After nearly going bankrupt and almost crashing out of the euro zone last year, Greece expects growth of 0.6 percent in 2014 and hopes to secure more leeway on its debts to the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.» Read More
*OPEC keeps production target unchanged. *John Kerry: core sanctions against Iran remain in place despite interim deal.
*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.
*OPEC expected to keep production target unchanged. SINGAPORE, Dec 3- Brent crude held steady above $111 a barrel on Tuesday on an improving demand outlook after recent strong global economic data and on worries of lower supplies. "Demand has been steadily growing in the United States, and China's economy is recovering.
TORONTO, Nov 27- Economic growth in Canada should accelerate next year as a pick-up in the U.S. recovery boosts exports, but low inflation means the Bank of Canada can wait to raise interest rates until early 2015, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.
TORONTO, Nov 27- Canada's economy should accelerate next year as a pick-up in the U.S. recovery boosts exports, although the Bank of Canada is unlikely to raise interest rates until early 2015, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday. The IMF sees Canada's economic growth accelerating to 2.25 percent in 2014 from an estimated 1.6 percent this year.
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.
*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.
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.
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.