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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The International Monetary Fund on Thursday said it would send a fact-finding team to Ukraine next week in response to Kiev's request for support after the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovich.

  • IMF says its team will be in Kiev next week Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The International Monetary Fund on Thursday said it would send a fact-finding team to Ukraine next week in response to the country's request for support after the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovich. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said earlier that the IMF and its international partners were discussing how to help Ukraine.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- Income inequality can lead to slower or less sustainable economic growth, while redistribution of income, when measured, does not hurt and can even help an economy, IMF staff found in a research study released on Wednesday.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Mar 11 Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    WOOSTER, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Sandra Pianalto gives lecture, "Reflections on 35 Years with the Federal Reserve System" at the James R. Wilson Lecture Series hosted by the College of Wooster- 0030 GMT. SAITAMA, Japan- Bank of Japan board member Koji Ishida speaks to business leaders in Saitama- 0130 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- The International Monetary Fund is likely to send a technical support team to Ukraine soon in order to assist Kiev after its president was toppled by violent street protests over the weekend, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- The International Monetary Fund is likely to send a technical support team to Ukraine soon in order to assist Kiev after its president was toppled by violent street protests over the weekend, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday.

  • *Acting president says Ukraine close to default. KIEV, Feb 24- Ukraine appealed for urgent international aid on Monday after the fall of Russian-backed president Viktor Yanukovich cast doubt on a bailout deal with Moscow, saying it needed $35 billion over the next two years.

  • PARIS, Feb 23- Western nations face a daunting task to help stabilise a near bankrupt Ukraine after a popular uprising toppled its Russian-backed president, and will need to placate a wounded Moscow.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 23- The world's top economies have adopted a soft target of adding at least 2 percentage points to growth over five years, a source said, signalling optimism that the worst of crisis-era austerity was behind them.

  • WRAPUP 1-G20 ready to aspire to faster global growth Saturday, 22 Feb 2014 | 9:13 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Feb 23- The world's top economies are on the verge of adopting a soft target of adding an extra 2 percentage points to global growth over five years at a meeting in Sydney, signalling optimism that the worst of crisis-era austerity was behind them.

  • U.S. backs G20 crackdown on global tax loopholes Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 1:43 AM ET

    SYDNEY, Feb 21- The United States threw its weight behind a push to make global taxation reform a key goal for the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies, supporting moves to close loopholes used by major multinationals to avoid tax.

  • *Lew urges efforts to boost domestic demand in China, Japan, Europe. As finance ministers and central bank chiefs from the Group of 20 developed and emerging gather ahead of a weekend meeting in Sydney, many are already talking at cross purposes. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said at a financial conference in Sydney ahead of the ministerial meetings.

  • ABIDJAN, Feb 9- Ivory Coast is re-emerging as the prime investment destination in French-speaking West Africa after a decade of political turmoil but President Alassane Ouattara must weed out corruption and promote reconciliation to keep cash flowing in.

  • DIARY - Top economic events to Feb 8 Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    Jan 27- For other related diaries, please. BRUSSELS- Meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council. BRUSSELS- IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble and Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos will attend the IMF Book launch function titled "Jobs and Growth: Supporting the European Recovery"- 0700 GMT.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to Feb 6 Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    Jan 27- For other related diaries, please. TUESDAY, JAN 28 BRUSSELS- IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble and Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos will attend an IMF book launch function "Jobs and Growth: Supporting the European Recovery"- 0700 GMT.

  • Veterans of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos seized on the wobble as a warning that expectations for a smooth upswing were misplaced, and that recovery would likely be volatile and uneven. "I hear way too much optimism now," Larry Fink, CEO of investment group BlackRock, told the forum.

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 25- Euro zone inflation is "way below target" and deflation is a potential risk for the bloc, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde told the World Economic Forum in Davos on Saturday.

  • *European deflation, Japan reforms, China bubble all risks. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and central bankers Mark Carney, Mario Draghi and Haruhiko Kuroda.

  • LONDON, Jan 19- Talk that some of the world's major developed countries are flirting with deflation, a damaging and sustained spiral of falling prices, probably won't turn to reality, according to the consensus of market economists.

  • LONDON, Jan 16- A much better year lies in store for most of the world's major developed economies, although weak inflation will persist, complicating central banks' ability to get interest rates back to normal, Reuters polls forecast on Thursday.

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