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  • ANTANANARIVO, June 4- Madagascar has made state institutions more transparent and supported medium-term growth but the economy is struggling now due to weak commodity prices, bad weather and tax avoidance, the IMF said. The International Monetary Fund made the comments in a statement on Thursday at the end of its latest mission to Madagascar since it renewed...

  • WASHINGTON, June 3- Argentina has failed to take sufficient steps to bring the quality of its economic statistics in line with global standards, the International Monetary Fund's board said on Wednesday. The IMF, which requires accurate data to analyze the world's economies, censured Argentina in 2013 over failing to improve its inflation and gross domestic...

  • Growth is also being buoyed by ultra-supportive central bank policy in the big developed economies and in many places outside the United States by a stronger dollar, which makes the exports of other currency zones relatively cheaper. The Paris- based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, a think tank funded by its membership of primarily...

  • ATHENS, June 3- Greece will not make a June 5 repayment to the International Monetary Fund if there is no prospect of an aid-for-reforms deal with its international creditors soon, the spokesman for the ruling Syriza party said on Wednesday. Greece owes a total of about 320 billion euros, of which about 65 percent to euro zone governments and the IMF, and about 8.7...

  • NEW YORK, June 2- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday helped by the dollar's decline and bond yields rose while investors searched for clarity on Greece's debt crisis. Athens faces a Friday deadline to repay 300 million euros to the International Monetary Fund. "It is all revolving around the climactic situation in Europe," said Ken Polcari, Director of the NYSE floor...

  • LONDON, June 2- An international campaign to stamp out corporate tax dodging will fail and G20 leading economies should instead adopt a global minimum tax rate for multinationals, a coalition of 10 charities and human rights bodies said. The G20 asked the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in 2013 to devise reforms to the international...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 15 Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on the U.S. economic outlook and monetary policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies- 1400 GMT. PARIS- Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Forum 2015. PARIS- European Central Bank board member Daniele Nouy speaks at the panel discussion "Unlocking...

  • BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, June 2- The leaders of Germany, France and Greece's international creditor institutions agreed late on Monday to work with "real intensity" in the coming days as they try to clinch a deal in debt negotiations with Athens. Athens and its creditors from the euro zone countries and the International Monetary Fund are racing to hammer out a deal that...

  • The euro zone has set a deadline of Friday to conclude the slow-moving talks to allow time for institutions and ministers to approve a deal and secure parliamentary backing to disburse frozen aid before Greece's bailout expires at the end of June. Athens is due to make a 300 million euro repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Friday amid growing...

  • FOREX-Euro falls as Greece deadlock remains Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 7:20 AM ET

    LONDON, June 1- The euro fell on Monday after Greece failed to meet a self-imposed Sunday deadline for reaching an agreement with its lenders to unlock aid, keeping alive fears of a debt default and possibile exit from the euro zone. Greece faces a payment to the International Monetary Fund on Friday and the expiration of its bailout program on June 30.

  • LONDON, June 1- The euro tumbled on Monday after Greece missed a self-imposed Sunday deadline for reaching an agreement with its lenders to unlock aid, keeping alive fears of a debt default and potential exit from the euro zone. Athens and its euro zone and International Monetary Fund creditors have been locked in talks for months, with the single currency...

  • LONDON, June 1- European shares kicked off June on a positive note on Monday, helped by a rise in pharma stocks, although main indexes were still stuck in their recent range as uncertainty persisted over Greece's future. Athens and its euro zone and International Monetary Fund creditors have been locked in talks for months on a cash-for-reforms agreement.

  • WASHINGTON, May 29- German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has corrected an interview with International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde in which she had been quoted as saying that a Greek exit from the euro zone was a "possibility". The IMF released a transcript of the interview, which was still having an impact on markets on Friday.

  • DRESDEN, Germany, May 29- Greece and its creditors need to quickly agree on a broad deal to address the Greek debt crisis and then work out the details before Athens hits deadlines for repayments, U.S. Greece and its creditors from the euro zone countries and the International Monetary Fund are trying to hammer out a cash-for-reforms deal that would prevent the...

  • UPDATE 2-Greek crisis overshadows G7 growth talks Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 5:36 PM ET

    DRESDEN, Germany, May 28- The head of the International Monetary Fund warned that Greece could fall out of the euro zone as it struggled to sort out its debt stand-off, which is adding to concern about the patchiness of global economic recovery. Greece was not officially on the agenda of the Group of Seven meeting on Thursday in a former palace in the eastern Germany...

  • *Greece expected to make June 5 payment despite threats. The government is talking up chances of an aid-for-reform agreement before a roughly 300 million euro payment falls due on June 5 to the International Monetary Fund, which along with the euro zone funds Greece. Even if Greece did miss an IMF payment, the consequences need not be immediately catastrophic,...

  • *U.S. presses Europe, IMF to show flexibility on Greece. DRESDEN, Germany, May 28- Finance chiefs from the Group of Seven economic powers met on Thursday to discuss how to revive a faltering global recovery, with the United States leaning on Europe to reach a deal to avert a Greek bankruptcy. Speaking before meeting the Group of Seven finance chiefs, International...

  • *U.S. expected to press Europe to reach deal on Greece. DRESDEN, Germany, May 27- Little more than a gentlemen's club in recent years, G7 finance ministers and central bankers have their work cut out this week to revive stuttering global growth and defuse tensions over China's growing economic clout. The United States is likely to use the talks, beginning late on...

  • BEIJING, May 26- China should step up fiscal support for its economy if growth dips below 6.5 percent this year, or prepare to take steps to rein in credit and investment if growth surprises on the upper side, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. The IMF said China still faced risks form unsustainable credit and investment growth and urged the...

  • "With the negotiations between Greece and the rest of the euro area at an impasse, an impatient German Chancellor Merkel has warned that an agreement must be reached before the end of the month," said Thomas Costerg, senior economist at Standard Chartered. Greece cannot make a payment to the International Monetary Fund due on June 5 unless foreign lenders...