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  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Growth worries grip stocks, oil Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 4:33 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 8- European stock markets fell for a second day on Wednesday, pushing world share indexes back towards their lowest in six months as concern mounts over the strength of global economic growth. Forecasts from the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday added to the sense that the world economy is still struggling to break out of the cycle of lower...

  • Hong Kong shares fall along with global markets Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 4:17 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Oct 8- Hong Kong's benchmark shares fell 0.7 percent on Wednesday, following overseas markets lower after the International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecast. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong also lost 0.7 percent. Some blue chips were among the biggest drags on the Hong Kong...

  • *Brent drops as low as $90.76/ bbl, WTI hits $87.39/ bbl. The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year, warning of weaker growth in core eurozone countries, Japan and big emerging markets like Brazil. Brent for November delivery fell $1.18 to $90.93 by 0426 GMT, after hitting $90.76 earlier in the...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 8- Brent crude futures fell to just above $91 a barrel on Wednesday, holding to a months-long tumble in prices as lower economic growth forecasts raised new concerns about global oil demand amid rising U.S. inventory levels. The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year, warning of...

  • *China demand eyed going into fourth quarter. *ShFE zinc hits 1- month high; low China stocks support. The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year on Tuesday, warning of weaker growth in core euro zone countries, Japan and big emerging markets like Brazil.

  • TOKYO, Oct 8- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a five-week low on Wednesday as renewed global growth concerns lifted the safe-haven yen, sending exporter stocks skidding. Adding to concerns about the health of the global economy, the IMF also downwardly revised its 2015 global growth forecast to 3.3 percent, warning of weaker growth in Japan and core...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 8- London copper climbed on Wednesday as some traders covered short positions ahead of a seasonally stronger quarter for demand, with focus shifting to China markets which are reopening after a week-long break. *The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year on Tuesday, warning of weaker growth...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 8- Gold extended gains to a third session on Wednesday, buoyed by safe-haven bids after disappointing economic data from Europe and lower global growth forecasts by the International Monetary Fund. *Spot gold rose about $1 to $1,209.70 an ounce by 0024 GMT, after gaining 0.2 percent in the previous session. *The International Monetary Fund cut its...

  • S&P 500 lands at 8-week low; Europe slowdown weighs Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 4:45 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks fell Tuesday, extending losses into a second day, amid increased signs of slowing growth in Europe and ahead of earnings.

  • Treasuries yields plunged Tuesday, with long-dated yields hitting their lowest since May of last year, after fresh signs of economic weakness in Germany and a lower International Monetary Fund global growth forecast fueled safe-haven bids. German industrial production plunged 4.0 percent in August, the Economy Ministry said, the biggest drop since...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- World oil prices resumed a months-long rout on Tuesday to close at their lowest in more than two years, pressured by reduced economic and demand growth forecasts. The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year, warning of weaker growth in core euro zone countries, Japan and Brazil.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- U.S. stocks were falling on Tuesday as weak data out of Germany added to concerns about possible headwinds to corporate outlooks ahead of the start of earnings season. Adding to concerns, the International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year, warning of weaker growth in core euro zone countries, Japan...

  • *Palladium posts biggest growth in over 6 months. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 7- Gold rose on Tuesday as its safe-haven appeal increased after the International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts and weak German industrial data stoked further growth concerns. "Following yesterday's rally, traders are in a wait-and-see attitude now after the IMF...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- Crude oil prices fell on Tuesday as signs of weak demand for petroleum and ample supply continued to push prices toward multi-month lows. The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year on Tuesday, warning of weaker growth in core euro zone countries, Japan and big emerging markets like Brazil.

  • *Rio jumps after rejects merger approach by Glencore. LONDON, Oct 7- A key European equity index dropped to a 1 1/ 2- month low on Tuesday as the International Monetary Fund cut its growth estimates for the euro zone's three largest economies and German industrial output data disappointed. Market bets on a European economic recovery faded as the IMF downgraded its...

  • *Greece denies reports that EU/IMF visit ends abruptly. They said the inspectors were expected to leave this week for an annual conference of the IMF and World Bank in Washington. They will return to Athens after European bank stress tests are announced, Greek officials said.

  • 'Solid recovery' underway in US: IMF     Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, deputy director of the research department at the IMF, outlines the latest IMF's growth forecasts for the euro zone, the U.S. and Latin America.

  • *IMF cuts forecasts for euro zone, Japan, Brazil. WASHINGTON, Oct 7- The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year on Tuesday, warning of weaker growth in core euro zone countries, Japan and big emerging markets like Brazil. In its flagship World Economic Outlook report, the Washington- based lender cut its...

  • *Rio jumps after rejects merger approach by Glencore. LONDON, Oct 7- European shares dropped to a 1 1/ 2- month low on Tuesday as the International Monetary Fund cut its growth estimates for the euro zone's three largest economies and German industrial output data came in lower than expected. Market bets on a European economic recovery faded as the IMF downgraded...

  • What the IMF meeting should really focus on Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo is seen at the IMF headquarters building in Washington.

    It's not just about financial stability, says UBS investment chief Simon Smiles. Here's what the IMF should really focus on at its meeting this week.