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      Ukraine: Costs of conflict

      As Russian troops surrounded military bases on Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula last year, Michael Hasenstab made a tough...

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      IMF: Lagarde eyes new act in Greek drama

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    1. August 7, 2015

      Anne Krueger: the economist in a hurry

      The lengthy and rancorous debt crisis in Greece has elicited many responses in Europe, from the furious to the...

    2. August 5, 2015

      IMF indicates shortcomings on renminbi as reserve currency

      The International Monetary Fund has hailed China’s progress on financial reform but said the renminbi still lags behind...

    3. July 29, 2015

      Lagarde plays down China stock jitters

      China’s interventions to stem its stock market turmoil should not derail its attempt to gain reserve status for its...

    4. July 17, 2015

      IMF defends decision to go public on case for Greece debt relief

      The International Monetary Fund has defended a controversial decision to go public with its case for Greek debt relief...

    5. Brussels Blog

      July 17, 2015

      Who will pay for Greece's new €86bn bailout?

      Now that eurozone finance ministers have approved reopening bailout talks with Greece, the long slog to negotiating a...

    6. July 8, 2015

      Jack Lew and Christine Lagarde urge debt relief for Greece

      US Treasury secretary Jack Lew and International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde on Wednesday sought...

    7. July 3, 2015

      A bewildering week in the Greece crisis when trust evaporated

      “The ultimatum,” as Alexis Tsipras calls it, came last Thursday morning. The Greek prime minister had spent the...

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      June 24, 2015

      Dear Mme Lagarde

      She’s a little busy with Greece at the moment. But just under two weeks after Christine Lagarde read the IMF equivalent...

    9. June 21, 2015

      The real challenge this week is to save the eurozone

      Europe’s leaders will have the unique opportunity to commit two mistakes in a single week. On Monday, Europe’s leaders...

    10. June 12, 2015

      IMF to stand by $40bn Ukraine bailout

      The International Monetary Fund has warned Ukraine’s creditors that it is prepared to continue its $40bn bailout even...

    11. June 9, 2015

      US senators call for currency retaliation over China hacking

      The International Monetary Fund should hold off including China’s currency in a policy basket in retaliation for...

    12. FT Alphaville

      June 2, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Emergency meeting for Greece, yen tumbles, Fifa scandal German chancellor...

    13. June 1, 2015

      Greek bailout monitors hold emergency summit

      German chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday night hosted an emergency summit in Berlin over the Greek crisis to thrash...

    14. The World

      May 29, 2015

      Lagarde, the blame game and Greece

      Christine Lagarde made headlines on Friday saying in a German press interview that Grexit was “a potential.” Coming...

    15. May 28, 2015

      Greek exit from euro is ‘a potential’, says Lagarde

      The head of the International Monetary Fund has acknowledged that Greece could leave the euro, while insisting that...

    16. May 19, 2015

      Klaus Schwab opens door for his Davos successor

      Davos Man, that icon of the global elite, has admitted he is not immortal. After more than four decades at the helm of...

    17. May 17, 2015

      Tsipras letter reveals precariousness of Greece’s finances

      Greece came so close to defaulting on last week’s €750m International Monetary Fund repayment that the prime minister...

    18. May 14, 2015

      How savvy asset managers can fend off the regulators

      When US politicians wanted to court voters after the global financial crisis, they knew who to attack: the “fat-cat...

    19. May 14, 2015

      IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard to retire

      Olivier Blanchard, the influential chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, has announced plans to retire...

    20. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2015

      Today in the election

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    21. May 6, 2015

      Christine Lagarde calls for shake-up of bankers’ pay

      Banks need to shake up bonus-heavy pay structures and attack corporate cultures that encourage excessive short-term...

    22. April 19, 2015

      IMF chief encourages Greece to bring reforms to ‘fruition’

      Greece’s populist government must set aside politics and bring promised reforms to “fruition” to save its economy and...

    23. April 17, 2015

      Tory campaign fillip as Lagarde and Schäuble praise UK economy

      The Conservatives have received a double pre-election boost with the head of the International Monetary Fund and the...

    24. FT Alphaville

      April 17, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. The crisis may finally be loosening its grip on the financial sector....

    25. April 16, 2015

      Christine Lagarde dashes Greek hopes on loan respite

      Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, dashed Greece’s hopes of grace periods for loans it is due...

    26. The World

      April 14, 2015

      Five key takeaways from the IMF's World Economic Outlook

      Listen to the International Monetary Fund and you are liable to think it is giving out two contradictory messages. Last...

    27. April 9, 2015

      Emerging markets grow at slowest pace since 2009 slump

      Emerging market economic growth has slipped to its slowest pace since the 2009 slump, new figures suggest, as...

    28. April 9, 2015

      Lagarde warns mediocre growth could become the norm

      The global economy’s “new mediocre” phase of low growth risks becoming the “new reality” of the future as governments...

    29. April 8, 2015

      Stalemate can be replaced with sanity in eurozone dealings with Greece

      There is a growing sense of fatalism about Greece. Negotiations with the eurozone are not working. Indeed in their...

    30. April 6, 2015

      Greece reassures on €450m payment due to IMF

      Greece has assured the International Monetary Fund that it will not miss a €450m payment to the fund due on Thursday,...

    31. April 4, 2015

      Greek finance minister to discuss reforms with IMF chief

      ATHENS, April 4 — Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis will meet International Monetary Fund Managing Director...

    32. March 24, 2015

      Former Greek finance minister found guilty in ‘Lagarde list’ case

      George Papaconstantinou, former Greek finance minister, was found guilty on Tuesday of removing the names of three...

    33. The World

      March 18, 2015

      How dangerous is deflation?

      The spectre of deflation is seldom something to fear, according to economists at the Bank for International Settlements...

    34. March 17, 2015

      Dalio warns Fed of 1937-style rate risk

      The US Federal Reserve risks causing a 1937-style stock market slump when it finally moves to raise interest rates, one...

    35. March 17, 2015

      Boardroom tokenism skirts the need for female skills

      The most powerful posts in the financial world are held by women. Janet Yellen chairs the US Federal Re­serve, and...

    36. March 17, 2015

      IMF fears emerging markets instability

      The head of the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday that emerging markets are set to face a renewed period of...

    37. March 16, 2015

      Indian growth stunted by women’s exclusion, says IMF

      The lack of women workers in India is a “huge missed opportunity” for the country’s economic growth, Christine Lagarde,...

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      March 11, 2015

      Egypt cuts top tax rate as it seeks to charm foreign investors

      Days ahead of hosting a high-profile international investment conference, Egypt has announced it is slashing its top...

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