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  • 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.

  • IMF says its team will be in Kiev next week Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    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.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- The United States will provide assistance to Georgia to promote visa-free travel to the European Union to help the former Soviet republic integrate more with the West, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday. Kerry did not elaborate on the plan, which comes amid efforts by Georgia to increase trade and investment with the West.

  • KIEV, Feb 26- Ukraine has asked the International Monetary Fund to help prepare a new financial aid programme, its central bank chairman said on Wednesday, adding that the new government would soon have its own anti-crisis programme ready.

  • *India violates intellectual property rights- U.S. group. NEW DELHI, Feb 25- India has decided to block investigations by the United States into its trade policies and patent laws and prepare for a battle at the World Trade Organization, a move that could escalate already-strained tension between the two countries.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- The International Monetary Fund is likely to send a technical support team to Ukraine soon in order to assist Kiev after its president was toppled by violent street protests over the weekend, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- The International Monetary Fund is likely to send a technical support team to Ukraine soon in order to assist Kiev after its president was toppled by violent street protests over the weekend, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday.

  • FACTBOX-Ukraine's history with IMF bailouts Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 25- Ukraine appealed for urgent international aid this week after the fall of Russian-backed president Viktor Yanukovich cast doubt on whether it could get the remaining $12 billion from a bailout deal he struck with Moscow.

  • *Turkey's January gold holdings down 31.171 T at 488.578 T. LONDON/ SINGAPORE, Feb 25- Gold holdings at Turkey's central bank fell by a hefty 31.171 tonnes in January, data from the International Monetary Fund showed, in a move analysts say may show commercial banks took bullion off deposit as the lira crashed.

  • *India violates intellectual property rights- U.S. group. NEW DELHI, Feb 25- India has decided to block investigations by the United States into its trade policies and patent laws, and prepare for a battle at the World Trade Organization, a move that could escalate already-strained tension between the two countries.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 25- Turkey slashed its gold holdings by 31.171 tonnes in January, representing the steepest decline in a list of countries' gold reserves compiled by the International Monetary Fund, data showed. Turkey is the world's 12th largest holder of gold as part of the central bank's reserves, according to the World Gold Council, which represents producers.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The United States said on Monday it was ready to provide financial assistance to Ukraine to complement a loan program from the International Monetary Fund in the aftermath of the ouster of Ukraine's president Viktor Yanukovich.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The United States is considering a range of options to support Ukraine, in coordination with partners, that could complement an IMF-backed economic program, a State Department official said on Monday, suggesting a loan package for Kiev that could include bilateral funds.

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