ARTICLES RELATING TO CHRISTINE LAGARDE

Lagarde: Kenya on Africa's economic frontline

2014-01-03 18:00

The IMF says Kenya is one of the continent's "frontier" economies, a low-income country that is headed toward the more sustained "emerging market" stage.

Lagarde: Global economy still subdued

2013-10-03 18:59

The world economy is continuing to recover slowly from the 2008 financial crisis, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says.

IMF boss avoids charges in payout scandal

2013-05-25 11:00

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has avoided charges but has been named an "assisted witness" after French prosecutors grilled her over a state payout to a disgraced tycoon when she was finance minister.

Minister vows to revive Cypriot economy

2013-04-03 19:20

Cyprus' new Finance Minister Haris Georgiades has pledged to do "whatever it takes" to sort out the island's teetering finances to kick-start the economy.

IMF chief: SMS tax can help Philippines

2012-11-16 13:29

IMF chief Christine Lagarde urged the Philippines to tax mobile phone messages to shore up state funds.

IMF ready to support Egypt: Lagarde

2012-06-30 11:01

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has told Egypt's new president Mohammed Morsi that the crisis lender is ready to help Cairo, an IMF spokesperson says.

IMF chief riles Greeks

2012-05-28 08:04

Political leaders in Athens and thousands of internet users have rounded on IMF chief Christine Lagarde for branding Greeks tax dodgers.

Greek vote poses new challenge for IMF

2012-05-08 10:00

The IMF's already fragile rescue for Greece has taken a battering after Greek voters rejected the government that accepted the Fund's austerity programme in exchange for funding.

Emerging powers ready to give IMF billions

2012-04-20 11:02

Russia says that it and other major emerging powers will commit enough new funds to fulfil the IMF's request for at least $400bn to tackle the eurozone debt crisis.

G20 may boost IMF coffers by $400-500bn

2012-04-13 17:30

The Group of 20 is likely to bolster International Monetary Fund firepower by at most $500bn, not the $600bn it has sought to fight the eurozone debt crisis.

Lagarde cautiously upbeat on economy

2012-03-18 15:59

In a cautiously upbeat global assessment, IMF chief Christine Lagarde says measures to fight financial woes in Europe and the US are starting to pay off.

EU debt crisis at centre of Saudi-IMF talks

2012-02-05 11:36

IMF chief Christine Lagarde met Saudi Finance Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf to discuss efforts to resolve Europe's debt crisis, reports the state news agency SPA.

IMF looks into increasing firepower

2012-01-18 08:40

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the body will explore options for boosting its resources, subject to adequate safeguards.

Zuma worries about Euro debt impact

2012-01-07 22:00

President Jacob Zuma has raised his concerns with International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde that the Euro debt crisis had far reaching effects.

Lagarde: Jobless, euro major risks to SA

2012-01-06 13:28

Unemployment and the eurozone debt crisis are the biggest threats to SA's economy, says International Monetary Fund MD Christine Lagarde.

IMF urges members to boost funding

2011-12-23 09:12

International Monetary Fund MD Christine Lagarde is encouraging member countries to double IMF resources and give under-represented nations, such as China, greater voting powers.

IMF head holds talks in Nigeria

2011-12-19 16:12

IMF chief Christine Lagarde met Nigeria's president on her first visit to Africa, with the trip to focus partly on potential fallout from the European debt crisis.

End of an era: Berlusconi set to step down

2011-11-12 20:03

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi is preparing to resign after parliament's lower chamber passed European-demanded reforms, ending a 17-year political era.

Russia raps eurozone crisis management

2011-11-07 18:41

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has faulted the eurozone bailout fund and reiterated that Brics nations would prefer to channel any aid via the IMF.

IMF chief urges aid, trade to help poor

2011-09-21 16:53

International Monetary Fund MD Christine Lagarde says poor countries can weather the slowdown if rich states keep trade, aid and investments flowing.

IMF recognises Libya's transitional council

2011-09-10 16:00

The International Monetary Fund recognises Libya's National Transitional Council as its government and will send a team there as soon as security permits.

Probe into IMF chief Lagarde begins

2011-08-16 16:24

French magistrates have formally begun an embezzlement investigation into new International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde.

French court orders Lagarde inquiry

2011-08-04 17:21

New IMF chief Christine Lagarde is to be probed over a settlement paid to a businessman during her tenure as French finance minister.

 

Lagarde warns against US spending cuts

2013-10-13 21:18

IMF Director Christine Lagarde has warned that US spending cuts must not be too drastic or they could threaten global economic recovery.

IMF to help fast track Zim progress

2013-06-13 19:43

The IMF says it will help Zimbabwe to get its public finances on a sustainable track in a first move to making the country eligible for external borrowing.

IMF chief faces grilling in graft probe

2013-04-18 12:45

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is to be grilled in court by prosecutors investigating a huge state payout to a disgraced tycoon during her time as French finance minister.

IMF: I Coast on track, but could do more

2013-01-09 12:52

Ivory Coast has put its economy on track but could achieve more if it addresses governance challenges, the managing director of the IMF says.

IMF welcomes eurozone aid for Spanish banks

2012-07-20 16:54

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has applauded a eurozone deal to provide aid to Spanish banks.

Eurozone crisis: Crunch time for EU

2012-06-27 12:03

European Union leaders are set to gather for a two-day summit that global powers say must signal an end to piecemeal efforts to solve the eurozone crisis.

IMF chief comments 'humiliate Greece'

2012-05-27 15:19

Greece's socialist leader has accused IMF chief Christine Lagarde of trying to "humiliate" his crisis-hit country by saying that Greeks avoid paying taxes.

IMF secures $320bn to boost firepower

2012-04-19 07:22

The International Monetary Fund says additonal contributions from Poland and Switzerland have bolstered its ability to deal with the eurozone debt crisis.

Lagarde welcomes eurozone decision

2012-03-30 17:36

Christine Lagarde, IMF chief, welcomed the decision of euro area ministers to strengthen the European firewall.

Lagarde thanks private sector

2012-03-09 16:42

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has lauded the private sector for lending its support and cooperation to Greece's debt exchange offer.

Lagarde: EU should boost bailout funds

2012-01-23 13:42

International Monetary Fund MD Christine Lagarde says the EU should consider a larger rescue fund and eurozone bonds as a way out of the region's debt crisis.

Zuma mulls over impact of euro crisis

2012-01-08 10:44

President Jacob Zuma has raised his concerns with International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde that the euro debt crisis has far reaching effects.

IMF chief has private meeting with Zuma

2012-01-07 14:44

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has met with President Jacob Zuma in Bloemfontein, wrapping up her visit, in which she warned that the global growth outlook is likely to be lowered.

Lagarde: 2012 will not be end of euro

2012-01-06 11:09

International Monetary Fund MD Christine Lagarde says she believes the single currency will survive 2012, despite the unresolved eurozone debt crisis.

Lagarde warns global economy threatened

2011-12-26 13:05

The head of the IMF says the world economy is in danger and urges Europeans to speak with one voice on a debt crisis that rattles the global financial system.

Lagarde wraps up West Africa trip

2011-12-22 16:23

Chief of the IMF Christine Lagarde was to leave West Africa after visiting the continent's most populous country, Nigeria, and one of its poorest, neighbouring Niger.

EU crisis escalating, IMF warns

2011-12-16 10:58

The European crisis is escalating and threatens every economy in the world, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde has warned.

IMF: World economy risks 'lost decade'

2011-11-09 08:04

Europe's debt crisis is threatening to plunge the global economy into a 'lost decade' and it is up to rich nations to restore growth, the IMF warns.

Lagarde takes rescue talks to Russia

2011-11-06 14:56

IMF chief Christine Lagarde takes her European rescue talks to petrodollar-rich Russia before visiting Asian giants China and Japan.

Lagarde urges bold action to stem crisis

2011-09-15 17:18

International Monetary Fund MD Christine Lagarde says rich countries must take bold action to break the cycle of weak growth and high debt.

Risk to global economy rising: IMF chief

2011-08-27 23:00

Risks to the global economy are rising and the tools for supporting it are more limited than they have been in the past, warns IMF chief Christine Lagarde.

Probe into IMF chief probity case

2011-08-04 20:03

A French court has ordered a formal judicial probe into IMF chief Christine Lagarde's contested role in settling a financial dispute when she was France's finance minister.

Lagarde warns on US default or downgrade

2011-07-26 15:59

New International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde says a US debt default or downgrade would have far-reaching global consequences.

 
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