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  • *Senior bondholders in Banco Espirito Santo spared pain. FRANKFURT, Aug 13- Portugal is making the same costly mistake as Ireland by rescuing a troubled bank and largely sparing its bondholders losses, one of the architects of Ireland's bailout has warned.

  • SOFIA, Aug 8- Bulgaria's central bank has asked the International Monetary Fund to carry out an in-depth review of the Balkan country's financial sector following its worst banking crisis since the 1990 s, it said on Friday.

  • KIEV, Aug 8- Ukraine expects that a decision on disbursement of a second $1.4 billion tranche of aid by the International Monetary Fund under a $17 billion loan programme will be adopted on Aug. 29, Central Bank chief Valeria Hontareva said on Friday.

  • TOKYO, July 31- Japan's economic risks over the medium term are tilted to the downside as the government could fail to deliver the additional reforms needed to lift potential growth and pare public debt, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

  • IMF urges higher energy taxes to fight climate change Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 31- Energy taxes in much of the world are far below what they should be to reflect the harmful environmental and health impact of fossil fuels use, the International Monetary Fund said in a new book on Thursday.

  • TOKYO, July 31- Japan's risks over the medium term are tilted to the downside as the government could fail to deliver the additional reforms needed to lift potential growth and pare public debt, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

  • BEIJING, July 31- China should set an economic growth target of 6.5-7 percent for 2015 and refrain from stimulus measures unless the economy threatens to slow sharply from that level, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

  • IMF: China must speed up reforms     Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 9:16 PM ET

    Markus Rodlauer, Deputy Asia-Pacific Director at the IMF, says China's credit risk is still on the rise and warns that Beijing needs to speed up reforms in order not to compromise growth.

  • BEIJING, July 31- Weakness in China's real estate sector poses near-term risks for the world's second-largest economy, a senior International Monetary Fund official said on Thursday.

  • BEIJING, July 31- China should set an economic growth target of 6.5-7 percent for 2015, below its goal for 2014, and refrain from stimulus measures unless activity threatens to slow sharply from that level, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

  • July 30- Bailed-out Cyprus is likely to return to growth next year, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, but cautioned the outlook was tempered by tensions over Ukraine and banks' rising bad loans.

  • IMF warns of potential risks to global growth Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    In a report assessing how individual national policies could interact to undermine the world economy, the IMF also warned the conflict between Russia and Ukraine could reverberate to the rest of the region if sanctions against Russia escalate, hitting natural gas supplies to Europe and weakening European banks.

  • IMF says UK interest rates should stay low for now Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    LONDON, July 28- The Bank of England won backing from the International Monetary Fund on Monday for keeping interest rates low, even as the IMF welcomed signs that Britain's surprisingly strong economic recovery is broadening.

  • KIEV, July 28- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Monday any failure by lawmakers to approve budget amendments on a second attempt would amount to the breakdown of Kiev's bailout deals with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

  • July 25- Russia and Turkey lifted their gold holdings in June as both countries increased their bullion reserves for a third consecutive month, data from the International Monetary Fund showed on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- The International Monetary Fund urged Ukraine's leaders on Friday to press forward with "steady implementation" of economic reforms agreed with the fund, a day after the prime minister tendered his resignation.

  • IMF cuts 2014 global growth forecast to 3.4%     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:06 PM ET

    Thomas Helbling, Chief of the World Economic Studies Division at the IMF, discusses the first quarter slowdowns in the U.S. and China, and how that could impact the global economy in 2014.

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- Israel and Gaza are already facing economic costs from the fighting between them that has raged for the past two weeks, a spokesman from the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- The board of the International Monetary Fund is expected to meet about Ukraine's loan program in late August, an IMF spokesman said on Thursday, which would likely allow the embattled country to receive its next aid disbursement of an expected $1.4 billion.

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- Israel and Gaza are already facing economic costs from the fighting between them that has raged for the past two weeks, a spokesman from the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.