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.

Anger simmers worldwide over bankers' pay

2014-05-29 20:30

Investors have rejected the pay plans of 10 of the world's biggest banks as anger over excessive bonuses reached record levels in Britain and the United States.

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.


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.

IMF boss hails Africa's 'remarkable' growth

2014-05-29 07:26

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde has hailed the leaps made by African economies in the last decade as "nothing short of remarkable”.

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.

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