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  • 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.

  • *Cable between Portugal and Brazil could cost $185 mln. BRUSSELS, Feb 24- Brazil and the European Union agreed on Monday to lay an undersea communications cable from Lisbon to Fortaleza to reduce Brazil's reliance on the United States after Washington spied on Brasilia.

  • EU examining immediate and long-term aid for Ukraine Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    *EU speaking to China, U.S., Japan, Turkey on Ukraine aid. *Ukraine says it needs $35 billion for 2014-15. BRUSSELS, Feb 24- Europe is discussing a range of options for short- and longer-term financial assistance to Ukraine, but any comprehensive package is only likely to take shape after elections in May and in coordination with the International Monetary Fund.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 24- The Group of 20' s proposal to lift economic activity by 2 percent over the next five years has so many holes in it, there's no wonder it was the first official target that all members felt happy to agree on. The International Monetary Fund has said it will be watching for progress on the plans, but it has no power to compel or punish.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 23- The world's top economies have embraced a goal of generating more than $2 trillion in additional output over five years while creating tens of million of new jobs, signalling optimism that the worst of crisis-era austerity was behind them.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 23- The world's top economies agreed on Sunday to develop stricter rules on cross-border taxation to close loopholes that have allowed multinationals such as Starbucks Corp, Google Inc, Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc to avoid paying taxes.

  • The world's top economies have embraced a goal of generating more than $2 trillion in additional output over five years while creating tens of million of new jobs, signalling optimism that the worst of crisis-era austerity was behind them. >TEXT-G20 Communique after Sydney meeting. >China to aim for 7-8 pct economic growth- c.bank chief.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 23- The world's top economies have embraced a goal of generating more than $2 trillion in additional output over five years while creating tens of million of new jobs, signalling optimism that the worst of crisis-era austerity was behind them.

  • HIGHLIGHTS-Key points from G20 communique Saturday, 22 Feb 2014 | 10:42 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Feb 24- The world's top economies have adopted a soft target of adding at least 2 percentage points to growth over five years, a source said, signalling optimism that the worst of crisis-era austerity was behind them. The following are key points from the communique at the conclusion of the Group of 20, according to the source.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 23- The world's top economies have adopted a soft target of adding at least 2 percentage points to growth over five years, a source said, signalling optimism that the worst of crisis-era austerity was behind them.

  • WRAPUP 1-G20 ready to aspire to faster global growth Saturday, 22 Feb 2014 | 9:13 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Feb 23- The world's top economies are on the verge of adopting a soft target of adding an extra 2 percentage points to global growth over five years at a meeting in Sydney, signalling optimism that the worst of crisis-era austerity was behind them.