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  • WTO SAYS LOWERED TRADE FORECAST ON WEAK ECONOMIC GROWTH AND MUTED IMPORT DEMAND IN FIRST HALF OF 2014, RISKS TO DOWNSIDE REMAIN.

  • *Weak economic outlook in China, Europe weighs on prices. *Analysts expect OPEC to cut output to support prices. HOUSTON, Sept 22- Crude oil futures fell on Monday as ample supply and slowing economic growth in Europe and China outweighed expectations of a cut in oil output from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

  • *Weak economic outlook in China, Europe weighs on prices. HOUSTON, Sept 22- Crude oil futures fell more than $1 on Monday as ample supply and slowing economic growth in Europe and China outweighed expectations of a cut in oil output from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

  • UPDATE 1-ECB's Praet - give euro zone a seat at IMF Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:51 AM ET

    BERLIN, Sept 22- The euro zone should have its own single representation at the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank's chief economist said on Monday, a call which may encounter resistance around the bloc.

  • *Weak economic outlooks in Europe, China weigh. *Investors look past possible OPEC output cut. Comments from OPEC's secretary general last week that the group could cut output next year buoyed Brent, but investors' attention turned back to the gloomy economic outlook in Europe and China, which has curbed oil demand.

  • BEIJING, Sept 21- China will not dramatically alter its economic policy because of any one economic indicator, Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said on Sunday. Lou made the remarks at a meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors from the G20 countries in Australia, according to a statement from the People's Bank of China, China's central bank.

  • CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 21- Following is the text of the communique issued after on Sunday the meeting of finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 leading nations in the Australian city of Cairns.

  • *Athens building its own funding buffer- Greek finmin. Athens is anticipating further debt relief measures from its euro zone partners and the International Monetary Fund later this year after managing to shore up its finances and post a budget surplus before interest payments.

  • CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 20- Canada's finance minister said on Saturday commitments made by G20 countries came "very close" to the target of adding an extra 2 percentage points to global economic growth and he urged European governments to increase stimulus where they could.

  • CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 20- As the Group of 20 leading economies meet to change no less than the "destiny" of the global economy, members remain divided on how to get there with Germany pushing back at U.S. calls for more government stimulus. That goal has seemed ever more distant as members from China to Japan, Germany and Russia have all stumbled in recent months.

  • *Lender to halt a 67 million euro tranche for Bosnia. SARAJEVO, Sept 19- The International Monetary Fund will hold off on disbursing the next tranche of Bosnia's aid programme until the Balkan country implements agreed economic policies, most likely after the October election, a senior IMF official said on Friday.

  • Sept 19- G20 host Australia is leading a push to draw a line under the global financial crisis, urging the group of top economies to swiftly finalize regulations aimed at preventing a repeat of the crash and focus on measures to revive sputtering global growth. >G20 to discuss Europe, natural to turn to Germany- Canada.

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 18- India urged the Group of 20 nations on Thursday to consider creating currency swap lines to mitigate the impact on emerging economies of the expected withdrawal of the U.S.

  • As growth stalls, G20 seeks closure on regulations Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:26 AM ET

    SYDNEY, Sept 18- G20 host Australia is leading a push to draw a line under the global financial crisis, urging the group of top economies to swiftly finalise regulations aimed at preventing a repeat of the crash and focus on measures to revive sputtering global growth.

  • IMF warns of risks from "excessive" financial market bets Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The global economy faces a growing risk from big financial market bets that could quickly unravel if investors get spooked by geopolitical tensions or a shift in U.S. interest rate policy, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The largest-ever outbreak of Ebola could drain billions of dollars from economies in West Africa by the end of next year if the epidemic is not contained, the World Bank said in an analysis on Wednesday.

  • Ukraine central bank sees economy growing 1 pct in 2015 Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:19 AM ET

    KIEV, Sept 17- Ukraine's economy should pick up next year and grow 1.0 percent, the central bank said on Wednesday, after a sharp contraction this year due mainly to the impact of the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine has already received two disbursements under a $17 billion International Monetary Fund bailout this year.

  • LONDON, Sept 16- German 10- year yields fell back below 1 percent on Tuesday as data showed investor morale hit its lowest in nearly two years in September, suggesting tensions between Russia and the West had hit Europe's largest economy.

  • PARIS, Sept 15- The OECD slashed its growth forecasts for major developed economies on Monday, urging much more aggressive ECB stimulus to ward off the risk of deflation in a subdued euro zone.

  • PARIS, Sept 15- The OECD slashed its growth forecasts for major developed economies on Monday, urging much more aggressive ECB stimulus to ward off the risk of deflation in a subdued euro zone.