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European Parliament chooses new president, completing top EU jobs

Jul 03, 2019 - 6:36 PM

(UPDATED) The vote for president completes the roster of the EU's 5 most important jobs, with the others settled on July 2 at the end of 3 days of negotiation among the EU's 28 national leaders in Brussels

EU. Flags of European Union fly next to flags of EU countries at the European Parliament on July 2, 2019 in Strasbourg, eastern France, during the inaugural European Parliament session. Photo by Frederick Florin/AFP

IMF's Lagarde: Resolving trade tensions 'immediate priority' for G20

Jun 06, 2019 - 6:00 PM

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde describes the United States and China's tit-for-tat tariffs as 'self-inflicted wounds that must be avoided'

Signs with the US flag and Chinese flag are seen outside a store selling foreign goods in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on September 19, 2018. - China on September 18 announced tariffs on US goods worth $60 billion in retaliation for President Donald Trump's decision to slap duties on $200 billion in Chinese products next week. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

IMF chief says U.S.-China tensions 'threat' to world economy

May 07, 2019 - 8:50 PM

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde also says recent 'rumors and tweets' make an agreement between the United States and China less likely

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde addresses the Paris Forum at the Economy Ministry in Paris on May 7, 2019. (Photo by ERIC PIERMONT / AFP)

Brexit delay averts 'terrible outcome' – IMF's Lagarde

Apr 12, 2019 - 12:57 PM

However, the IMF chief says: 'It's obvious that it's continued uncertainty and it does not resolve, other than by postponing what would have been a terrible outcome'

ARAB DEBT. Christine Lagarde warns of high public debt among Arab nations. File photo courtesy of the IMF

'Precarious' global rebound expected in late 2019 – IMF's Lagarde

Apr 03, 2019 - 1:15 PM

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde says the world economy is vulnerable to shocks from Brexit, high debt levels, and trade tensions

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at the US Chamber of Commerce April 2, 2019, in Washington, DC. - Global growth in 2019 should be even slower than previously expected but a "precarious" rebound is likely later this year, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday. In a speech ahead of next week's spring meetings with the World Bank, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said the world economy was vulnerable to shocks from Brexit, high debt levels and trade tensions, as well as unease on financial markets. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Eurozone 'not resilient enough' to weather another economic crisis – IMF chief

Mar 28, 2019 - 9:33 PM

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says the currency union 'is not resilient enough' to emerge unscathed from 'unexpected economic storms'

LAGARDE. International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, April 5, 2016. File photo by Daniel Roland/AFP

IMF warns of global economic 'storm' as growth undershoots

Feb 10, 2019 - 11:00 PM

'The bottom line – we see an economy that is growing more slowly than we had anticipated,' says International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde (R) , Managing Director and Chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund, speaks to journalist Richard Quest, during the opening session of the World Government Summit in Dubai, on February 10, 2019. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB / AFP)

IMF chief warns of high Arab public debt

Feb 09, 2019 - 8:11 PM

Nearly half of Arab countries now have public debt of over 90 percent of GDP, says International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde

ARAB DEBT. Christine Lagarde warns of high public debt among Arab nations. File photo courtesy of the IMF

'Winter is coming,' Indonesian leader warns amid economic gloom

Oct 12, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Joko Widodo's offbeat reference to the wildly popular show draw applause from the audience attending the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Bali

'WINTER IS COMING.' Indonesia President Joko Widodo delivers his speech at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meetings in Nusa Dua, on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on October 12, 2018. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

#BabaeAko campaign: Filipino women fight back against Duterte's misogyny

May 21, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Using the hashtag #BabaeAko, Filipino women are taking to social media to fight President Rodrigo Duterte's sexist and misogynistic behavior

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Duterte on IMF's Lagarde: 'Halikan mo lang, mag-iba ang isip niyan'

May 11, 2018 - 7:09 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte makes a sexist remark against IMF chief Christine Lagarde after the multilateral lender released its World Economic Outlook

IMF CHIEF. International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC, July 14, 2016. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Roque sorry for tweeting 'Agnes Legarda,' not 'Christine Lagarde'

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:13 PM

(UPDATED) President Duterte's spokesman says he was probably thinking of UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard when he tweeted about IMF head Christine Lagarde

IMF's Lagarde 'optimistic' about U.S. economy

Feb 12, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Christine Lagarde predicts tax reform and more investment in infrastructure are both likely under US President Donald Trump

International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde attends a session at the Congress centre on the second day of the World Economic Forum, on January 18, 2017 in Davos. With the world's elite holding its breath until Donald Trump becomes the next US president, outgoing Vice-President Joe Biden addresses the World Economic Forum in Davos / AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

IMF chief Lagarde found guilty over French tycoon payment

Dec 19, 2016 - 11:07 PM

UPDATED A French court finds IMF head Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence over a massive state payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister but she will continue to lead the fund

CHRISTINE LAGARDE. This file photo taken on December 12, 2016 in the courtroom at the Paris courthouse shows IMF chief Christine Lagarde next to a Gendarme prior to the start of her trial before the Court of Justice of the Republic, a special tribunal used to try ministers. Photo by Martin Bureau/ AFP

IMF chief Lagarde on trial in France over tycoon case

Dec 12, 2016 - 10:01 AM

The case risks damaging the image of 60 year old Lagarde a former corporate lawyer who progressed through France s finance ministry to her current role as one of the world s most powerful women

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, April 5, 2016. Daniel Roland/AFP

IMF's Lagarde warns G20 to avoid 'low-growth trap'

Sep 02, 2016 - 12:00 AM

UPDATED Not since the early 1990s has the world economy been so weak for such a long time says the International Monetary Fund s Christine Lagarde

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC, July14, 2016, marking the 15th anniversary of the Center. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON

At start of 2nd term, Brexit crisis challenges IMF's Lagarde anew

Jul 07, 2016 - 8:45 PM

UPDATED The EU has to do a lot more to explain what it does what it means for people says International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde

CHRISTINE LAGARDE. International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture, at the IMF Headquarters in Washington, DC., USA, June 24, 2016. File photo by Stephen Jaffe/EPA

IMF warns the US over high poverty, inequality

Jun 23, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The International Monetary Fund lowers its outlook for economic growth in the United States where 46 7 million people are living in poverty

epa04263269 A homeless man, who did not want to identified, sits on a sidewalk in New York, New York, USA, 16 June 2014. A report released earlier this year showed that nearly half of of the city's population is living near poverty levels. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

IMF says Brexit could further weaken eurozone ties

Jun 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Strong collective actions are needed to allay Euroscepticism and renew faith in the monetary union says the International Monetary Fund

BREXIT? The Union Jack flies by the Houses of Parliament in London Britain, June 15, 2016. Britons will vote on whether to remain in or leave the EU in a referendum on June 23, 2016. File photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

IMF's Lagarde unleashes stark UK economy Brexit warning

May 14, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Frankly in the very vast majority of what we have seen we haven t seen anything that is positive says Christine Lagarde

epa05303505 Christine Lagarde, Managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), speaks during a joint news conference with Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (unseen), at the H.M. Treasury in London, Britain, 13 May 2016. The IMF capped a week of warnings by heavy-hitting supporters of Britain staying in the European Union, all unanimous in their view of the dire consequences of a so-called Brexit. EPA/LUKE MACGREGOR / POOL

IMF chief urges transparency to stop corporate tax avoidance

Apr 18, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Christine Lagarde says developing countries who rely the most on corporate income tax lose out to multinational firms

epa05264648 A handout photograph made available by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) showing International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde participates in the Fiscal Forum 2016 seminar at the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings at the IMF Headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, 17 April 2016 The Spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group take place in Washington, DC, between 15-17 April 2016. EPA/STEPHEN JAFFE / IMF / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Economic slump worries as IMF, World Bank pledge action

Apr 17, 2016 - 5:05 PM

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde: Clearly the question is how much is going to get done?

epa05262305 A handout photograph made available by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) showing International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde (C) speaking to members of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) at the IMF Headquarters in Washington, DC., USA, 16 April 2016 The Spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group take place in Washington, DC, between 15-17 April 2016. EPA/STEPHEN JAFFE / IMF / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Global recovery 'too weak, too fragile' – IMF chief

Apr 05, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Christine Lagarde hints the International Monetary Fund will cut its global growth forecast for the year amid increasing risks

epa05244579 International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde attends during a conference at the House of Finance of the university in Frankfurt, Germany, 05 April 2016. IMF Director Lagarde is holding a lecture in Frankfurt on 05 April with welcome remarks by Bundesbank president Weidmann. EPA/BORIS ROESSLER

IMF chief says Greece plan 'good distance away' amid leaks row

Apr 04, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The IMF conducts its negotiations in good faith not by way of threats and we do not communicate through leaks says Christine Lagarde

epa05237608 International Monetary Fund (IMF) President Christine Lagarde attends the Seminar on International Financial Questions at the French Economy and Finance Ministry in Paris, France, 31 March 2016. EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

Asia reforms key for global economic growth – IMF chief

Mar 12, 2016 - 6:11 PM

Christine Lagarde says Asian countries must put structural reforms in place strengthen the business environment and develop bond markets across the region

epa05207284 International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde gives the opening remarks at the 'Advancing Asia, Investing for the Future' conference atteded by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (both not pictured) at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi, India, 12 March 2016. The three-days conference is held from 11 to 13 March. Photo by Rajat Gupta/EPA

IMF chief sees 'tepid' growth for world economy

Feb 24, 2016 - 1:01 PM

Christine Lagarde also says oil exporters are facing a completely new reality

International Monetary Fund chief, Christine Lagarde speaks on the opening day of the Global Women's Forum on February 23, 2016, in Dubai. The world economy is going through a "tepid" recovery, Lagarde said during the women's forum, adding that growth in advanced economies should be higher.   / AFP / KARIM SAHIB

France's Lagarde named for second term to lead IMF

Feb 20, 2016 - 12:45 AM

Christine Lagarde 60 faced no opposition for the job after successfully restoring the reputation of the global crisis lender s leadership

LAGARDE. A file photograph showing Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde speaks on the global economy ahead of the IMF/World bank annual meetings at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC, USA, 30 September 2015. File Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Tapie affair: Lagarde takes hit but support holds at IMF

Dec 18, 2015 - 1:14 PM

A special French court orders the IMF chief to go on trial over her role in a 403 million euro 433 million payout by the state to settle a dispute between Bernard Tapie and the partly state owned bank Credit Lyonnais

LAGARDE. A file photograph showing Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde speaks on the global economy ahead of the IMF/World bank annual meetings at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC, USA, 30 September 2015. File Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Now 'right moment' for carbon tax – IMF chief

Oct 08, 2015 - 8:39 AM

Besides discouraging pollution Lagarde says taxing greenhouse gas emissions would have the added bonus of helping governments boost their revenues

TALKING CLIMATE. International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a panel discussion on Climate Change at the National Theater on October 7, 2015 in Lima, Peru. IMF - Stephen Jaffe/AFP

China, US rate hike loom over global finance summit

Oct 02, 2015 - 8:02 PM

The prospect of rising US interest rates and China’s slowdown are contributing to uncertainty and higher market volatility the IMF chief says

BE CONCERNED. "There has been a sharp deceleration in the growth of global trade. And the rapid drop in commodity prices is posing problems for resource-based economies," says International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde. File photo by EPA / Jim Lo Scalzo

Globalisasi, solusi ironis dari IMF untuk Indonesia

Sep 04, 2015 - 4:40 PM

Pesan Lagarde ajak Indonesia terima globalisasi dinilai ironis oleh penulis

GLOBALISASI. Direktur Pelaksana IMF Christine Lagarde usai bertemu dengan Presiden Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo di Jakarta, 1 September. Foto oleh Adi Weda/EPA

Asia doing 'pretty well' despite China slowdown: IMF chief

Sep 02, 2015 - 8:24 PM

What has been demonstrated in the last few weeks is how much Asia is at the core of global economy and how much disruptions occurring in one market in Asia can actually spill over to the rest of the world

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde participates in the Asia Finance Conference at the Bank of Indonesia, in Jakarta, 2 September 2015. Photo by Stephen Jaffe/EPA/IMF

Indonesia wRap: 2 September 2015

Sep 02, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Pidato Christine Lagarde di Universitas Indonesia buruh kepung Istana dan siapa 8 nama capim KPK yang terpilih?

Pesan Direktur IMF Lagarde untuk generasi muda Indonesia

Sep 01, 2015 - 10:44 PM

Christine Lagarde percaya potensi terbesar Indonesia adalah sumber daya manusianya

Pesan Direktur IMF Christine Lagarde pada anak muda Indonesia. Foto dari Wikimedia Commons

Serba-serbi perekonomian Indonesia

Sep 01, 2015 - 10:32 PM

Fakta dari pidato Direktur IMF Christine Lagarde di Jakarta

Direktur Pelaksana IMF Christine Lagarde dalam sebuah diskusi pada 8 Juli 2015. Foto oleh Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Jokowi: IMF tak tawarkan utang ke Indonesia

Sep 01, 2015 - 8:23 PM

Menurut Jokowi kehadiran Direktur IMF Christine Lagarde bukan untuk tawarkan bantuan utang ke Indonesia

Direktur Pelaksana IMF Christine Lagarde usai bertemu dengan Presiden Joko "Jokowi" Widodo di Jakarta, Selasa 1 September 2015. Foto oleh: ADI WEDA/EPA

Direktur IMF Lagarde ajak anak muda Indonesia teladani Go-Jek

Sep 01, 2015 - 5:54 PM

Menurut Direktur IMF Christine Lagarde Go Jek di Indonesia berhasil mengubah tantangan menjadi peluang bisnis yang luar biasa

Pengemudi Go-Jek dilaporkan mendapat intimidasi di lingkungan apartemen Kalibata City oleh tukang ojek konvensional. Foto oleh Famega Syavira/Rappler

IMF’s Lagarde to Indonesian youth: Lead the change

Sep 01, 2015 - 4:21 PM

Managing Director Christine Lagarde tells the youth to be like the Garuda and imitate its virtues of power prosperity and wisdom

YOUTH BRINGS CHANGE. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde tells the youth they are the agents of change.

Ketika bos IMF Lagarde mengutip Sukarno

Sep 01, 2015 - 4:20 PM

Lagarde menyebut Indonesia dengan keunggulan demografi orang muda sebagai Garuda burung yang menjadi lambang negara Kokoh dan penuh potensi

Direktur Pelaksana IMF Christine Lagarde dalam sebuah diskusi pada 8 Juli 2015. Foto oleh Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

FULL TEXT: Christine Lagarde on Indonesia’s Economic Potential

Sep 01, 2015 - 4:20 PM

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde tells the youth they are the change agents that will propel Indonesia to greater heights

Managing Director IMF Christine Lagarde saat berbicara di sebuah diskusi yang diselenggarakan oleh Brookings Institute, 8 Juli 2015. Foto oleh Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA.

LIVESTREAM: Christine Lagarde dari IMF tentang ekonomi Indonesia

Sep 01, 2015 - 3:28 PM

Direktur Pelaksana Dana Moneter Internasional IMF Christine Lagarde menyampaikan pidato di Universitas Indonesia

Managing Director IMF Christine Lagarde saat berbicara di sebuah diskusi yang diselenggarakan oleh Brookings Institute, 8 Juli 2015. Foto oleh Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA.

Lagarde: Indonesia miliki potensi besar hadapi tantangan global

Sep 01, 2015 - 3:07 PM

Intisari pidato Direktur Pelaksana IMF Christine Lagarde di Jakarta

Direktur Pelaksana IMF Christine Lagarde.

Agenda bos IMF Christine Lagarde di Indonesia

Sep 01, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Direktur Pengelola IMF Christine Lagarde akan berdialog dengan mahasiswa Universitas Indonesia siang ini

Bos IMF Christine Lagarde akan menjadi pembicara dalam sebuah dialog ekonomi di Universitas Indonesia, 1 September 2015. Foto oleh AFP/Thomas Samson

Eurozone approves Greek bailout in return for far-reaching reforms

Aug 15, 2015 - 9:58 AM

New loans of up to 86 billion euros 96 billion will be made available over the next 3 years to Greece says the European Commission

APPROVED. President of Eurogroup and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem leaves after a special Eurogroup Finance ministers meeting on the Greek crisis. Eurozone finance ministers on August 14 approved Greece's third bailout package in five years moving within reach of a deal that will commit the near-bankrupt country to wide-reaching reforms in return for urgently needed funds. Photo by Julien Warnand/EPA

Greece asks for fresh IMF aid in step closer to bailout

Jul 25, 2015 - 8:42 AM

In his letter to IMF Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos notes that Greek parliament has passed two laws enshrining a series of tough reforms demanded by the creditors including tax rises and a pensions overhaul

HELP. A file photo dated 18 May 2011 showing the sign of the International Monetary Fund at the entrance of the Headquarters of the IMF, also known as building HQ2, in Washington, DC, USA. File photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Germany, France demand 'serious' proposals from Greece after 'No' vote

Jul 07, 2015 - 9:54 AM

It is now up to the government of Alexis Tsipras to make serious credible proposals so that this willingness to stay in the eurozone can translate into a lasting program

UNITED FRONT. French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive to deliver a speech to the press following a crisis meeting at the Elysee Palace regarding Greece, in Paris, France, July 6, 2015. Etienne Laurent/EPA

10 days in the Greek debt crisis

Jul 07, 2015 - 12:22 AM

Greek voters defiant rejection of the terms of an international bailout in Sunday s referendum caps a dramatic week for the country in its standoff with EU IMF creditor who are demanding tough austerity measures in exchange for further rescue funds

WAITING. A homeless man sleeps in a cardboard box outside a closed shop in the center of Athens on July 5, 2015. Photo by Andreas Solaro / AFP

Europe scrambles to respond to Greek 'No' on bailout

Jul 06, 2015 - 8:44 AM

European leaders react with a mix of dismay and caution after Greek voters defy their warnings and vote No in a historic referendum

CELEBRATION. Supporters of the 'No' campaign react after the results of the referendum in Athens, Greece, 05 July 2015. Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Eurozone in tailspin after Greece votes 'No' to bailout

Jul 06, 2015 - 8:24 AM

UPDATED Greek voters overwhelmingly reject international creditors tough bailout terms but premier Alexis Tsipras insists the result does not mean a rupture with Europe despite fears it will end in a Grexit from the eurozone

'OXI' WINS. A boy holds a Greek national flag as people celebrate in front of the parliament on July 5, 2015 in Athens after early results showed those who rejected further austerity measures in a crucial bailout referendum were poised to win. Iakovos Hatzistavrou/AFP