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General Strike In Athens

Greek Public Sector Workers Protest Amid Economic Crisis

Greek public sector workers walked off the street in a series of protest against reforms under the international bailout.

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IMF Downgrades Forecast For U.S. Economic Growth In 2016

U.S. Growth Prospects Excludes International Monetary Fund

IMF cuts its estimate for U.S eonomic growth to 1.6 percent from 2.2 percent it had predicted in July.

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World Bank And IMF Leaders Address Press During Annual Spring Meetings

IMF and World Bank Started Annual Spring Meeting To Discuss Global Economy

Leaders of the world's economy began their regular meeting on Thursday discussing necessary steps to boost growth and consumption. While G20 also held a meeting with similar agenda.

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Christine Lagarde And Robert Zoellick Hold Briefings At Start Of IMF-WB Spring Meeting

IMF Warns of New Financial Crisis and Economic Instability, Calling Immediate Action

The IMF calls banks, policy makers, and other key players in both advanced and emerging markets to address economic problems immediately. IMF warned that current issues and uncertainty could lead to a new financial crisis or economic stagnancy in a global sense.

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Opec Oil Ministers Meeting As Output Likely To Remain Unchanged

Angola Seeks IMF Help as Oil Price Hit The Economy

The second largest oil producer in Africa will start negotiate with IMF next week for a bailout program. Continuous drop of oil price hit Angola economy after years of prosperity from oil production.

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Christine Lagarde Speaks At The China Development Forum

IMF Chief Lagarde Vows To Speedy Conclusion In Greek Bailout Review

In response to a letter from the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Christine Lagarde, the IMF chief, has binned the Wikileaks’ transcript. Since IMF doesn’t act on leaks, she decided to allow the IMF team to resume the postponed bailout review. She has stressed the need for a speedy conclusion of the bailout review just for the sake of the Greek people.

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European Finance Ministers Attend Eurogroup Meeting

Eurogroup and IMF Will Begin Talks on Greece Debt Relief in April

Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said to begin review on Greece debt soon. The group will renew talk after Greek government continue its reform plan.

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Economy Slows Down In Fading Factory Town

China's Economic Slowdown Is Deliberate and Healthy, According to the IMF

The newly-elected managing director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, spoke at the Global Women’s Forum 2016 regarding the global economy, especially in the wake of the China economic slowdown. Despite the prolonged slowdown, the IMF foresee that China’s lower growth was deliberate and healthy.

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ETHIOPIA-DROUGHT-AID-UN

Public spending propels Africa's fastest growing economy Ethiopia

The east African nation Ethiopia is poised to grow at 8.1 percent in 2016 from 8.7 percent growth in 2015. This makes Ethiopia a fastest growing nation in the world. The government spending on infrastructure projects is mainly driving the economy growth.

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South Africa's New Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

SARB Increases Benchmark Rates, Commercial Banks Follow Trait, Job Cutting Feared

South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has announced increasing key interest rates by fifty basis points to 6.75% on Thursday. It has also slashed down growth forecast to 0.9%. SARB has increased the interest rates for the second time with an interval of weeks. However, the rate hike will influence the Banks’ expenses and banking industry may witness job cutting as cost minimization effort.

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) News Conference On The Release of the World Economic Outlook Update

IMF Slashes Global Forecast Due to China Economy Slowdown

The decreasing of China’s economic growth to the lowest rate in the last of 25 years has influenced the world’s economy. It made the International Monetary Fund slashed its global growth forecast for the third time in less than a year.

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China Daily Life - Economy

Chinese economy at slowest in 25 years

China grew 6.9 percent in 2015 indicating the slowest growth rate in 25 years. The growth rate was 6.8 for the fourth quarter of 2015. The world's second largest country recorded 7.3 percent growth rate in 2014. Investors are cautious about the impact of slowdown in China's economy. IMF forecasts China's economy growth rate at 6.3 percent in 2016 and six percent in 2017. Chinese government has set a target of seven percent growth for 2016.

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Consumer Spending Squeezed As Economy Falters

Inflation in Argentina at historic high 21%; government targets 5% by 2019

Argentina is struggling from soaring inflation, which is hovering at 21 percent. The inflation rate is expected to reach 25 percent in 2016. The government is targeting to bring it down to five percent by 2019. The soaring prices are forcing consumers to pay everything in installments.

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Colombian central bank hints at rate hike

The Colombian Central Bank is heading towards a hike in interest rate. The Colombian government is keen on checking inflation rise and control the current account deficit.

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

Russian GDP shrinks 4.1% in Q3; fall rate eases

The Russian economy slipped 4.1 percent during the third quarter as against the drop of 4.6 percent in the second quarter. The consecutive third quarter of contraction signals recessionary situation in the Russian economy.

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