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IMF's Lagarde says financial markets 'perhaps too upbeat' on Europe

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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.

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 (£9.94 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

EU/IMF troika wraps up Greek mini-audit before major fall review

ATHENS - Inspectors from Greece's EU/IMF lenders said on Wednesday they had concluded a short, interim checkup of the country's performance under its bailout and will return for a more comprehensive audit in late September.

Business, 16 Jul 2014

IMF warns further shocks would stall euro zone recovery

BRUSSELS - Any new shocks could halt the euro zone's economic recovery, spoil improving market sentiment and eventually tip the region into deflation, the International Monetary Fund warned on Monday.

Business, 15 Jul 2014

IMF warns further shocks would stall euro zone recovery

BRUSSELS - Any new shocks could halt the euro zone's economic recovery, spoil improving market sentiment and eventually tip the region into deflation, the International Monetary Fund warned on Monday.

Business, 14 Jul 2014

Renzi struggling to rein in Italy's big-spending state

ROME - Carlo Cottarelli left a high-level job at the International Monetary Fund last year to help the Italian government cut high public spending. Nine months on, the craggy 59-year-old economist and newly minted "spending commissioner" has made little headway.

World, 13 Jul 2014

Yemen to clamp down on state-owned companies, public spending

DUBAI - Yemen's president unveiled a clampdown on public sector spending on Thursday, including a feasibility review of state-owned companies and a ban on all but economy class travel for ministers in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country.

World, Yemen, Middle East 10 Jul 2014

Ukraine expects to get $1.5 billion in fresh IMF aid - PM Yatseniuk

KIEV - Ukraine expects to receive a second tranche of $1.5 billion (876.72 million pounds) from an International Monetary Fund's $17 billion aid package, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday.

World, 09 Jul 2014

IMF package for Ukraine 'not enough', minister says

BRUSSELS - Ukraine's deputy prime minister told international donors on Tuesday that a $17 billion (9.93 billion pounds) International Monetary Fund bailout was "not enough" because of "unprecedented Russian-inspired aggression".

World, 08 Jul 2014

IMF's Lagarde hints at world growth forecast cut

AIX-EN-PROVENCE France - Global economic activity should strengthen in the second half of the year and accelerate in 2015, although momentum could be weaker than expected, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Sunday, hinting at a slight cut in the Fund's growth forecasts.

Business, 06 Jul 2014