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  • Swiss central bank's shock leaves policy vacuum Saturday, 17 Jan 2015 | 6:21 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank had little choice but to abandon its cap on the franc, but its execution of the move left a vacuum of policy uncertainty.

  • IMF's Lagarde on Swiss move: 'A bit of a surprise' Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 1:06 PM ET
    International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde in Washington, January 15, 2015.

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde says she was surprised by the Swiss central bank's move to unlink the franc from the euro.

  • IMF not warned by Swiss Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    IMF not warned by Swiss

    CNBC's Steve Liesman shares highlights of his interview with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on the Swiss announcement saying it would remove a 3-year-old cap of 1.20 francs per euro, and the impact of low oil prices.

  • Lagarde: Deflation cause for concern Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:26 PM ET
    Lagarde: Deflation cause for concern

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, discusses the economic impact of low oil prices.

  • Lagarde's Europe outlook Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    Lagarde's Europe outlook

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde discusses the health of Europe's economy, and why she doesn't see Greece leaving the euro zone.

  • Lagarde: US economy clearly doing well Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    Lagarde: US economy clearly doing well

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde shares her expectation for the liftoff in rates in the U.S.

  • Lagarde: Swiss move 'bit of a surprise' Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:19 PM ET
    Lagarde: Swiss move 'bit of a surprise'

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says she is surprised she was not contacted by the Swiss National Bank, after news the central bank is removing a 3-year-old cap of 1.20 francs per euro.

  • IMF gave richer countries wrong austerity advice Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 2:28 AM ET
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo is seen at the IMF headquarters building in Washington.

    The IMF ignored its own research and pushed too early for richer countries to trim budgets after the global financial crisis.

  • IMF's Lagarde on US Fed policy Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 11:01 AM ET
    International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at Georgetown University in Washington, on October 2, 2014.

    Christine Lagarde, IMF managing director, discusses Fed policy and guidance, and the challenges facing the U.S. economy and jobs.

  • IMF's new 'mediocre' Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 10:59 AM ET
    IMF's new 'mediocre'

    CNBC's Sara Eisen speaks to Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund, about the IMF's "mediocre" global growth forecast and why the economic recovery does not feel sustainable.

  • IMF's Lagarde: Mobilizing resources to fight Ebola Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 10:57 AM ET
    IMF's Lagarde: Mobilizing resources to fight Ebola

    CNBC's Sara Eisen speaks to Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund, about what the IMF is doing to combat Ebola and aid West Africa nations.

  • The new mediocre: Stocks close at session lows Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 4:22 PM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks close at the day's lows as worries about growth outside of the U.S. and fears the Fed may raise rates soon weigh.

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at Georgetown University in Washington, on October 2, 2014.

    The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday downgraded its global growth outlook for both this year and next. CNBC's Sara Eisen provides analysis.

  • IMF alert: World growth 'mediocre' Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    IMF alert: World growth 'mediocre'

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports the IMF has lowered its world growth forecast for this year and 2015, but has raised its U.S. growth forecast.

  • IMF's Lagarde: Global economy weaker Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 11:03 AM ET
    IMF's Lagarde: Global economy weaker

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, gave a bearish outlook on the global economy, and expressed concern about an escalation in Ukraine and of the Ebola virus.

  • IMF sees no brutal slowdown in China Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 5:25 AM ET
    Christine Lagarde

    Global economic activity should accelerate in 2015, Christine Lagarde said on Sunday, adding that the IMF did not expect a sharp slowdown in China.

  • IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

    The U.K.'s economy is doing well—but there are still problems to be addressed, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund warned.

  • BoE must remain accommodative: Lagarde Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 6:10 AM ET
    Low rates can fuel UK house prices: Lagarde

    Christine Lagarde, managing director at the IMF, says the Bank of England's monetary policy should remain accommodative and details the IMF's fiscal policy recommendations.

  • UK should not be complacent: Lagarde Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 6:05 AM ET
    UK should not be complacent: Lagarde

    The U.K. is projected to grow faster than others advanced economies in 2014, says IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, but she warned that some risks remain - such as house price inflation.

  • Merkel eyes Lagarde for EU Commission: Sources Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 1:40 AM ET

    Angela Merkel has asked France whether it would be willing to put forward Christine Lagarde as president of the European Commission, two sources said.