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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- Greece has begun talks for ending International Monetary Fund aid to the country, but will continue to have routine post-bailout reviews by the Washington- based group, a Greek official said after talks with the IMF's chief on Sunday. The IMF is deeply unpopular in Greece for insisting on austerity cuts under Greece's 240 billion euro EU/IMF...

  • But the reality is that Germany hasn't looked this isolated over its policy prescriptions for Europe since the height of the euro zone financial crisis more than two years ago. Treasury Secretary who in an unusually frank panel discussion accused Germany of leading Europe down a path of Japanese-style deflation with a misguided focus on budget...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 23 Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks on " Monetary Policy and Communications" before the Society of American Business Editors and Writers annual fall conference in New York- 1300 GMT. WASHINGTON- 2014 IIF Annual Membership Meeting. Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Sobel, Bank of Mexico Deputy Governor...

  • COLUMN-Old measures for New Mediocrity: James Saft Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    Oct 9- The IMF's "new mediocre" has the sound of a threat, but we may end by wishing it was a promise. The global economy is "looking into the face of what we have called the risk of a new mediocre" period in economic growth, "IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday in Washington D.C. at the annual IMF and World Bank meetings. The IMF's advice relies heavily on...

  • *U.S., Germany lack political will to spend. Germany is in danger of slipping into recession, China has slowed, and U.S. policymakers are concerned a fresh bout of global weakness will stymie the U.S. recovery as well. International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde issued a blunt call on Thursday for the United States and Germany to open the taps...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- World economic leaders are being urged to rally around a plan to let government do what it does best- spend money- in an effort to buoy a global economy that remains slack and slowing. Even Germany is in danger of slipping into recession, China has slowed, and U.S. policymakers are concerned a fresh world slowdown will stymie the U.S. recovery as well.

  • IMF urges countries to take growth seriously Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 9- The world's policymakers must take economic reforms more seriously, or they could see their economies stuck in a muddle of mediocre growth with high debt and unemployment, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said her advice had not changed much since six months ago- the last...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Oct 22 Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives welcome remarks before the 39th Annual Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Fall Conference- 1345 GMT. WASHINGTON- Peterson Institute/ Moody Investors Service host panel on "The EU financial system on the eve of the single supervisory mechanism." WASHINGTON- 2014 Bretton Woods Committee...

  • The new mediocre: Stocks close at session lows Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 4:22 PM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks close at the day's lows as worries about growth outside of the U.S. and fears the Fed may raise rates soon weigh.

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at Georgetown University in Washington, on October 2, 2014.

    The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday downgraded its global growth outlook for both this year and next. CNBC's Sara Eisen provides analysis.

  • IMF alert: World growth 'mediocre'  Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports the IMF has lowered its world growth forecast for this year and 2015, but has raised its U.S. growth forecast.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 20 Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- World Business Forum in New York. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew talks about the global economy and the recent G20 finance ministers meeting in a discussion sponsored by the Peterson Institute- 1245 GMT. ALBUQUERQUE- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George speaks on the U.S. economy before an economic forum hosted by the Federal...

  • DUBAI, Oct 6- The Yemeni government's deal with Houthi rebels is broadly in line with conditions of a loan provided by the International Monetary Fund, despite the rollback of some subsidy cuts, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde was quoted as saying. The IMF agreed in July to provide a $553 million loan to Yemen over the next three years after the government...

  • LONDON, Oct 5- World policymakers gather in Washington later this week to ponder how to sustain economic recovery at a time when the United States is about to turn off its money taps. Given the same G20 finance ministers and central bankers met in Australia only two weeks ago it is not hard to guess how the debate will go: most of the western world will urge the euro...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Oct 15 Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    KRISTIANSAND, Norway- Norges Bank Deputy Governor Jon Nicolaisen and Norges Bank Investment Management Chief Risk Officer Jan Thomsen address Norges Bank's regional network in Kristiansand. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's central bank Governor Stefan Ingves will hold a presentation for the Swedish Center for Business and Policy Studies/SIFR Finance panel.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- The global economy could be stuck on a' new mediocre' growth path with high debt and unemployment unless policymakers open up labor markets, invest in infrastructure and reform fiscal policies, the head of the International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday. Speaking after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi announced a plan to buy...

  • Falling energy prices point to weakening world economy Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    LONDON, Oct 2- A sharp fall in energy prices around the world signals worse to come for the slowing global economy as China's decade-long boom peters out, in addition to Europe's long struggle with recession. The price of oil, the world's most important fuel source, has dropped 20 percent since the summer to below $92 per barrel on Thursday, a level last seen in June...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- The global economy could be stuck in a weak growth rut for a long time as countries struggle to pull free from a past of high debt and unemployment, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. Central banks in the United States, Japan, the euro zone and Britain have all sharply lowered rates to boost economic growth.

  • IMF's Lagarde says global recovery 'not good enough' Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 2- The global economy could be stuck in a weak growth rut for a long time as countries struggle to pull free from a past of high debt and unemployment, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. The economic rebound is even weaker than the IMF predicted six months ago, and countries risk getting bound to a prolonged period of...

  • IMF's Lagarde: Global economy weaker  Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, gave a bearish outlook on the global economy, and expressed concern about an escalation in Ukraine and of the Ebola virus.