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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The International Monetary Fund has already called on Europe to do more ahead of the IMF April 11-13 Spring gathering, alongside which G20 finance ministers and central bankers will meet.

  • BRUSSELS, April 4- Protesters from across Europe clashed with police in Brussels on Friday at a demonstration against high unemployment, throwing stones and smashing windows as they marched from the city centre to the European Union district. Brussels hosts regular demonstrations, most passing off peacefully.

  • FRANKFURT, April 3- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi swatted away suggestions from the International Monetary Fund that his bank should ease monetary policy further on Thursday, questioning the timing of the Fund's most recent comments.

  • *Athens sees full market return in 2016. *Athens could tap markets a second time this year. The Eurogroup of finance ministers met in Athens this week, attracting about 5,000 protesters who denounced the latest measures agreed with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to try to make the economy more competitive.

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- The head of the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday called on the European Central Bank to ease monetary policy to move prices higher, saying "low-flation" in advanced economies risked undercutting an already sluggish global recovery.

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- The European Central Bank should ease monetary policy to combat dangerously low inflation that could crimp euro zone output and consumer spending, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

  • IMF's Lagarde calls on ECB to ease monetary policy Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 2- The European Central Bank should ease monetary policy to combat the risk of "low-flation" that could crimp euro zone output and consumer spending, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

  • UPDATE 2-IMF agrees $14-18 bln bailout for Ukraine Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    KIEV, March 27- The International Monetary Fund has agreed a $14- 18 billion two-year bailout for Ukraine, a deal to help it recover from months of turmoil that will also unlock further credits making a total of $27 billion.

  • UKRAINE'S YATSENIUK SAYS IF IMF-DEMANDED AUSTERITY MEASURES ARE NOT ADOPTED, GDP COULD FALL 10 PCT IN 2014 AND THE ECONOMY COULD DEFAULT.

  • IMF standby agreement with Ukraine - text Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 4:19 AM ET

    KIEV, March 27- The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday it had agreed a $14- 18 billion stand-by agreement with Ukraine. An International Monetary Fund mission worked in Kyiv during March 4-25, to assess the current economic situation and discuss the authorities' economic reform program that could be supported by the IMF.

  • KIEV, March 26- The International Monetary Fund concluded talks with Ukrainian officials on Wednesday, and was likely to announce an aid deal on Thursday for Kiev to help plug the government's budget gap and put its economy on a growth track.

  • UPDATE 2-IMF wraps up talks on aid for Ukraine -source Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    KIEV, March 26- The International Monetary Fund concluded talks with Ukrainian officials on Wednesday, suggesting an imminent announcement of an aid deal for Kiev to help plug the government's budget gap and put its economy on a growth track.

  • MOSCOW, March 26- The Russian economy may contract markedly this year and the country could see record capital outflow of $150 billion if the crisis over Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea deepens, the World Bank warned on Wednesday.

  • World Bank warns of contraction in Russia Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 5:15 AM ET

    MOSCOW, March 26- Russia's economy could contract by 1.8 percent in gross domestic product terms this year if the crisis following Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea deepens, the World Bank said on Wednesday. "If the Russia- Ukraine conflict escalates, uncertainty could rise around sanctions from the West and Russia's response to them."