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  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, July 2- The British pound held firm near six-year highs following an upbeat manufacturing survey while the yen and the euro lost steam as the uptick from quarter-end buying faded. The pound, which scurried to $1.7167 on Tuesday, its highest since October 2008, traded firm at $1.7148.

  • SYDNEY, July 2- Asian stocks scored a three-year peak on Wednesday after a round of upbeat global economic data whetted risk appetites and helped Wall Street taste all-time highs.

  • SYDNEY, July 2- Asian stocks scored a three-year peak on Wednesday after a round of upbeat global economic data whetted risk appetites and helped Wall Street taste all-time highs.

  • FOREX-Aussie, sterling outperform as dollar dithers Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    SYDNEY, July 2- The Australian dollar hovered near an eight-month peak early on Wednesday, having been swept higher by a short squeeze while an upbeat manufacturing survey helped power sterling to levels not seen in nearly six years.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- The International Monetary Fund continues to be seen as a club for rich countries, limiting how much other nations trust its advice as objective, the IMF's own auditor said in a report on Tuesday.

  • *IMF cuts 2014 U.S. growth forecast to 2 percent. WASHINGTON, June 16- The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for the United States on Monday and said the economy would not reach full employment until the end of 2017, allowing interest rates to be held near zero for longer than financial markets expect.

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- Weak economic growth in the United States is a temporary phenomenon, with limited impact on the rest of the world, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Monday. U.S. growth in the first quarter contracted due to a harsh winter, but the IMF said it is likely to rebound.

  • IMF's Lagarde urges "gradual path" for Fed rate hikes Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 16- The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Monday that the U.S. Federal Reserve should move interest rates up only gradually when it finally begins to lift borrowing costs from near-zero.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to June 26 Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- International Monetary Fund releases its annual review of the U.S. economy- 1330 GMT. SANTANDER, Spain- Seminar on "The Europe left by the crisis". Speakers:- European Commission President Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos and Bank of Spain Deputy Governor Fernando Restoy.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to June 25 Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Mary Miller speaks before the 42nd Annual National Housing Conference Policy Symposium- 1315 GMT. DUBROVNIK, Croatia- 20th Dubrovnik Economic Conference organized by the Croatian National Bank in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

  • LONDON, June 6- The International Monetary Fund urged Britain to cool its housing market by reining in risky mortgages, the strongest warning yet from an international organisation about the risk of a property price bubble.

  • LONDON, June 6- IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde ruled herself out of the running for the job of European Commission president on Friday, saying she intended to complete her term in charge of the International Monetary Fund.

  • LONDON, June 6- IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde ruled herself out as a potential candidate for the job of European Commission president, saying she intended to see out her term in charge of the International Monetary Fund.

  • IMF tells Britain to rein in riskier mortgages Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 6:01 AM ET

    LONDON, June 6- The International Monetary Fund urged Britain to rein in risky mortgages to cool the housing market, the strongest warning yet from an international organization about the risk of a property price bubble. Britain's finance ministry and its central bank have said they are keeping a close eye on the housing market.

  • LONDON, June 4- Britain's finance minister George Osborne voiced confidence on Tuesday that politicians and regulators from major economies will achieve a framework for sorting out problems with bank regulation within six months.

  • LONDON, June 4- Britain's finance minister George Osborne voiced confidence on Tuesday that politicians and regulators from major economies will achieve a framework for sorting out problems with bank regulation within six months.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1230 GMT / 8.30 AM ET Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    WARSAW/ PARIS- French President Francois Hollande plans to raise concerns about a possible $10 billion- plus U.S. fine on BNP Paribas that he considers disproportionate with U.S. counterpart Barack Obama.

  • Merkel eyes Lagarde for EU Commission: Sources Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 1:40 AM ET

    Angela Merkel has asked France whether it would be willing to put forward Christine Lagarde as president of the European Commission, two sources said.

  • *Institute of International Finance meets in London June 4-6. LONDON, June 4- How far banks are along the path to rehabilitation will be thrown into sharp focus this week when politicians, central bankers and bank bosses gather in London- Europe's finance capital and also the site of many of the industry's ills.

  • PARIS, June 3- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked France whether it would be willing to put forward International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde as president of the European Commission, two French sources briefed on the exchanges said.