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IMF SAYS EXECUTIVE BOARD EXPECTED TO CONSIDER UKRAINE AGREEMENT IN APRIL.
KIEV, March 27- The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday it had agreed a $14- 18 billion stand-by agreement with Ukraine, a deal that will unlock further credits to reach a total of $27 billion over the next two years.
REUTERS SUMMIT-SIAM CEMENT SEES 7-8 PCT ANNUAL ASEAN DEMAND GROWTH.
REUTERS SUMMIT-SIAM CEMENT EXPECTS ASEAN SALES TO MAKE UP 30 PCT OF TOTAL IN 5 YEARS.
KIEV, March 26- The International Monetary Fund concluded talks with Ukrainian officials on Wednesday, and was likely to announce an aid deal on Thursday for Kiev to help plug the government's budget gap and put its economy on a growth track.
REUTERS SUMMIT-BLACKROCK PICKS PHILIPPINES, INDONESIAN SHARES AS TOP ASEAN BETS.
KIEV, March 26- The International Monetary Fund concluded talks with Ukrainian officials on Wednesday, suggesting an imminent announcement of an aid deal for Kiev to help plug the government's budget gap and put its economy on a growth track.
WASHINGTON, March 26- The International Monetary Fund is expected to announce a bailout package for Ukraine of about $15 billion as early as Thursday, the Financial Times said, citing officials involved in the negotiations.
WASHINGTON, March 26- The International Monetary Fund is expected to announce a bailout package for Ukraine of about $15 billion as early as Thursday, the Financial Times said, citing officials involved in the negotiations. The IMF had considered a quick infusion of $1 billion from its so-called rapid financing instrument, according to the paper.
KIEV, March 26- Ukraine's new leaders, in a step the ousted government had balked at, said on Wednesday it would raise the price of gas for domestic consumers by more than 50 per cent from May 1 and would raise prices further under a fixed timetable to 2018..
KIEV, March 26- Ukraine is raising the price of gas for domestic consumers by more than 50 per cent from May 1 and will implement further rises under a fixed timetable until 2018, an official of state energy company Naftogaz said on Wednesday.
MOSCOW, March 26- The Russian economy may contract markedly this year and the country could see record capital outflow of $150 billion if the crisis over Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea deepens, the World Bank warned on Wednesday.
WORLD BANK SAYS IT WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK TO MEET ITS 2014 INFLATION TARGET OF 4-5 PCT.
MOSCOW, March 26- Russia's economy could contract by 1.8 percent in gross domestic product terms this year if the crisis following Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea deepens, the World Bank said on Wednesday. "If the Russia- Ukraine conflict escalates, uncertainty could rise around sanctions from the West and Russia's response to them."
WORLD BANK SEES RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK SPENDING $38.9 BLN IN Q1 ON SUPPORTING THE ROUBLE.
WORLD BANK SEES PROMINENT POLITICAL RISKS IN RUSSIA IN SHORT-TERM DUE TO CRIMEA CRISIS.
WORLD BANK SAYS CAPITAL OUTFLOWS MAY REACH $150 BLN THIS YEAR IN WORST-CASE SCENARIO, $80 BLN NEXT YEAR.
WORLD BANK SAYS RUSSIAN ECONOMY MAY CONTRACT BY 1.8 PCT IN 2014 IF RUSSIA- UKRAINE CONFLICT ESCALATES.
March 25- U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday he had agreed to drop reforms to the International Monetary Fund from a Ukraine aid bill to increase its chances of getting through Congress. Reid cited stiff opposition to the IMF reform provisions in the Republican-led House of Representatives.