*OPEC expected to keep production target unchanged. SINGAPORE, Dec 3- Brent crude held steady above $111 a barrel on Tuesday, just off an 11- week high hit the previous day, on an improving demand outlook after recent strong global economic numbers and also worries of lower supplies.» Read More
OTTAWA, Nov 20- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said on Wednesday the central bank's economic analysis differs from that of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, which recommended it start raising interest rates as soon as 2014..
DUBAI, Nov 20- Gulf Arab oil exporters may see unemployment among their citizens rise in coming years unless they change a decades-old habit of relying on cheap foreign labour, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.
BRUSSELS/ FRANKFURT, Nov 19- A leading international think-tank urged the European Central Bank on Tuesday to loosen the purse strings further and buy euro zone government and corporate bonds to accelerate a weak recovery. One of the bank' hawks, Joerg Asmussen, said separately that more action was possible, but only if deemed necessary.
BERLIN, Nov 19- Germany's high current account surplus, which the United States has blamed for hampering the global economy, may fall below the key 6 percent level in 2015, the OECD said on Tuesday.
BEIJING, Nov 19- China's annual economic growth is likely to accelerate to 8.2 percent in 2014 from an expected 7.7 percent this year, driven by stronger domestic demand, the OECD said on Tuesday.
*U.S. economy seen growing 2.9 percent next year. PARIS, Nov 19- Slowing emerging markets are dragging on the world's economic recovery and advanced countries are struggling to pick up the slack after years of debt crises, the OECD said on Tuesday, trimming its global growth forecasts.
BRUSSELS, Nov 15- The European Union is preparing a ban on South African citrus imports that could take orange juice off Europe's breakfast tables next summer and sour efforts in Brussels to broaden trade with Africa's biggest economy.
ALMATY, Nov 12- The International Monetary Fund its growth forecast for gas-rich Turkmenistan on Tuesday but urged the Central Asian republic to bolster reforms to sustain strong economic growth.
WASHINGTON, Nov 11- The International Monetary Fund plans to conduct a regular assessment of Iran's economy early next year, the first time in over two years, Fund staff said after a visit to the country. Sanctions targeted at Iran's disputed nuclear program have hurt trade and largely frozen Iran out of the international banking system since late 2011..
WASHINGTON, Nov 10- Argentina has made "positive progress" in reforming the quality of its economic data, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Sunday, adding that the IMF's board is set to review the country's moves in a few days.
PARIS, Nov 8- The world economy is recovering but at a pace too slow to create jobs, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Friday.
ISLAMABAD, Nov 8- The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it was broadly satisfied with Pakistan's economic progress after stepping in to save the country from a possible default earlier this year.
DUBLIN, Nov 7- Three years after going cap in hand to international lenders for a bail out, Ireland is set to step out on its own again. The European Union and International Monetary Fund are due to sign off on the last part of a 85 billion euro bailout, leaving Ireland to exit the process by the end of the year, the first crisis-hit euro zone country to do so.
YANGON, Nov 6- Myanmar's economy is set to grow an estimated 6.8 percent next year, placing it among Southeast Asia's fastest growing economies, although rising inflation threatens the poor, the World Bank said on Wednesday.
Senior officials from the European Union told Reuters the EU was in advanced discussions with the International Monetary Fund on providing standby financing to Ukraine should the country come under economic pressure from Russia later this year.
SEOUL, Nov 1- South Korean exports to the United States and the European Union rose sharply in October in annual terms, government data showed on Friday, underpinning the firm trade performance for Asia's fourth-largest economy.
ABUJA/ LAGOS, Oct 31- Sub-Saharan Africa's economic growth is expected to increase to 6 percent in 2014, from 5 percent this year, supported by investment in infrastructure and production capacity, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.
BRASILIA, Oct 23- Brazil must take more decisive action to raise productivity and boost private investment if it is to restore robust growth to its once-booming economy, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.
*EU, Canada finally close talks launched in May 2009. BRUSSELS/ LUXEMBOURG, Oct 18- The European Union and Canada agreed a multi-billion-dollar trade pact that will integrate two of the world's largest economies and paves the way for Europe to clinch an even bigger deal with the United States.