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IMF ready to continue supporting Greece after election: Lagarde

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund is ready to continue supporting Greece and looks forward to talks with the country's new government, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Monday.

IMF welcomes ECB bond-buying, calls for more policy actions

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund on Thursday said it welcomed the European Central Bank's decision to buy government bonds, which will pump tens of billions of euros into a sagging euro zone economy.

Davos, 22 Jan 2015

Russia has 9,000 troops in Ukraine, Poroshenko tells Davos forum

DAVOS, Switzerland - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Wednesday of sending 9,000 troops to back separatist rebels in the east of his country, and the IMF chief said she backed extra financial help for Kiev as the conflict inflicts severe economic damage. | Video

World, Russia, Davos, 21 Jan 2015

Russia has 9,000 troops in Ukraine, Poroshenko tells Davos forum

DAVOS, Switzerland - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Wednesday of sending 9,000 troops to back separatist rebels in the east of his country, and the IMF chief said she backed extra financial help for Kiev as the conflict inflicts severe economic damage. | Video

Davos, World, Russia, 21 Jan 2015

Oil export losses to reach $300 billion in Middle East

WASHINGTON - Losses from lower oil exports should sap up to $300 billion from economies in the Middle East and Central Asia this year, as countries in the region adjust to falling crude prices, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

21 Jan 2015

Wall Street ends flat as hope for ECB move increases

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks closed little changed on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund reduced its growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, increasing speculation central banks would take more aggressive policy moves to spark economic improvement. | Video

20 Jan 2015

Oil falls again as IMF cuts forecast; Iran hints at $25 oil

NEW YORK - Oil fell as much as 5 percent on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global economic forecast and key producer Iran hinted prices could drop to $25 a barrel without supportive OPEC action.

20 Jan 2015

IMF cuts global growth outlook, calls for accommodative policy

BEIJING - The International Monetary Fund lowered its forecast for global economic growth in 2015, and called on Tuesday for governments and central banks to pursue accommodative monetary policies and structural reforms to support growth. | Video

Davos 20 Jan 2015

IMF welcomes slower growth as China rebalances economy

BEIJING - The slowdown in China's economy reflects a welcomed decision by the Chinese government to re-balance the world's second-largest economy, the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday.

19 Jan 2015

Global economic outlook is glum despite cheaper oil: IMF

WASHINGTON - A sharp drop in oil prices and a stronger U.S. economy probably won't be enough to brighten the outlook for global growth this year, the head of the International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday.

Davos 15 Jan 2015