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Discussing the IMF's outlook for global growth and strength in the U.S. economy, with Olivier Blanchard, IMF chief economist.
WASHINGTON, April 8- The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday predicted the global recovery would strengthen this year and next as output in richer nations picked up, but it warned of rising risks in emerging economies.
*IMF raises UK growth forecasts sharply again. LONDON, April 8- Britain got a double boost on Tuesday as its recovery from recession gathered momentum and the International Monetary Fund raised the country's growth forecasts more than for any other major economy.
The International Monetary Fund admits that it had under-forecast the UK economy.
*IMF raises UK growth forecasts sharply again. LONDON, April 8- Britain got a double boost on Tuesday as its recovery from recession gathered more momentum and the International Monetary Fund raised the country's growth forecasts by more than for any other major economy.
WASHINGTON— The global economy is strengthening but faces threats from super-low inflation and outflows of capital from emerging economies, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday. By contrast, developing nations, particularly Russia, Brazil and South Africa, are now expected to grow much more slowly than the IMF forecast three months ago.
IMF URGES RUSSIA TO RELY ON ROUBLE EXCHANGE RATE FLEXIBILITY WHILE AVOIDING EXCESSIVE VOLATILITY, CALLS FOR POLICY FOCUSED ON ANCHORING INFLATION.
IMF CUTS RUSSIA'S 2014 GDP GROWTH FORECAST TO 1.3 PCT FROM 2 PCT, SEES DOWNSIDE RISK FOLLOWING RUSSIA'S TAKEOVER OF CRIMEA.
MOSCOW, April 8- The International Monetary Fund cut its 2014 economic growth forecast for Russia by two-thirds on Tuesday and warned that downside risks remain on geopolitical uncertainties after Moscow's takeover of Crimea.
WASHINGTON, April 8- The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday predicted the global recovery would strengthen this year as output in richer nations picked up, but it warned of rising risks in emerging economies.
The International Monetary Fund has already called on Europe to do more ahead of the IMF April 11-13 Spring gathering, alongside which G20 finance ministers and central bankers will meet.
WASHINGTON, April 6- The head of the International Monetary Fund dismissed a European central banker's recent remark that the IMF weighs in at his agency more than others such as the U.S. "We do say what we have to say when we think that it's appropriate to say it," IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in an interview that aired on Fox News on Sunday.
Euro zone inflation has reached its bottom says ECB Vice-President, Vitor Constancio, adding that the ECB would only act if the period of low inflation started to impact its medium-term scenario.
FRANKFURT, April 3- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi swatted away suggestions from the International Monetary Fund that his bank should ease monetary policy further on Thursday, questioning the timing of the Fund's most recent comments.
Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation into a recent $400 million fraud involving Citi's Banamex, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Expectations are rates will remain unchanged despite inflation concerns, reports CNBC's Annette Weisbach.
Tom Rogers, Senior Economic Adviser to the Ernst & Young Eurozone Forecast, explains why the European Central Bank is unlikely to ease policy at its meeting on Thursday.
In response to a question from CNBC¿s Annette Weisbach about the IMF's calls for the ECB to act, Mario Draghi, president of the central bank, said the IMF's contribution was "extremely generous."
Jacob Kirkegaard, Research Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, says the European Central Bank won't announce any easing measures and continue to ignore the IMF.
*Athens sees full market return in 2016. *Athens could tap markets a second time this year. The Eurogroup of finance ministers met in Athens this week, attracting about 5,000 protesters who denounced the latest measures agreed with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to try to make the economy more competitive.