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IMF's Lagarde says Ukraine program may change if conflict lasts

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund's $17 billion loan program for Ukraine may have to be revised if the country's conflict in its eastern regions continues for much longer, the head of the IMF said without specifying further.

IMF warns of potential risks to global growth

WASHINGTON - Sharply higher interest rates around the world could combine with weaker growth in emerging markets to slice as much as 2 percentage points off global growth in the next five years, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

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IMF's Lagarde says Ukraine program may change if conflict lasts

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund's $17 billion loan program for Ukraine may have to be revised if the country's conflict in its eastern regions continues for much longer, the head of the IMF said without specifying further.

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IMF's Lagarde says Argentina default not market-shaking

WASHINGTON - A potential default by Argentina is unlikely to prompt broader market repercussions given the country's relative isolation from the financial system, the IMF's head said on Tuesday.

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Ukraine PM renews push for austerity measures

KIEV - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Monday called on lawmakers to pass budget amendments on a second attempt to secure financing for the military and maintain Kiev's bailout deals with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

World, 28 Jul 2014

Euro zone may discuss early Irish bailout repayment to IMF

BRUSSELS - Euro zone finance ministers are likely to discuss in September whether to allow Ireland to repay its more expensive bailout loans from the International Monetary Fund before paying back the euro zone bailout fund, a euro zone official said.

Ireland, 26 Jul 2014

IMF says Israel-Gaza conflict already having economic costs

WASHINGTON - Israel and Gaza are already facing economic costs from the fighting between them that has raged for the past two weeks, a spokesman from the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

World, 24 Jul 2014

IMF says its board to meet on Ukraine in late August

WASHINGTON - The board of the International Monetary Fund is expected to meet about Ukraine's loan program in late August, an IMF spokesman said on Thursday, which would likely allow the embattled country to receive its next aid disbursement of an expected $1.4 billion.

World, 24 Jul 2014

IMF cuts U.S. 2014 growth forecast to 1.7 percent

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday said it expects the U.S. economy to grow 1.7 percent in 2014, even more slowly than it predicted a month ago, as weakness in the first quarter offsets an expected pick-up in the second half of the year.

23 Jul 2014

IMF sees decision on $1.4 billion tranche to Ukraine in weeks

KIEV - The International Monetary Fund expects to decide within weeks on issuing the second tranche of a $17-billion bailout to Ukraine, whose economy is likely to contract by 6.5 percent this year, its Kiev mission chief said on Friday.

World, 18 Jul 2014