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  • PARIS- GREEK FINMIN SAYS WILL NEGOTIATE WITH THE ECB, IMF AND EUROPEAN COMMISSION.

  • PARIS- GREEK FINMIN SAYS MUST TALK TO ECB, IMF, EUROGROUP TO PUT AN END TO SELF-PERPETUATING CRISIS THAT IS COSTING EUROPEAN TAXPAYERS A LOT MORE THAN IT SHOULD.

  • PARIS- GREEK FINMIN SAYS HAS STARTED FRUITFUL DISCUSSIONS WITH IMF.

  • FRENCH FINMIN SAYS DIALOGUE ON GREECE IS NEEDED WITH ECB, IMF, EU.

  • Greek leader tamps down rhetoric, vows to pay off debts Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | 1:06 PM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— A day after Greece appeared on a collision course with its creditors, new radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has tamped down the rhetoric by vowing to pay off debts and not act unilaterally. He also pledged to pay back Greece's debt to the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, which, along with the European Commission,...

  • ECB's Liikanen: Lending to Greek banks in jeopardy Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | 5:41 AM ET

    A deal on extending Greece's bailout deal must be found by the end of February or the ECB will not be able to continue lending to its banks, ECB council member Erkki Liikanen said.

  • HELSINKI, Jan 31- A deal on extending Greece's bailout deal must be found by the end of February or the European Central Bank will not be able to continue lending to its banks, ECB council member Erkki Liikanen said on Saturday. Europe's bailout programme for Greece, part of a 240- billion-euro rescue package along with the International Monetary Fund, expires on...

  • OTTAWA, Jan 30- Canada's economy will keep growing this year, despite a sharp drop in oil prices, as a rise in exports to a recovering U.S. market offsets declines in domestic consumption and investment, the International Monetary Fund said on Friday. The IMF said it supports the Bank of Canada's recent move to lower interest rates, though it encouraged...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 30- U.S. stocks fell on Friday, pressured by concern over euro zone stability and its potential impact on U.S. corporate results and by domestic economic growth data. Adding to concerns, Greece's finance minister said the government would not cooperate with the European Union and International Monetary Fund mission bankrolling the country and...

  • BUCHAREST, Romania— Romania's central bank governor says the country cannot afford to come to the rescue of borrowers who took out loans in foreign currencies and are now pinched by higher costs. National Bank governor Mugur Isarescu said Friday such a measure could cost Romania up to 4.5 billion lei, or 0.6 percent of GDP. The International Monetary Fund has...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US Economy-GDP Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department issues its first of three estimates of how fast the U.S. economy grew in the October-December quarter. The report will be released at 8:30 a.m. EST Friday. Last week, the International Monetary Fund cut its outlook for global growth over the next two years, warning that weakness in most major economies will trump lower oil...

  • IMF sets June deadline for progress on governance reforms Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 8:41 PM ET

    President Barack Obama has so far been unable to persuade Republicans in Congress to act on the measure. The board of the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday the institution's 188 member countries should agree on steps that could make "meaningful progress" toward the reforms by June 30, without providing details. Finance chiefs around the world had...

  • *Russia added 20.73 tonnes in December-IMF. *Gold price rose in December for first time in five months. SINGAPORE, Jan 27- Russia extended its buying spree of gold to a ninth straight month, and the price of gold rose for the first time in five months, data from the International Monetary Fund showed on Tuesday.

  • KIGALI, Jan 27- International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde has warned that African economies could be hurt by a slowdown in China's economy and an imminent hike in United States interest rates. "Momentum is slowing in many advanced and emerging economies, including China- one of Africa's main trading partners," Lagarde told Rwandan lawmakers in the...

  • TRADE REPRESENTATIVE SAYS TREASURY IS ADDRESSING QUESTIONS ABOUT CURRENCY MANIPULATION BILATERALLY AND THROUGH G7, IMF.

  • *Russia added 20.73 tonnes in December-IMF. *Gold price rose in December for first time in five months. SINGAPORE, Jan 27- The Netherlands raised its gold holdings for the first time in 16 years in December, while Russia extended its buying spree of the precious metal to a ninth straight month, data from the International Monetary Fund showed on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The International Monetary Fund is ready to continue supporting Greece and looks forward to talks with the country's new government, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Monday.

  • *China pushing for greater recognition of yuan. LONDON/ WASHINGTON, Jan 26- China is expected to make another push for the inclusion of the yuan in the International Monetary Fund's in-house currency basket in a review later this year- and this time round its G20 partners may be willing to listen. One Asian G20 source said it would be welcomed by those like South...

  • *Syriza victory in Greece stokes concerns over Europe instability. Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras promised Greeks on Sunday that the five years of austerity imposed under bailout programmes worth 240 billion euros from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund were over. Expectations that a compromise can be reached between Athens and its...

  • ISLAMABAD, Jan 24- Pakistan's central bank cut its key discount rate to 8.5 percent from 9.5 percent on Saturday, in line with analyst expectations and citing lower inflationary pressure due to falling global oil prices. The International Monetary Fund saved Pakistan from possible default in 2013 by agreeing to lend it $6.8 billion over three years.