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    1. August 23, 2016

      World Bank clears way for Kim’s second term

      The World Bank’s board has ignored a call by its staff to conduct an international search for a new president,...

    2. August 10, 2016

      Jim Yong Kim is lightning rod for World Bank angst

      Jim Yong Kim has spent the past few months quietly campaigning for a second term as president of the World Bank, and...

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    1. July 28, 2016

      Concerns over political influence at the IMF

      With the sad exception of Greece, the eurozone financial crisis has fallen down the list of problems that European...

    2. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      IMF guilty of litany of failures during euro crisis - report

      The IMF has identified political interference as one of many weaknesses in its handling of the eurozone’s debt crisis,...

    3. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      IMF's Viñals appointed Standard Chartered chairman

      Jose Viñals, the IMF’s financial stability chief, has been appointed chairman of Standard Chartered, leaving the fund...

    4. FT Alphaville

      July 26, 2016

      As goes correspondent banking, so goes globalisation

      The IMF’s Christine Lagarde gave a speech to the New York Fed last week, lamenting another sign of globalisation going...

    5. July 22, 2016

      Christine Lagarde to stand trial over Tapie corruption case

      Christine Lagarde is to stand trial for negligence over a fraudulent €405m payout the French state made to a Paris...

    6. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      IMF's Lagarde to face trial in France over corruption case

      Christine Lagarde is to face trial for negligence in a botched arbitration that led the French state to make a €400m...

    7. July 14, 2016

      From Theresa May to Hillary Clinton: the march of the sisterhood

      Are women about to rule the world? You might think so if you’ve been watching the schoolboy squabbles over Brexit that...

    8. July 13, 2016

      Christine Lagarde wants softer, kinder IMF to face populist anger

      The US should increase its minimum wage and do more to counter a growing income polarisation; France needs to better...

    9. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Wetherspoon writes 'New Magna Carta'

      Hot on the heels of a beermats-for-Brexit campaign, pub chain Wetherspoon has penned its own “New Magna Carta” for this...

    10. July 8, 2016

      Lagarde keeps up Beijing’s voice in IMF

      Beijing is to preserve its voice within the International Monetary Fund’s senior management after Christine Lagarde...

    11. July 7, 2016

      Lagarde warns Trump-style protectionism would hit world economy

      The antitrade policies championed by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump risk sparking a dangerous...

    12. July 3, 2016

      Lagarde says Brexit will give EU more freedom for reform

      Christine Lagarde, the head of International Monetary Fund, has expressed optimism that Europe will emerge from the...

    13. June 27, 2016

      Christine Lagarde urges quick action on Brexit

      The International Monetary Fund has called for the UK and the EU to quell uncertainty over the implications of...

    14. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Lagarde welcomes central bank cooperation after Brexit

      The International Monetary Fund’s managing director has put out the following statement after the UK’s historic EU...

    15. June 22, 2016

      US risks future of low growth, says IMF

      The US faces economic “headwinds” and “pernicious” trends including a shrinking middle class that could slow growth in...

    16. Fast FT

      June 17, 2016

      Lagarde questions IMF Greek debt participation

      Christine Lagarde has thrown fresh doubt on the International Monetary Fund’s financial participation in Greece’s €86bn...

    17. Brussels Blog

      June 17, 2016

      The Greek Bailout Odd Couple

      “Which debt relief agreement are you talking about?” If anyone had any doubts that Christine Lagarde, the managing...

    18. Fast FT

      June 17, 2016

      IMF's Lagarde: EU project faces 'serious challenges'

      Christine Lagarde has called for EU policymakers to embark on greater financial risk-sharing and a simplification of...

    19. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      IMF's Lagarde: Germany needs structural reforms

      How’s that for a taste of your own medicine. Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund,...

    20. May 31, 2016

      Christine Lagarde’s response to the Wetherspoon beer mats

      As Britain’s EU referendum campaign apparently turns into a Conservative civil-war-by-proxy (always entertaining to...

    21. May 26, 2016

      Greek debt deal reflects shifting powers among IMF members

      The International Monetary Fund stepped back from confrontation on Greece this week — to the delight of eurozone...

    22. May 25, 2016

      Messy Greek debt deal leaves key questions unanswered

      The call to Astana was not getting through. At a critical moment in the saga of Greece’s debt talks, Christine Lagarde,...

    23. May 24, 2016

      Brexiters’ insouciance is the privilege of the rich

      The man who runs the National Health Service said on Sunday that a British exit from the EU would disrupt his work....

    24. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      UK house prices boosted by rush to beat stamp duty rise

      UK houses prices jumped 9 per cent in the year to the end of March as buy-to-let investors and second home-buyers...

    25. May 13, 2016

      IMF chief warns of damage from Brexit vote

      The head of the International Monetary Fund has issued a damning assessment of the effects of Brexit, saying the...

    26. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      IMF flags risk of house price fall in EU vote warning

      London faces losing its position at the centre of the financial world and house prices could sink if the UK leaves the...

    27. May 9, 2016

      Berlin opens way to Greek debt relief talks

      Germany eased its objections to debt relief talks for Greece on Monday as eurozone finance ministers sought to narrow...

    28. Brussels Blog

      May 9, 2016

      Briefing briefing: Greek summer

      Here we go again. The protesters are back in Syntagma square. The EU’s summer has officially begun. Yesterday’s anger...

    29. May 8, 2016

      Greece approves pension and income tax reforms

      The Athens parliament has approved broad reforms of the country’s pension and income tax systems ahead of Monday’s...

    30. Brussels Blog

      May 6, 2016

      Leaked: The annotated Lagarde letter on Greece

      Monday was supposed to be the day when eurozone finance ministers flew to Brussels for an emergency eurogroup meeting...

    31. May 6, 2016

      IMF tells eurozone to start Greek debt talks

      The International Monetary Fund has told eurozone finance ministers they must immediately begin negotiations to grant...

    32. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Tough on the high street: Austin Reed enters administration

      The British high street suffered its second casualty of the week on Tuesday when fashion brand Austin Reed officially...

    33. April 22, 2016

      Eurozone edges closer to deal over Greece

      After months of wrangling, Eurozone finance ministers have claimed a breakthrough in negotiating the next stage of...

    34. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Eurogroup claims breakthrough on Greek review

      Euro area finance ministers will seek to conclude a review into Greece’s bailout programme next week, as officials...

    35. Fast FT

      April 15, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Greek woes simmer

      Remember that Greek economic crisis? International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has warned that last year’s...

    36. April 14, 2016

      Tax avoidance a global risk, says Lagarde

      Christine Lagarde said on Thursday that “more needs to be done” on international efforts to curtail aggressive tax...

    37. April 14, 2016

      Richest states must lift migration aid, say IMF and World Bank

      The international migration crisis is a growing threat to the global economy and rich countries need to do more to help...

    38. April 14, 2016

      IMF urges shake-up of Greek bailout

      Last year’s deal on an €86bn bailout to prevent Greece from leaving the eurozone may need to be completely renegotiated...

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