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  • WASHINGTON, June 12- The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Friday that the global lender could continue to lend to Ukraine even if talks over restructuring Kiev's debt fail and the nation determines it cannot meet its obligations.

  • IMF's "never again" experience in Greece may get worse Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 2:24 PM ET

    *IMF has lent more to Athens than to any other borrower. BRUSSELS, June 10- For the International Monetary Fund, five years of playing junior partner in European bailouts for Greece has been a "never again" experience, and the worst may be yet to come. Now Greece may be about to become the first European nation to default on the IMF, putting it in exclusive company with...

  • Cramer: Wait till September for rate hike Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Christine Lagarde, managing director of International Monetary Fund (IMF), left, and Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Friday's jobs report is a sign of a healthy economy, but the Federal Reserve shouldn't raise rates this month, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Friday.

  • BERLIN, June 5- The German government went to unusual lengths on Friday to deny a newspaper report of a rift between Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble over Germany's tough stance towards Greece. The mass-circulation Bild said Schaeuble had been upset by a surprise meeting in Berlin on Monday night between Merkel and Greece's...

  • How to read IMF Lagarde's comments on US rates Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 12:09 AM ET
    How to read IMF Lagarde's comments on US rates

    IMF's Christine Lagarde is urging the Fed to hold fire on rate rises because she is concerned about the effect of a rate hike on economies beyond the U.S., says Anantha Nageswaran, CEO of Vansight.

  • *ECB lifts 2015 inflation forecast. *Sees some loss of growth momentum. FRANKFURT, June 3- The European Central Bank raised its forecast for inflation this year but said on Wednesday there were some signs of economic recovery losing momentum across the euro zone.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed lower on the last trading day of the month, as investors digested data and remained cautious on continued concerns about Greece.

  • This is what markets are watching Friday Friday, 29 May 2015 | 7:41 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Be it the result of port strikes or some weird seasonal factor, expectations are U.S. growth contracted in the first quarter and just how much may be an important factor in markets Friday.

  • Traders shrug off Yellen, bail on market anyway Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 2:44 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen

    Rising interest rates spooked stocks far more than a warning from the Fed chair that the equities market is overvalued.

  • Yellen: Equity valuations are running high Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 10:49 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The Fed chair, asked about risks in the system, got markets' attention by cautioning on stock prices.

  • What matters to markets this week Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Influences from abroad may first drive stocks, bonds and the dollar.

  • Jobs report is big but watch out for Europe Friday, 1 May 2015 | 7:21 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Influences from abroad may first drive stocks, bonds and the dollar.

  • It's 'crunchtime' for Greece: Kraemer Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    It's 'crunchtime' for Greece: Kraemer

    Moritz Kraemer, chief sovereign ratings officer at Standard & Poor's, says that it's a "race against the clock" for Greece, with all easy options off the table.

  • IMF's Lagarde: 'Dedicated' to Greek reform process Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:07 PM ET
    Christine Lagarde

    Greece and its creditors need to improve the reform process to prompt real economic change, IMF head Christine Lagarde told CNBC.

  • Moderate & uneven global recovery: Lagarde Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 11:47 AM ET
    Moderate & uneven global recovery: Lagarde

    IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, sees a moderate and uneven global recovery. India is a bright spot, and Russia & Brazil are not so good.

  • Greece debt struggles Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 8:40 AM ET
    Greece debt struggles

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports on how cash strapped Greece is still working out terms to pay back its massive bailout loans.

  • Putin: Leaders agree on Ukraine cease-fire Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends peace talks over Eastern Ukraine.

    A cease-fire between Russia and Ukraine will start Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin says.

  • 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.