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5 Minutes with Maria Bartiromo

There were platters of fruit and chocolates in the room backstage at George Washington University’s Linzer Auditorium, where Maria Bartiromo was prepping for her onstage interview with International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde on Thursday. One might have expected Bartiromo to opt for a tiny nibble of fruit, in that calorie-phobic way typical of the class of onscreen […]

Ex-French PM Explains Why IMF is Paralyzed, Lauds China-Led World Bank

Many global financial institutions, in particular the International Monetary Fund (IMF), are paralyzed due to inadequate regulation and an excessive number of members, former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said Friday.

Greek Pension System at Root of Bailout Woes

The Greek pension system - which has come in for severe criticism since its initial $119 billion bailout package in 2010 with the European Union, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank - is one of the major reasons for the country's current dilemma.

Former IMF chief and ex-Spanish deputy PM just got released from police custody

Rodrigo Rato, the ex-managing director of the International Monetary Fund and former deputy prime minister of Spain, just got released from policy custody. Rato was arrested for alleged tax fraud, concealment of assets and money laundering...Show More Summary

Currency moves no panacea, IMF warns

Over reliance on currency depreciations to boost domestic economies could exacerbate global tensions over exchange rates, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said yesterday. ||| Reuters and Bloomberg Washington Over reliance...Show More Summary

IMF Refuses to Grant Greece Delay in Debt Payment - Lagarde

Christine Lagarde said that International Monetary Fund is refusing to grant Greece a delay in payment of its debt in May.

Greece Willing to Compromise to Avoid 'Grexit'

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said that leaving the Eurozone is out of the question for Greece as Athens has struggled to repay its International Monetary Fund loan.

'Welcome to New York' a fearless take on real-life sex scandal

Idiosyncratic filmmaker Abel Ferrara ("Bad Lieutenant," "The Funeral") takes on the provocative 2011 case of former International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the barely veiled drama "Welcome to New York." This frank, unruly look at sex, privilege and power unfolds...

Ex-IMF Chief Rato Detained in Spain on Suspicion of Money Laundering

Rodrigo Rato, a former managing director of the International Monetary Fund, reportedly was detained in Madrid.

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Bloomberg: Lagarde Won’t Give Support to Greece Missing IMF Payment. (video) International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde warned that she wouldn’t let Greece skip a debt payment to the lender, shutting down a potential avenue to buy the Greek government some financial leeway. Show More Summary

Home of ex-IMF head Rato searched in tax investigation

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish judges ordered a search of the Madrid home of former International Monetary Fund chief Rodrigo Rato as part of an investigation into tax paid on his personal wealth, a court statement said on Thursday.

IMF Counts on Russia to Ensure Regional Stability - Lagarde

Russia is an important partner of the International Monetary Fund, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said.

IMF Welcomes Creation of China-Led Development Bank - Lagarde

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) welcomes the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and is ready to work with it, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday.

IMF Casts Doubt on U.K. Parties’ Election Pledge to Balance Budget

In the heat of the U.K. election campaign, the International Monetary Fund has cast doubt on one of the central pledges of Britain’s main political parties: To balance the books within the next five-year parliament.

WSJ/IMF Panel Discussion: The Elusive Pursuit of Inflation

Watch a panel discussion at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, hosted by the International Monetary Fund and The Wall Street Journal, and moderated by Jon Hilsenrath, the Journal’s chief economics correspondent.

Threats to Global Financial Stability Are Rising, the IMF Says

The International Monetary Fund published its latest review of the top threats to global financial stability, saying risks to the system had increased since last year.

QE Must Be Backed by Reforms to Avoid Damaging Side Effects, Says IMF

Quantitative-easing in the eurozone and Japan could have destabilizing side effects on the economy and financial markets unless they are backed by structural reforms and efforts to address problem loans, the International Monetary Fund said.

Kiev Expects $2.5 Billion Loan from IMF by Mid-June

Ukraine hopes to receive a second tranche of $2.5 billion from the International Monetary Fund by mid-June.

Key U.S. allies join China-led Asia infrastructure bank

As economic leaders gather here this week for meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, China is set to kick off a rival infrastructure development lender that promises to shake up the traditional American-led global financial order.

IMF warns of rising growth disparities

The International Monetary Fund highlighted an increasing divergence in the growth paths of major economies this year. ||| THE INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund (IMF) highlighted an increasing divergence in the growth paths of major economies...Show More Summary

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