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  • WASHINGTON— The International Monetary Fund's board on Thursday approved a $1.8 billion loan to Greece— but will only release the money if the country gets debt relief from its European creditors. The IMF has praised Greece for taking steps to reduce its budget deficits, including expanding its tax base and cutting spending on pensions. IMF managing director...

  • Banco de Mexico Governor Agustin Carstens is proud of his accomplishments at the helm of the central bank as he prepares to step down. After he took over in 2010, Banco de Mexico began publishing minutes of monthly monetary policy meetings, and Carstens increased the quality and flow of data and analysis about Latin America's No. 2 economy.

  • CAIRO— The head of the International Monetary Fund has praised Egypt's reform measures, saying they will set the country on "a path of stability." Christine Lagarde said in a statement late Thursday that Egypt's government and central bank have "taken the right measures to rein in inflation, reduce the budget deficit, and set the Egyptian economy on a path to...

  • Banco de Mexico Governor Agustin Carstens is proud of his accomplishments at the helm of the central bank as he prepares to step down. After he took over in 2010, Banco de Mexico began publishing minutes of monthly monetary policy meetings, and Carstens increased the quality and flow of data and analysis about Latin America's No. 2 economy.

  • A stock broker looks at her screen at Frankfurt's stock exchange on September 30, 2008, as the DAX moved below 6000 to 5742 .

    European bourses edged higher Wednesday as investors digested corporate earnings and looked to the US for testimony comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen.

  • International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde arrives at a Eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels, June 27, 2015.

    The International Monetary Fund’s managing director, Christine Lagarde, has said that she would not rule out another financial crisis in her lifetime.

  • DUBROVNIK, Croatia, July 11- How do you explain the European Central Bank's capital key in 140 characters? But International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde wants the world's policymakers to try. At a conference in Croatia on Tuesday, Lagarde said convoluted fiscal and monetary policy proposals use terminology "hardly anybody understands" and often...

  • International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde holds a news conference at the IMF headquarters January 17, 2013 in Washington, DC

    Britain's exit from the European Union has not only revitalized current members but it has also inspired countries outside of the bloc to apply for membership, the International Monetary Fund's managing director, Christine Lagarde told CNBC Tuesday.

  • IMF continues to recommend a restructuring of the Greek debt: Lagarde

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde talks about the organization’s input in the Greek debt talks, with added comment on the European Central Bank and QE loans.

  • KINSHASA, July 11- The IMF has told Democratic Republic of Congo that "a credible path toward political stability" will probably be a condition of any assistance package, a letter seen by Reuters showed on Tuesday. In the letter dated June 29 and addressed to Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde also said that balance of payments...

  • Monetary policy-wise, every region is in a different place at present: Lagarde

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde takes a look at the state of monetary policy, with comments on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s strategy going forward.

  • IMF’s Lagarde: How countries in Europe are anchored by the EU

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde takes a look at the economic growth and state of the European region, in comparison to the U.S.

  • EU project clearly alive and kicking as Brexit inspires non-EU members to join, says Lagarde

    “It’s quite fascinating to see this sort of parallel track of those existing members of the EU suddenly being revitalized, rejuvenated and re-encouraged in the face of what they regarded as the adversity of one member wanting to jump ship,” IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde tells CNBC.

  • This G-20 was a ‘moment of real dialogue’: IMF’s Lagarde

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde gives her views on what the latest G-20 meeting was like, with comments on whether it was suitable for Ivanka Trump to sit in with global leaders.

  • A financial crisis never comes from where we expect it: IMF’s Lagarde

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen recently said she doesn’t expect to see another financial crisis for at least as long as she lives. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde gives her views on the matter.

  • President Donald Trump shared the G20 spotlight on Saturday with his daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, as she helped launch a loan programme for women and caused a stir by briefly occupying her dad's seat at the table with world leaders. The World Bank used the occasion to launch a public-private loan programme aimed at providing over $1 billion to support...

  • HAMBURG, July 8- The World Bank on Saturday launched a public-private loan program aimed at providing over $1 billion to support women entrepreneurs in developing countries, a project first initiated by U.S. The event put a spotlight on the powerful political role Ivanka Trump plays in the White House, where she has a formal job as an adviser to her father, and has...

  • HAMBURG, July 8- The World Bank on Saturday launched a public-private loan programme aimed at providing over $1 billion to support women entrepreneurs in developing countries, a project first initiated by U.S. The event put a spotlight on the powerful political role Ivanka Trump plays in the White House, where she has a formal job as an adviser to her father, and...

  • June 23- U.S. ratings agency Moody's Investors Service upgraded Greece's long-term issuer rating to' Caa2' from' Caa3' following the extension of a credit lifeline to the country by euro zone governments. The euro zone government had given Greece another 11th- hour credit lifeline worth 8.5 billion euros, last week. The International Monetary Fund Managing...

  • Why the latest Greek debt programme helps the Greek people very little

    Richard Portes, professor of economics at London Business School, discusses the latest Greek debt negotiations, saying that there "needs to be more debt relief."