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  • MOSCOW, April 8- The International Monetary Fund cut its 2014 economic growth forecast for Russia by two-thirds on Tuesday and warned that downside risks remain on geopolitical uncertainties after Moscow's takeover of Crimea.

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday predicted the global recovery would strengthen this year as output in richer nations picked up, but it warned of rising risks in emerging economies.

  • TOKYO, April 8- The Bank of Japan stuck to its existing monetary stimulus on Tuesday, confident that it did not need further support measures to beat chronic deflation even as a sales tax hike clouds the outlook for the world's third-largest economy.

  • TOKYO, April 8- The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Tuesday and maintained its view the economy is likely to continue recovering moderately, signalling its confidence the country is making steady progress toward meeting the bank's price target.

  • How to play the Indian market     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    Amid elections in India today, CNBC's Seema Mody digs into the countries politics and discusses if a reformed government will provide a boost for Indian stocks.

  • *Mersch says QE theoretical, long way to practical steps. *Constancio- must assess inflation outlook before acting. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, April 7- The European Central Bank will get ready to make large-scale asset purchases but is still a long way off embarking on such a plan and will first assess whether the inflation outlook has changed, ECB policymakers said.

  • UniCredit CEO Federico Ghizzoni, says that countries need to implement reforms and companies need to invest to help the European economy, but quantitative easing alone will not be enough.

  • April 4- More Wall Street economists now believe the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in the first half of 2015, as evidence builds that the U.S. economy has regained some momentum lost during an unusually rough winter, a survey showed on Friday.

  • Santelli: Bond curve steepened     Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • ECB Vice-President, Vitor Constancio comments on the relationship with the IMF and says that while the details on quantitative easing have not been discussed, the ECB is committed to using unconventional tools if needed.

  • Euro zone inflation has reached its bottom says ECB Vice-President, Vitor Constancio, adding that the ECB would only act if the period of low inflation started to impact its medium-term scenario.

  • Brazil challenges are manageable: Expert     Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Luciano Coutinho, president of the Brazilian Development Bank, says the challenges Brazil faces, such as its inflation and adjusting the fiscal policy are manageable and comments on the elections.

  • ISTANBUL, April 4- Ratings agency Fitch cut its growth forecasts for Turkey on Friday, citing slower domestic lending growth and signs that consumer and investor confidence are moderating. Turkey targets medium-term economic growth of 5 percent, which the central bank has said it expects to achieve by mid-2015 after shortfalls in 2012 and 2013..

  • *Trade data due Apr 10, CPI Apr 11, GDP Apr 16. BEIJING, April 4- China is forecast to have grown at its slowest rate in five years in the first quarter, a Reuters poll shows, with the slow start to 2014 already prompting government action to steady the world's second-largest economy. Back then, Beijing unleashed a 4 trillion yuan stimulus package to shore up growth.

  • SYDNEY, April 4- The euro traded at one-month lows against the dollar early on Friday, having suffered a bit of a setback after the European Central Bank notched up its dovish rhetoric following a widely expected decision to leave interest rates unchanged.

  • NEW YORK, April 3- Bill Gross, manager of the world's largest bond fund at Pimco, said on Thursday that asset returns will be in the low- to mid-single digits this year despite relatively positive economic growth.

  • Santelli: Yield flattening continues     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Why the ECB should not use quantitative easing     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Bob Parker, senior adviser at Credit Suisse, and Philip Tyson, rates strategist at ICAP, say the ECB is more likely to implement negative rates or LTRO than it is to use quantitative easing.

  • ECB will act 'swiftly' if needed: Draghi     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    ECB President, Mario Draghi, explains why the bank chose to keep its rates unchanged and adds that it stands ready to use "unconventional" tools to cope with the risk of a "too prolonged period of low inflation."

  • Thorsten Polleit, chief economist at Degussa Goldhandel, says fear of deflation will force the European Central Bank to act in the future, despite the central bank keeping interest rates on hold in April.

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