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  • WASHINGTON, April 11- The world's top economies are monitoring the economic situation in Ukraine for any fallout that may pose risks to economic and financial stability, according to a draft communique by the Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- The world's top economies are monitoring the economic situation in Ukraine "for any risks to economic and financial stability," according to a draft of the communique by the Group 20 finance ministers and central bankers.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- Greece is likely to need further financing help from the euro zone over the next two years despite its successful return to bond markets this week, the head of the International Monetary Find's European department, Reza Moghadam, said on Friday. "The financing needs for the next two years remain very large.

  • *OPEC cautious on economy, sees lower demand for its oil. SINGAPORE, April 11- Brent futures eased towards $107 a barrel on Friday as the global supply outlook improved with more Libyan supplies expected to reach the market, although growing tension between the West and Russia over Ukraine put a floor under prices.

  • Osborne touts UK recovery on return to sceptical IMF Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON, April 11- Finance minister George Osborne held up Britain's recent strong pace of economic growth as vindication of his austerity programme that came under fire from the International Monetary Fund last year.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to April 23 Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    TORONTO- Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa speaks at the Intercontinental Hotel in Toronto- 1600 GMT. WASHINGTON- German Finance Minister Schaeuble speaks at Center on Foreign Relations in Washington- 1715 GMT. WASHINGTON- 2014 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.

  • *Libya oil guards take control of Hariga port, Zueitina pending. *OPEC sees lower demand for its crude in 2014. NEW YORK, April 10- Global crude oil drifted modestly lower on Thursday, pressured by weaker economic data from China as well as the prospect of a rebound in oil exports from Libya.

  • India cbank's Rajan urges global crisis 'safety net' Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    MUMBAI, April 10- India's central bank Governor, Raghuram Rajan, on Thursday proposed the creation of a global "safety net" administered by a multilateral body such as the International Monetary Fund that could provide funds for countries in case of economic emergency.

  • OTTAWA, April 9- Canada believes that strengthening the global recovery is a key way to deal with risk of too low inflation in Europe and elsewhere, a senior government finance official said on Wednesday ahead of G20 meetings in Washington.

  • OTTAWA, April 9- Canada believes that strengthening the global recovery is a key way to deal with risk of too low inflation in Europe and elsewhere, a senior government finance official said on Wednesday ahead of G20 meetings in Washington.

  • G7 ministers to meet Thursday on economy, Ukraine Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    April 9- Finance ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations will meet on Thursday in Washington to discuss the global economy and the situation in Ukraine, sources said.

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday predicted the global recovery would strengthen this year and next as output in richer nations picked up, but it warned of rising risks in emerging economies.

  • *IMF raises UK growth forecasts sharply again. LONDON, April 8- Britain got a double boost on Tuesday as its recovery from recession gathered momentum and the International Monetary Fund raised the country's growth forecasts more than for any other major economy.

  • *IMF raises UK growth forecasts sharply again. LONDON, April 8- Britain got a double boost on Tuesday as its recovery from recession gathered more momentum and the International Monetary Fund raised the country's growth forecasts by more than for any other major economy.

  • IMF CUTS RUSSIA'S 2014 GDP GROWTH FORECAST TO 1.3 PCT FROM 2 PCT, SEES DOWNSIDE RISK FOLLOWING RUSSIA'S TAKEOVER OF CRIMEA.

  • MOSCOW, April 8- The International Monetary Fund cut its 2014 economic growth forecast for Russia by two-thirds on Tuesday and warned that downside risks remain on geopolitical uncertainties after Moscow's takeover of Crimea.

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday predicted the global recovery would strengthen this year as output in richer nations picked up, but it warned of rising risks in emerging economies.

  • OECD LEADING INDICATOR FOR FEBRUARY FLAGS POSITIVE GROWTH OUTLOOK FOR ADVANCED ECONOMIES, WEAKENING GROWTH IN EMERGING ECONOMIES.

  • MOSCOW/ BRUSSELS April 8- The world's financial leaders are likely to discuss possible risks to Europe's economy from the crisis in Ukraine, but there are no plans to mention it in the final document from their Washington meeting, two G20 officials said.

  • SINGAPORE, April 7- The World Bank trimmed its 2014 growth forecast for developing East Asia but said the region's economies were likely to see steady growth in the next couple of years, helped by a pick-up in global growth and trade.