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French trial casts shadow over IMF chief Lagarde

Washington - Bad timing: IMF chief Christine Lagarde was in China for a meeting of the powerful G20 countries when the news came Friday that she would be put on trial back home in France over a state payout to a businessman in 2008.

IMF boss Lagarde to stand trial over $400 mn Tapie payout

Paris - IMF chief Christine Lagarde was ordered Friday to stand trial in France over a massive state payout to a colourful tycoon when she was French economy minister, dealing a setback to her stellar career.

Ruling due on whether IMF chief to face trial in France

Paris - IMF chief Christine Lagarde is to find out Friday whether she will stand trial in France over a massive state payout to tycoon Bernard Tapie when she was French economy minister nearly a decade ago.

IMF cuts global growth forecast for next two years after Brexit

Washington - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its global growth forecasts on July 19 citing uncertainty over the economic effects of the recent Brexit vote which will see the UK leave the European Union (EU).

Democracy key to Turkish economy, says IMF

Washington - Following Turkey's bloody coup attempt at the weekend, the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday said the country's democratic institutions were crucial to its economic stability.

Ecuador gets $364 mn in emergency support from IMF

Washington - The International Monetary Fund said Friday it approved a $364 million emergency loan to Ecuador after the country was hard-hit by an earthquake in April.

Lagarde on Tapie payout case: 'I always had a good conscience'

Washington - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde, facing a possible trial in France over a huge payout to tycoon Bernard Tapie, says her conscience is clear in the case, whatever happens.

Emergency measure that feeds Greek crisis

Atenas - Call it the law of unintended consequences -- a measure to save Greece from the abyss of a default and crashing out of the eurozone now holds its economy in a stranglehold preventing its recovery.

Blow for IMF's Lagarde in French Tapie payout case

Paris - A French prosecutor on Friday said IMF chief Christine Lagarde should stand trial for her handling of a massive state payout to tycoon Bernard Tapie in 2008 when she was France's finance minister.

IMF warns the US over high poverty, inequality

Washington - The International Monetary Fund warned the United States Wednesday over poverty and rising inequality in the country, saying both could hold back its economic potential.The IMF cut its outlook for US economic growth this year to 2.

IMF economists question faith in neoliberal doctrine

Washington - Leftists have long made a sport of blasting neoliberalism, the market-guided economic doctrine championed by the International Monetary Fund, as boosting poverty and inequality.Now that view is coming from inside the IMF itself.

Greece to adopt more cuts, tax hikes for bailout cash

Atenas - Greece on Sunday was set to adopt fresh cuts and tax hikes ahead of a Eurogroup meeting that is expected to unlock desperately-needed bailout funds for the debt-ridden nation.

Britain's opposing camps intensify EU referendum campaigns

London - Campaigning for Britain's tight referendum on leaving the European Union stepped up Saturday as Prime Minister David Cameron hammered home the economic impact of Brexit.

IMF team arrives in Ukraine to check on new government

Kiev - An International Monetary Fund team arrived in Kiev on Tuesday after the formation of a new Ukrainian government resolved a prolonged political crisis that had stalled the release of vital aid.

Greek PM seeks EU help to break creditor deadlock

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday sought help from the European Union to break a deadlock in critical debt talks as his spokeswoman accused the IMF of "undermining" the process.

G20 embraces crackdown on tax havens, warns over 'Brexit'

Washington - The world's leading economies took a step toward denying tax evaders and money launderers around the world the ability to hide behind anonymous shell companies.

EU nations urge crackdown as Panama Papers claim Spanish minister

Washington - Europe's top economies called for a crackdown on tax havens and urged G20 countries to rip away the secrecy protecting shell companies, as the Panama Papers scandal claimed Spain's industry minister as the latest political victim.

Top European countries call to end shell company secrecy

Washington - Europe's five leading economies called for a crackdown on tax havens, urging the G20 powers to end the secrecy of shell companies that enables tax evasion and money laundering.

International Monetary Fund lowers Canadian GDP forecast

Ottawa - Although the Canadian economy had a fast start this year the International Monetary Fund(IMF) has reduced its growth forecast. The IMF cited continuing damage to the energy sector and lower expected growth globally as reasons for the reduced prospects.

Dark economic cloud over IMF-World Bank meeting

Washington - Worries that the global economy is nearing a stall made worse by the specter of '"Brexit" cloud the air as the world's finance chiefs gather in Washington beginning Thursday for the IMF-World Bank Spring meetings.

Worried IMF cuts world growth forecast, warns over Brexit

Washington - The International Monetary Fund said Tuesday that the global economy faces wide-ranging threats from weak growth and rising protectionism, warning of possible "severe" damage should Britain quit the European Union.

Argentina-IMF relations thawing after a 10-year break

Washington - Argentina's reformist government has opened the way to resuming relations with the International Monetary Fund, after a decade of icy relations that saw the country censured by the crisis lender.

IMF chief tells Ukraine to fix graft or lose vital aid

Washington - IMF chief Christine Lagarde warned Ukraine on Wednesday that its stalled fight against corruption and inability to push through required restructuring measures were jeopardising the future of the Fund's rescue plan.

Ex-IMF chief Rato to stand trial for misusing bank funds: Spanish court

Madrid - Rodrigo Rato, a former chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is to stand trial for misusing funds when he was head of a bailed-out Spanish bank, a court in Madrid said Monday.

IMF's Lagarde says EU's passport-free area near breaking point

Davos - IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Saturday that the refugee crisis had pushed Europe to a "make or break" point and endangered the EU's cherished passport-free Schengen area.

IMF's Lagarde: trailblazer with a knack for straight talking

Washington - Five years ago Christine Lagarde smashed through the glass ceiling at one of the world's leading institutions, becoming the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund.

Christine Lagarde to run for second IMF term

Paris - Christine Lagarde announced Friday that she will run for a second term at the head of the International Monetary Fund, after winning strong backing from across Europe.

Lagarde gets strong backing from Europe to stay at IMF

Washington - Christine Lagarde garnered strong backing from Europe Thursday for a second mandate as IMF managing director.

EU warns Greece not to 'play games' with IMF

Berlin - The EU's economic affairs commissioner called on Athens "not to play games" with the International Monetary Fund as the body decides whether to participate in Greece's latest bailout.

Emerging powers rise in IMF as U.S. unblocks reforms

Washington - China, India and Russia will soon speak with a louder voice at the International Monetary Fund.
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IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde (C) visits the Artisan Market with Peruvian Minister of Econ...
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Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, at a press conference
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The global community actively discusses a financial aid to Ukraine. The issue of financial aid to Uk...
The global community actively discusses a financial aid to Ukraine. The issue of financial aid to Ukraine was one of the topical at the G-20 summit in Sydney. Ukrainian issue stirred up all international politicians. Such a potential grantors of Ukraine as the EU, the USA and the IMF expressed willingness to help Ukraine. The EU proposes to organize a conference of grantors for financial aid to Ukraine and to coordinate measures in order to lend economic aid to Ukraine from the USA, Japan, China
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CRISIS: Message posted on ATMs in Greece last month at height of country s dispute with European Uni...
CRISIS: Message posted on ATMs in Greece last month at height of country's dispute with European Union lenders. Banks were closed for more than three weeks but reopened Monday with limits on withdrawals.
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OFFICIAL: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attends a European People's Party convention in Vilnius, Lithuania, in 2013.
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Aid was promised, but where is the money? At the end of February of this year the EU leaders in reply to changing of State power in Ukraine promised to give financial help, aimed at financial system stabilization and different investment projects realization directed on development of the country economy. Then Elmar Brok, chairman of the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs announced a sum in 20 billion Euros, which will be received by Ukraine for the reform implementation as soon as a new governme
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Students interrupt a talk by Christine Lagarde of the IMF at the University of Amsterdam
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Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
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