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  • IMF urges higher energy taxes to fight climate change Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 31- Energy taxes in much of the world are far below what they should be to reflect the harmful environmental and health impact of fossil fuels use, the International Monetary Fund said in a new book on Thursday.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 30- Argentina faced a race against on time on Wednesday to avert its second default in 12 years, needing either to cut a deal by the end of the day with "holdout" investors suing it or to win more time from a U.S. court to reach a settlement.

  • Time almost up for Argentina to avoid debt default Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:15 AM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, July 30- Argentina faced a race against on time on Wednesday to avert its second default in 12 years, needing to either cut a deal by the end of the day with "holdout" investors suing it or win more time from a U.S. court to reach a settlement.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, July 29- Several hours of negotiations between Argentine officials and holdout investors ended without a resolution, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said in New York on Tuesday, just a day before the nation faces a possible default. If a deal is not reached, Argentina faces another default on its sovereign obligations.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, July 29- Several hours of negotiations between Argentine officials and holdout investors ended without a resolution, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said in New York on Tuesday, just a day before the nation faces a possible default.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, July 29- Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof unexpectedly arrived in New York on Tuesday to join last-minute debt negotiations with "holdout" investors in a bid to avert a default.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, July 29- Holders of Argentina's euro-denominated exchange bonds urged a U.S. judge on Tuesday to suspend a debt ruling in favor of holdout investors suing the country that risks toppling Latin America's No. 3 economy into default. Argentina has until the end of Wednesday to either fulfill a ruling by U.S.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, July 29- Argentine debt negotiators held talks in New York on Tuesday with the U.S. mediator in the South American country's battle with holdout investors, in a last-ditch attempt to avert a default.

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- The International Monetary Fund urged Ukraine's leaders on Friday to press forward with "steady implementation" of economic reforms agreed with the fund, a day after the prime minister tendered his resignation.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 31 Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    PARIS- IMF chief Christine Lagarde and Germany Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble take part in a debate on the future of the euro zone at a conference in Paris- 0900 GMT.

  • FED FOCUS-Are markets poised for Taper Tantrum 2.0? Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    *Wall Street lags central bank's rate-rise expectations. SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, July 17- Investors may be ignoring subtle warnings from the Federal Reserve that a rate rise may come sooner than they think, setting the stage for another painful market contraction much like last year's "taper tantrum."

  • IMF congratulates BRICS for new fund, offers help Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:19 PM ET

    BRASILIA, July 16- The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday congratulated the five BRICS countries for creating a new reserves fund that intends to challenge Western dominance in the global lender.

  • *China aluminium surplus poised to shrink this year- analysts. LONDON, July 7- Copper edged further off 4- month peaks on Monday as investors took profit and stocks rose for a second day running, though lingering supply worries put a strong floor under prices.

  • *Iraq supply worries ease as southern oilfields unscathed. LONDON, July 7- Brent crude steadied under $111 a barrel on Monday, just above a three-week low, as Libya geared up to resume oil exports from two ports closed for nearly a year.

  • *Iraq supply worries ease as southern oilfields unscathed. LONDON, July 7- Brent crude oil slipped to a three-week low under $111 a barrel on Monday as Libya geared up to resume oil exports from two ports closed for nearly a year.

  • SYDNEY, July 7- London copper edged lower on Monday, as traders turned defensive ahead of a slew of corporate earnings reports, but prices broadly held on to last week's 3 percent gains on tighter-than-expected supply. A six-month halt on exports from major producer Indonesia has exacerbated tight conditions.

  • *But geopolitical unrest in Ukraine, Iraq supports prices. SINGAPORE, July 7- Brent crude hit a more than three-week low near $111 a barrel on Monday amid expectations of a rise in supplies as Libya gears up to resume oil exports from two ports that have been closed for nearly a year.

  • *But geopolitical unrest in Ukraine, Iraq supports prices. SINGAPORE, July 7- Brent crude prices hovered near a three-week low just above $110 a barrel on Monday, hurt by a potential rise in oil supply as Libya gears up to resume exports from two ports that have been closed for nearly a year.

  • SYDNEY, July 7- London copper started the week little changed on Monday, broadly holding on to last week's 3 percent gains given tighter-than-expected supply due in part to a halt since January of ore exports from Indonesia.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2100 GMT / 5:00 PM ET Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France- Christine LaGarde, chief of the International Monetary Fund, indicates that the IMF may trim the Fund's growth forecasts, although she says that global economic activity should get stronger in the year's second half and accelerate in 2015..