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  • ASTANA, May 2- A worsening of the Ukraine crisis could harm the economic growth prospects of a large group of post-Soviet nations, given their dependence on exports to and worker remittances from Russia, the Asian Development Bank said on Friday.

  • KIEV, May 1- The International Monetary Fund's board has signed off on a $17 billion bailout for Ukraine to boost the former Soviet state's failing economy, weakened by months of upheaval and a stand-off with Moscow that has triggered the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

  • KIEV, May 1- The International Monetary Fund's board has signed off on a $17 billion bailout for Ukraine to boost the former Soviet state's failing economy, weakened by months of upheaval and a stand-off with Moscow that has triggered the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

  • The IMF aid will allow the immediate disbursement of $3.2 billion to Kiev and unlock further credits from other donors of about $15 billion, intended to help Ukraine stabilize its economy in the middle of its worst civil turmoil since independence in 1991..

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- The International Monetary Fund's board signed off on a $17 billion two-year aid program for Ukraine on Wednesday to help the former Soviet republic's economy recover after months of turmoil.

  • UPDATE 1-IMF approves $17 billion bailout for Ukraine Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 5:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 30- The International Monetary Fund's board signed off on a $17 billion two-year aid program for Ukraine on Wednesday to help the ex-Soviet republic's economy recover after months of turmoil.

  • *IMF cuts Russia 2014 growth forecast to 0.2 percent. MOSCOW, April 30- The International Monetary Fund slashed on Wednesday its already modest 2014 growth forecast for Russia, warning that Ukraine- related sanctions were scaring off investors and were pushing the economy towards recession.

  • EU ready to provide financial help to Ukraine -Van Rompuy Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    PRAGUE, April 30- The European Union is ready to provide economic aid to Ukraine in cooperation with the International Monetary Fund, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said on Wednesday. "Of course we need a fully fledged agreement with the IMF but the European Union is ready for macro-financial aid in the framework of the overall package.

  • *IMF cuts Russia 2014 growth forecast to 0.2 percent. MOSCOW, April 30- The International Monetary Fund has cut its 2014 growth forecast for Russia and expects capital outflow of $100 billion this year, the Fund's mission chief to Moscow said on Wednesday.

  • EUROPEAN UNION STRESS TEST OF BANKS TO INCLUDE SURGE IN UNEMPLOYMENT TO 13 PCT, SHARP DROP IN HOUSE PRICES.

  • *Says escalation of Ukraine crisis would pose major risks. FRANKFURT, April 28- The European Central Bank should do "everything it can" to tackle low growth and inflation but euro zone governments must also shape up their economies, a senior International Monetary Fund official said on Monday.

  • DIARY - Emerging markets economic events to May 2 Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    April 22- For other related diaries, please. MANILA- Asian Development Bank will launch its latest Asian Economic Integration Monitor, a semiannual review of Asia's regional economic cooperation and integration. COLOMBO- Sri Lanka Central Bank announces interest rate decision- 0130 GMT.

  • WTO SAYS MAIN VARIABLE IN WORLD TRADE FORECASTS IS SPEED OF EU ECONOMIC RECOVERY.

  • PARIS, April 13- Chinese economic growth data this week will offer the clearest indication yet of whether the world's second-largest economy will dodge a "hard landing". The International Monetary Fund warned last week on the risk of a "hard landing" in China.

  • Reforms to IMF hit serious deadlock - G20 official Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 2:14 AM ET

    *G20 gives U.S. until year-end to ratify reforms to the Fund. WASHINGTON, April 13- Reforms to the International Monetary Fund have hit a deadlock despite a declaration from global financial chiefs that they would move forward without the United States if it fails to ratify the changes by year-end, a G20 official said on Sunday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 12- A senior Chinese official hit back on Saturday at International Monetary Fund warnings that China's economy faced the danger of a hard landing due to poor asset quality, saying the government was taking action to deal with financial risk.

  • FACTBOX-IMF quotas changes proposed under reform Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 7:38 PM ET

    April 11- Global finance officials are agitated that the United States has not ratified reforms to the structure of the International Monetary Fund aimed at giving emerging economy nations a greater voice in the global lender.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- Finance chiefs from around the globe on Friday gave the United States until year-end to ratify long-delayed reforms to the International Monetary Fund and threatened to move forward without it if it fails to do so.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- IMF member nations trust the United States will eventually back reforms to give emerging economies more power at the global lender, the chair of the International Monetary Fund's steering committee said on Friday.

  • "We are monitoring the economic situation in Ukraine, mindful of any risk to economic and financial stability, and welcome the IMF's recent engagement with Ukraine as the authorities work to undertake meaningful reforms," the G20 said during the IMF-World Bank spring meetings in Washington.