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IMF's Lagarde investigated in French fraud case

IMF's Lagarde investigated in French fraud case

PARIS, Aug. 27 (UPI) --IMF Director Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation for her role in a case from 2008, when she was France's finance minister.
Gabrielle Levy
German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes' world's most powerful women list...again

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes' world's most powerful women list...again

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) --German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes' 2014 list of the world's 100 most powerful women for the fourth year in a row.
Aileen Graef
IMF head Christine Lagarde: "Inequality is rising"

IMF head Christine Lagarde: "Inequality is rising"

LONDON, May 27 (UPI) --IMF managing director Christine Lagarde warned that inequality is rising during a conference about the future of capitalism in London.
Aileen Graef
Haverford College commencement speaker calls students 'arrogant' for protesting other speaker

Haverford College commencement speaker calls students 'arrogant' for protesting other speaker

HAVERFORD, Pa., May 18 (UPI) --Former Princeton President William G. Bowen called Haverford students "immature" and "arrogant" for protesting previously scheduled commencement speaker.
Kate Stanton
Haverford, Smith join list of colleges with controversial commencement speakers canceling

Haverford, Smith join list of colleges with controversial commencement speakers canceling

HAVERFORD, Pa., May 14 (UPI) --Former Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgenau bows out as commencement speaker at Haverford, while Christine Lagarde of IMF withdraws at Smith.
Frances Burns
IMF loans Ukraine $17 billion

IMF loans Ukraine $17 billion

KIEV, Ukraine, May 1 (UPI) -- The International Military Fund (IMF) has approved a $17 billion dollar loan to Ukraine so the country may avoid default and economic collapse.
Aileen Graef
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.
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Members of International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) gather for a group photo during the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington on April 24, 2010. Seated (front row, L to R) are IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMFC Chairman Youssef Boutros-Ghali, and French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, and Chinese Finance Minister Zhou Xiaochuan. In the second row (L to R) are British Finance Minister Alistair Darling, Reserve Bank of India chief Duvvuri Subbarao, Italian Finance Minister Giulio Tremonti, Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, and Switzerland's Finance Minister Hans-Rudolf Merz. UPI/Alexis C. Glenn
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Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde (née Lallouette; born 1 January 1956) is a French lawyer and the managing director of the International Monetary Fund since July 5, 2011. Previously, she held various ministerial posts in the French government: she was Minister of Economic Affairs, Finances and Industry and before that Minister of Agriculture and Fishing and Minister of Trade in the government of Dominique de Villepin. Lagarde was the first woman ever to become minister of Economic Affairs of a G8 economy, and is the first woman to ever head the IMF.

A noted antitrust and labour lawyer, Lagarde made history as the first female chair of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie. On 16 November 2009, The Financial Times ranked her the best minister of finance of the Eurozone. In 2009, Lagarde was ranked the 17th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine.

On 28 June 2011, she was named as the next managing director of the International Monetary Fund for a five-year term, starting on 5 July 2011, replacing Dominique Strauss-Kahn. This made her the 11th European running to head the IMF.

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