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  • LONDON, Oct 8- Brent crude oil dipped below $91 a barrel on Wednesday to its lowest since June 2012 as lower economic growth forecasts raised new concerns about global oil demand at a time of abundant supply. The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year, warning of weaker growth in core euro zone...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Growth worries grip stocks, oil Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 4:33 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 8- European stock markets fell for a second day on Wednesday, pushing world share indexes back towards their lowest in six months as concern mounts over the strength of global economic growth. Forecasts from the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday added to the sense that the world economy is still struggling to break out of the cycle of lower...

  • Hong Kong shares fall along with global markets Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 4:17 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Oct 8- Hong Kong's benchmark shares fell 0.7 percent on Wednesday, following overseas markets lower after the International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecast. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong also lost 0.7 percent. Some blue chips were among the biggest drags on the Hong Kong...

  • *Brent drops as low as $90.76/ bbl, WTI hits $87.39/ bbl. The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year, warning of weaker growth in core eurozone countries, Japan and big emerging markets like Brazil. Brent for November delivery fell $1.18 to $90.93 by 0426 GMT, after hitting $90.76 earlier in the...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 8- Brent crude futures fell to just above $91 a barrel on Wednesday, holding to a months-long tumble in prices as lower economic growth forecasts raised new concerns about global oil demand amid rising U.S. inventory levels. The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year, warning of...

  • *China demand eyed going into fourth quarter. *ShFE zinc hits 1- month high; low China stocks support. The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year on Tuesday, warning of weaker growth in core euro zone countries, Japan and big emerging markets like Brazil.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 8- London copper climbed on Wednesday as some traders covered short positions ahead of a seasonally stronger quarter for demand, with focus shifting to China markets which are reopening after a week-long break. *The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year on Tuesday, warning of weaker growth...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 8- Gold extended gains to a third session on Wednesday, buoyed by safe-haven bids after disappointing economic data from Europe and lower global growth forecasts by the International Monetary Fund. *Spot gold rose about $1 to $1,209.70 an ounce by 0024 GMT, after gaining 0.2 percent in the previous session. *The International Monetary Fund cut its...

  • Treasuries yields plunged Tuesday, with long-dated yields hitting their lowest since May of last year, after fresh signs of economic weakness in Germany and a lower International Monetary Fund global growth forecast fueled safe-haven bids. German industrial production plunged 4.0 percent in August, the Economy Ministry said, the biggest drop since...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- World oil prices resumed a months-long rout on Tuesday to close at their lowest in more than two years, pressured by reduced economic and demand growth forecasts. The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year, warning of weaker growth in core euro zone countries, Japan and Brazil.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- U.S. stocks were falling on Tuesday as weak data out of Germany added to concerns about possible headwinds to corporate outlooks ahead of the start of earnings season. Adding to concerns, the International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year, warning of weaker growth in core euro zone countries, Japan...

  • *Palladium posts biggest growth in over 6 months. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 7- Gold rose on Tuesday as its safe-haven appeal increased after the International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts and weak German industrial data stoked further growth concerns. "Following yesterday's rally, traders are in a wait-and-see attitude now after the IMF...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- Crude oil prices fell on Tuesday as signs of weak demand for petroleum and ample supply continued to push prices toward multi-month lows. The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year on Tuesday, warning of weaker growth in core euro zone countries, Japan and big emerging markets like Brazil.

  • *Rio jumps after rejects merger approach by Glencore. LONDON, Oct 7- A key European equity index dropped to a 1 1/ 2- month low on Tuesday as the International Monetary Fund cut its growth estimates for the euro zone's three largest economies and German industrial output data disappointed. Market bets on a European economic recovery faded as the IMF downgraded its...

  • *IMF cuts forecasts for euro zone, Japan, Brazil. WASHINGTON, Oct 7- The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year on Tuesday, warning of weaker growth in core euro zone countries, Japan and big emerging markets like Brazil. In its flagship World Economic Outlook report, the Washington- based lender cut its...

  • *Rio jumps after rejects merger approach by Glencore. LONDON, Oct 7- European shares dropped to a 1 1/ 2- month low on Tuesday as the International Monetary Fund cut its growth estimates for the euro zone's three largest economies and German industrial output data came in lower than expected. Market bets on a European economic recovery faded as the IMF downgraded...

  • BERLIN, Oct 7- German industrial output in August plunged at its steepest rate since the height of the financial crisis, data showed on Tuesday, while the International Monetary Fund cut its German growth forecast. Combined with Monday's tumbling industrial orders, the news raised further concern that Europe's largest economy is running out of steam.

  • TOKYO, Oct 7- Japan must raise its sales tax again next year as scheduled, the International Monetary Fund said, even as it sharply cut its economic forecasts for the country and warned that the higher levy will take a toll on domestic demand. The Bank of Japan should ease monetary policy further if inflation stalls or economic growth disappoints, though such...

  • IMF cuts growth outlook, warns on euro zone, Japan Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 7- The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year on Tuesday, warning of weaker growth in core euro zone countries, Japan and big emerging markets like Brazil. The Fund's gloomy projections will set the stage for the gathering of the world's top economic policymakers in Washington this week,...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 7- The Brazilian economy will likely have a mild recovery next year as electoral uncertainty fades, but still lag regional peer Mexico that should grow faster after a series of economic reforms, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. The global lender cut its growth forecast for Latin America's largest economy by 0.6 percentage point to...