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WASHINGTON, April 8- The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday predicted the global recovery would strengthen this year and next as output in richer nations picked up, but it warned of rising risks in emerging economies.
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.
They released their letter as the Senate voted 59-38 for the bill. The outlook remains cloudy, though, for legislation that took three months to move through the Senate. Jack Reed, D- R.I., and Dean Heller, R- Nev., the bill's leading supporters, said they were willing to consider changes in hopes of securing passage in a highly reluctant House.
PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks before the "Enhancing Prudential Standards in Financial Regulations" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia- 1845 GMT.
"Given the economic outlook, and given also my view that we need accommodative policy relative to historical norms, we need to have relatively low levels of interest rates for quite some time," San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams told Reuters.
*Athens sees full market return in 2016. *Athens could tap markets a second time this year. The Eurogroup of finance ministers met in Athens this week, attracting about 5,000 protesters who denounced the latest measures agreed with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to try to make the economy more competitive.
April 1- A remarkable rise in U.S. bank lending may hold the key to the outlook for the U.S. economy, but it could be either very good or very bad news.
LISBON, March 28- Portugal's chances of making a clean break from its international bailout in May are growing as its economic outlook gradually improves, borrowing costs slide, and some political dividends are seen for the government from going it alone. Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho has said the government will decide on what to do in April.
HONG KONG, March 27- A bubble could form in the U.S. economy even as the Federal Reserve unwinds its accommodative policy, a top U.S. central banker said on Thursday, adding policymakers' ability to spot them had improved substantially.
MOSCOW, March 24- Russia is at risk of recession as investors pull money out of the country, with growth likely to evaporate if capital outflows reach $100 billion, the head of its largest bank, state-owned Sberbank, said on Monday.
*Portugal, Greece shares and debt Europe's winners in 2014. LONDON, March 24- Yield-hungry investors are flocking back to Greek and Portuguese markets, shunned by international buyers for four years, as the outlook for the bailed-out countries improves and alternatives look more expensive or increasingly risky.
*Data due 8:50 a.m. April 1. TOKYO, March 24- Japanese manufacturers' mood probably improved in the three months to March but it will likely weaken the following quarter due to concerns that a sales tax hike may dent the pace of the economic recovery, a Reuters poll showed.
ZURICH, March 12- A nascent economic recovery in Europe helped Adecco, the world's largest staffing agency by sales, beat fourth-quarter profit forecasts and increase revenue for the first time in seven quarters.
WASHINGTON, March 10- The White House on Monday forecast more robust economic growth in 2014 than last year and a further pickup in the economy for 2015.. Under a White House projection, the U.S. economy is expected to expand by 3.1 percent this year, faster than last year's 1.7 percent. Growth would pick up to 3.4 percent in 2015, the White House said.
WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 6- The U.S. economic outlook would have to change dramatically for the Federal Reserve to alter the pace at which it is winding down its massive bond-buying program, three top U.S. central bankers said on Thursday.
NEW YORK, March 6- The U.S. economic outlook would have to change substantially for the Federal Reserve to alter the pace at which it is winding down asset purchases, a top U.S. central banker said on Thursday.
ATHENS, Feb 14- Greece's economy shrank by a smaller-than-expected 3.7 percent last year, marking the first time it has outperformed expectations since a debt crisis took hold and boosting hopes for a recovery this year.
CNBC's Mandy Drury reports Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta has no intention of resigning over the Italian economic recession.
*Cites improving economies in Europe, United States. *OPEC pumps more crude in January on partial Libya recovery. LONDON, Feb 12- World oil demand will rise slightly more than expected in 2014, OPEC said on Wednesday, becoming the second major forecaster this week to predict higher fuel use as economic growth picks up in Europe and the United States.
WASHINGTON, Feb 11- Janet Yellen, fresh from taking the helm of the Federal Reserve, made it clear on Tuesday she would not make any abrupt changes to U.S. monetary policy, saying the central bank was on track to keep reducing its stimulus even though the labor market recovery was far from complete.