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  • World Bank: China sticking to reform agenda   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:54 AM ET
    World Bank: China sticking to reform agenda

    China is seeing its slowest growth in 6 years. Dr. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President, shares his economic forecast for growth in Asia's economy.

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- Overreliance on currency depreciations to boost domestic economies could exacerbate global tensions over exchange rates, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. The sharp rise of the dollar against the euro and yen is expected to be a major theme at the meeting of the world's top economic policymakers in Washington...

  • *Wall Street on an uptrend; Nasdaq near record. *Netflix rallies after results, SanDisk lower. The Financial Times reported the International Monetary Fund had rebuffed a request from the country to delay loan repayments.

  • European equities retreat from highs on Greek concerns Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 7:23 AM ET

    LONDON, April 16- European equities retreated on Thursday, with growing concerns about Greece's debt situation prompting investors to take some profits after the previous session's 14- year highs. Greece's ATG share index fell 0.8 percent as the Financial Times reported the International Monetary Fund had rebuffed a request from the country to delay loan...

  • Fueled by rising oil, stocks could take back highs Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:11 AM ET
    An oil worker in Mentone, Texas.

    The stock market is in striking distance of its all-time high and could get there in the next few sessions, despite fears about earnings.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 28 Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio speaks before the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College 24th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the U.S. and World Economies- 1300 GMT. WASHINGTON- International Monetary Fund Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu, Central Bank of Malaysia Governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Turkey Deputy...

  • Is the IMF right to be wary of a Fed rate hike?   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:50 PM ET
    Is the IMF right to be wary of a Fed rate hike?

    Martin Lakos, division director at Macquarie, discusses comments from the IMF that a 100-basis-point hike in U.S. short-term interest rates could hit emerging markets.

  • Fueled by rising oil, stocks could take back highs Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 5:39 PM ET
    An oil worker in Mentone, Texas.

    The stock market is in striking distance of its all-time high and could get there in the next few sessions, despite fears about earnings.

  • April 15- Iraq's 2015 budget is based on an oil price of $56 per barrel, and the country is considering asking for emergency funding from the International Monetary Fund to ease its budget woes, Iraqi Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari said on Wednesday. "We haven't made a decision but I think they are willing to provide that support, but they need the government to do...

  • Financial shocks may grow as liquidity shrinks, IMF warns Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    *IMF also warns Europe on life insurance sector. WASHINGTON, April 15- Rising U.S. interest rates will expose gaps in liquidity that could make markets prone to deeper and wider shocks, the International Monetary Fund said in a report on Wednesday. It pointed in particular to two recent examples of market jolts that could be a harbinger of more to come, echoing...

  • NEW DELHI, April 15- India needs to move towards full capital account convertibility to become a leading global economy, junior finance minister Jayant Sinha said on Wednesday. Sinha's comments came a day after the International Monetary Fund predicted Asia's third-largest economy would become the fastest growing major economy in the world, outpacing...

  • IMF sees divergence in global growth   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 6:10 PM ET
    Tracking the IMF's world economic outlook

    While advanced economies are seeing a recovery, a mixed picture remains in emerging markets, says Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, deputy director, Research at the IMF.

  • Dollar slides on US retail sales, IMF outlook Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    Dollar Euro

    The dollar tumbled after five straight days of gains, as investors took advantage of weaker-than-expected retail sales to lighten hefty positions.

  • FOREX-Dollar slides on U.S. retail sales, IMF outlook Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 14- The dollar tumbled on Tuesday, after five straight days of gains, as investors took advantage of weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales to lighten hefty positions on the greenback that had built up due to expectations of an impending rate increase. The yen, meanwhile, gained broadly, hitting a two-year high against the euro after an economic...

  • NEW YORK, April 14- The dollar sank on Tuesday after March U.S. retail sales data, while the strongest in a year, came in below expectations, triggering a sell-off that pulled the greenback down from the prior week's strong gains. At the same time, a second blow to the U.S. economic outlook came from the International Monetary Fund. "I wouldn't be surprised if people...

  • Bond market desperately seeking spring rebound Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    Traders at an options pit at the CBOE Chicago Board Options Exchange

    From the looks of the bond market, you might think the economy was heading south—and fast.

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- Recent shifts in exchange rates should help the global economy, boosting Japan and Europe in particular, amid increasing divergence in the growth paths of the world's major economies, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. The Washington- based institution kept its global growth forecasts unchanged, with faster economic...

  • WASHINGTON— The International Monetary Fund, citing the consequences of a strong dollar, is downgrading its outlook for the U.S. economy but raising its forecast for Europe and Japan. The international lending agency also left unchanged its prediction that the Chinese economy will grow 6.8 percent this year and 6.3 percent in 2016. That marks a sharp...

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- The International Monetary Fund highlighted an increasing divergence in the growth paths of the world's major economies this year, as a pick-up in the euro zone and India is expected to be offset by diminished prospects in other key emerging markets. In its flagship World Economic Outlook, the Washington- based institution kept its...

  • WTO CHIEF ECONOMIST SAYS WTO USES IMF GDP FORECASTS, DOES NOT EXPECT ANY REVISION TO WTO FIGURES FROM IMF'S NEW GDP NUMBERS LATER ON TUESDAY WHICH WILL BE "IN THE SAME BALLPARK".