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IMF board expresses confidence in Lagarde

Washington (AFP) - The board of the International Monetary Fund reiterated its support for Managing Director Christine Lagarde Friday, after a French court placed her under formal investigation in a graft scandal.

IMF Board Stands Behind Lagarde Over French Probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund's board on Friday stood behind the global lender's leader, Christine Lagarde, who is facing a criminal investigation in France tied to a political corruption probe dating from 2008. Show More Summary

IMF approves $1.4 billion in new funds for Ukraine

Washington (AFP) - The International Monetary Fund approved Friday the release of nearly $1.4 billion in fresh funds for troubled Ukraine, as the country faces an escalation in fighting with pro-Russia separatists.

IMF Names Top 25 Economists Under 45

International Monetary Fund, Generation Next: 25 Economists Under 45 Who Are Shaping the Way We Think About the Global Economy: We asked you, our readers, and assorted international economists and journal editors to tell us which economists under 45 will have the most influence in the coming decades on our...

IMF: to fight poverty, US should hike minimum wage

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The International Monetary Fund on Thursday urged the US to boost incomes for the poor, including raising the minimum wage, saying that would help sustain the country's rebound from the Great Recession. Senior IMF economist Deniz Igan...Show More Summary

IMF Board Likely To Back Lagarde During French Probe: Sources

By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund's board is likely to stand behind the global lender's leader, Christine Lagarde, who is facing a criminal investigation in France tied to a political corruption probe, sources close to the board said. Show More Summary

IMF says Ebola economic impact severe in West Africa

The International Monetary Fund said Thursday it was studying additional financial support for three West African countries hit by Ebola, saying the economic impact of the epidemic is severe. "The Ebola outbreak is having an acute macroeconomic and social impact on three already fragile countries in West Africa," said Fund spokesman Gerry Rice.

IMF board set to review Lagarde's French legal problems

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The International Monetary Fund board will meet "as soon as possible" to review chief Christine Lagarde's situation after being put under formal investigation in France, an IMF spokesman said Thursday. "It's clearly going to be very soon, as soon as possible," said spokesman Gerry Rice at a news conference, without giving a precise date. Show More Summary

One World, One Bank, One Currency - Rickards

Leading the way, says Rickards, will be the International Monetary Fund. "The task of re-liquefying the world will fall to the IMF because the IMF will have the only clean balance sheet left among official institutions. The IMF willShow More Summary

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde Demoted to IMF Vixen

3 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Considering Kirsten Gillibrand's colleagues in Congress felt comfortable weighing in on the arrival and departure of her baby weight, I'm sure Christine Lagarde, the embattled head of the International Monetary Fund (now under investigation for a shady €400 million payout to a French business tycoon when she was finance minister), is at least... More »

Lagarde charge raises ghosts of scandal at IMF

The International Monetary Fund is again touched by scandal with chief Christine Lagarde's being charged in a French graft case, three years after predecessor Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned in disgrace. The "negligence" charge against...Show More Summary

International Monetary Fund Chief Being Investigated in Fraud Case

International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde has been placed under investigation by French magistrates for her alleged role in a long-running fraud case involving the former owner of Adidas. She has described the investigation as "totally unfounded" and plans to appeal the decision. Read more...

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde under investigation

French authorities placed the chief of the International Monetary Fund under official investigation on Wednesday.

IMF Chief Lagarde Under Investigation in France

PARIS (AP) — Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed Wednesday under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France’s finance minister. In a statement after a fourth round of questioning before magistrates, Lagarde said she would return to her work in…

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

PARIS (AP) — Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed Wednesday under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister.

IMF: Macroprudential Policies Better During Booms

Macroprudential policies work better during booms than during busts, according to researchers at the International Monetary Fund.

How Much of the UK Could US Billionaires Afford to Buy?

Boasting a Gross Domestic Product calculated by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) of more than $16 trillion, the United States is by far the single biggest-spending country in the world. A number of factors figure into the sum, including population size and average salary. According to the billionaires list published annually by Forbes, 492 citizens

BIMCO: Reforms Necessary to Improve Economy

Macro Economics: Take nothing for granted; we need reforms to improve economic performance Global economy The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded its global growth projection from 3.

IMF may be right in suggesting countries raise fuel taxes

It's tough to find any drivers who relish digging into their wallets to fill up at the pump. According to the International Monetary Fund, though, not only should fuel taxes jump by more than 50 percent, the increase should have Canadians...Show More Summary

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