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  • *China economy grew 7.4 percent in 2014, weakest in 24 years. London, Jan 20- Brent crude oil prices fell towards $48 a barrel on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for global economic growth in 2015 implying lower demand for fuel. Saudi Arabia and other members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries have said they...

  • *US only major economy to see upward revision, China forecast cut. BEIJING, Jan 20- The International Monetary Fund lowered its forecast for global economic growth in 2015, and called on Tuesday for governments and central banks to pursue accommodative monetary policies and structural reforms to support growth. The United States largely offset prospects of...

  • *China economic growth holds at 7.3 pct, vs 7.2 pct estimate. SYDNEY, Jan 20- Asian markets rallied in relief on Tuesday after China reported its economy had not slowed as far as many had feared, a rare glint of brightness amid gloom over the global outlook. The IMF tried to snuff out even that by trimming its forecast for 2015 world growth by three tenths of a percent to...

  • BEIJING, Jan 20- The International Monetary Fund lowered its forecast for global economic growth in 2015, and called on Tuesday for governments and central banks to pursue accommodative monetary policies and structural reforms to support growth. The United States largely offset prospects of more weakness in the euro area, where only Spain's growth was...

  • TABLE-IMF forecasts for GDP in 2015, 2016 Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 10:00 PM ET

    BEIJING, Jan 20- The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday issued the following economic growth forecasts as part its World Economic Outlook. Forecasts are annual inflation-adjusted percentage changes. Note: Columns with differences from July's WEO update may not match October forecasts due to rounding.

  • IMF RAISES 2015 GROWTH FORECAST FOR ADVANCED ECONOMIES TO 2.4 PCT, FROM 2.3 PCT IN OCTOBER, 2016 UNCHANGED AT 2.4 PCT.

  • IMF CUTS CHINA 2015 GROWTH FORECAST TO 6.8 PCT FROM 7.1 PCT, PREDICTS BEIJING TO LIMIT POLICY STIMULUS TO CURB CREDIT, INVESTMENT RISKS.

  • IMF CUTS 2015 GLOBAL GROWTH FORECAST TO 3.5 PCT VS 3.8 PCT IN OCT.

  • GROWTH FORECAST TO 3.6 PCT VS 3.1 PCT IN OCT, ONLY MAJOR ECONOMY TO SEE UPWARD REVISION.

  • IMF TELLS ADVANCED ECONOMIES TO KEEP MONETARY POLICY ACCOMODATIVE TO FIGHT DEFLATION RISK, NOT RAISE REAL INTEREST RATES, USE OTHER MEANS IF POLICY RATES CANNOT BE REDUCED FURTHER.

  • IMF LOWERS GLOBAL GROWTH FORECAST TO 3.7 PCT FOR 2016, FROM 4 PERCENT IN OCTOBER.

  • With elections just six days away, leftist Syriza leads the opinion polls and is intent on cancelling the austerity terms of a bailout from Europe and the International Monetary Fund and also wants a big debt write off. That has prompted a succession of German politicians and economists to proclaim that Greece risks being cut loose from the euro, although...

  • DUBLIN, Jan 19- The European Central Bank should make sure any quantitative easing program it embarks on shares as much risk it can amongst its members, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Monday. Markets expect the ECB to announce on Thursday that it will start printing money to buy government bonds in euro zone countries to prevent deflation.

  • NAIROBI, Jan 19- Kenya has asked the International Monetary Fund for a precautionary loan of about $750 million to help it deal with any future shocks to the economy, the IMF's resident representative said on Monday. Armando Morales told Reuters the request was contained in a letter from the Kenyan government received by the IMF last Friday.

  • NAIROBI, Jan 19- Kenya has asked the International Monetary Fund for a precautionary loan of about $750 million to help it deal with any future shocks to the economy, the IMF's resident representative said on Monday. Armando Morales told Reuters the request was contained in a letter from the Kenyan government received by the IMF last Friday.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Jan 30 Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    ATLANTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart gives welcome remarks and speaks on " Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's CED Programs and Financial Literacy Programs" before the HOPE Global Forum- 1350 GMT. DUBLIN- The Central Bank of Ireland, Center for Economic Policy Research and International Monetary Fund are organizing a...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- A sharp drop in oil prices and a stronger U.S. economy will probably not be enough to brighten the outlook for global economic growth this year, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said while cheaper oil would help consumers in much of the world, the United States would likely be...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- A sharp drop in oil prices and a stronger U.S. economy probably won't be enough to brighten the prospects for global economic growth this year, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said cheaper oil would help consumption across much of the world, but that the United States would...

  • *World Bank lowers global growth forecasts for 2015, 2016. Late on Tuesday, the World Bank lowered its 2015 and 2016 world economic growth forecasts, reinforcing worries about sluggish demand growth in the oversupplied energy markets. Brent fell 24 cents to $46.38 a barrel by 1:24 p.m. EST, after reaching a high of $47.14.

  • *World Bank cuts global growth forecasts. NEW YORK, Jan 14- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, on track for a fourth day of losses, as a World Bank forecast sparked concerns about weak economies and December U.S. retail sales missed expectations. Copper touched its lowest since July 2009 and was last down 6.2 percent at $5,497 a tonne after the World Bank cut its growth...