 30 NEW DELHI- World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim holds a press conference to share his thoughts on and highlights of his India visit, including on meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. SEOUL- South Korean Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho to speak on the latest developments of the Korean economy and ways to...

  • *Europe presses Britain to trigger exit to end uncertainty. *Merkel says Britain cannot cherry-pick on EU ties. LONDON/ BRUSSELS, June 28- European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic chaos unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union, a move the IMF said could put pressure on global growth.

  • *Europe presses Britain to trigger exit to end uncertainty. *Merkel says Britain cannot cherry-pick on EU ties. LONDON/ BRUSSELS, June 28- European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic chaos unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union, a move the IMF said could put pressure on global growth.

  • *Europe presses Britain to trigger exit to end uncertainty. *Merkel says Britain cannot cherry-pick on EU ties. LONDON/ BRUSSELS, June 28- European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic chaos unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union, a move the IMF said could put pressure on global growth.

  • *Europe presses Britain to trigger exit to end uncertainty. *Merkel says Britain cannot cherry-pick on EU ties. LONDON/ BRUSSELS, June 28- European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic chaos unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union, a move the IMF said could put pressure on global growth.

  • People walk over Westminster Bridge wrapped in Union flags, towards the Queen Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) and The Houses of Parliament in central London on June 26, 2016.

    The Brits cast their votes in favor of leaving the European Union, but they haven't left the politico-economic coalition yet.

  • BRUSSELS, June 28- With no suitable ready-made deal, the European Union and Britain could face years of negotiations to find a settlement that balances London's wish to maximise access to EU markets with its demand to regain sovereignty and limit migration. The EU's off-the-shelf model, the European Economic Area, extending EU markets to Norway, Iceland and...

  • *Europe presses Britain to trigger exit to end uncertainty. *Merkel says Britain cannot cherry-pick on EU ties. LONDON/ BRUSSELS, June 28- European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic chaos unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union, a move the IMF said could put pressure on global growth.

  • BEIJING, June 28- Brexit creates huge political uncertainty and will put pressure on global growth, the International Monetary Fund' s Deputy Managing Director Zhu Min said on Tuesday.

  • LONDON, June 28- Britain's vote to leave the European Union continued to reverberate through financial markets, with the pound falling to its lowest level in 31 years, despite government attempts to relieve some of the confusion about the political and economic outlook. UK finance minister George Osborne said early Monday that the British economy was strong...

  • LONDON, June 27- Britain's vote last Thursday to leave the European Union continued to reverberate through financial markets on Monday, with the pound falling to its lowest level in 31 years, despite government attempts to relieve some of the confusion about the political and economic outlook. UK finance minister George Osborne said early Monday that the...

  • The survey from the Angus Reid Institute on Monday come as protectionist sentiment swells in the United States, where voters at both ends of the political spectrum question the economic benefits of NAFTA. The U.S. Congress is hesitating to ratify a new 12- nation trade pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which also includes Canada and Mexico.

  • June 26- Britain is likely to enter a recession within the year as a result of last week's vote to leave the European Union, a decision that will stunt global economic growth as well, Goldman Sachs' top economists said on Sunday. "We now expect the economy to enter a mild recession by early 2017," Goldman economist Jan Hatzius and Sven Jari Stehn wrote in a note for...

  • World stocks headed for one the biggest slumps on record as investors predicted the impact of the narrow 52 vs 48 percent vote for Britain to leave the European Union would damage economic confidence across the globe. Those who campaigned for Britain to leave had said a weaker pound could help UK exports, but it will also reduce the value of foreign companies' UK...

  • LONDON, June 24- Britain's vote to leave the European Union means uncertainty for markets and companies as London initiates at least two years of negotiations with the EU. "That is a catastrophic result for Britain and also for Europe and Germany, especially the German economy. "We expect a significant drop in trade with Britain in the coming months.