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Ireland must maintain budget rigour post-bailout, IMF says

Ireland's economy is picking up steam as it leaves its bailout but must maintain budget rigour to reduce a debt pile that remains

OECD Unit labour costs stable in the third quarter of 2013

Unit labour costs (ULCs) in the OECD area were unchanged in the third quarter of 2013 from the previous quarter, with growth in

Spain’s labour market reforms on track but more assistance needed for young jobseekers, says OECD

Spain has taken courageous steps to strengthen its labour market. Recent reforms have helped create jobs

Spain banks face profitability challenge - EC, IMF

Spanish banks will struggle with profitability over the coming years as lending shrinks further and housing prices

Structural Reforms Are Key to Sustained Growth, IMF Study Says

Dynamic emerging market and developing countries can continue their strong growth going forward if they

IMF's Lagarde Says ECB as Key to Euro-Zone Recovery

The European Central Bank must step up its game to support Europe's fledgling recovery as fiscal stimulus isn't an option because

IMF Cuts Russia Growth Forecast, Calls For Monetary Tightening

The International Monetary Fund has again lowered its growth forecast for Russia and said the central bank

Composite leading indicators point to an improving economic outlook in most major economies

Composite leading indicators (CLIs), designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend,

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Welcomes WTO Agreement

Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), made the following statement

IMF Urges Italy to Overhaul Deposit Insurance Regime

Italy should overhaul the deposit insurance regime to clarify seniority in claims and align the rules to those

IMF's Vinals sees room for further ECB rate changes - paper

The European Central Bank (ECB) still has room for further interest rates changes to stimulate Europe's

OECD annual inflation slows to 1.3% in October 2013

Consumer prices in the OECD area slowed for the fourth straight month, easing to 1.3% in the year to October

Diverging patterns of merchandise trade across major economies in third quarter of 2013

Merchandise trade imports and exports in G7 and BRICS economies grew by 1.4% during the third quarter of 2013, offsetting

IMF Chief Economist Says France Downgrade Not Justified

The chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, Olivier Blanchard, tells a German newspaper Tuesday that the recent

Greek economic recovery 'fragile': IMF

The economic recovery touted by Greece's embattled government is "fragile", the nation's IMF auditor said as he called for new, targeted cuts in the next two years.

Spain Should Keep Bank Cash Dividend Limit in 2014, IMF Says

Spanish banks should limit cash dividends for another year and take advantage of a jump in share prices to

Luxembourg, Cyprus, BVI, Seychelles fail tax transparency rules - OECD

Luxembourg, Cyprus, the British Virgin Islands and the Seychelles do not meet international standards on tax

IMF: No Acute Financing Pressures On Greece

The International Monetary Fund said Thursday that it sees no acute financing pressures on Greece and the

IMF’s Zhu Sees Tapering as Key Risk to Growth in Emerging Asia

Several emerging economies in Asia face a “key source of risk” in the eventual tapering of monetary stimulus in

OECD urges ECB to buy euro zone assets to revive economy

A leading international think-tank urged the European Central Bank on Tuesday to loosen the purse strings
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