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  • BOJ maintains stimulus, cuts inflation forecast Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:43 PM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 21- The Bank of Japan maintained its massive monetary stimulus on Wednesday and expanded a loan program aimed at encouraging banks to boost lending, signaling its resolve to achieve its ambitious 2 percent inflation target. It increased the size of one of the programs by 3 trillion yen, to 10 trillion yen. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda will hold a news...

  • *Governor Kuroda to brief media 0630 GMT. TOKYO, Jan 21- The Bank of Japan is likely to cut its inflation forecasts on Wednesday and may expand loan schemes aimed at boosting lending, hoping to deflect criticism it is sitting idly by as a slump in oil prices pushes inflation further away from its target. I think the central bank can hold off on action and take a...

  • *FXCM plummets, details loan agreement. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stocks dipped on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund reduced its growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, but the outlook also boosted hopes central banks would take more aggressive policy moves to spark economic improvement. "It looks like the Fed is super happy to pass that torch to the next...

  • *China data, QE prospects lift European shares. *China slows less than expected, IMF cuts global outlook. Crude oil prices fell after the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global economic forecast on lower fuel demand and key producer Iran hinted that prices could drop to $25 a barrel without supportive OPEC action.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls after IMF cuts growth outlook Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:48 PM ET

    *FXCM plummets 90 percent, details loan agreement. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund lowered its growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, though the move spurred hopes that central banks would take more aggressive policy stances to accelerate economic improvement. The upside to seeing less international growth is...

  • *U.S. overtakes China as top overseas growth market. DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 20- Chief executives are more worried than a year ago about the global economic outlook, as deflation stalks Europe and commodity prices wilt, but the United States stands out as a bright spot. That is the verdict of a worldwide survey of more than 1,300 CEOs, released on the eve of the Jan. 21-24...

  • *China economy grew 7.4 percent in 2014, weakest in 24 years. London, Jan 20- Brent crude oil prices fell towards $48 a barrel on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for global economic growth in 2015 implying lower demand for fuel. BNP Paribas analyst Harry Tchilinguirian said the IMF forecast cut was widely expected.

  • *Oil lower again; Halliburton rises after results. *FXCM shares plummet 90 percent, details loan agreement. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday as lower growth forecasts from the International Monetary Fund spurred hopes that central banks would take more aggressive policy stances to accelerate economic improvement.

  • *China data, QE prospects lift European shares. *China slows less than expected, IMF cuts global outlook. LONDON, Jan 20- Shares rose on Tuesday and the dollar gained 1 percent against the yen after China said its economy had not slowed as much as many in markets had feared.

  • *China economy grew 7.4 percent in 2014, weakest in 24 years. London, Jan 20- Brent crude oil prices steadied around $49 a barrel on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for global economic growth in 2015 implying lower demand for fuel. BNP Paribas analyst Harry Tchilinguirian said the IMF forecast cut was widely expected.

  • US STOCKS-Futures up; oil falls on lower IMF forecasts Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:06 AM ET

    *Oil lower again, Halliburton set to report results. *FXCM shares plummet 80 percent, details loan agreement. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stock index futures rose modestly on Tuesday as lower growth forecasts from the International Monetary Fund spurred hopes that central banks would take more aggressive policy stances to accelerate economic improvement.

  • UPDATE 6-Oil below $49 after IMF cuts growth forecast Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 5:58 AM ET

    *China economy grew 7.4 percent in 2014, weakest in 24 years. London, Jan 20- Brent crude oil prices steadied below $49 a barrel on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for global economic growth in 2015 implying lower demand for fuel. Saudi Arabia and other members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries have said they...

  • *China economy grew 7.4 percent in 2014, weakest in 24 years. London, Jan 20- Brent crude oil prices fell towards $48 a barrel on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for global economic growth in 2015 implying lower demand for fuel. Saudi Arabia and other members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries have said they...

  • *Revised budget assumes world oil price of $55 instead of $100. KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20- Malaysia ringgit currency fell to a six-year low on Tuesday as the government cut its economic growth forecast, reduced its budget and widened its fiscal deficit target for 2015, to reflect lower oil and gas revenues due to plunging world prices. Announcing revisions to a 2015...

  • *US only major economy to see upward revision, China forecast cut. BEIJING, Jan 20- The International Monetary Fund lowered its forecast for global economic growth in 2015, and called on Tuesday for governments and central banks to pursue accommodative monetary policies and structural reforms to support growth. The United States largely offset prospects of...

  • Malaysia slashes 2015 budget, cuts growth forecast Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:19 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysia on Tuesday cut its economic growth forecast for this year and announced a slew of austerity measures after tumbling oil prices forced the government to slash spending. Prime Minister Najib Razak said the government's 2015 budget, announced in October, was based on oil prices averaging $100 a barrel but this projection was no...

  • *China economic growth holds at 7.3 pct, vs 7.2 pct estimate. SYDNEY, Jan 20- Asian markets rallied in relief on Tuesday after China reported its economy had not slowed as far as many had feared, a rare glint of brightness amid gloom over the global outlook. The IMF tried to snuff out even that by trimming its forecast for 2015 world growth by three tenths of a percent to...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20- Malaysia has increased its fiscal deficit target to 3.2 percent of gross domestic product for 2015 and cut its forecast for economic growth to adjust its budget after a sharp fall in earnings from oil and gas, Prime Minister Najib Razak announced on Tuesday. The government had assumed a price of $100 a barrel last October, whereas the price of...

  • IMF CUTS 2015 GLOBAL GROWTH FORECAST TO 3.5 PCT VS 3.8 PCT IN OCT.

  • IMF LOWERS GLOBAL GROWTH FORECAST TO 3.7 PCT FOR 2016, FROM 4 PERCENT IN OCTOBER.