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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.
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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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