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

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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.

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, Top News, 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

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

Ukraine may get IMF funds in two parts - economic adviser Miklos

WASHINGTON Ukraine's fiscal and balance-of-payments pressures should ease if the country receives at least $1 billion worth of International Monetary Fund support this year as it puts its reform efforts back on track, the government's top economic adviser said.

World, Economy 16 Jun 2016

BREAKINGVIEWS-Trade slowdown raises bar for economic catch-up

HONG KONG, June 8 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Developing countries are going to have to find a new textbook for growth. The worldwide export boom that propelled residents of many emerging markets to higher incomes is not coming back any time soon. That's the grim lesson from the World Bank's latest downward revision to its global GDP forecasts. Domestic consumption and investing in infrastructure will have to pick up the slack.

08 Jun 2016

China, U.S. agree to push for IMF reforms for emerging economies, vice premier says

BEIJING China and the United States agreed to push forward reforms at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to increase quotas for emerging economies, China's vice premier Wang Yang said on Tuesday.

Business, 07 Jun 2016

France names first female, Brussels insider to head Treasury

PARIS France on Wednesday named Odile Renaud-Basso, a Brussels insider familiar with the internal workings of European institutions, as the new head of the French Treasury.

World, 01 Jun 2016

Euro zone hails "breakthrough" with Greece, IMF debt deal

BRUSSELS Greece won its firmest offer yet of debt relief in what euro zone finance ministers called a breakthrough deal, bridging big differences between the IMF, which sought an immediate debt cut, and Germany, which argued that restructuring isn't needed.

Economy, Business, 25 May 2016

IMF backs Saudi economic plan for "appropriately bold" transformation

DUBAI The International Monetary Fund backed Saudi Arabia's sweeping economic reform plan on Thursday and said the kingdom was cutting spending at the right speed to cope with a huge state budget deficit caused by low oil prices.

Business, 19 May 2016