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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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,...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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....

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. April 6, 2016

      IMF qualifies structural reform call

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

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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....

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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