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WASHINGTON, June 16- The European Union has presented a "fair and reasonable" compromise to resolve a gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine, the State Department said on Monday after Moscow cut off gas supplies to Kiev because of unpaid bills.
*IMF cuts 2014 U.S. growth forecast to 2 percent. WASHINGTON, June 16- The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for the United States on Monday and said the economy would not reach full employment until the end of 2017, allowing interest rates to be held near zero for longer than financial markets expect.
BRUSSELS, June 16- The European Union is teaming up with South Korea to jointly research the next generation of mobile broadband technology, hoping the Asian country's expertise will help it catch up in a field crucial for economic growth and jobs.
*Sunni Islamists intensify grip on northern Iraq. NEW YORK, June 16- Crude oil futures pushed higher in choppy trading on Monday as advances by Sunni insurgents in Iraq fueled concerns over a potential disruption to oil exports from the second-largest OPEC producer.
WASHINGTON, June 16- Weak economic growth in the United States is a temporary phenomenon, with limited impact on the rest of the world, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Monday. U.S. growth in the first quarter contracted due to a harsh winter, but the IMF said it is likely to rebound.
WASHINGTON, June 16- The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Monday that the U.S. Federal Reserve should move interest rates up only gradually when it finally begins to lift borrowing costs from near-zero.
*Sunni Islamists solidify grip on northern Iraq. LONDON, June 16- Brent crude held above $112 a barrel on Monday after a strong rally last week, as advances by Sunni insurgents in Iraq raised concerns over a potential disruption to oil exports from the second-largest OPEC producer.
IMF SEES RISK OF' SIGNIFICANT' MARKET VOLATILITY IN MONTHS AHEAD, EVEN IF U.S.
WASHINGTON, June 16- The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for the United States on Monday and said the economy would not reach full employment until the end of 2017, allowing the Federal Reserve to bide its time before raising interest rates.
IMF SAYS IF INFLATION STAYS MUTED, FED COULD KEEP RATES NEAR ZERO LONGER THAN MID-2015.
MUST TAKE STEPS TO BOOST PRODUCTIVITY, INCREASE LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION.
IMF SEES' MEANINGFUL' REBOUND IN U.S.
GROWTH FORECAST TO 2 PCT FOR 2014 FROM APRIL FORECAST OF 2.8 PCT, DUE TO WEAK FIRST QUARTER.
IMF WARNS OF POTENTIAL RISK TO FINANCIAL STABILITY FROM LOW INTEREST RATES.
GROWTH AROUND 2 PCT FOR NEXT SEVERAL YEARS, BELOW HISTORIC AVERAGE; SEES ECONOMY REACHING FULL EMPLOYMENT ONLY BY END-2017.
MOSCOW, June 16- Russia sees "not insignificant" risks for gas transit to the European Union, the head of the country's gas monopoly Gazprom said on Monday, hours after Moscow halted deliveries to Kiev in the third such disruption over payments in a decade. "Regarding transit risks, they exist and they are not insignificant," Alexei Miller told a news conference.
CEO OF RUSSIA'S GAZPROM SEES SOME, "NOT INSIGNIFICANT" RISKS FOR GAS TRANSIT TO EUROPEAN UNION.
*Sunni Islamists solidify grip on northern Iraq. LONDON, June 16- Brent crude rose towards $113 a barrel on Monday after a strong rally last week, as Sunni insurgents advanced in Iraq, intensifying concerns over a potential disruption to oil exports from the second-largest OPEC producer.
VIENNA, June 16- European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Monday that Ukraine intended to fill its gas transit commitments to the European Union and he was also confident Russia would meet its gas supply pledges to the EU.