Economic Organizations


  • BERLIN, Nov 19- Germany's high current account surplus, which the United States has blamed for hampering the global economy, may fall below the key 6 percent level in 2015, the OECD said on Tuesday.

  • BEIJING, Nov 19- China's annual economic growth is likely to accelerate to 8.2 percent in 2014 from an expected 7.7 percent this year, driven by stronger domestic demand, the OECD said on Tuesday.

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 15- The European Union is preparing a ban on South African citrus imports that could take orange juice off Europe's breakfast tables next summer and sour efforts in Brussels to broaden trade with Africa's biggest economy.

  • ALMATY, Nov 12- The International Monetary Fund its growth forecast for gas-rich Turkmenistan on Tuesday but urged the Central Asian republic to bolster reforms to sustain strong economic growth.

  • IMF plans to review Iranian economy next year Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 5:14 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 11- The International Monetary Fund plans to conduct a regular assessment of Iran's economy early next year, the first time in over two years, Fund staff said after a visit to the country. Sanctions targeted at Iran's disputed nuclear program have hurt trade and largely frozen Iran out of the international banking system since late 2011..

  • Argentina makes progress on data reform -IMF's Lagarde Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | 10:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 10- Argentina has made "positive progress" in reforming the quality of its economic data, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Sunday, adding that the IMF's board is set to review the country's moves in a few days.

  • PARIS, Nov 8- The world economy is recovering but at a pace too slow to create jobs, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Friday.

  • IMF satisfied with Pakistan's economic progress Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 7:29 AM ET

    ISLAMABAD, Nov 8- The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it was broadly satisfied with Pakistan's economic progress after stepping in to save the country from a possible default earlier this year.

  • Ireland heads for bailout exit in final review Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 7:01 PM ET

    DUBLIN, Nov 7- Three years after going cap in hand to international lenders for a bail out, Ireland is set to step out on its own again. The European Union and International Monetary Fund are due to sign off on the last part of a 85 billion euro bailout, leaving Ireland to exit the process by the end of the year, the first crisis-hit euro zone country to do so.

  • YANGON, Nov 6- Myanmar's economy is set to grow an estimated 6.8 percent next year, placing it among Southeast Asia's fastest growing economies, although rising inflation threatens the poor, the World Bank said on Wednesday.

  • Senior officials from the European Union told Reuters the EU was in advanced discussions with the International Monetary Fund on providing standby financing to Ukraine should the country come under economic pressure from Russia later this year.

  • S.Korea shipments to U.S., EU rose sharply in Oct Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 9:05 PM ET

    SEOUL, Nov 1- South Korean exports to the United States and the European Union rose sharply in October in annual terms, government data showed on Friday, underpinning the firm trade performance for Asia's fourth-largest economy.

  • UPDATE 1-Sub-Saharan Africa to grow 6 pct next year - IMF Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 10:33 AM ET

    ABUJA/ LAGOS, Oct 31- Sub-Saharan Africa's economic growth is expected to increase to 6 percent in 2014, from 5 percent this year, supported by investment in infrastructure and production capacity, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

  • BRASILIA, Oct 23- Brazil must take more decisive action to raise productivity and boost private investment if it is to restore robust growth to its once-booming economy, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

  • European leaders agreed on new steps to fight youth unemployment and promote lending to credit-starved small business on Thursday after deals on banking resolution and the long-term EU budget.

  • No More Embargoed Data     Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 10:12 AM ET

    The Conference Board will no longer provide economic reports in advance to news organizations, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • G-8 Welcomes Japan's Economic Policies, Abe Says Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 8:51 PM ET
    Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

    Japanese PM Abe said on Tuesday G-8 leaders expressed strong support for his "Abenomics" economic policies and heard no concerns about Japan's super easy monetary easing.

  • The IMF Wants Even More Action to Boost Recovery Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    Leaders of the International Monetary Fund said an uneven global economic recovery is emerging, and policymakers must take more steps to foster swifter growth and job creation.

  • G-20: Does the World Need Austerity? Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 2:22 AM ET

    Finance leaders of the G-20 economies on Friday edged away from a long-running drive toward government austerity in rich nations, rejecting the idea of setting hard targets for reducing national debt in a sign of worries over a sluggish global recovery.

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