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  • BEIJING, July 31- China should set an economic growth target of 6.5-7 percent for 2015, below its goal for 2014, and refrain from stimulus measures unless activity threatens to slow sharply from that level, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

  • July 30- Bailed-out Cyprus is likely to return to growth next year, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, but cautioned the outlook was tempered by tensions over Ukraine and banks' rising bad loans.

  • IMF sees no brutal slowdown in China Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 5:25 AM ET
    Christine Lagarde

    Global economic activity should accelerate in 2015, Christine Lagarde said on Sunday, adding that the IMF did not expect a sharp slowdown in China.

  • 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.

  • G-20 mulls ambitious target for global growth Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 10:47 PM ET
    Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey

    The world's top 20 economies may agree to set an ambitious target for faster global growth at a weekend meeting in Sydney.

  • European leaders agreed on new steps to fight youth unemployment and promote lending to credit-starved small business on Thursday after deals on banking resolution and the long-term EU budget.

  • No More Embargoed Data  Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 10:12 AM ET

    The Conference Board will no longer provide economic reports in advance to news organizations, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • G-8 Welcomes Japan's Economic Policies, Abe Says Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 8:51 PM ET
    Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

    Japanese PM Abe said on Tuesday G-8 leaders expressed strong support for his "Abenomics" economic policies and heard no concerns about Japan's super easy monetary easing.

  • The IMF Wants Even More Action to Boost Recovery Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    Leaders of the International Monetary Fund said an uneven global economic recovery is emerging, and policymakers must take more steps to foster swifter growth and job creation.

  • G-20: Does the World Need Austerity? Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 2:22 AM ET

    Finance leaders of the G-20 economies on Friday edged away from a long-running drive toward government austerity in rich nations, rejecting the idea of setting hard targets for reducing national debt in a sign of worries over a sluggish global recovery.

  • EU Promises Less Austerity as G20 Debates Debt Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 4:03 AM ET

    The euro zone will slow its budgetary belt-tightening to help reinvigorate economic growth, a top EU official said on Thursday.

  • Greece Faces Review of Bailout Performance Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 6:12 AM ET

    Officials from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund return to Athens on Sunday to assess Greece's performance under a bailout plan.

  • Yen Slumps on Talk of ADB's Kuroda for BOJ Role Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 10:22 PM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    Japan's government is likely to nominate Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda, an advocate of aggressive monetary easing.

  • $2 Trillion Economy With a Major Trust Problem Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 9:18 AM ET

    A $2 trillion economy and a stock market that trades at valuations cheaper than Pakistan - Russia is struggling to gain the trust of international capital.

  • G20 to Skirt Potholes as World Economy Recovers Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 6:39 PM ET

    With the road ahead looking a bit smoother, G20 finance ministers will be happy to ignore the wreck in the rear-view mirror when they meet this week to steer a course for the world economy.

  • G20 Unlikely to Pressure Japan Over Weakening Yen Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 7:09 PM ET

    The world's top economic policymakers are likely to discuss how Japan's new monetary and fiscal policy drive is weakening the yen when they meet next month, but will stop well short of calling it a competitive devaluation, G20 officials said.

  • IMF Chief Urges Major Economies to Promote Growth Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:13 AM ET

    The European Central Bank should keep monetary policy easy and perhaps try to lower borrowing costs further to help the euro zone's struggling economy, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

  • World Bank Slashes Global Growth Forecasts for 2013 Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 7:13 PM ET
    World Bank building in Washington, DC.

    A frustratingly slow economic recovery in developed nations is holding back the global economy, the World Bank said on Tuesday, as it sharply cut its outlook for world growth in 2013.

  • Hints of Competitiveness in Recession-Hit Spain Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    Demonstrators take part in a protest against government's health cuts and privatisation plans in Madrid on December 16, 2012.

    Latin American markets have been a prime target for Spanish companies because of their language advantage, and giants such as Telefonica and Banco Santander have increased their exposure there to compensate for problems in their domestic market.

  • Asia's Growth Prospects Not So Hot: ADB Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 7:35 PM ET
    Malaysia

    The Asian Development Bank lowered its 2012 and 2013 growth estimates for developing Asia on Friday as frail global demand drags on the region.