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Japan central bank governor says G20, IMF accept BOJ's monetary policy


TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday that Group of 20 and International Monetary Fund officials accept the view that the central bank's quantitative easing policy is to achieve its inflation target.

Germany not worried by U.S. corporate tax reform plans - Schaeuble

BERLIN German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is not worried by the prospect of cuts to corporate tax rates in the United States he told German magazine Wirtschaftswoche on the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank spring meetings in Washington.

Business, 23 Apr 2017

IMF members set aside trade split as French vote rattles nerves

WASHINGTON International Monetary Fund members on Saturday dropped a pledge to fight protectionism amid a split over trade policy and turned their attention to another looming threat to global economic integration: the first round of France's presidential election.

FXpert, Business, 22 Apr 2017

All IMF members aligned on need for free, fair trade: Carstens

WASHINGTON Members of the International Monetary Fund are aligned on the need to achieve free and fair trade, Agustin Carstens, chairman of the IMF's steering committee, said on Saturday.

FXpert, Business, 22 Apr 2017

Japan's Aso pushes back on U.S. call for scrutiny of currency moves

WASHINGTON Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Saturday trade imbalances cannot be fixed through exchange-rate adjustments alone, pushing back against Washington's calls to have more rigorous IMF scrutiny of currency moves.

Business, G20, Japan, 22 Apr 2017

U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin urges IMF to enhance FX surveillance

WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday called on the International Monetary Fund to enhance surveillance of its members' exchange rates and external imbalances, as large trade imbalances would hamper "free and fair" trade.

FXpert, Business, 22 Apr 2017

Ukraine not worried relations with U.S. fraying in Trump era

WASHINGTON The United States has strongly signalled it will continue to support Ukraine, Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said on Friday, adding that the war-torn country had a "good, pragmatic" relationship with Washington.

World, 21 Apr 2017

IMF applauds Greek surplus, wants debt strategy before joining bailout

WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund on Friday praised Greece's fiscal over-performance in 2016, but said it still needed clarification from euro zone governments on what debt relief Athens could expect before joining the latest Greek bailout.

Business, 21 Apr 2017

IMF says may raise China 2017 GDP forecast again

WASHINGTON China's economy may grow faster than the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had expected for all of 2017 after a first-quarter performance that beat forecasts, the fund said, as it urged Beijing to address entrenched financial risks in the country.

Business, 21 Apr 2017

Ivanka Trump to join Merkel at G20 women's summit in Germany next week

BERLIN Ivanka Trump will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde in Berlin next Tuesday at a summit of women from leading world economies, the organisers said.

World, G20, 20 Apr 2017