BERLIN— A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work on diversifying supplies. Russia is a major European gas supplier, and mounting tensions over Ukraine have raised concerns about possible disruption.» Read More
RIO DE JANEIRO/ LONDON, Feb 28- Ukraine's hryvnia jumped as much as 10 percent on Friday on hopes of a loan from the International Monetary Fund, while the Brazilian real slid 0.5 percent after the latest budget data poured cold water on hopes that the country would halt a deterioration in its fiscal performance.
WASHINGTON, Feb 28- The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Friday that there was no need to "panic" in terms of delivering economic aid to Ukraine, which has been hit with economic turmoil after the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovich.
LONDON, Feb 28- OPEC's oil output has risen further in February from December's 2-1/ 2- year low, due to more shipments from Iraq and Angola, and further upward creep in Iranian exports, a Reuters survey found on Friday.
ATHENS, Feb 28- Free-trade talks between the United States and the European Union are in danger of being derailed by populist groups opposing everything from globalisation to multinationals, EU ministers and business leaders said on Friday.
LONDON, Feb 28- Russia's rouble stayed near five-year lows to the dollar on Friday, hit by fears about instability in neighbouring Crimea, but Ukraine's hryvnia rebounded, trading 5-10 percent firmer on hopes of an IMF loan.
KIEV, Feb 28- Ukraine hopes to receive international financial aid soon and is determined to fulfil all the conditions needed to secure support from the International Monetary Fund, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Friday.
KIEV, Feb 28- Ukraine hopes to begin receiving international finiancial aid soon and is determined to fulfil conditions needed to secure support from the International Monetary Fund, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Friday.
UKRAINE PM SAYS KIEV PRIORITY IS TO WORK WITH IMF AND FULFIL THE FUND'S CONDITIONS.
WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The World Bank on Thursday postponed a $90 million loan to Uganda's health system over a law that toughened punishment for gays, an unusual move for an institution that typically avoids wading into politics.
WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The World Bank on Thursday said it postponed a $90 million loan to Uganda's health system over a law that toughened punishment for gays, an unusual move for an institution that usually avoids wading into politics.
BRUSSELS, Feb 27- Ukraine's new rulers have told the European Union that the country's battered economy needs an immediate infusion of some $4 billion, a EU diplomat said on Thursday.
DANISH TRADE MINISTER JENSEN EXPECTS MORE COUNTRIES TO FOLLOW CHINA AND SUPPORT A WTO GREEN GOODS ACCORD, HOPEFUL THAT NEGOTIATIONS COULD START MID-2014.
WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The International Monetary Fund on Thursday said it would send a fact-finding team to Ukraine next week in response to Kiev's request for support after the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovich.
WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The International Monetary Fund on Thursday said it would send a fact-finding team to Ukraine next week in response to the country's request for support after the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovich. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said earlier that the IMF and its international partners were discussing how to help Ukraine.
LONDON, Feb 27- German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Prime Minister David Cameron she was not prepared to promise fundamental reform of the European Union for London's sake, but said the bloc did need some changes and that his country should not leave it.
WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The world loses or wastes a staggering 25 percent to 33 percent of the food it produces for consumption, losses that can mean the difference between an adequate diet and malnutrition in many countries, the World Bank said in a report released on Thursday.
*German veteran says Russia needs help to swallow Ukraine setback. PARIS, Feb 27- The European Union should engage Russia with a far-reaching offer of free trade and eventual visa-free travel to help it overcome anger at seeing Ukraine drift away from Moscow's orbit, a veteran German troubleshooter says.
MOSCOW, Feb 27- Russia will take part in discussions on an International Monetary Fund financial package for Ukraine and will not stand aside, Andrei Bokarev, head of the Finance Ministry's international relations department, was quoted as saying. Debt-stricken Ukraine has said it needs $35 billion over the next two years to stave off bankruptcy.
RUSSIA WILL TAKE PART IN DISCUSSIONS ON AN IMF FINANCIAL PACKAGE FOR UKRAINE, WILL NOT STAND ASIDE- FINMIN OFFICIAL QUOTED BY RIA.
WASHINGTON, Feb 26- Income inequality can lead to slower or less sustainable economic growth, while redistribution of income, when measured, does not hurt and can even help an economy, IMF staff found in a research study released on Wednesday.