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  • US STOCKS-Wall St turns negative as IMF warns on Greece Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 12:13 PM ET

    *IMF warns Greece needs debt extension. July 2- U.S. stocks turned negative after the International Monetary Fund warned Greece may need a further large debt writeoff, and weak U.S. jobs data dampened the economic outlook. "The market seems to be paying more attention to what may happen with Greece as well as whether or not wage growth will pick up," said Omar Aguilar,...

  • DHAKA, July 2- The World Bank has upgraded Bangladesh, Kenya, Myanmar, and Tajikistan to its lower middle income classification from least developed countries while South Sudan has fallen back into the low-income group. Mongolia and Paraguay moved from lower middle-income status to upper middle-income, where income is $4,126 to $12,735 a year, the bank said,...

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- The International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday that Greece would need an extension of its European Union loans and a potentially a large debt writeoff if it grows more slowly than expected and economic reforms are not implemented. The Washington- based institution, which is part of a "troika" that includes the European Commission and...

  • July 2- The International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday that Greece would need an extension of its European Union loans and a large debt writeoff if it grows more slowly than expected and economic reforms are not implemented. The IMF warning in a preliminary draft of its latest debt sustainability report came as Greece readies for a Sunday referendum on an...

  • Brent futures were trading 29 cents higher at $62.30 per barrel at 0946 GMT. "Overall, production was supported by increased output from the Gulf of Mexico," Barclays said in a note following the publication of the data. Outside the United States, supply from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries rose to a three-year high of 31.60 million barrels...

  • July 1- Moody's cut its rating on Greece to' Caa3' from' Caa2' as the country became the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund. Moody's said the likelihood of Greece obtaining support from its creditors had fallen since the ratings agency's prior review of the country in April. Greece, which defaulted on a 1.6 billion euro...

  • CARACAS, July 1- A World Bank tribunal has rejected Venezuela's request to recuse two arbitrators in a dispute with U.S. oil firm ConocoPhillips linked to the 2007 nationalization of the company's assets in the OPEC nation. The Oil Ministry said in March it asked the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes to remove arbitrators Kenneth...

  • Moody's lowers Greece's ratings after default Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 4:59 PM ET

    July 1- Moody's cut its rating on Greece to' Caa3' from' Caa2' as the country became the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund.

  • *OPEC output at three-year highs in June- Reuters survey. The dollar's rally on Greece's debt default, Iran's renewed efforts to reach a nuclear deal with the West to freely resume its crude exports, and signs of OPEC output at three-year highs, further weighed on the market. But the overall feel is that we have more than enough crude and the market could be in a...

  • PARIS, July 1- Changing diets in emerging countries will boost global demand for meat and dairy products in the next 10 years, shifting grain supply towards livestock feed as use of crop-based biofuel is curbed by lower oil prices, the FAO and OECD said. In their annual Agricultural Outlook report released on Wednesday, the United Nations Food and Agriculture...

  • Reuters spoke to large U.S. money managers across several asset classes, and 15 of 21 said they expected Greek voters to answer yes to a question whether Athens should accept the proposal submitted by the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund on June 25. "Things will get increasingly dire in Greece as the week goes on...

  • *OPEC output rises to three-year high. LONDON, July 1- Oil fell to trade further below $63 a barrel on Wednesday after U.S. crude inventories unexpectedly rose, the latest sign of a supply glut that may increase if Iran reaches a nuclear deal with world powers. "The oil market is being literally flooded with OPEC crude oil at present," said Carsten Fritsch, analyst at...

  • *Schaeuble says situation in Greece much worse since Tsipras. A day after Greece became the first advanced country to default to the International Monetary Fund, frustration in Berlin bubbled over, with politicians openly questioning whether they could negotiate in good faith with Tsipras if he survives a Greek referendum he has called for Sunday.

  • *EU finance ministers to meet at 11:30 ET to discuss Greece. Greece on Tuesday on a 1.6 billion euro repayment to the International Monetary Fund. "Investors are taking a collective sigh of relief that an armageddon type of scenario did not occur with respect to Greece," said Adam Sarhan, chief executive of Sarhan Capital in New York.

  • *Greece on Tuesday defaulted on a 1.6 billion euro repayment to the International Monetary Fund. *Euro zone finance ministers will hold a conference call at 11:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday to discuss Greece. *The Institute for Supply Management will release its June manufacturing data at 10:00 a.m. ET.

  • *OPEC, U.S. output rises to multi-year highs. LONDON, July 1- Oil fell below $63 a barrel on Wednesday after Greece defaulted on its debt to the International Monetary Fund while U.S. and OPEC production hit new highs, prompting concern about risks to the economic outlook and ample supply. "The oil market is being literally flooded with OPEC crude oil at present," said...

  • LONDON, July 1- The euro dipped on Wednesday, buffetted by a flurry of reports on new concessions made by Greece to its European creditors and the chances those might lead to a deal that prevents it becoming the first country to crash out of the single currency. Greece's default overnight on its International Monetary Fund loans had weakened the single currency...

  • July 1- Asia's largest economies showed hints of healing last month but euro zone factory growth remained tepid as Greek debt talks, and the country's possible departure from the bloc, dominated debate in Europe. Speculation Athens would fail to make June 30' s 1.6 billion euro repayment to the International Monetary Fund, heightening expectations Greece...

  • PARIS, July 1- Livestock feed will surpass biofuels as the main source of growth in global grain consumption in the next 10 years as emerging countries consume more animal protein while lower oil prices and policy changes end a decade of high demand for crop-based biofuel, the FAO and OECD said on Wednesday. In their annual Agricultural Outlook report, the United...

  • UPDATE 1-China parliament ratifies BRICS Bank agreement Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 4:25 AM ET

    The New Development Bank, also known as the BRICS Bank, is one of two international development banks that China is promoting as an alternative to western institutions such as the World Bank. The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's legislature, approved the agreement between Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa to create the...