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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- Argentina has taken all the requisite steps so far to revamp its economic data, but it must still meet one more deadline as it seeks to bring the quality of its data in line with global standards, the International Monetary Fund's board said on Monday. The IMF, which requires accurate statistics to analyze the world's economies, censured...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 9- The World Bank said on Friday it expected the Russian economy to contract by 0.7 percent in 2015 in its new baseline scenario before growing by 0.3 percent in 2016.. The new baseline, or most likely scenario, assumes an average oil price of $78 per barrel for 2015 and of $80 per barrel for 2016.. "Investment is projected to contract for a third year in a row...

  • WORLD BANK SAYS IN NEW BASELINE SCENARIO RUSSIAN ECONOMY WILL CONTRACT BY 0.7 PCT IN 2015, GROW 0.3 PCT IN 2016.

  • VERACRUZ, Mexico, Dec 8- Mexican economic growth is likely to come in weaker than had been forecast for both this year and next after third-quarter gross domestic product missed expectations, the head of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said on Monday. Last month, Mexico's Finance Ministry downwardly revised its own 2014 growth...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 8- The European Union has drawn up a wish list of almost 2,000 projects worth 1.3 trillion euros that could be included in an investment plan intended to revive the continent's stagnant economy without going deeper into debt. Other projects on the list, which officials stress is not definitive, include housing regeneration in the Netherlands, a new...

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 5- The slide in oil prices will probably cut Canadian economic growth by 1/ 3 of a percentage point in 2015, not the 1/ 4 point the Bank of Canada estimated in late October, bank Governor Stephen Poloz told Reuters on Friday. He was speaking on the sidelines of an International Monetary Fund forum in Santiago two days after he held the central bank's...

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 4- India will press the Group of 20 economies to set a two-year deadline to reduce the cost of international money transfers, two government sources said, potentially saving more than $20 billion for developing countries. The world's largest recipient of remittances- of about $70 billion a year- won the backing of G20 leaders last month in Brisbane...

  • POLL-Oil forecasts dive after OPEC keeps output target Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    *Brent seen averaging $82.50, U.S. crude $78.00 in 2015. Dec 4- Oil price forecasts have collapsed in the wake of OPEC's decision not to cut output despite a global glut, Reuters monthly poll showed on Thursday. The survey of 31 economists and analysts, conducted after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting on Nov. 27, forecast North Sea Brent...

  • LONDON, Dec 3- With an economy in meltdown, a currency that has tanked 45 percent and a possible sovereign default ahead, more and more of Ukraine's companies are finding themselves unable to repay overseas debt. While a relatively modest $12.4 billion in private sector debt falls due in 2015, according to International Monetary Fund estimates, it still exceeds...

  • ATHENS, Dec 2- Greece has rejected its international lenders' demands for tax rises and income cuts next year, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Tuesday, arguing such measures would be disastrous for the country which has emerged from a deep economic recession. "Greece has done a lot already," Samaras said during an economic conference. The finance ministry...

  • *OPEC decision not to cut output weighs on Nigeria unit. LAGOS, Nov 28- Nigeria's naira fell 2.5 percent on Friday, despite central bank intervention, and it briefly touched a record low on concerns OPEC's decision not to cut oil output would put further pressure on Nigeria's shaky finances. The central bank has struggled to keep the naira within its preferred band...

  • WARSAW, Nov 28- Poland's embassy in Algiers is not the grandest posting- the diplomats share the building with their Swedish colleagues to keep costs down- but last year it oversaw the fastest growth in trade of any Polish mission. When Poland joined the European Union a decade ago, it believed it had found its path to prosperity. That Poland and its peers in eastern...

  • CARACAS, Nov 27- Venezuela will keep campaigning until oil prices rebound to $100 per barrel, president Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday night after OPEC refused to cut output as the cash-strapped South American country had aggressively pushed for. The decision is a blow to Venezuela's flailing economy, widely believed to be in recession, and also highlights...

  • *Norwegian crown hit as OPEC keeps oil output unchanged. LONDON, Nov 27- The euro fell against the dollar on Thursday after data showed German inflation sinking to its lowest since February 2010 in November, reinforcing bets the European Central Bank will ease monetary policy more aggressively. Oil-rich Norway's crown slid crown slid 1 percent to 8.6190 per...

  • LONDON, Nov 27- The euro fell against the dollar on Thursday as German inflation appeared to have softened more in November, reinforcing expectations that the European Central Bank will ease monetary policy more aggressively. Oil-rich Norway's crown hit a three-week low of 8.6350 per euro as OPEC looked unlikely to cut oil output despite a huge oversupply,...

  • Europe shares end higher; banks rally on stimulus hopes Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    PARIS, Nov 25- European stocks ended slightly higher on Tuesday as euro zone banking shares climbed on mounting expectation of more stimulus from the European Central Bank. Crude prices fell again on Tuesday, down by more than $1 a barrel to near four-year lows, after a meeting between Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and major non- OPEC oil exporters ended with no deal on...

  • OECD sees gradual world recovery, urges ECB to do more Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    PARIS, Nov 25- The global economy will gradually improve over the next two years but Japan will grow less than previously expected while the euro zone struggles with stagnation and an increased deflation risk, the OECD said on Tuesday. The United States and Britain will grow more strongly then the euro zone and Japan and, among emerging countries, India, Indonesia...

  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japan needs a credible plan to reduce its debt to contain the risk that the Bank of Japan's quantitative easing could cause inflation expectations to spike, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Tuesday. Delaying the second increase has eased concerns about the economic outlook, but it has also raised worries Japan is...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 24- U.S. crude futures steadied above $76 a barrel on Monday, clinging to gains from the previous session after a rally spurred by China's first interest rate cut in more than two years. *Friday's surprise cut in China's interest rates reflects a change of course by Beijing and the central bank, which had persisted with modest stimulus measures...

  • ATHENS, Nov 21- Greece's government on Friday pushed ahead with plans for a near-balanced budget next year, ignoring objections from its international lenders who say Athens is set to miss its deficit forecast. The government and the European Union and International Monetary Fund have been at loggerheads over the projected 2015 deficit, with the lenders...