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Ukraine economy would have collapsed without Russian aid, IMF chief says

Ukraine economy would have collapsed without Russian aid, IMF chief says

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- Russian money bailed out a faltering Ukrainian economy last year, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said.
Ed Adamczyk
Hillary Clinton says women still face double standard

Hillary Clinton says women still face double standard

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton and Christine Lagarde of the IMF exchanged a high-five during an appearance in New York at the suggestion both could be presidents.
Frances Burns
IMF Chief Christine Lagarde says Ukraine crisis can derail global economic recovery

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde says Ukraine crisis can derail global economic recovery

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Russia's standoff with the U.S. and E.U. poses a threat to the global economy, which is still weak and growing slowly.
Ananth Baliga

EU offers medium-term loans to Ukraine

BRUSSELS, March 19 (UPI) -- Lending a financial hand to Ukraine is a safeguard that will ensure stability on the European continent, a European monetary official said Wednesday.

EU sees lingering challenges to Ukrainian aid

BERLIN, March 3 (UPI) -- European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said Monday there are challenges in Ukraine standing in the way of full economic support.
Russia's Medvedev calls Ukraine's overthrow an armed mutiny

Russia's Medvedev calls Ukraine's overthrow an armed mutiny

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday Moscow would not deal with what he termed armed mutineers in Kiev, Ukraine.

Inflation falls further in eurozone

BRUSSELS, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The annual inflation rate in the eurozone dropped to 0.7 percent, the European Commission's data agency estimated Friday.

The inequality craze

PARIS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, Pope Francis, the International Monetary Fund and this year's Davos meeting all agreed that rising inequality is one of the great issues of our time.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Draghi says eurozone must stick with budget reforms

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said steps would be taken to fight deflation, if needed, but the economic recovery, for now, was moving forward.
IMF official sees optimism for global economy in 2014 and beyond

IMF official sees optimism for global economy in 2014 and beyond

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The International Monetary Fund's Christine Lagarde said in Washington Wednesday she's hopeful the past seven tough years will give way to seven strong ones.
IMF: U.S. economic growth likely to speed up

IMF: U.S. economic growth likely to speed up

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. economic growth is likely to speed up next year, with the budget deal and Federal Reserve bond-buying pullback, the International Monetary Fund chief said.
U.S. default would be 'financial Armageddon,' economist says

U.S. default would be 'financial Armageddon,' economist says

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Republican wing that shut the government and threatens to force a default on U.S. debt is flirting with "financial Armageddon," a leading economist said.

Lagarde calls policies a success, but warns an exit is tricky

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- So far so good -- now use the time wisely, International Monetary Fund Director Christine Lagarde told economic policy makers in Wyoming.

Argentine political wrangling worsens after primary poll results

BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner vowed setbacks in election primaries would not derail her political and economic policies despite their increasing unpopular and lackluster results.

IMF calls U.S. recovery 'tepid'

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- The International Monetary Fund said Friday that the U.S. economic recovery "remained tepid," and that it was too early to roll back stimulus measures.

Europe's blame game

LONDON, June 10 (UPI) -- Casting blame for the Great Recession used to be easy when everyone agreed it was all the fault of the bankers. But now the regulators and officials are blaming each other and the real issues are coming to the surface.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

EU's Olli Rehn lashes out at IMF criticism of Greek bailout

BRUSSELS, June 7 (UPI) -- The European Commission economic chief managing Greece's bailouts said Friday International Monetary Fund criticism of the rescue was not "fair."

Bilderberg Group meeting draws protesters to London suburb

WATFORD, England, June 7 (UPI) -- A meeting of the Bilderberg Group at a golf resort in a London suburb attracted demonstrators and conspiracy theorists to Watford.
IMF admits Greece bailout mistakes

IMF admits Greece bailout mistakes

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- The International Monetary Fund admitted it didn't realize how damaging the draconian Greek bailout austerity measures it imposed would be to Greece's economy.

IMF chief avoids charges in French arbitration case

PARIS, May 24 (UPI) -- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says she has been named a witness, not a suspect, in a French case involving alleged misuse of funds.
IMF Director Lagarde expected to be charged

IMF Director Lagarde expected to be charged

PARIS, May 22 (UPI) -- A French court is expected to charge International Monetary Fund director Christine Lagarde with misuse of public funds, a French newspaper said.

Egypt making final changes to $1.7 billion IMF loan request

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Egypt is working to shape new economic reforms rapidly after the International Monetary Fund said the current plan is "weak," an Egyptian official said.

IMF Director Lagarde issued a court summons

PARIS, April 18 (UPI) -- A French court has issued a summons for International Monetary Fund Director Christine Lagarde concerning a possible payback for political favors.

Euro-agony grinds on

PARIS, April 15 (UPI) -- The euro crisis is looking like death by a thousand cuts. Just when you thought Cyprus was resolved, a new crisis has broken out in Portugal..
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Lagarde: 'Too big to fail' banks 'dangerous'

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- "Too big to fail" banks are "more dangerous than ever" to the U.S. and world economies and must be reined in, the International Monetary Fund chief said.
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