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  • *Cool economic winds blow in from China. BRUSSELS/ FRANKFURT, July 27- The International Monetary Fund warned on Monday that the euro zone's prospects were modest and that more money printing than planned may be needed. Worries about the global economy, prompted by a slowdown in China where shares slid more than 8 percent on Monday, are weighing on many countries in...

  • BRUSSELS, July 27- Euro zone growth will be subdued over the medium term and the European Central Bank may need to extend its money-printing programme for longer than planned, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday. Mahmood Pradhan, deputy director of the IMF's European department, said the ECB needed to carry out its quantitative easing programme,...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Cyprus' creditors say the bailed-out country is on the path to economic recovery after years of recession but that it needs to follow through on structural reforms to lock in progress made and keep growth on an upward trajectory. The European Union and the International Monetary Fund said Monday the fiscal targets for the first half of 2015 have...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece and rescue lenders are still working out the format of upcoming talks, the labor minister said Sunday, confirming a delay in the negotiations for a third international bailout. Bailout negotiators from the European Commission, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund had been due to start arriving in Athens last Friday to...

  • ATHENS, July 25- Talks between Greece and its international creditors over a new bailout package will be delayed by a couple of days because of organizational issues, a finance ministry official said on Saturday. The meetings with officials from the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund were supposed to start on Monday...

  • ATHENS, July 25- Talks between Greece and its international creditors over a new bailout package should go ahead on Monday after logistical issues that delayed meetings this week are resolved, a Greek official said on Saturday. The meetings with officials from the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund had been expected...

  • Greek bailout talks to start on Monday after delay Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 8:01 AM ET

    ATHENS, July 25- Talks between Greece and its international creditors over a new bailout package should go ahead on Monday after logistical issues that delayed meetings this week are resolved, a Greek official said on Saturday. The meetings with officials from the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund had been expected...

  • ATHENS, July 25- The next managing director of the International Monetary Fund is likely to come from outside Europe when current leader Christine Lagarde eventually leaves, the deputy head of the Washington- based fund said in an interview broadcast on Saturday. "There are more and more eminently qualified people from outside Europe and the United States and I...

  • IMF confirms receiving Greek request for new loan Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 7:49 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 24- The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it had received a letter from Greece seeking a loan facility. The Greek Finance Ministry said earlier on Friday that Greece had formally submitted a request to the IMF for the new loan facility. Greece is due to begin talks with European Union and IMF lenders on a new bailout deal.

  • IMF SAYS IT WILL DISCUSS "TIMING AND MODALITIES OF THE DISCUSSIONS" WITH GREEK AUTHORITIES AND ITS EUROPEAN PARTNERS.

  • IMF CONFIRMS IT HAS RECEIVED GREEK LETTER SEEKING NEW LOAN FACILITY.

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece on Friday invited the International Monetary Fund to participate in its negotiations with European creditors over a vital third bailout— talks that are expected to start next week after a few days' delay and must conclude before Greece faces another big repayment Aug. 20. In a statement Friday evening, the IMF confirmed it had received...

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- A further rise in the U.S. dollar as the monetary policy gap between the United States and other major economies widens could have a significant negative impact on other countries, the International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday. In its annual spillovers report, the IMF said lower oil prices, more monetary stimulus in the euro zone and...

  • Pew: Chinese stay optimistic in an otherwise gloomy world Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 10:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Maybe someone should tell the Chinese their economy is slowing. The Pew Research Center finds that a world-beating 90 percent of Chinese say their economy is good. According to the International Monetary Fund, China's economic growth will decelerate this year to the slowest pace since 1990: 6.8 percent, down from 7.4 percent in 2014. But Pew found...

  • TOKYO, July 23- Japan must avoid overly relying on a weak yen to reflate the economy by deploying a new round of structural reforms such as steps to boost labour market participation, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. "With the depreciation of the yen... further monetary easing without bold structural reforms and a credible medium-term plan could...

  • IMF warns Japan must avoid over-reliance on weak yen Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 8:59 AM ET

    TOKYO, July 23- Japan must avoid overly relying on a weak yen to reflate the economy by deploying a new round of structural reforms such as steps to boost labour market participation, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. The IMF said further declines in the yen relative to its 2014 average was beneficial for Japan's economy. Premier Shinzo Abe's...

  • BEIJING, July 22- The International Monetary Fund has told China about its concern over investors' ability to enter or leave Chinese financial markets as they wish, said sources with direct knowledge of the matter. Those worries were raised last month when the IMF met with Chinese officials in China to discuss the chances of including the yuan in the fund's...

  • KIEV, July 22- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday he expected the International Monetary Fund to make a decision on the disbursal of a second tranche of financial aid worth $1.7 billion on July 31. Ukraine has so far received $5 billion from the International Monetary Fund, out of an overall pledge of $17.5 billion.

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- The International Monetary Fund on Monday named as its new chief economist Maurice Obstfeld, an academic and White House economic adviser known for his work on money flows and international finance. Obstfeld, currently on leave from the University of California, Berkeley to serve on President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers,...

  • Greece reopened its banks and ordered billions of euros owed to international creditors to be repaid- the first cautious sign of a return to normal after weeks of negotiations with its euro zone partners over a cash-for-reform deal. Greece has initiated payment of a total 6.25 billion euros to the ECB and the International Monetary Fund, Finance Ministry...