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  • WASHINGTON, May 14- The European Central Bank will not stop short in rolling out its trillion-euro-plus money printing scheme, its president said on Thursday, playing down fears that quantitative easing could blow price bubbles. Mario Draghi's clear commitment, delivered in Washington to an audience at the International Monetary Fund, shows there is little...

  • WASHINGTON, May 14- The International Monetary Fund on Thursday said its chief economist Olivier Blanchard is retiring from the IMF, and the search for his replacement would begin immediately. Blanchard will take up a new position as a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a nonprofit think tank in Washington, the IMF said.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 27 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will give the Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the International Monetary Fund- 1400 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England member Don Kohn speaks to the Society of Business Economists- 1700 GMT. OTTAWA- Bank of Canada publishes its semi-annual review, with articles on Inflation Dynamics in the...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 26 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    LONDON- Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquin Levy visits the United Kingdom and holds a press conference- 1645 GMT. SARAJEVO- Sarajevo Business Forum 2015. WASHINGTON- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will give the Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the IMF- 0800 GMT.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 25 Monday, 11 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    LONDON- Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquin Levy visits the United Kingdom and holds a press conference- 1645 GMT. SARAJEVO- Sarajevo Business Forum 2015. WASHINGTON- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will give the Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the IMF- 0800 GMT.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 25 Monday, 11 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- U.S. Treasury Department will host its annual State Small Business Credit Initiative conference. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook before the New York Association for Business Economics- 1645 GMT. WASHINGTON- Former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan speaks before the 17th...

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday said high equity valuations could pose potential dangers but that stability risks across the U.S. financial system remained in check. "I would highlight that equity market valuations at this point generally are quite high," Yellen said. Yellen's view on the run-up in stocks was an answer to...

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday said the central bank is prepared to take further action to make the financial system safer, in a warning to the banking industry and non-bank lenders. In prepared remarks at the " Finance and Society" conference held at the International Monetary Fund, Yellen outlined the contributions of the...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 18 Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde participate in " Finance and Society" conversation before the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society hosted by the IMF- 1315 GMT. BUDAPEST- Central bank of Hungary publishes April policy meeting- 1200 GMT.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 18 Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde participate in " Finance and Society" conversation before the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society hosted by the IMF- 1315 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George...

  • ATHENS/ BRUSSELS, May 4- Wide differences over pension and labour reforms continued to dog intensive negotiations between Greece's leftist government and its international creditors despite progress in other areas as the country's cash position becomes increasingly critical. Government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis sounded the alarm on Monday,...

  • What matters to markets this week Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Influences from abroad may first drive stocks, bonds and the dollar.

  • Jobs report is big but watch out for Europe Friday, 1 May 2015 | 7:21 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Influences from abroad may first drive stocks, bonds and the dollar.

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Saturday that a new IMF support program for Ghana would likely unlock lending from other bilateral institutions. "It clearly will have a catalytic effect," IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told a news conference at the conclusion of a meeting of the IMF's steering committee.

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- China does not want to bend the rules in its favor to include the yuan in the IMF's basket of major reserve currencies, the No. 2 official at the International Monetary Fund said. Beijing tightly controls the yuan's movements and has strong capital controls, but it is pushing for increased use of the currency for trade and investment as part of a...

  • *UK unemployment rate falls to 5.6 pct. LONDON, April 17- Britain's economy created the largest number of new jobs in nearly a year and unemployment hit its lowest rate since mid-2008, official labor market data showed on Friday, the last such report before a closely fought election on May 7. The opposition Labor Party stressed the slow pace of Britain's recovery in...

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- Greece on Thursday sounded a mix of defiance and willingness to compromise with its international creditors on reforms required to unlock more loans, as it faces running out of money ahead of debt repayments next month. Its official creditors- the euro zone and the IMF- have frozen bailout aid until the new leftist-led government in Athens...

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- The head of the International Monetary Fund on Thursday signaled she would not grant a payment delay to Greece, as it had never been done for an advanced economy and the Fund should protect its safe reputation. Greece is fast running out of cash and its euro zone and IMF lenders have frozen bailout aid until the new leftist-led government in...

  • It's 'crunchtime' for Greece: Kraemer   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    It's 'crunchtime' for Greece: Kraemer

    Moritz Kraemer, chief sovereign ratings officer at Standard & Poor's, says that it's a "race against the clock" for Greece, with all easy options off the table.

  • IMF's Lagarde says Greece should not delay payments Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:50 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 16- The head of the International Monetary Fund on Thursday signaled she would not grant a payment delay to Greece, as it had never been done for an advanced economy and the Fund should protect its safe reputation. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said a Greek delay on its repayments to the Fund would not be recommended in the current...