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  • 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 SAYS RUSSIAN ECONOMY MAY CONTRACT BY 1.8 PCT IN 2014 IF RUSSIA- UKRAINE CONFLICT ESCALATES.

  • 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."

  • MANILA, March 24- Southeast Asia is unlikely to hit a target of integrating its 10 economies by 2015, but the group has much potential to be a trading hub for Asia once it fully creates an economic community, the Philippines' finance chief said on Monday.

  • BEIJING, March 24- China's economy may still grow around 7.5 percent this year despite signs of a slowdown, and there is no immediate need for the government to roll out fresh stimulus measures, Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao said on Monday.

  • BEIJING, March 23- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Sunday that there was not much she should could to push reform at her organisation and give emerging economies a bigger say without the support of the United States.

  • Ukraine crisis means EU-US trade talks a priority Saturday, 22 Mar 2014 | 5:13 PM ET
    President Barack Obama gives a statement on the situation in the Ukraine in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on March 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    Russia's annexation of Crimea underlines the need for the United States and the European Union to deepen their economic ties via an ambitious trade deal.

  • *EU trade chief says Russia must pay a price for its actions. BRUSSELS, March 22- Russia's annexation of Crimea underlines the need for the United States and the European Union to deepen their economic ties via an ambitious trade deal that would also allow Europe to import U.S. gas, Washington's top trade official said on Saturday.

  • G-20 mulls ambitious target for global growth Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 10:47 PM ET
    Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey

    The world's top 20 economies may agree to set an ambitious target for faster global growth at a weekend meeting in Sydney.

  • 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.

  • EU Promises Less Austerity as G20 Debates Debt Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 4:03 AM ET

    The euro zone will slow its budgetary belt-tightening to help reinvigorate economic growth, a top EU official said on Thursday.

  • Greece Faces Review of Bailout Performance Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 6:12 AM ET

    Officials from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund return to Athens on Sunday to assess Greece's performance under a bailout plan.

  • Yen Slumps on Talk of ADB's Kuroda for BOJ Role Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 10:22 PM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    Japan's government is likely to nominate Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda, an advocate of aggressive monetary easing.