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IMF cuts global growth outlook; India avoids ratings downgrade

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WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY - The International Monetary Fund on Thursday chopped its 2014 forecast for global economic growth to take into account weakness early in the year in the United States and China, the world's two biggest economies.

IMF cuts global growth outlook, warns of stagnation risk in rich nations

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY - The International Monetary Fund on Thursday chopped its 2014 forecast for global economic growth to take into account weakness early in the year in the United States and China, the world's two biggest economies.

Business, Economy, 25 Jul 2014

IMF congratulates BRICS for new fund, offers help

BRASILIA - The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday congratulated the five BRICS countries for creating a new reserves fund that intends to challenge Western dominance in the global lender.

Business, 17 Jul 2014

IMF: global recovery to accelerate in 2015, no brutal slowdown in China

AIX-EN-PROVENCE France - Global economic activity should strengthen in the second half of this year and accelerate in 2015 although momentum could be weaker than expected, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Sunday, adding that the Fund did not expect a sharp slowdown in China.

Business, Economy, 06 Jul 2014

Euro zone has correct fiscal stance to cut debt, help growth - IMF

LUXEMBOURG - The euro zone's fiscal stance strikes the right balance between reducing debt and bolstering demand, the International Monetary Fund said in a statement on Thursday.

Business, Economy, 20 Jun 2014

IMF cuts U.S. growth outlook, says full employment years off

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for the United States on Monday and said the economy would not reach full employment until the end of 2017, allowing the Federal Reserve to bide its time before raising interest rates.

Business, Economy, 17 Jun 2014

IMF cuts U.S. growth outlook, says full employment years off

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for the United States on Monday and said the economy would not reach full employment until the end of 2017, allowing the Federal Reserve to bide its time before raising interest rates.

Business, Economy, 16 Jun 2014

Sisi keeps Egyptian premier to fix economy after turmoil

CAIRO - Newly inaugurated President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reappointed Egypt's prime minister on Monday, signalling continuity as he sets out to fix the economy and overcome political divisions after a long period of turmoil and bloodshed.

World, 09 Jun 2014

IMF cuts China's growth forecast but urges focus on reforms

BEIJING - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its 2015 economic growth forecast for China to about 7 percent, but urged authorities to avoid further stimulus measures and concentrate on curtailing financial risks instead.

Business, Economy, 05 Jun 2014

Africa "taking off" but poverty unacceptably high - IMF's Lagarde

MAPUTO - Sub-Saharan Africa is "taking off" with strong, steady growth but poverty across the continent is still unacceptably high, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

World, 29 May 2014