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LONDON, April 15 - Sterling rose half a percent to a four-week high against the euro on Wednesday after the European Central Bank said it had no plans to curb or curtail its 1.1 trillion-euro asset-purchase programme.
NEW YORK, April 17 - The U.S. dollar posted its worst week in four against a currency basket on Friday after data showing a rise in consumer prices failed to alleviate concerns that recent soft U.S. economic data could delay the Federal Reserve's first rate hike.
WASHINGTON, April 18 - The International Monetary Fund warned in a communique on Saturday that while economic growth in developed countries had strengthened, some emerging nations were being hit by weaker commodity prices and exports.
WASHINGTON, April 17 - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Friday said time is of the essence for Greece to agree to a comprehensive set of reforms, a Treasury official said.