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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- Christine Lagarde was virtually assured a second term leading the International Monetary Fund on Thursday when nominations for the job closed with no challengers. The U.S. Treasury Department supported her re-appointment, adding to earlier endorsements and other signals of support from China, Germany, Britain, France, Italy and Mexico.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has been nominated to a second term as the agency's managing director, the IMF said in a statement on Thursday. "Christine Lagarde has done an exceptional job leading the IMF for the last five years, guiding the Fund at a critical time for the global economy," U.S. During her tenure, Lagarde has...

  • WASHINGTON— The International Monetary Fund has nominated managing director Christine Lagarde for a second five-year term. She also has served as France's minister of trade, agriculture and finance. During the financial crisis of 2008, she led a council of European Union finance and economic ministers.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has been nominated to second term as the agency's managing director, the IMF said in a statement on Thursday.

  • IMF SAYS CHRISTINE LAGARDE NOMINATED TO SECOND TERM AS IMF MANAGING DIRECTOR- STATEMENT.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 24 Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England deputy governors, Jon Cunliffe and Andrew Bailey, to appear at Lords committee on euro zone financial system- 1130 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens appears before the House of Representatives' Standing Committee on Economics in his twice yearly parliamentary testimony- 2230 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve...

  • *Lagarde: Ukraine's president expresses reform commitment. *Kiev promised reforms under $17.5 bln IMF bailout. WASHINGTON/ KIEV, Feb 10- Ukraine's president on Thursday told the International Monetary Fund he was committed to pursuing reforms to keep Kiev's $17.5 billion IMF bailout on track, after a sharp warning from the lender that the funds were at risk.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday that she had been reassured by Ukraine's president that he was committed to following a reform path to keep the nation's $17.5 billion bailout on track.

  • KIEV, Feb 10- Ukraine could lose a $17.5 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund unless it speeds up political reforms and curbs corruption, the IMF's head said on Wednesday. It is vital that Ukraine's leadership acts now to put the country back on a promising path of reform. " Ukraine's other Western backers have warned it not to repeat the mistakes of...

  • KIEV, Feb 10- Ukraine must enact promised reforms and root out corruption or risk losing the support of the International Monetary Fund, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday. The warning follows the shock resignation last week of economy minister, Aivaras Abromavicius, which highlighted deep divisions within the ruling coalition and the patchy...

  • IMF chief warns Ukraine over slow pace of reform Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 6:54 AM ET

    MOSCOW— The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Ukraine on Wednesday that the organization would be unable to keep supporting the country financially if it doesn't step up its reform efforts. Ukraine relies on funding from the IMF and international donors as it battles deep economic problems, in large part resulting from the conflict in the...

  • KIEV, Feb 10- Ukraine must enact promised reforms and root out corruption or risk losing the support of the International Monetary Fund, its head, Christine Lagarde, said in a statement on Wednesday. "I am concerned about Ukraine's slow progress in improving governance and fighting corruption, and reducing the influence of vested interests in policymaking," she...

  • BERLIN, Feb 9- In 2010, France's then Finance Minister Christine Lagarde urged Germany to boost economic demand at home and help weaker euro zone states recover from the global crisis. Those who say Germany is gradually rebalancing its economy, after decades of relying mainly on its exporters for growth, point to forecasts that domestic demand will account for...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 9- Russia will support the candidacy of Christine Lagarde for her second term as the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Tuesday. "Christine Lagarde has shown to be an effective leader in a difficult period for the world economy and for the Fund itself," Siluanov said.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- China can avoid a "hard landing" if Beijing pursues reforms to state enterprises and sticks to a more market-driven and well-communicated exchange rate policy, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday. "China is going through that massive, multi-faceted transition and we do not expect a hard landing...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- China's economy can avoid a "hard landing" and shift to a lower, more sustainable growth rate if Beijing pursues reforms to state enterprises and sticks to a more market-driven and well-communicated exchange rate policy, the International Monetary Fund's chief said on Thursday. "China is going through that massive, multi-faceted transition...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday that low oil and commodities prices would continue for some time, and the Fund will consider strengthening and broadening its array of precautionary financing instruments. In a speech at the University of Maryland, Lagarde said that advanced economies...

  • LONDON, Feb 3- For all the hopes of healing world markets, it's hard to see how a' jarring January' suddenly becomes' feel-good February'. Unnerved by the oil collapse and its fallout, China's yuan' trilemma' and growing fears of world recession, for many money managers this will be at best a long haul with no easy fixes. Measures mooted over the past two weeks are all...

  • *China's main indexes have lost $1.8 trillion this month. *Beijing reassures on yuan, market suspects fall over time. Beijing orchestrated a "National Team" response to the previous crash, taking regulatory action to arrest the selling and urging state-linked buyers to support the market, but there has been little sign of that in January.

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 29- China's yuan edged up against the dollar on Friday and is set for a mild weekly gain after the central bank fixed its daily midpoints stronger over the past week. Beijing has also taken further steps to control the country's capital outflows to support the Chinese currency. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.5516 per dollar...