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IMF chief defends rate hikes after Trump slams 'crazy' Fed

Nusa Dua - IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday defended central bank rate hikes in a veiled rebuke to Donald Trump after the US president blamed "crazy" Fed policies for contributing to financial market turmoil.

Fix trade, don't destroy it, IMF chief Lagarde warns

Bali - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde called on world leaders Monday to fix global trade systems instead of trying to tear them down in a rebuke to nationalist politicians pushing tariffs and protectionism.

Make reforms while sun shines on world economy: Lagarde

Paris - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has urged France and other countries to push through reforms "while the sun is shining" on the global economy.

Christine Lagarde: Trailblazing woman at the IMF

Paris - Christine Lagarde is a high-flying former lawyer who rose to become the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund but who may find her stellar career blemished by a conviction for negligence.

IMF chief Lagarde found guilty over French tycoon payment

Paris - A French court on Monday found IMF head Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence over a massive state payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister but spared her a fine or prison sentence.

Emotional Lagarde tells trial she acted in France's interests

Paris - An emotional Christine Lagarde told her trial for negligence Friday she acted in good faith in approving a massive state payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister.

Prosecution says against convicting IMF's Lagarde at trial

Paris - The prosecutor acting in IMF boss Christine Lagarde's trial in Paris said Thursday he was against convicting her, judging the evidence to support the charge of negligence as too weak.

Lagarde grilled over 'colossal' payout in French trial

Paris - IMF boss Christine Lagarde faced a grilling Tuesday, the second day of her trial, over the "colossal" damages payout authorised for a tycoon while she was French finance minister.

IMF chief Lagarde denies negligence in France trial

Paris - IMF chief Christine Lagarde denied wrongdoing in her handling of a massive French state payout to a tycoon as she went on trial Monday in a case that risks tarnishing her stellar career.

IMF chief Lagarde on trial in France over tycoon case

Paris - IMF chief Christine Lagarde goes on trial in France on Monday over a massive state payout to a flamboyant tycoon when she was finance minister in a case that risks tarnishing her stellar career.

IMF boss Lagarde to go on trial in France on December 12

Paris - IMF chief Christine Lagarde will go on trial in France on December 12 over a massive state payout to tycoon Bernard Tapie when she was finance minister, the court hearing the case said Monday.

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.

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.

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'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.

Christine Lagarde: Meteoric rise clouded by Tapie affair

Washington - Four 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.

IMF chief Lagarde facing French trial over payout to tycoon

Paris - International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde was ordered Thursday to stand trial over her handling of a massive state payout to French tycoon Bernard Tapie when she was finance minister.

French prosecutor wants dismissal of IMF chief negligence probe

Paris - The French public prosecutor's office requested the dismissal of a negligence case against IMF chief Christine Lagarde linked to her role in an arbitration case while she was finance minister.

Christine Lagarde, a stellar career haunted by Greece

Washington - Christine Lagarde has crossed the Atlantic to swap her job as a French minister for a place in the global economic elite at the head of the International Monetary Fund.But she has never been able to leave behind one extreme headache: Greece.

IMF's Lagarde: 'I am not candidate' for European chief

London - IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said Friday she was "not a candidate" to become head of the European Commission."On this EU thing, I am not a candidate.

IMF chief Lagarde arrives in Paris court for questioning

Paris - IMF chief Christine Lagarde arrived at a Paris court on Wednesday for what is likely to be a bitter face-off with her former cabinet director in a high-profile corruption case.This is the third time that Lagarde, considered one of the most powerful wom...

Debt fiasco damaging U.S. reputation

With the U.S. fast approaching a debt payment failure the nation’s reputation already is suffering around the world. Leaders say the world will not be the same.
 

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IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde (C) visits the Artisan Market with Peruvian Minister of Econ...
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde (C) visits the Artisan Market with Peruvian Minister of Economy Alonso Arturo Segura Vasi (R) and Deputy Minister of Trade and Tourism Maria del Carmen de Reparas (L) in Pisac, Peru on October 4, 2015
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