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BEIJING, Jan 20- The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday issued the following economic growth forecasts as part its World Economic Outlook. Forecasts are annual inflation-adjusted percentage changes. Note: Columns with differences from July's WEO update may not match October forecasts due to rounding.
IMF CUTS 2015 EMERGING MARKET GROWTH FORECAST TO 4.3 PCT VS 5 PCT IN OCT, ALSO CUTS 2016 FORECAST TO 4.7 PCT FROM 5.2 PCT.
IMF SAYS LOWER OIL PRICES LESSEN INFLATION PRESSURE AND REDUCE EXTERNAL VULNERABILIES, GIVES EMERGING MARKET CENTRAL BANKS ROOM TO DELAY RAISING POLICY RATES.
IMF LOWERS GLOBAL GROWTH FORECAST TO 3.7 PCT FOR 2016, FROM 4 PERCENT IN OCTOBER.
IMF SAYS FALLING OIL PRICES, WEAKER YEN AND EURO TO BOOST GLOBAL GROWTH BUT OFFSET BY BROADER WEAKNESS.
IMF RAISES 2015 GROWTH FORECAST FOR ADVANCED ECONOMIES TO 2.4 PCT, FROM 2.3 PCT IN OCTOBER, 2016 UNCHANGED AT 2.4 PCT.
IMF CUTS CHINA 2015 GROWTH FORECAST TO 6.8 PCT FROM 7.1 PCT, PREDICTS BEIJING TO LIMIT POLICY STIMULUS TO CURB CREDIT, INVESTMENT RISKS.
IMF SEES DIVERGENCE BETWEEN COMMODITIES IMPORTERS AND EXPORTERS, DOLLAR-LINKED COUNTRIES TO FARE WORSE WHILE THOSE TIED TO YEN AND EURO WILL BENEFIT.
IMF CUTS 2015 GROWTH FORECASTS MOST FOR RUSSIA, NIGERIA, SAUDI ARABIA.
IMF CUTS 2015 GLOBAL GROWTH FORECAST TO 3.5 PCT VS 3.8 PCT IN OCT.
IMF ADVISES STRUCTURAL REFORMS IN ALL COUNTRIES TO BOOST GROWTH, PINPOINTS REFORMS IN ENERGY SUBSIDIES AND TAXES.
GROWTH FORECAST TO 3.6 PCT VS 3.1 PCT IN OCT, ONLY MAJOR ECONOMY TO SEE UPWARD REVISION.
BEIJING, Jan 20- The International Monetary Fund lowered its forecast for global economic growth in 2015, and called on Tuesday for governments and central banks to pursue accommodative monetary policies and structural reforms to support growth. The United States largely offset prospects of more weakness in the euro area, where only Spain's growth was...
IMF TELLS ADVANCED ECONOMIES TO KEEP MONETARY POLICY ACCOMODATIVE TO FIGHT DEFLATION RISK, NOT RAISE REAL INTEREST RATES, USE OTHER MEANS IF POLICY RATES CANNOT BE REDUCED FURTHER.
HONG KONG— CORRECTS: China economy expands 7.3 percent in 4 Q; 2014 growth at 7.4 pct, lowest since 1990..
With elections just six days away, leftist Syriza leads the opinion polls and is intent on cancelling the austerity terms of a bailout from Europe and the International Monetary Fund and also wants a big debt write off. That has prompted a succession of German politicians and economists to proclaim that Greece risks being cut loose from the euro, although...
DUBLIN, Jan 19- The European Central Bank should make sure any quantitative easing program it embarks on shares as much risk it can amongst its members, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Monday. Markets expect the ECB to announce on Thursday that it will start printing money to buy government bonds in euro zone countries to prevent deflation.
DUBLIN, Jan 19- The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Greece that there would be consequences to restructuring its debt after elections where opponents of the country 240 billion euro bailout lead in the polls. Leftist Syriza, which widened its opinion poll lead over the ruling conservatives ahead of the Jan. 25 vote, says it will cancel austerity...
DUBLIN, Jan 19- The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Greece that there would be consequences to restructuring its debt after elections where opponents of the country 240 billion euro bailout lead in the polls. "As a principle, collective endeavours are welcome but at the same time a debt is a debt and it is a contract," IMF Managing Director Christine...
NAIROBI, Jan 19- Kenya has asked the International Monetary Fund for a precautionary loan of about $750 million to help it deal with any future shocks to the economy, the IMF's resident representative said on Monday. Armando Morales told Reuters the request was contained in a letter from the Kenyan government received by the IMF last Friday.