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  • PARIS, April 5- The chief executive of Air France-KLM, Alexandre de Juniac, is stepping down to run the airline industry's main trade group, the International Air Transport Association, it was announced on Tuesday. Air France-KLM said it would appoint head-hunters to find a replacement, adding that de Juniac would take up his new post in Geneva by August 1 at the...

  • *Says wants quick conclusion to Greece talks. *Lagarde says debt sustainability for Greece matters. BERLIN, April 5- Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that a debt haircut for Greece was not possible so long it remains in the euro zone, adding that Germany wanted a quick conclusion of a bailout review.

  • April 5- Wall Street was lower on Tuesday as investors fretted over renewed uncertainties about the Federal Reserve's plan to raise interest rates this year. International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde warned on Tuesday of increasing risks to global economic growth, unless there were stronger measures by policymakers.

  • April 5- Wall Street was lower on Tuesday, led by a slide in financial stocks, as the outlook for interest rates remained cloudy and oil hovered near one-month lows. International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde warning on Tuesday of increasing risks to global economic growth, unless there were stronger measures by policymakers, added to the...

  • April 5- Wall Street was set to open lower on Tuesday as the outlook for U.S. interest rates remained cloudy and oil hovered near one-month lows. Adding to the downbeat sentiment were comments by Presidents of the Chicago and Boston Federal Reserves on Monday, supporting an aggressive stance on monetary policy. Traders have priced in only one hike in 2016, with an...

  • *Says IMF negotiating with Greece "in good faith". Christine Lagarde said China's shift to an economic model based more on domestic demand, stubbornly low commodity prices and tighter funding conditions in some countries had all clouded the outlook. There has been a loss of growth momentum, "the International Monetary Fund's managing director said in a speech at...

  • LONDON, April 5- Europe's major economies ended the first quarter on a sour note, with lacklustre growth in nearly all key business surveys, as jitters about a global slowdown and fears Britons may vote to leave the European Union weighed on demand. The latest Purchasing Managers Indexes will make glum reading for European Central Bank policymakers, coming just...

  • Downside risks are increasing: IMF's Lagarde

    The IMF's Christine Lagarde said in a speech that the global recovery is too slow and the U.S. needs to raise minimum wages.

  • FRANKFURT, April 5- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Tuesday turned up the volume on her calls for stronger action by the world's economies to boost growth, warning that downside risks were increasing without decisive action. In a speech at Frankfurt's Goethe University, Lagarde prescribed specific moves, including for...

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 5 ARLINGTON, Texas- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan speaks on "Future of Business" before the University of Texas at Arlington Business Week Executive Dinner- 0000 GMT. HONG KONG- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the Credit Suisse...

  • *Greece restarts talks with lenders on bailout review. ATHENS, April 4- Greece urged its international lenders on Monday to conclude a key bailout review swiftly, as talks on its fiscal progress resumed after the leak of a transcript in which IMF officials apparently mooted scare tactics to get a deal. Greece signed up to a bailout worth up to 86 billion euros in...

  • WikiLeaks published on Saturday what it said was the transcript of a March 19 conference call of three senior IMF officials, discussing tactics to apply pressure on Greece, Germany and the EU to reach a deal in April. They were quoted as discussing a threat that the fund might not participate in Greece's third bailout program as a way to force EU creditors,...

  • WikiLeaks published on Saturday what it said was the transcript of a March 19 conference call of three senior IMF officials, discussing tactics to apply pressure on Greece, Germany and the EU to reach a deal in April. They were quoted as discussing a threat that the fund might not participate in Greece's third bailout programme as a way to force EU creditors,...

  • Tsipras will exploit IMF leak at home: Co-president

    Wolfango Piccoli, co-president of Teneo Intelligence, explains why he agrees with IMF head Christine Lagarde that the IMF leak is “nonsense.”

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    Christine Lagarde has hit back at Greece over claims that the IMF is seeking to push the country towards default, the FT reports.

  • ATHENS/ WASHINGTON, April 3- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde denied on Sunday that IMF staff would push Greece closer to default as a negotiating tactic on a new Greek bailout deal, which she said was "still a good distance away." "My view of the ongoing negotiations is that we are still a good distance away from having a coherent...

  • BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks on "A View on Cybersecurity and Financial Stability from the CEO" before the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 2016 Cyber security Conference- 1415 GMT. OTTAWA- Bank of Canada will release its business outlook survey, a summary of interviews conducted by the central bank's regional offices...

  • *Canada's Morneau says investment more effective than rate cuts. LONDON, April 1- Canada's decision to borrow more to fund major infrastructure investment could show other rich countries how to boost growth at a time when central banks have little room to do so, its finance minister Bill Morneau said on Friday. In its first budget since an unexpected election...

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 1 NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on the economic outlook and monetary policy before the New York Association for Business Economics- 1700 GMT. OTTAWA- The Bank of Canada will release its business outlook survey, a summary of interviews conducted by the central bank's regional offices with the senior...

  • While the rest of the world frets about the knock-on effect of China's economic slowdown, the Chinese have a bigger worry: themselves.