WASHINGTON, March 7- The International Monetary Fund mission to Ukraine is "progressing well" and Ukrainian authorities are committed to economic reforms, a senior IMF official said on Friday after a visit to the country.» Read More
Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers meet in Sydney this weekend, with global economic growth and ructions in emerging markets set to take centre stage.
TOKYO, Feb 18- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday that Japan's economy was moving in line with the central bank's forecasts, suggesting that no imminent expansion of monetary policy was necessary.
OTTAWA, Feb 17- Advanced economies must explain their monetary policy approach clearly to the rest of the world and some emerging economies need to strengthen policies in order to soften the financial market volatility during this unprecedented period of transition, a senior Canadian finance official said on Monday.
SEOUL, Feb 17- Policy coordination in response to the recent turmoil in some emerging markets will likely be among the main topics for discussion at this week's meetings of G20 policymakers, South Korea's Ministry of Strategy and Finance said on Monday.
BRUSSELS- OECD organizes a public debate on "The Euro Area at a crossroads: Policies for growth, jobs and competitiveness". **LUXEMBOURG- ECB Executive Board member Yves Mersch will hold a keynote speech at The Luxembourg Renminbi Forum- 1300 GMT. **LONDON- ECB governing council member Ewald Nowotny gives Golden Series lecture at OMFIF in London- 0700 GMT.
WASHINGTON, Feb 14- Economic policymakers from the world's biggest economies will focus on recent financial market turbulence when they meet next week in Sydney, a senior official at the U.S.
WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The International Monetary Fund's board on Wednesday said Portugal was on track with the conditions of its bailout program, and gave the euro zone country about 910 million euros. Portugal has so far gotten about 25 billion euros of the 26.9 billion euros the Fund pledged over three years to help Lisbon deal with a debt crisis, the IMF said.
Feb 12- The world's financial leaders will focus on four ways to boost global economic growth when they meet next week in Sydney but the discussion may be overshadowed by emerging market concerns over U.S. monetary policy, a G20 official said.
PARIS, Feb 10- The outlook for most advanced economies is improving, with recoveries in the United States and Japan leading the way, the OECD's latest monthly leading indicator showed on Monday.
LONDON, Feb 9- The euro zone and its constituent parts will report fourth quarter economic growth numbers at the end of the week, offering policy makers at the European Central Bank a needed snapshot of the bloc's underlying strength. There has been general improvement but a growing disparity between Germany and France, the currency union's largest economies.
*European firms say China benefits from credits, subsidies. BRUSSELS, Feb 5- The European Parliament pressed the EU's trade chief on Wednesday to build stronger defences against cheap imports from China, saying the European Union needed broad new powers to stand up to the world's second-largest economy.
*Retail sales fall 1.0 percent in December yr-on-yr. *Sales also fall 1.6 percent compared to November. *Falling demand raises concerns about deflation.
*Greece, Italy seen as most corrupt. BRUSSELS, Feb 3- Corruption costs Europe 120 billion euros a year, or around one percent of economic output, according to the first ever report on graft in the 28- nation European Union by the executive European Commission. Almost all firms in Greece, Spain and Italy believe it is widespread.
*China slowdown caps Brent gains. NEW YORK, Jan 30- U.S. crude oil rose about $1 on Thursday after government data showed solid economic growth in the fourth quarter of last year and as cold weather was expected to boost oil demand. Brent crude traded slightly higher, boosted by concerns over supply interruptions from Libya and expected declines in OPEC production.
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 25- Euro zone inflation is "way below target" and deflation is a potential risk for the bloc, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde told the World Economic Forum in Davos on Saturday.
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 24- Countries across the world need to unwind expansive monetary policies and put more emphasis on reforming and repairing their economies, the head of the Bank for International Settlements told Reuters.
WASHINGTON, Jan 23- The International Monetary Fund plans to visit Tehran later this week for its first regular assessment of Iran's economy in more than two years, IMF spokesman William Murray said on Thursday.
VIENNA, Jan 22- The European Central Bank should be ready to take measures including quantitative easing to ward off the danger of deflation in Europe, the OECD's chief economist said.
WASHINGTON, Jan 21- Myanmar is set to grow 7.5 percent during the current fiscal year, and about 7.7 percent in the next, the IMF said on Tuesday, as services and manufacturing expand in one of Southeast Asia's fastest-growing economies. The International Monetary Fund last predicted Myanmar would grow just under 7 percent this year.
NEW YORK, Jan 21- The dollar strengthened on Tuesday in tandem with U.S. Developed market currencies were given a boost after the International Monetary Fund raised its global economic growth forecast to 3.7 percent in 2014 from 3.6 percent in October, its first increase in estimates in near two years.