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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Christine Lagarde
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

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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