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  • CHENGDU, China, July 24- Structural reforms are important to bolster economic growth and share the benefits broadly, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, said on Sunday after a meeting of G20 ministers. "Structural reforms are particularly critical, as recent IMF work shows that well-designed structural reforms can lift...

  • BEIJING— Global finance officials promised Sunday to protect the world economy from the shockwaves of Britain's European Union referendum and to boost sluggish growth. The gathering of finance ministers and central bank governors from the United States, China, Britain, Germany and other governments took place against a backdrop of a weak global recovery...

  • PARIS— Here are the key events in the financial scandal and investigation that Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, will stand trial for. March 20, 2013: Lagarde's Paris home is searched by police. Feb 17, 2015: Paris court of appeal overturns 2008 decision to pay the 400 million euros to Tapie.

  • PARIS— France's top court has ruled that International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde must stand trial in France over a 2008 arbitration ruling that handed 400 million euros to a politically-connected business magnate. France's Court of Cassation on Friday rejected the appeal. Lagarde lawyer Patrick Maisonneuve expressed disappointment at the...

  • LONDON— Britain's economy appears to be shrinking at its fastest pace since the global financial crisis as a result of the vote to leave the European Union, but the rest of the region is holding up, surveys showed Friday. The findings come as global financial leaders meeting in China identified the uncertainty generated by Britain's decision to exit the EU, the...

  • The premier also addressed concerns that China is promoting its exports through aggressive policy support with the yuan weakening against the dollar. "Given the financial fluctuations as a result of Brexit, China will advance the market-based reform of the exchange rate," Li said. The comments came ahead of a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank...

  • BEIJING— The head of the International Monetary Fund called Friday for quick action to end uncertainty over Britain's vote to leave the European Union, which she said is dampening global economic growth. Lagarde said that before the British vote, the IMF had been preparing to raise its global growth forecast by 0.1 percentage points due to improvement in Japan,...

  • BEIJING, July 22- The world must step up international macroeconomic policy coordination, China's Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday after meeting the heads of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and other senior global economic officials. He made the remarks at a joint briefing with the officials, which also included the heads of the World Trade...

  • BEIJING, July 22- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Friday Brexit meant the global growth forecast was revised down and that uncertainty from Britain's decision to leave the European Union should be removed as soon as possible.

  • FRIDAY, JULY 22 BEIJING- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will hold a roundtable with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo, International Labor Organization Director-General Guy Ryde, Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

  • FRIDAY, JULY 22 BEIJING- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will hold a roundtable with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo, International Labor Organization Director-General Guy Ryde, Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

  • FRIDAY, JULY 22 BEIJING- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will hold a roundtable with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo, International Labor Organization Director-General Guy Ryde, Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

  • WASHINGTON, July 19- Foreign exchange markets are not "disorderly" in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union and there is no need for the Group of 20 major economies to broadly agree to tame them, the International Monetary Fund's chief economist said on Tuesday. A number of currencies have fallen sharply against the dollar since the June 23 EU...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 18- The loss of correspondent banking relationships in developing countries as major banks try to limit risk exposures could marginalize small economies and cause "systemic" disruptions to their financial systems, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Monday. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, speaking at the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- The loss of correspondent banking relationships in developing countries as major banks try to limit risk exposures could marginalize small economies and cause "systemic" disruptions to their financial systems, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Monday. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in prepared remarks...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- The loss of correspondent banking relationships in developing countries as major banks try to limit risk exposures could marginalize small economies and cause "systemic" disruptions to their financial systems, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Monday. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in prepared remarks...

  • THURSDAY, JULY 14 WASHINGTON- International Monetary Fund's head Christine Lagarde speaks at Center for Global Development in Washington on "Redoubling our Resolve for Global Development". PRETORIA- South African central bank Deputy Governor Kuben Naidoo speaks at South Africa's first ever Public Economics Winter School, where tax policy, industrial...

  • SARAJEVO- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Vice President Philip Bennett visits Bosnia. MANILA- Philippines central bank governor Amando Tetangco to speak at the central bank's luncheon for stakeholders- 0200 GMT. SARAJEVO- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Bosnia to sign a 71 million euro infrastructure loan- 0730 GMT.

  • TUESDAY, JULY 12 JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks at a South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry meeting- 0730 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank to publish the minutes of its June board meeting- 0700 GMT. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank non-rate-setting meeting.

  • WASHINGTON, July 7- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde warned in an interview published on Thursday that anti-trade policies like those championed by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump risked a protectionist movement that could severely damage global growth. Lagarde told the Financial Times that with...