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  • G20 DRAFT: G20 DEEPLY DISAPPOINTED WITH CONTINUED DELAY IN IMF QUOTA REFORM, URGES U.S.

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 9- International donors are planning a conference in Kiev in April to raise at least $15 billion to help save Ukraine from bankruptcy and rebuild the country, a senior EU official said on Monday. Already under an International Monetary Fund programme, Ukraine is seeking an increase in foreign aid to plug an estimated $15 billion funding gap as...

  • ATHENS, Feb 9- Greece's primary budget surplus last year is expected to come in at 2.9 billion euros, Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas said on Monday. Such a surplus- which comes before debt repayments- would be roughly in line with revised targets set in a European Union/International Monetary Fund bailout. "As for the primary budget surplus... it seems to be...

  • KIEV, Feb 9- Ukraine's government will ask parliament to meet Feb. 23- 27 to discuss budget changes "vital" for the successful completion of talks with the International Monetary Fund, Interfax news agency quoted a deputy prime minister as saying on Monday. An IMF team is in Kiev for talks with Ukrainian authorities about boosting financial support to Ukraine and...

  • ATHENS/ BRUSSELS, Feb 6- Greece's new leftist-led government, isolated in the euro zone and under pressure from the European Central Bank, said on Friday it wanted no more bailout money with strings attached from the European Union and International Monetary Fund. The official said Greece was in effect asking for a "bridge agreement" to keep state finances...

  • WRAPUP 1-Isolated Greece rejects bailout extension Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    *Greece said to want "bridge agreement" on finances. *Crunch meetings on Greece next week. Varoufakis returned empty-handed from a tour of European capitals in which even left-leaning governments in France and Italy insisted Greece must stick to commitments made to the European Union and International Monetary Fund and rejected any debt write-off.

  • ATHENS, Feb 6- The United States told Greece through its ambassador on Friday to work cooperatively with its European colleagues and the International Monetary Fund and that Athens needed to push ahead with reforms. "Greece should continue to make administrative and structural reforms and exercise fiscal prudence," the embassy said in a statement.

  • IMF sees uncertainty about path of oil prices Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 6- Uncertainty over the future path of oil prices could throw a wrinkle into the International Monetary Fund's predictions for the global economy, its staff said in a note on Friday. The outlook for petroleum prices, which have decreased more than 50 percent in the last seven months, is likely to form the backdrop for the ministerial meeting of the...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 5- Ukraine's central bank governor said on Thursday the bank had agreed with the International Monetary Fund on terms for boosting the Fund's financial aid to Kiev.

  • UKRAINE CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR SAYS AGREED WITH IMF OF FINANCIAL AID.

  • ATHENS, Feb 4- Greece's finance minister met a senior International Monetary Fund official in Paris over the weekend, the new Greek government said on Wednesday, its first meeting with one of the country's major creditors since taking power last month. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis met with Poul Thomsen, the IMF's European department chief, who is deeply...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- Greece has not talked with the International Monetary Fund about changing the debt framework of its bailout program, the IMF said on Wednesday. "There is an agreed framework for dealing with debt in the current program. Greece's finance minister said in a media interview published on Wednesday that Athens had started talks with the IMF over a...

  • IMF SAYS HAS NOT BEEN IN DISCUSSION WITH GREECE ABOUT CHANGE IN DEBT FRAMEWORK.

  • ROME, Feb 4- Greece has started negotiations with the International Monetary Fund over a plan to swap its sovereign debt for growth-linked bonds, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview published on Wednesday. The government of leftist prime minister Alexis Tsipras, elected last month on an anti-bailout ticket, is proposing to swap Greek bonds...

  • GREECE HAS STARTED TALKS WITH IMF OVER PLAN TO SWAP DEBT FOR GROWTH-LINKED BONDS- FINANCE MINISTER TO LA REPUBBLICA NEWSPAPER.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- The International Monetary Fund on Monday signed off on a $688 million, one-year loan program for Kenya, which is meant to support the government's economic reforms and help it weather possible outside shocks. Kenya has said it does not intend to draw on the money, but rather have it on hand in case external shocks like weather, security concerns...

  • IMF approves $688 precautionary loan for Kenya Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 2- The International Monetary Fund on Monday signed off on a $688 million, one-year loan program for Kenya, which is meant to support the government's economic reforms and help it weather possible outside shocks. Kenya has said it does not intend to draw on the money, but rather have it on hand in case external shocks like weather, security concerns...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 2- Brazil posted a wider-than-expected trade deficit in January even after imports and exports tumbled, government data showed on Monday. Brazil posted a surplus of $293 million for December. Brazil, which International Monetary Fund data shows is the Americas' most closed major economy, posted its first annual trade deficit in 14 years in 2014..

  • After a turbulent first week in office, Greece's new government has made clear it wants to end the existing arrangement with the European Union, the European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund "troika" when its aid deadline expires on Feb. 28. While investors had so far taken the view that the impact of a Greek crisis could be contained, the prospect of...

  • Also on Sunday, Greece's new leftist government began its drive to persuade a sceptical Europe to accept a new debt agreement while it starts to roll back on austerity measures imposed under its existing bailout agreement. It seeks to end the existing arrangement with the European Union, the European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund "troika" when...