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  • BEIJING, March 28- China's Premier Li Keqiang sought to reassure jittery global investors that Beijing was ready to support the cooling economy, saying the government had the necessary policies in place and would push ahead with infrastructure investment.

  • Ukraine faces painful slog to economic recovery Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    *Russia accounts for 25 pct of Ukrainian exports. KIEV, March 28- Smarting from Ukraine's U-turn towards Europe, Russia is likely to employ every weapon in its economic arsenal to ensure its neighbour's road to financial recovery is as painful as possible, even when paved with billions of dollars in Western aid.

  • BEIJING, March 28- China has the policy tools in store to support the economy this year and will roll out support measures, Premier Li Keqiang was quoted by the state media as saying, seeking to address recent concerns over faltering growth.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to April 10 Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    KANSAS CITY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George speaks on the U.S. economy at an event hosted by Central Exchange- 1715 GMT. KRONBERG, Germany- Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann speaks at the spring meeting of the Market Economy Foundation in Kronberg on "Principles of the market economy in a currency union"- 1730 GMT.

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. govt to sell most of Ally Financial stake Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    March 27- The U.S. government plans to sell the bulk of its stake in bailed-out auto lender Ally Financial Inc, to raise up to $2.66 billion. Reuters reported in February that Ally Financial was hoping for an IPO of as much as $4.5 billion in a deal that would allow the U.S. government to make a profit on its bailout.

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, March 27- China's biggest banks showed milder-than-expected signs of financial stress from loan defaults and shrinking profit margins, cheering investors even as the lenders this week posted their slowest profit growth since they became listed.

  • UPDATE 2-IMF agrees $14-18 bln bailout for Ukraine Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    KIEV, March 27- The International Monetary Fund has agreed a $14- 18 billion two-year bailout for Ukraine, a deal to help it recover from months of turmoil that will also unlock further credits making a total of $27 billion.

  • Ukraine crisis means EU-US trade talks a priority Saturday, 22 Mar 2014 | 5:13 PM ET
    President Barack Obama gives a statement on the situation in the Ukraine in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on March 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    Russia's annexation of Crimea underlines the need for the United States and the European Union to deepen their economic ties via an ambitious trade deal.

  • 'Big need' for EM concierges     Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    Veronica Voronina, founder of The Anonymous, discusses the growing demand for concierges from wealthy entrepreneurs in Russia and Brazil.

  • Stand by: EM turmoil sparks credit crunch fears Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    As economic growth slows in emerging markets, there are fears that capital outflows could be the first signs of a credit crunch.

  • Hungary and Russia in crosshairs for rate hikes Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    A woman walks past the boards listing foreign currency rates against the Russian ruble as she leaves an exchange office in central Moscow, on January 31, 2014.

    Investors bet Hungary and Russia will be the next emerging economies forced to defend their currencies after India, Turkey and South Africa.

  • ‘Universal’ frustration with India reforms: Hero CEO Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Indians are frustrated by the slow pace of government reforms to reignite the country's growth, said the head of Hero MotoCorp.

  • 'Slow growth' a crisis legacy: OECD's Gurria     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    José Ángel Gurría, secretary general at the OECD, says the world economy is stuck in "first gear" and that growth prospects are "sluggish."

  • Five years after Lehman, world is hoarding cash Sunday, 6 Oct 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    Five years after Lehman Brothers collapsed, families in major countries around the world are still too spooked to take chances with their money.

  • Why the G20 was very 'productive'     Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Alexander Mirtchev, executive chairman at RUSI International, says the G20 was a "very interesting meeting", despite Syria overshadowing it.

  • China official PMI hits 16-month high in August Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 2:40 AM ET

    China's factory activity expanded at the fastest pace in more than a year in August with a jump in new orders, official data showed on Sunday.

  • Brazil hikes rates again to regain market confidence Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 1:13 AM ET
    Downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Brazil raised its benchmark interest rate to a 16-month high of 9 percent on Wednesday, maintaining the pace of monetary tightening to fight inflation and rebuild investors' confidence in Latin America's largest economy.

  • The Economist: New era for emerging markets     Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    Alex Travelli, Hong Kong Bureau Chief at The Economist says the stupendous growth that emerging markets experienced in the last decade has ended.

  • G-20 finance ministers try to avoid market turmoil Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 12:33 PM ET
    Russia's Anton Siluanov at the G-20 finance ministers' meeting in Moscow.

    The Group of 20 nations, wary of renewed market volatility, is stressing the need to shift policy carefully and communicate clearly as countries try to chart a course to recovery.

  • Goldman Turns Bearish on BRIC Economies Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 11:00 PM ET

    The investment bank has ended a recommendation to buy a basket of U.S. stocks with highest sales exposure to Brazil, Russia, India and China, another sign of weakening sentiment towards emerging markets.