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London or Paris: which is the club for Russia's Ukraine debt?

LONDON - A legal conundrum is threatening plans to ease Ukraine's debt burden and possibly its entire $40 billion (26.88 billion pounds) IMF-led bailout: should a $3 billion Eurobond held by Russia be classed as bilateral sovereign debt or a plain vanilla bond?

London or Paris: which is the club for Russia's Ukraine debt?

(This version of the March 26 story officially corrects paragraph 19 to reflect IMF's revised remarks; replaces word commercial in lead and paragraph 2 to clarify)

Business, 27 Mar 2015

IMF rolls back remarks on Russian holdings of Ukraine debt

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund has not decided whether Russia's $3 billion (2 billion pounds) holding of Ukrainian debt should be classified as "official" debt, an IMF spokesman said on Thursday, taking back an earlier statement.

Business, 27 Mar 2015

Greek PM, IMF's Lagarde discussed talks with lenders over the phone - government official

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras briefed International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde over the phone on Wednesday about Athens' negotiations with its international lenders, a government official said on Thursday.

Business, World, 26 Mar 2015

IMF sees Russian holdings of Ukraine debt as 'official'

WASHINGTON - Russia's $3 billion (2 billion pounds) holding of Ukrainian debt should be classified as 'official' debt, an IMF spokesman said on Thursday, weighing in on what has become a contentious issue in Kiev's economic situation.

Business, 26 Mar 2015

IMF says postpones Yemen loan programme for now

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund on Thursday said it was postponing its next review of its $553 million (373 million pounds) loan program to Yemen given the uncertain situation in the country.

World, Yemen, 26 Mar 2015

IMF says had 'constructive' phone call with Greece

WASHINGTON - IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde had a 'constructive' conversation with Greece's prime minister on Wednesday, IMF spokesman William Murray said on Thursday.

Business, World, 26 Mar 2015

IMF backs Irish request for budget flexibility from EU

DUBLIN - The IMF backed Ireland's calls for the European Commission to grant it some budget flexibility on Wednesday, saying the current fiscal rules do not reflect an Irish economic recovery "starting to fire on all cylinders".

Business, 25 Mar 2015

Kazakhstan, Tajikistan add to gold reserves in Feb - IMF

SINGAPORE - Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Malaysia were among countries that added to their gold reserves in February, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

Business, 25 Mar 2015

UK official says IMF inclusion of yuan 'very live' issue

BEIJING/LONDON - Britain weighed in on Tuesday to the debate on anointing the yuan as a major reserve currency, saying the issue was "very live" after Beijing asked the IMF to include the currency in its Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket.

Business, 24 Mar 2015