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Christine Lagarde resigns as IMF chief

July 17, 2019 8:05 am

Christine Lagarde's resignation came two weeks after her nomination on July 2 for the ECB's top job. She did not immediately quit the IMF because of uncertainty over whether the new European Parliament would support her and other new EU leadership positions, sources told Reuters.

Christine Lagarde's ECB nomination thrusts IMF into early succession race

July 03, 2019 12:43 pm

The IMF in its statement said it accepted Christine Lagarde decision to temporarily step aside and named IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton as the fund's acting chief, expressing its "full confidence" in the American economist.

France's Christine Lagarde nominated as new head for European Central Bank after marathon summit

July 03, 2019 7:10 am

Lagarde, once France's first woman finance minister and since 2011 head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is a strong advocate of female empowerment, although she has no direct, active monetary policy experience. The biggest task for Lagarde, who had previously denied any interest in an EU job, will be to revive the euro zone economy.

IMF's Lagarde warns US-China tariffs to slash global growth in 2020

June 06, 2019 7:09 am

Earlier on Wednesday, the IMF said current and threatened US-China tariffs could cut 2020 global gross domestic product by 0.5%, or about $455 billion -- a loss larger than G20 member South Africa's annual economic output.

IMF's Christine Lagarde expects US and China to reach trade deal

April 30, 2019 1:29 pm

Washington and Beijing have been engaged for the past year in a trade war marked by tariffs on billions of dollars in goods and threats of escalation. The talks are now at a critical point.

At Dubai summit, IMF chief Christine Lagarde warns Britain on Brexit challenge

February 10, 2019 7:33 pm

UK businesses fear a possible "no-deal" Brexit with the EU will cause economic chaos by imposing tariffs, customs and other barriers between Britain and mainland Europe.

US will review Pakistan's bailout application to IMF from all angles, including debt position

October 12, 2018 8:25 am

Lagarde said she would require absolute transparency on Pakistan's debts, including those owned by China.

IMF chief Christine Lagarde warns against trade, currency wars, urges fix to global rules

October 11, 2018 12:47 pm

Formally launching the IMF and World Bank annual meetings on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, Lagarde urged countries to "de-escalate" trade conflicts and fix global trading rules instead of abandoning them.

Plane carrying IMF chief Christine Lagarde makes emergency landing in Argentina

July 23, 2018 10:33 am

The plane which was destined for the United States experienced a drop in cabin pressure about 200 km (124 miles) north of the Argentine capital and returned to Ezeiza to land.

Donald Trump's tariffs pose risk to global trade, US economy: International Monetary Fund

June 15, 2018 12:28 am

The US economy is getting a boost from the Trump administration's tax cuts and higher government spending, but the IMF expects growth to slow considerably in coming years.