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IMF says 'Brexit' uncertainty to dampen near-term growth outlook


WASHINGTON Uncertainty over Britain's looming departure from the European Union will dampen near-term economic growth for the UK and the rest of Europe and affect output globally, a spokesman for the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

IMF says Deutsche Bank's global links make it biggest potential risk

FRANKFURT Deutsche Bank's links to the world's largest lenders make it a bigger potential risk to the wider financial system than any other global bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday.

Business, 2:14pm BST

IMF will lower growth forecast for German economy after Brexit, official says

BERLIN, June 30 The International Monetary Fund is likely to lower its growth forecast for the German economy in the coming weeks as a result of Britain's decision to leave the European Union, a senior IMF official said on Wednesday.

Business, 29 Jun 2016

EU leaders tell Britain to exit swiftly, markets steadier

LONDON/BRUSSELS European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic confusion unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union last week, after the IMF said the uncertainty could put pressure on global economic growth. | Video

World, Business, UK, 29 Jun 2016

Brexit will put pressure on global growth - IMF deputy MD

BEIJING Brexit creates huge political uncertainty and will put pressure on global growth, the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s Deputy Managing Director Zhu Min said on Tuesday.

Business, 28 Jun 2016

Markets got 'Brexit' vote wrong, but did not panic - IMF's Lagarde

WASHINGTON Financial markets "vastly underestimated" the outcome of Britain's vote to leave the European Union but did not panic on Friday, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Sunday.

Business, 27 Jun 2016

IMF's Lagarde urges smooth transition for UK, EU authorities

WASHINGTON International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Friday urged British and European authorities to work towards a smooth transition implementing Britons' vote to leave the European Union.

IMF says Japan needs bold reforms to spark economic revival

TOKYO The International Monetary Fund on Monday said the Japanese government's quest to revitalise its economy faces a long slog in the absence of 'bold' structural reforms, and urged Tokyo to move income policies and labour market reform to the forefront.

Business, Japan, 20 Jun 2016

Messy Brexit could lead to big hit for UK economy - IMF

LONDON A vote to exit the European Union in next week's referendum could leave Britain's economy more than 5 percent smaller by 2019 than if it stays in the 28-nation club, the International Monetary Fund said.

Business, 18 Jun 2016

IMF's Lagarde wishes 'fellow European' Brits bon courage in EU vote

VIENNA IMF chief Christine Lagarde urged British voters on Friday to have the "courage" to vote the right way in next week's referendum on whether to leave the European Union.

Business, 17 Jun 2016