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  • BRUSSELS— Greece made progress with its creditors over the weekend on how to stave off bankruptcy, official said Monday, despite complaints in Athens that the International Monetary Fund is pushing the cash-strapped country too hard over labor reforms. Officials in Brussels and the Greek capital said negotiations between Greece and the so-called Brussels...

  • May 3- The International Monetary Fund is close to declaring China's yuan fairly valued for the first time in more than a decade, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The IMF's reassessment of the yuan is set to be made official in its reports on China's economy due in the coming months, the Wall Street Journal reported. "On the exchange rate, last year, 2014, our...

  • May 3- The International Monetary Fund is close to declaring China's yuan fairly valued for first time in more than a decade, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

  • *Greece could miss upcoming IMF, ECB payments without aid. LONDON, May 1- Most top credit rating agencies say they would not cut Greece's rating to default if it misses a payment to the International Monetary Fund or European Central Bank, a stance that could keep vital ECB funding flowing into the financial system. Greece owes nearly 1 billion euros to the IMF in May...

  • UPDATE 1-IMF says next Greek payment to Fund due May 6 Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 10:51 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 30- Greece's next payment to the International Monetary Fund, totaling some 200 million euros in interest payments, is due May 6 because of the May Day holiday in Greece, an IMF spokesman said on Thursday. He said the Fund did not have a "detailed" assessment of Greece's liquidity situation and hopes to get more information in the course of talks...

  • Greek bailout talks to stretch into weekend Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    The creditors have for three months been trying to get Greece to agree to a list of budget measures before they accept to pay it the remaining 7.2 billion euros installment of its bailout program. Without the money, Greece is not sure to be able to meet a repayment to the International Monetary Fund on May 12 worth some 750 million euros. In Brussels, EU Commission...

  • LONDON, April 27- Greek two-year government bond yields dropped around 250 basis points on Monday after Athens reshuffled its team handling talks with European lenders and the International Monetary Fund. "The Eurogroup meeting in Riga showed Varoufakis was more or less isolated and it seems that Tsipras has understood that," said Felix Herrmann, a market...

  • ZURICH, April 25- UBS's chairman said a default by Greece is seen by the International Monetary Fund as "systemically controllable" and he believed it would have a negligible impact on the Swiss bank itself, according to a newspaper interview published on Saturday. In an interview with Neue Zuercher Zeitung, the chairman of Zurich- based UBS, Axel Weber, addressed...

  • Dollar turns mixed as euro inches up Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 3:00 PM ET

    The euro inched up against the dollar, pivoting from early losses following an ECB proposal.

  • EU gives Ukraine $267 million in low interest loans Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 11:05 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union has given Ukraine 250 million euros in low interest loans as part of a package to help revive the country's lackluster economy. Ukraine received major bailout loans from the International Monetary Fund, European Union and the U.S. last year, but has been requesting more with no clear end in sight to its economic problems.

  • Greek anger over state cash grab from public entities Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 7:16 AM ET

    At an emergency meeting in Athens, angry mayors voted to defy the order to have spare reserves put in a central bank account. Until it reaches an agreement with its creditors from the 19- country eurozone and the International Monetary Fund, Greece will not get a badly-needed 7.2 billion euros in rescue funds, without which Athens will be unable to meet loan...

  • Dollar rises as Greece anxieties sting the euro Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 4:18 PM ET

    The dollar rose broadly, with the euro sliding more than half a percent against the U.S currency, on growing concern that Greece may default on debts.

  • Earnings next test for stocks after market wipeout Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 5:52 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks could chop around and rack up more losses in the week ahead, with the next wave of corporate earnings reports.

  • Central banks prepare to flood FX markets with euros Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 5:38 AM ET

    The latest International Monetary Fund data show that global FX reserves fell by 3.1 percent, or $383 billion, in the second half of last year to $11.6 trillion. Around two thirds of that was due to valuation effects from the euro's 11.7 percent fall in that period, according to JP Morgan. Stephen Jen, manager of the SLJ Macro hedge fund in London, reckons that will...

  • LONDON, April 20- German 10- year borrowing costs resumed a descent towards zero on Monday, with worries about Greece falling out of the euro zone increasing demand for top-rated assets even as the ECB's bond-buying programme quashes yields. Athens has been stuck in negotiations with its euro zone partners and the International Monetary Fund over economic...

  • BERLIN, April 20- Global lenders' negotiations with Greece, which have been moving at a crawl recently, have gained some momentum but remained a long way from the finish line, the International Monetary Fund's European head told a German newspaper. "There has been a little bit more impetus in the negotiations between the three institutions and the Greek...

  • Why Greece is still looking to 'play games'   Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 7:23 PM ET
    Why Greece is still looking to 'play games'

    While a "Grexit" won't happen, a Greek default is likely given that Athens refuses to cave in to reform demands, says Mark Andersen, global co-head of Asset Allocation at UBS CIO Wealth Management.

  • PARIS, April 19- Greek banks may soon run out of collateral to access European Central Bank refinancing unless Athens reaches an agreement with the European Union and International Monetary Fund on economic reforms, France's central bank chief said. The remarks by Banque de France Governor Christian Noyer, to be published by Le Figaro on Monday, came as Athens...

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- The International Monetary Fund's member nations on Saturday warned of risks to the global economy from exchange rate shifts and geopolitical tensions as they took note of "moderate" global growth and "uneven prospects." With the United States poised to hike interest rates, the panel- speaking for the Fund's 188 member nations- said moves...

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- Beijing will accelerate reforms to the country's currency as part of a push for the yuan's inclusion in the International Monetary Fund's currency basket, China's central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said on Saturday. Winning approval for the yuan's inclusion in the IMF's currency basket could raise China's standing in the global...