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  • DUBLIN, Jan 19- The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Greece that there would be consequences to restructuring its debt after elections where opponents of the country 240 billion euro bailout lead in the polls. Leftist Syriza, which widened its opinion poll lead over the ruling conservatives ahead of the Jan. 25 vote, says it will cancel austerity...

  • DUBLIN, Jan 19- The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Greece that there would be consequences to restructuring its debt after elections where opponents of the country 240 billion euro bailout lead in the polls. "As a principle, collective endeavours are welcome but at the same time a debt is a debt and it is a contract," IMF Managing Director Christine...

  • NAIROBI, Jan 19- Kenya has asked the International Monetary Fund for a precautionary loan of about $750 million to help it deal with any future shocks to the economy, the IMF's resident representative said on Monday. Armando Morales told Reuters the request was contained in a letter from the Kenyan government received by the IMF last Friday.

  • NAIROBI, Jan 19- Kenya has asked the International Monetary Fund for a precautionary loan of about $750 million to help it deal with any future shocks to the economy, the IMF's resident representative said on Monday. Armando Morales told Reuters the request was contained in a letter from the Kenyan government received by the IMF last Friday.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Jan 30 Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    ATLANTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart gives welcome remarks and speaks on " Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's CED Programs and Financial Literacy Programs" before the HOPE Global Forum- 1350 GMT. DUBLIN- The Central Bank of Ireland, Center for Economic Policy Research and International Monetary Fund are organizing a...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 16- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro wants to meet with his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto to discuss a slump in crude oil prices when they attend a summit in Costa Rica at the end of January, a diplomatic source said on Friday. Maduro is wrapping up a tour that took him to China, Russia Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Algeria, in what OPEC...

  • LONDON, Jan 16- Employees should have a say on their bosses bonuses and long-term investors should be rewarded with additional powers and benefits, a senior European Union lawmaker has proposed. The 28- country bloc is revising its rules on shareholder rights to put pressure on companies to focus on long-term sustainable growth and not short-term gains to...

  • Lagarde said Swiss central bank did not warn IMF Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 15- The head of the IMF on Thursday said she was surprised by the decision of the Swiss Central Bank to scrap its three-year-old cap on the franc, which sent the safe-haven currency soaring against the euro. "This was a bit of a surprise," IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on CNBC. The SNB's move to scrap its cap of 1.20 francs per euro on Thursday...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- A sharp drop in oil prices and a stronger U.S. economy will probably not be enough to brighten the outlook for global economic growth this year, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said while cheaper oil would help consumers in much of the world, the United States would likely be...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- A sharp drop in oil prices and a stronger U.S. economy probably won't be enough to brighten the prospects for global economic growth this year, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said cheaper oil would help consumption across much of the world, but that the United States would...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The World Trade Organization on Thursday rejected Argentina's bid to overturn a ruling in favor of the United States, European Union and Japan against the South American country's licensing rules used to restrict imports. The WTO's appellate body upheld a WTO panel report that Argentina's import licensing requirement and other import...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The World Trade Organization confirmed Argentina lost a case brought by the United States, European Union and Japan against the South American country's licensing rules used to restrict imports, the U.S. trade office said on Thursday. The U.S. trade representative said the WTO's appellate body upheld an earlier WTO panel report that...

  • *OPEC cuts 2015 demand forecast for its crude. LONDON, Jan 15- Oil prices steadied below $49 a barrel on Thursday after a volatile day with North Sea Brent and U.S. crude oil dipping towards near six-year lows as another big U.S. bank slashed its oil price forecasts. Brent crude was down 26 cents a barrel at $48.43 a barrel by 1440 GMT, at a small discount to U.S. crude, which...

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 15- The following is the text of a discussion paper sent by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to the 28 members of the European Union, spelling out options for future relations with Russia. In this context the question arises whether to complement that policy with a more proactive approach in order to induce a policy change from Russia.

  • *OPEC cuts 2015 demand forecast for its crude. *Iraq plans 0.6 million bpd rise in Feb exports from south. LONDON, Jan 15- Oil prices rallied on Thursday, with both North Sea Brent and U.S. crude oil rising sharply away from near six-year lows as the dollar weakened and investors bought back into futures markets to cover previous short sales.

  • LONDON, Jan 15- The collapse in oil prices is starting to slow growth in U.S. output, OPEC said on Thursday, although the slowdown will not prevent an increasing global surplus in 2015 and demand for the exporter group's oil falling to its lowest in a decade. Oil prices have fallen almost 60 percent since June, partly because OPEC in November decided against cutting...

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 15- European Union antitrust regulators will publish details on Friday of their investigation into online retailer Amazon's tax-minimising arrangements with Luxembourg. The investigation focuses on whether Luxembourg broke EU state aid rules by agreeing a deal which allows Amazon to operate almost tax-free in Europe.

  • *OPEC cuts 2015 demand forecast for its crude. LONDON, Jan 15- Oil prices steadied on Thursday, firming as the dollar weakened, despite OPEC forecasts of lower demand for its oil this year and another cut in oil price forecasts by a major U.S. bank. Brent crude was up 65 cents a barrel at $49.34 a barrel by 1240 GMT, at a small premium to U.S. crude, which was trading at $49.25 a...

  • LONDON, Jan 15- The collapse in oil prices is starting to slow growth in U.S. output, OPEC said on Thursday, although the slowdown will not prevent demand for the exporter group's oil falling in 2015 to its lowest in a decade. Oil prices have fallen almost 60 percent since June, partly because OPEC in November decided against cutting output to retain market share...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 15- Crude oil prices fell on Thursday, with both Brent and U.S. By 0836 GMT, Brent was down $1.31, or 2.6 percent, at $48.55 a barrel, while U.S. crude was trading at $47.59 a barrel, down 89 cents. But with oil producer club OPEC deciding late last year to maintain its output despite slowing Asian and European economies in order to defend its market share,...