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  • UKRAINE'S FINANCE MINISTER YARESKO SAYS KIEV EXPECTS FIRST TRANCHE OF IMF PROGRAMME THURSDAY, FRIDAY.

  • LONDON, March 11- Ukraine, seeking to plug a $15 billion- plus funding gap via debt restructuring, may find that a multi-year payment moratorium does the trick, with investors possibly having to swallow a smaller eventual writedown than feared. The country has received the nod from the International Monetary Fund for a $17.5 billion loan package, and the fund...

  • Ukraine's credit default swaps fell 184 basis points after the International Monetary Fund approved a $17.5 billion loan package for the country, a decision that was widely expected. MSCI's emerging equity index ended nine days of losses to rise half a percent, as the dollar slipped off 11 1/ 2- year highs against a basket of currencies. "There is a bit of respite,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 11- The International Monetary Fund has agreed to pump $10 billion into Ukraine's troubled economy over the next year, providing swift assistance for the country's struggling finances as part of a larger four-year bailout. The IMF board on Wednesday approved a loan of $17.5 billion, with the bulk of the money heading out the door fast: $5...

  • IMF sees Ukraine returning to growth next year Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 5:45 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 11- The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday that Ukraine's economy should return to growth in 2016 after a deep contraction this year. In a news release providing details of its $17.5 billion loan to Ukraine, the IMF said the economy would likely shrink by about 5.5 percent this year, before rebounding with growth of 2 percent in 2016...

  • WASHINGTON, March 11- The International Monetary Fund has agreed to pump $10 billion into Ukraine's troubled economy over the next year, providing swift assistance for the country's struggling finances as part of a larger four-year bailout. The IMF board on Wednesday approved an overall loan of $17.5 billion, with the bulk of the money heading out the door fast:...

  • CNBC update: Best family cars   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    CNBC update: Best family cars

    The IMF has agreed to a 4-year $17.5 billion loan for Ukraine, and a new report awards the best cars for families, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • WASHINGTON, March 11- The International Monetary Fund's board signed off on a $17.5 billion four-year aid program for Ukraine on Wednesday, the second attempt in less than a year to pull its economy back from the brink of bankruptcy. But the IMF deemed insufficient the funds and agreed program duration to support Ukraine's economic reforms while the...

  • IMF approves $17.5 billion loan program for Ukraine Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 11- The International Monetary Fund's board signed off on a $17.5 billion four-year aid program for Ukraine on Wednesday, the second attempt in less than a year to pull its economy back from the brink of bankruptcy. A statement from IMF Managing director Christine Lagarde did not provide details on how large an initial payment will be made to...

  • IMF BOARD SIGNS OFF ON $17.5 BLN FOUR-YEAR LOAN PROGRAM FOR UKRAINE-- IMF CHIEF LAGARDE.

  • LONDON, March 11- Ukraine, seeking to plug a $15 billion- plus funding gap via debt restructuring, may find that a multi-year payment moratorium does the trick, with investors possibly having to swallow a smaller eventual writedown than feared. The country is expected to get the nod from the International Monetary Fund later on Wednesday for a $17.5 billion loan...

  • Fed fear factor could keep markets turbulent Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 7:25 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The shakeout in markets from diverging central bank policies is again a driving force for markets again Wednesday.

  • Fed fear factor could keep markets turbulent Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 5:52 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Fear of the central bank could be a driving force for markets again Wednesday as participants look ahead to the FOMC meeting next week.

  • Will IMF approve fresh Ukraine bailout?   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 1:24 AM ET
    Will IMF approve fresh Ukraine bailout?

    The International Monetary Fund is set to decide on a financial rescue plan for Ukraine worth $17.5 billion. Mark Melatos, senior lecturer at University of Sydney, discusses.

  • ATHENS, March 10- Greece is set to tap into more than half a billion euros of funds sitting in the country's bank rescue fund as it scrambles to find money this month amid a cash crunch, banking and government sources told Reuters on Tuesday. The government faces a 1.5 billion euro loan repayment to the International Monetary Fund this month and has to refinance...

  • MINSK, March 5- Belarus wants to ask the International Monetary Fund for a new financing programme, Deputy Finance Minister Maxim Yermolovich said on Thursday. The former Soviet republic's economy has been battered by a plunge in the Russian rouble and the conflict in Ukraine. Belarus received a $3.5 billion standby loan from the IMF in 2009-2010 in the...

  • MINSK, March 5- Belarus wants to ask the International Monetary Fund for a new financing programme, the country's Finance Ministry said on Thursday. An IMF mission is due to arrive in Minsk on Thursday. The ministry also said that it is "technically ready" to issue new Eurobonds.

  • *Ukraine parliament has okayed IMF-backed budget changes. *G7 powers see IMF board approving Ukraine bailout. IMF chief Christine Lagarde cautioned that what she called the "huge distraction" of fighting against pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine complicated the provision of aid, but she was in no doubt that Kiev was now "really determined to reform."

  • BERLIN, March 4- Finance ministers from the Group of Seven leading economies praised Ukraine's new draft budget and economic reform package on Wednesday and said it should put the country on track for support from the International Monetary Fund. "This legislation makes significant progress toward implementing the prior actions on a new economic reform...

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday that an infusion of financial support for Ukraine and its impact largely hinges on how the security crisis over Russia's actions in Ukraine is resolved. In an interview on MSNBC, the International Monetary Fund's managing director said the fighting in eastern...