WATCH: As Lagarde quits, race to lead IMF starts

2019-07-18 11:58

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde submitted her resignation from the global crisis lender. As she heads for the ECB, the race to succeed her at the IMF has already begun.

Lagarde’s exit reopens the question: Why does a European always lead the IMF?

2019-07-03 11:14

Since its founding in 1945, the Washington-based lender has always been run by a European as part of an unwritten understanding that means an American helms the World Bank.

Lagarde: Trade must be fixed without tit-for-tat tariffs

2019-06-12 14:18

International Monetary Fund leader Christine Lagarde has called on governments to de-escalate current trade disputes and instead work to fix the global system.

Want major GDP growth? Level the playing field, says the IMF

2019-04-04 20:56

The IMF says if countries with low gender equality improved their equality ratings, they could see their economies grow by an average of 35% - yet 88% of countries still have restrictions against women in the workplace embedded in their constitutions or laws, writes Donna Rachelson.

Lagarde: SA at a crossroads

2018-12-20 20:01

SA has immense potential, but it is at a crossroads, Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF said at the conclusion of her visit to the country.

South Africa does not seek IMF support – Lagarde

2018-12-19 20:30

Ramaphosa’s anti-corruption drive gets a thumbs-up from IMF managing director Christine Lagarde.

PICS: Ramaphosa meets with IMF head Christine Lagarde

2018-12-19 12:07

International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde paid a short visit to President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria on Wednesday, ahead of her meeting with SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Lagarde sees darker clouds over world economy after G7 summit

2018-06-11 22:22

The IMF chief says risks to the global economy are rising as major industrial nations sharpen threats of a trade war.

Ivanka forced to defend father at women's summit

2017-04-25 17:00

Ivanka Trump, on her overseas debut as the US "First Daughter" at a Berlin women's summit , has been forced to defend her father's attitude toward women.

IMF's Lagarde in Central African Republic to urge support

2017-01-26 06:00

The managing director of the IMF is making her first visit to Central African Republic to encourage the global community to support a country whose infrastructure has been "shattered" by conflict.


Lagarde 'uniquely qualified’ for top job at European Central Bank

2019-07-07 15:49

International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde is "uniquely qualified" to lead the European Central Bank, according to ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure.

EU leaders agree on choices for top jobs after days of disputes

2019-07-02 22:28

Despite nominations, picks will still need to be debated and ratified by the European Parliament.

Lagarde approves IMF economic programme for Zimbabwe

2019-05-31 21:00

The International Monetary Fund has approved a programme for economic reform in Zimbabwe.

Trade talks enter crunch time as China's Liu arrives in US

2019-04-03 12:39

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will resume negotiations with his US counterparts in Washington on Wednesday as both governments push for an agreement to end their protracted trade dispute.

IMF head urges SA to shield key institutions, rejects talk of loans

2018-12-20 05:45

The country should 'never be complacent' about protecting key institutions such as the central bank or National Treasury as it tries to boost economic growth, according to IMF head Christine Lagarde.

Lagarde shares ideas on land expropriation with Ramaphosa

2018-12-19 17:34

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde says she has shared a few ideas with President Cyril Ramaphosa on land expropriation without compensation.

IMF head Christine Lagarde in SA, will meet with Ramaphosa and Kganyago

2018-12-18 13:22

Lagarde, visiting South Africa as part of the IMF head's annual African trip, will host a joint press conference with SA Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago on Wednesday afternoon in Pretoria.

Export diversification will boost Africa's GDP growth - Lagarde

2017-12-12 20:01

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has extolled the benefits of diversified economies for African countries, saying even minor increases in export diversification could boost GDP growth rates.

Lagarde: Sound policies will create a more resilient global economy

2017-04-12 16:16

The global economy needs a foundation of sound domestic policies combined with a steadfast commitment to international cooperation, says IMF head Christine Lagarde.

IMF board backs Lagarde after negligence conviction

2016-12-20 06:56

The International Monetary Fund’s executive board reiterated its backing for Christine Lagarde, indicating that she will stay in her job as managing director of the fund.

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