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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. April 6, 2016

      Air France risks ‘second tier status’, says chief of parent group

      Air France risks being relegated to a second-tier global airline if it does not get to grips with its troublesome...

    7. April 6, 2016

      IMF qualifies structural reform call

      The International Monetary Fund has qualified its longstanding call for countries to push ahead with structural...

    8. April 5, 2016

      The high cost of settling for the ‘new mediocre’

      The panic that gripped global markets at the start of the year has dissipated. Fears of the US economy sinking into...

    9. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      Lagarde: Risks of persistent low growth have increased

      Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, has warned that the risk of the global economy getting...

    10. April 5, 2016

      Christine Lagarde urges economic reforms to avoid lacklustre growth

      Christine Lagarde has called on policymakers to pass a range of economic reforms to avoid the trap of years of...

    11. April 4, 2016

      Greece needs to keep the IMF at the table

      Since Alexis Tsipras persuaded Greek voters to endorse a third bailout programme, after flirting last summer with...

    12. Fast FT

      April 4, 2016

      Greek markets sell off after leaked IMF call

      Greek markets are selling off as a leaked conversation between IMF officials points to discord between international...

    13. April 3, 2016

      Lagarde dismisses claim that Greece is being pushed to default

      Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, has hit back at Greece over claims that the IMF is seeking...

    14. March 7, 2016

      Cyprus lauded on exit from €10bn bailout

      Cyprus turned the page on one of the most painful episodes in its recent history on Monday as finance ministers...

    15. Fast FT

      March 7, 2016

      Cyprus exits IMF loan programme

      Cyprus has become the latest eurozone state to exit an IMF rescue programme. Cyprus is leaving the so-called Extended...

    16. Brussels Blog

      February 29, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Schäuble’s Shanghai

      This is the Monday edition of our Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here....

    17. February 24, 2016

      Christine Lagarde deserves her second term

      If nothing else, Christine Lagarde’s tenure at the International Monetary Fund has proved that neither being French nor...

    18. February 24, 2016

      Poorer countries handed role in tax evasion fight

      Developing countries will be invited by G20 governments to join talks aimed at stopping multinationals dodge taxes in a...

    19. February 24, 2016

      Gulf states to introduce sales tax

      The Gulf states are planning to introduce sales tax by 2018, a senior official said on Tuesday, as the decline in oil...

    20. Fast FT

      February 19, 2016

      China reforms no 'walk in a park' - IMF's Lagarde

      China should continue its economic reforms but the process is unlikely to be a smooth one, according to the newly...

    21. February 11, 2016

      Challenges face Christine Lagarde in second IMF term

      Christine Lagarde is heading for a second five-year term at the head of the International Monetary Fund after the...

    22. Fast FT

      February 11, 2016

      Lagarde unopposed for second term at IMF

      The International Monetary Fund is making what everyone assumed official. Christine Lagarde is heading toward a second...

    23. February 10, 2016

      IMF warning sparks Ukraine pledge on corruption and reform

      Ukraine has pledged to do more to fight corruption and reform state companies after the International Monetary Fund...

    24. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      Lagarde: 'Hard to see how IMF Ukraine programme can continue'

      Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, has some unusually tough words for Ukraine. In a statement, she said...

    25. February 4, 2016

      Lagarde urges overhaul of crisis response

      The global economy’s system for coping with financial shocks needs to be overhauled to prepare for looming crises in...

    26. February 4, 2016

      Oil: From boom to bailout

      Since the start of the 21st century the South American nation of Suriname, population 540,000, has been riding a...

    27. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      IMF warns safety net for emerging markets fraying

      The global financial safety net is inadequate and in need of an overhaul to prepare for crises in oil-dependent and...

    28. February 1, 2016

      ‘Symbol of evil’ Tapie weighs another reinvention

      After recently being ordered by a French court to repay €400m and triggering a scandal that is now threatening the...

    29. January 31, 2016

      Boneheaded aphorisms from Davos’s windy summit

      You can always go faster than you think you can. Those are not my words. They are the words of Meg Whitman,...

    30. January 28, 2016

      Falling oil price raises prospect of bailouts for crude producers

      With the arrival of teams from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Azerbaijan this week, oil dependent...

    31. January 27, 2016

      Capital controls no longer taboo as emerging markets battle flight

      When Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, suggested last week that China should use capital controls to...

    32. January 23, 2016

      Kuroda calls for China to tighten capital controls

      Japan’s central bank governor called on Beijing to impose more stringent capital controls to help stem massive outflows...

    33. January 21, 2016

      Christine Lagarde wins backing for new IMF term

      The UK, France and Germany have come out in support of Christine Lagarde to serve a second five-year term as managing...

    34. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      IMF launches selection process for top job

      Boom. The race is on. The International Monetary Fund late on Wednesday announced the launch of a selection process for...

    35. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      Pope to Davos: don't destroy the human person

      Pope Francis pleaded for world leaders to ensure that innovation does not lead to the “destruction of the human person”...

    36. FT Data

      January 20, 2016

      Migration and GDP, UK wages, Japan's bear market and the Oscars: the day in four charts

      January 20: the day in four charts: on Twitter and Facebook In Davos, Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, presented...

    37. January 20, 2016

      Lagarde: migrants can boost EU growth, if states share burden

      An influx of refugees into Europe need not harm its economy, provided there is an EU agreement on distributing migrants...

    38. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      Lagarde: refugees 'beneficial' to economy

      Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, urged European countries on Wednesday to recognise the...

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