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A senior economist at the institution spearheading the bailouts of three eurozone countries has lambasted its lack of leadership and said its first female chief is not fit for the job.

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IMF sees slow growthupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 13:10:00

Renaissance Capital's Charles Robertson looks at the IMF's latest global economic outlook showing a weak global recovery.

CNNMoney: Stocks weaken after jobs reportupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 09:00:00

U.S. stock markets were poised to open lower as the government's monthly jobs report came in lower than expected.

Lagarde: Merkel under great pressureupdated: Fri Jun 22 2012 08:19:00

The IMF managing director on whether German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gotten unfair push back because she is a woman.

IMF challenges Berlin's crisis responseupdated: Fri Jun 22 2012 08:19:00

The International Monetary Fund on Thursday challenged Berlin's game plan for pulling the eurozone out of its crisis by advocating a series of short-term fixes that the German government has resisted.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Europe and China weigh on sentimentupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 08:39:00

U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open Monday on concerns over European political uncertainty and another sign of a slowdown in the Chinese economy.

Lagarde: World interest to solve crisisupdated: Sat Jan 28 2012 09:46:00

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says no country is safe from the eurozone crisis if action isn't taken soon.

IMF head: Euro crisis 'everyone's problem'updated: Sat Jan 28 2012 09:46:00

IMF head Christine Lagarde says no country will be safe from the eurozone crisis if action is not taken soon.

CNNMoney: IMF calls for larger 'firewall' in Europeupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 12:18:00

The director of the International Monetary Fund said Monday that Europe needs a stronger financial firewall to stop the spread of debt contagion in the eurozone.

Lagarde: The Eurozone impact on Aricaupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 06:11:00

Robyn Curnow sits down with Christine Lagarde the Head of the IMF to talk about the impact of the eurozone crisis on Africa.

IMF leader begins Latin American tourupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 14:52:00

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, met Monday morning with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala in Lima, the Peruvian capital. It was her first stop in a Latin American trip that also will include Mexico and Brazil.

CNNMoney: IMF broadens lending powerupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 14:27:00

The International Monetary Fund approved a number of changes to streamline its emergency lending process and deal with the European debt crisis.

New prime minister named in Greeceupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 08:47:00

Lucas Papademos, a former banker and European Central Bank vice president, has been named interim prime minister of Greece, the Greek president's office said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Global economy at the tipping pointupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 13:39:00

Europe is heading for recession. China is battling its own economic demons. And with the United States also facing problems at home (9% unemployment anyone?), it's hardly in a position to help.

CNNMoney: Geithner sounds alarm on Europeupdated: Sun Sep 25 2011 09:58:00

U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner warned Saturday that the sovereign debt and banking crisis in Europe represents "the most serious risk now confronting the world economy."

CNNMoney: IMF chief: Advanced economies crushed by debtupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 10:26:00

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde sounded the alarm Thursday that global economies are in a "dangerous phase," in her first major speech in Washington since taking over as fund chief.

French court to investigate IMF chief's role in financial disputeupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 11:08:00

A French court will investigate International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde to determine her role in a financial dispute, Gerard Palisse, president of the investigative committee, said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Lagarde: 'Clock is ticking' on debt ceilingupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 09:28:00

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, said Tuesday the U.S. government needs to act immediately to resolve the impasse over the federal debt ceiling.

CNNMoney: Lagarde: IMF should focus on employmentupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 11:34:00

Christine Lagarde, recently chosen as the new managing director of the International Monetary Fund, said that employment will be her key focus, even more than the fiscal deficits that have swamped the world economy.

CNNMoney: IMF gives Lagarde $550,000 pay packageupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 11:30:00

Christine Lagarde, the incoming head of the International Monetary Fund, will receive over $550,000 a year in total compensation, the organization said Tuesday.

Case against ex-IMF chief in doubtupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 04:46:00

"Serious" credibility issues arise with a hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault.

Lagarde begins 1st day as head of IMFupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 04:46:00

Christine Lagarde is set to take over as the head of the International Monetary Fund Tuesday, the first woman to to run the influential financial institution.

This week on Marketplace Middle Eastupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 13:24:00

IN FOCUS -- All Change at the Top

CNNMoney: IMF names France's Lagarde managing directorupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 10:02:00

Christine Lagarde, the finance minister of France, was voted to the post of managing director of the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday.

IMF considers Lagarde, Carstens for top jobupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 09:59:00

The International Monetary Fund could name a new managing director as early as Tuesday, choosing between contenders French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde and Mexican Central Bank chief Agustin Carstens.

IMF poised to name next bossupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 09:59:00

The IMF is preparing to appoint a new chief to replace the embattled Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Kazakh banker withdraws bid to head IMFupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 06:15:00

The head of Kazakhstan's central bank, told CNN Friday he is withdrawing his bid to head the International Monetary Fund.

Marchenko pulls out of IMF raceupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 06:15:00

Kazakhstan National Bank Governor Grigory Marchenko explains why he's decided not to run for IMF cheif.

France's Lagarde bids to lead IMF after Strauss-Kahn resignationupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 15:48:00

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde announced her bid to become head of the International Monetary Fund Wednesday after its former managing director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, resigned in the wake of charges he tried to rape a hotel maid in New York.

British back Lagarde to head IMF after Strauss-Kahnupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 15:23:00

The United Kingdom will back French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde to become head of the International Monetary Fund, British Chancellor George Osborne said.

IMF: The balance of powerupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 15:23:00

CNN's Richard Quest explains who takes over the IMF now that Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned.

IMF to consider Lagarde, Carstens for top jobupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 01:03:00

The International Monetary Fund whittled the candidate pool for its top post Monday, saying it would consider just two contenders, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde and Mexican Central Bank chief Agustin Carstens.

Lagarde in China to campaign for IMF jobupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 07:11:00

France's Christine Lagarde is in China seeking support for her bid to become IMF chief. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.

French finance minister visits China seeking support for top IMF jobupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 07:11:00

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde just wrapped up two days in China, her latest stop on her world tour to woo emerging nations to support her candidacy for chief of the International Monetary Fund.

Will Christine Lagarde be next IMF chief?updated: Tue Jun 07 2011 13:04:00

CNN's Jim Bittermann highlights a key female figure in France, as questions abound from the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Lagarde in India to campaign for IMF postupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 13:04:00

As the search for the next head of the International Monetary Fund continues, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, a leading contender, met with Indian leaders in New Delhi on Tuesday to garner support for her bid.

French IMF candidate seeks support in Brazilupdated: Tue May 31 2011 10:09:00

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde paid a visit to Brazil's capital Monday, making overtures toward developing nations to support her bid to become the first female president of the International Monetary Fund.

CNNMoney: France's Lagarde seeks IMF's top spotupdated: Wed May 25 2011 13:59:00

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde announced her bid Wednesday to become head of the International Monetary Fund, after its former managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned in the wake of charges he tried to rape a hotel maid in New York.

CNNMoney: Stocks in a 'tug-of-war'updated: Wed May 25 2011 11:38:00

U.S. stocks moved higher after a 3-day rout, but gains were slim as investors remain cautious amid a host of economic uncertainties.

French unions stage last-ditch strikes against pension billupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 11:39:00

Nearly 200,000 people turned out across France Thursday in a last-ditch effort to derail a pension bill that raises the retirement age from 60 to 62.

French lawmakers approve controversial reform billupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 01:31:00

The lower house of the French parliament approved a controversial pension reform bill Wednesday, despite weeks of protests that brought millions of demonstrators into the streets to try to stop it.

French reputation damaged?updated: Tue Oct 26 2010 21:25:00

If protests in France damage the nation's brand, can it have a real world impact?

Strikes cost France hundreds of millions a day, minister saysupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 10:15:00

Strikes in France cost the country 200 to 400 million euros ($280 to $560 million) per day, plus "immaterial" and "moral" damages, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde said Monday.

Greece crisis: French viewupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 12:19:00

CNN's Jim Bitterman interviews French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde.

French finance minister defends euroupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 12:19:00

French finance minister Christine Lagarde said Wednesday the euro has made the 16 European countries that use it "stronger" and reinforced the level of trade among them.

Fortune: French bankers bid 'adieu' to guaranteed bonusesupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 13:37:00

Banks in France, including non-French ones, will no longer be allowed to offer guaranteed bonuses to traders and other staff under new rules announced Nov. 5. The only exception is for signing bonuses for new employees, and they are limited to a maximum of one year.

CNNMoney: Dollar rises on European supportupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 16:03:00

The dollar rose against major rivals Tuesday after euro zone officials said they support a stronger greenback.

France Telecom replaces deputy chief amid suicide stormupdated: Mon Oct 05 2009 09:54:00

France Telecom, which faces a political storm over a spate of employee suicides, on Monday appointed Stephane Richard, a former top aide of France's economy minister, as deputy chief executive of the telecoms group.

France unveils $33B stimulus planupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 12:39:00

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon unveiled further details Monday of a 26 billion-euro ($33 billion) business stimulus package which his government hopes can stall falling growth and prevent the country joining other major European economies in recession.

France injects nearly $14B into banksupdated: Tue Oct 21 2008 04:35:00

The French government is injecting €10.5 billion ($13.9 billion) into the country's six largest banks to help stabilize the economy and ensure the banks have adequate lines of credit.

Fortune: Europe to U.S.: You messed up the rescue, tooupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 13:56:00

First you mess up the world's financial system. Then you blow the rescue of it. Now let's show you how to do it properly.

UK unveils bank rescue as stocks continue slideupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 04:57:00

Britain unveiled a $87.4 billion rescue package for its battered banking system Wednesday as global stocks prices continued to crumble under the weight of the unrelenting financial crisis.

Asian stocks dive after Dow hits 5-year lowupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 01:04:00

Asian stocks dropped sharply in Wednesday trading, after the Dow on Wall Street lost 500 points, closing at its lowest point in five years.

EU raises bank deposit guaranteeupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 12:46:00

European finance ministers agreed Tuesday to raise the minimum guarantee of bank deposits to 50,000 euros ($68,600) across all EU member states and to work together on measures to address the credit crisis.

France urges more suspicion of fraudupdated: Tue Feb 05 2008 01:53:00

A French government report into the massive losses at Societe Generale says banks should have greater suspicion about employee fraud and do a better job of notifying the government when the issue arises.

Police quiz accused 'rogue trader'updated: Sat Jan 26 2008 22:57:00

The trader accused of making fraudulent transactions that cost French banking giant Societe Generale €4.9 billion ($7.2 billion) is being questioned in the case, the French national police said Saturday.

French strike widensupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 18:10:00

The scope of the transport strike widens, but is finding less support among the French. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.

Civil servants join French strikeupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 18:10:00

A 24-hour walkout by French civil servants has coincided with the seventh straight day of crippling strikes by transit workers, putting further pressure on the French government to negotiate an end to the weeklong walkout. E.U. Worries About Dollar Intensifyupdated: Wed Oct 03 2007 09:00:00

Europeans might be enjoying stateside shopping sprees, but economic chiefs want the U.S. to stop its currency's slide

CNNMoney: Paulson in no rush for new market rulesupdated: Mon Sep 17 2007 06:11:00

U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Monday that regulators should not rush to impose new rules on financial markets in reaction to the recent credit crisis.

France's finance chief challenges traditionsupdated: Sun Sep 02 2007 02:17:00

She's French. She's female. And she is causing quite a stir.

CNNMoney: France's Lagarde challenges traditionsupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 01:50:00

She's French. She's female. And she is causing quite a stir.

CNNMoney: France needs to quit thinking and 'get to work'updated: Tue Jul 10 2007 05:21:00

France's love affair with ideas has gone too far and it is time for the country to quit thinking and get to work, Economy Minister Christine Lagarde said Tuesday as she plugged a tax plan aimed at boosting the economy.

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