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    1. 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 previous...

    2. FT Alphaville

      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 of...

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    1. 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 will...

    2. 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 if the...

    3. 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 hacking...

    4. 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 Angela...

    5. 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 out...

    6. 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 from the...

    7. 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 this...

    8. 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 the...

    9. 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 warned...

    10. 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 bankers”...

    11. 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 this...

    12. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events May 7 Polling day. Follow our live coverage of the results from 9pm here. May 6 Ukip slipped up...

    13. 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...

    14. 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 avoid...

    15. 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 German...

    16. 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. Goldman...

    17. 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 to...

    18. 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 week...

    19. 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 developing...

    20. 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 are...

    21. 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 current...

    22. 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, easing...

    23. 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 Christine...

    24. 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 relatives...

    25. 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 who...

    26. 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 of...

    27. 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 Christine...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. beyondbrics

      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 tax...

    31. February 26, 2015

      IMF’s Christine Lagarde shows tough love to Greece over bailout

      When Christine Lagarde offered a sceptical view this week on the new Greek government’s reform plan, the International...

    32. February 24, 2015

      Eurozone approves Greek reform proposal

      The new Greek government cleared one of its final hurdles to extending its €172bn bailout for another four months when...

    33. February 16, 2015

      Free Lunch: Ukraine's IMF bailout

      How to get to $40bn To no one's surprise, the International Monetary Fund finally announced a new loan package for Ukraine...

    34. February 15, 2015

      New funding deal gives Kiev added incentive to enact reforms

      There has been little good economic news to come out of Ukraine over the past year. The war in the east of the country...

    35. February 12, 2015

      IMF unveils $17.5bn Ukraine rescue plan

      The International Monetary Fund on Thursday said it would provide a new four-year $17.5bn bailout for war-torn Ukraine that...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      February 10, 2015

      G20 activity

      Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, chats with Jack Lew, US treasury secretary, after...

    37. February 6, 2015

      Lagarde tells G20 to boost growth and pace of reforms

      The world’s leading economies must do more to boost growth and to step up the pace of structural reform and investment, the...

    38. February 2, 2015

      Could record slide in crude oil price be ending?

      Oil set a record on Friday — it registered seven consecutive months of losses for the first time. In that period Brent, the...

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