WATCH: Lagarde sees political dangers with tepid economy

2016-04-06 15:01

The global economy is beset by an array of political risks at a time when growth is at best mediocre, says IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

Islamic finance can promote stability - IMF chief

2015-11-12 20:00

The fast growing, Sharia-compliant Islamic finance industry has the potential to promote financial stability because of its risk-sharing features, IMF director Christine Lagarde says.

Prosecutor recommends dropping case against IMF head

2015-09-23 14:00

A senior French prosecutor has requested the dismissal of a case against IMF head Christine Lagarde, over a business arbitration when she was French finance minister, a news report says.

Lagarde: IMF can’t lend to Greece if June payment missed

2015-06-28 16:37

The IMF will be prevented by its rules from providing additional financial assistance to the Greeks if they miss a June 30 payment, says IMF MD Christine Lagarde.

Lagarde: IMF, Ukraine in $17.5bn bailout deal

2015-02-12 10:55

The IMF says it has reached a preliminary deal on a new $17.5bn financial rescue plan with Ukraine which could be a "turning point" for Kiev, Christine Lagarde

Davos debate degenerates over Europe economy

2015-01-22 16:49

Instead of being a serious debate about the merits of monetary stimulus, the panel at Davos quickly degenerated into a skirmish over the European economy.

Debt relief for Ebola-hit countries

2014-11-13 20:48

The International Monetary Fund is set to discuss debt relief for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone at the G20 meeting in Australia.

Tokyo investors eye IMF, World Bank meetings

2014-10-10 11:38

IMF-World Bank meetings and their outlook on the global economy will be in focus for Japanese investors when theiy return to trading.

IMF sees world growth at just over 3%

2014-09-08 14:00

The International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde has hinted the global lender could downgrade its forecast for world economic growth.

IMF's Lagarde put under investigation - source

2014-08-27 11:45

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation by French magistrates for her alleged role in a long-running political fraud case.


IMF sees modest growth for Africa, warns Nigeria

2016-01-06 19:00

The IMF is expecting modest recovery for Africa in 2016 and cautions Nigeria that it needs to take hard decisions as it grapples with an oil price slump.

IMF urges Gulf to adapt to oil price drop

2015-11-08 20:00

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has warned that global energy prices could remain low for years and has urged Gulf countries to adjust their budgets.

G20 eyes faster economic reforms

2015-09-06 12:38

Financial leaders from the world's 20 biggest economies have agreed to step up reform efforts to boost disappointingly slow growth.

Lagarde: Greek plan can't be only tax pledges

2015-06-24 20:00

Greece must present credible reform plans and they cannot be built only on promises of more tax revenues, says IMF chief Christine Lagarde.

IMF warns Africa of headwinds from China, US

2015-01-27 20:30

IMF head Christine Lagarde has warned that African economies could be hurt by a slowdown in China's economy and an imminent hike in US interest rates.

Putin stands by hawkish Russian central bank

2014-11-23 11:38

President Vladimir Putin has allowed the central bank to administer strong medicine, sharply raising interest rates even as it freed the rouble to float.

Greece confident of exiting bailout scheme

2014-10-13 15:30

Greece says it is in the process of securing an early exit from its EU-IMF bailout scheme, which would make it the third eurozone country to leave the programme.

IMF warns Ebola, Ukraine pose economic risks

2014-10-03 13:00

The conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East crisis and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa pose serious risks to global economy, says IMF chief Christine Lagarde.

IMF's Lagarde urges Germany to spend more

2014-09-08 12:30

IMF head Christine Lagarde has urged Germany to increase investments to help spur the eurozone's flagging economic recovery.

Lagarde hints at world growth forecast cut

2014-07-06 18:30

Global economic activity should strengthen this year and accelerate in 2015, although momentum could be weaker than expected, says IMF chief Christine Lagarde.

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