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Ireland says IMF backs its plans to refinance loans

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DUBLIN - The IMF is in favour of Ireland refinancing its bailout loans and Dublin would like to begin the process this year if it can get agreement in Europe, finance minister Michael Noonan said on Monday.

IMF says UK interest rates should stay low for now

LONDON - The Bank of England won backing from the International Monetary Fund on Monday for keeping interest rates low, even as the IMF welcomed signs that Britain's surprisingly strong economic recovery is broadening.

Business, UK, 3:41pm BST

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, 12:34pm BST

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.

Business, 26 Jul 2014

IMF urges 'steady implementation' of Ukraine loan programme

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund urged Ukraine's leaders on Friday to press forward with "steady implementation" of economic reforms agreed with the fund, a day after the prime minister tendered his resignation.

World, 25 Jul 2014

IMF urges 'steady implementation' of Ukraine loan programme

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund on Friday urged Ukraine's leaders to press forward with "steady implementation" of the economic reforms agreed with the fund a day after the prime minister tendered his resignation.

World, 25 Jul 2014

IMF cuts global growth outlook, warns of stagnation risk in rich nations

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY - The International Monetary Fund on Thursday chopped its 2014 forecast for global economic growth to take into account weakness early in the year in the United States and China, the world's two biggest economies.

Business, 24 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's Lagarde says financial markets 'perhaps too upbeat' on Europe

PARIS - The head of the International Monetary Fund warned on Friday that financial markets were "perhaps too upbeat" because high unemployment and high debt in Europe could drag down investment and hurt future growth prospects.

Business, 18 Jul 2014