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  • Stanley Fischer, vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Fischer attributed much of the slowness both in the economy and the inflation rate to seasonal factors that will go away.

  • *Rebates, huge surplus fuelling China's steel exports. President Donald Trump's first shot across China's bow over its steel exports, escalating a years-long brawl over trade between the world's top two economies, may not pull up Beijing. Speaking in the U.S. capitol at IMF and World Bank meetings after Trump launched a trade probe against China and other...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- In an era of shrinking government contributions to development financing and "exploding" loan demand in poor countries, World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim is looking to the private sector for help. The World Bank would pave the way to reduce risk. However, it is Congress, not the White House, that ultimately decides spending levels.

  • Speaking to bankers just hours after the formal start of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank spring meetings, White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn said Washington was prepared to get tougher in the trade arena. Asked at the Institute of International Finance about his message for his international counterparts, Cohn said the...

  • John Silvia of Wells Fargo Securities explains why he believes the annual meetings are key for global investors.

  • "Some of the lowering in rates is going to be offset by less deductions and simpler taxes," Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said in a question-and-answer session on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank spring meetings in Washington. Mnuchin said dynamic scoring could give Trump and Congress a $2 trillion revenue cushion for the first...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The Trump administration will unveil a tax reform plan very soon and expects it will be approved by Congress this year whether a healthcare overhaul happens or not, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday. "It will be soon, very soon," Mnuchin told a conference on the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank spring meetings in Washington.

  • Worries over Trump's approach to trade, taxes, financial regulation and climate change clouded the start of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank spring meetings, even amid improved optimism over global growth prospects. As the meetings got started, two blocks away at the White House, Trump signed a directive to study whether steel imports into the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The Trump administration will unveil a tax reform plan very soon, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday. "It will be soon, very soon," Mnuchin said when asked for a timeline during a question and answer session on the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank spring meetings in Washington.

  • **WASHINGTON- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Canada Finance Minister Bill Morneau speak at World Bank- 2030 GMT. **WASHINGTON- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is a panelist at the discussion "Creating Markets, Creating Opportunities" in Washington 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON- Governor of Bank of England Mark Carney speaks before an Institute of International...

  • **WASHINGTON- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Canada Finance Minister Bill Morneau speak at World Bank- 2030 GMT. **WASHINGTON- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is a panelist at the discussion "Creating Markets, Creating Opportunities" in Washington 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON- Governor of Bank of England Mark Carney speaks before an Institute of International...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday she believes the IMF can work with the Trump administration to improve the global trading system, but cautioned against jeopardizing open trade as a growth engine. Lagarde told a news conference at the opening of the IMF and World Bank spring meetings in...

  • European markets edged higher on Thursday as investors continued to digest political uncertainties and reacted to corporate earnings.

  • Rajan: US economy is strong relative to potential

    At the IMF & World Bank Spring meetings, Former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan speaks with CNBC's Sara Eisen about the state of the global economy.

  • Contractors work on the Hudson Yards Shed in New York.

    "The question is who is financing this trillion dollars in infrastructure," Alan Greenspan tells CNBC.

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday she believes the IMF can work successfully with the Trump administration to improve the global trading system, but added that open trade must be preserved as a growth engine. Lagarde told a news conference at the opening of the IMF and World Bank spring...

  • Lagarde: France leaving euro would cause major disorder

    At the IMF & World Bank Spring meetings, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks with CNBC's Sara Eisen about the economic implications of the French election and the rise of populism.

  • Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), speaks during a news conference at the spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

    At the IMF & World Bank Spring meetings, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks with CNBC's Sara Eisen about the rate outlook for the Federal Reserve and the issue of free trade.

  • ABUJA, April 20- Nigeria plans to get out of recession by boosting government revenues and cracking down on corruption, Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said on Thursday, and will also issue more international debt to pay for infrasturcture projects. World Bank chief economist for Africa, Albert Zeufack, on Wednesday said fiscal adjustments in Nigeria would be "...

  • Lagarde: US improvement helping drive global growth

    At the IMF & World Bank Spring meetings, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks with CNBC's Sara Eisen about the state of the global economy and the IMF's outlook for U.S. economic policies.