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German finance minister sees no sign of deflation spiral in Europe

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BERLIN - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Monday he sees no signs at all of a deflation spiral in Europe and ECB President Mario Draghi had made a convincing case at the recent IMF meeting that Europe's low inflation held no deflation risk.

Reforms to IMF hit serious deadlock: G20 official

WASHINGTON - Reforms to the International Monetary Fund have hit a deadlock despite a declaration from global financial chiefs that they would move forward without the United States if it fails to ratify the changes by year-end, a G20 official said on Sunday.

World, 13 Apr 2014

Beijing rejects IMF's hard-landing warning for China's economy

WASHINGTON - A senior Chinese official hit back on Saturday at International Monetary Fund warnings that China's economy faced the danger of a hard landing due to poor asset quality, saying the government was taking action to deal with financial risk.

China, 12 Apr 2014

Beijing rejects IMF's hard-landing warning for China's economy

WASHINGTON - A senior Chinese official hit back on Saturday at International Monetary Fund warnings that China's economy faced the danger of a hard landing due to poor asset quality, saying the government was taking action to deal with financial risk.

China, 12 Apr 2014

Draghi says a stronger euro would trigger looser ECB policy

WASHINGTON - The European Central Bank will ease monetary policy further if the euro keeps strengthening, President Mario Draghi said on Saturday as world finance chiefs ramped up pressure on Europe to ward off deflation.

12 Apr 2014

China backs aid for Ukraine, worried by IMF funding capacity

WASHINGTON - China said on Saturday it backed IMF financial support for Ukraine, but expressed concern about the global lender's funding capacity given the failure of the U.S. Congress to ratify a program of reforms for the institution.

World, China, 12 Apr 2014

G20 gives U.S. year-end deadline for IMF reforms

WASHINGTON - Finance chiefs from around the globe on Friday gave the United States until year-end to ratify long-delayed reforms to the International Monetary Fund and threatened to move forward without it if it fails to do so. | Video

11 Apr 2014

G20 monitoring Ukraine for economic risks: draft communique

WASHINGTON - The world's top economies are monitoring the economic situation in Ukraine for any fallout that may pose risks to economic and financial stability, according to a draft communique by the Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers.

World, 11 Apr 2014

IMF says Ukraine's debt is sustainable; Fund can lend to Kiev

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund is able to lend to Ukraine because the country's debt is sustainable, the head of the IMF's European department, Reza Moghadam, said on Friday.

World, 11 Apr 2014

Ad hoc reforms for IMF seen unlikely

WASHINGTON - Global finance officials appear inclined to give the United States more time to endorse a series of long-delayed International Monetary Fund reforms aimed at giving more weight to emerging economy nations, rather than trying to implement alternative proposals to get around U.S. intransigence.

10 Apr 2014