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Stigma works

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rebuffed three of her peers over the weekend and a friend, Christine Lagarde, director of the International Monetary Fund.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Merkel shoots down eurobonds and bank aid

Merkel shoots down eurobonds and bank aid

ROME, June 23 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected two key proposals in Europe designed to ease the financial struggles spreading through the eurozone.
Merkel's new partners

Merkel's new partners

There is no more Merkozy in Europe.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
IMF chief: World risks triple crisis

IMF chief: World risks triple crisis

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- The world risks disastrous income drops, ecological damage and social unrest unless countries become sustainable, the International Monetary Fund chief said.
Spanish bonds lose ground Monday

Spanish bonds lose ground Monday

MADRID, June 11 (UPI) -- Spanish bonds got more expensive for Madrid Monday after early optimism provided by a $125 billion international bank bailout faded.

IMF prescribes $46B for Spanish banks

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- Banks in Spain require an additional $46 billion to survive an economic downturn, the International Monetary Fund said.
Merkel snubs shared debt despite pressure

Merkel snubs shared debt despite pressure

BRUSSELS, May 23 (UPI) -- Germany rejected euro bonds amid rising calls for the shared-debt remedy the French president said he would recommend to Chancellor Angela Merkel at a summit.
Eurozone minus Greece: The untried plan

Eurozone minus Greece: The untried plan

BRUSSELS, May 17 (UPI) -- Financial analysts say the unprecedented move of Greece leaving the eurozone would be a disruptive and expensive process.

Markets fall on 'messy' Greek exit warning

ATHENS, Greece, May 16 (UPI) -- Global market indexes fell Wednesday after the International Monetary Fund head said Europe should prepare for a possibly "messy" Greek departure from the euro.
Push comes to shove

Push comes to shove

When the people take charge, the politicians will follow works fairly well when the people are not really, really angry.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

Largarde calls for strategic balance

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- International Monetary Fund Director Christine Lagarde said labor and market reforms in Europe could add 4.5 percent to the region's gross domestic product.

IMF finds $428.5 billion in new funding

BRUSSELS, April 23 (UPI) -- Finance leaders in Europe said so-called BRIC countries would increase contributions to the International Monetary Fund and have more say in IMF decisions.

Economic upturn appears to be stalling

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- Economists in Washington and elsewhere are warning the economic recovery may be headed for a stall or a downturn, mimicking trends of the past two years.
Lagarde: Situation still 'fragile'

Lagarde: Situation still 'fragile'

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- The stability achieved by the European bailout of Greece is "fragile," International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says.

Analyst: No cause for higher oil prices

VIENNA, March 20 (UPI) -- There's no justification for increasing oil prices without some form of escalation in tensions with Iran, a banking analyst 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
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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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