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  • IMF will raise US economic growth forecast: Lagarde Sunday, 22 Dec 2013 | 10:12 AM ET
    IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde participates on a panel discussing Mobilizing for Impact during the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

    The International Monetary Fund predicts the U.S. economy would expand at a faster pace next year, the head of the Washington-based lender said.

  • Lagarde: US shutdown is 'very, very concerning' Sunday, 13 Oct 2013 | 9:14 PM ET
    Lagarde: US shutdown is 'very, very concerning'

    As the wrangling in Washington continues, Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF tells NBC why she's worried about the threat of a U.S default.

  • Lehman Brothers 5 years on: Was it a mistake? Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 8:36 AM ET

    Five years ago, the government abandoned Lehman Brothers to its fate. Was that a mistake, or did it help bring the financial crisis under control?

  • IMF's Lagarde: There will be further progress on Syria

    Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF tells CNBC, that 'chat chat' is better than 'war war' and there was a lot of talking about Syria at the G20.

  • Lagarde: Everybody is anxious about Fed tapering Sunday, 8 Sep 2013 | 6:41 PM ET
    Lagarde: Everybody is anxious about Fed tapering

    At the Ambrosetti Forum in Italy, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde spoke exclusively to CNBC's Ross Westgate about the group's top concerns.

  • No need to rush ultra-easy money exit: IMF Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 10:39 PM ET
    Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of International Monetary Fund

    Central banks in Europe, the United States and Japan have no need to rush to exit the ultra-easy monetary policies they have put in place to spur growth, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said.

  • IMF's Lagarde: Advocates coordination between central banks

    CNBC's Steve Liesman is at Jackson Hole with International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde. She explains why she is concerned about exiting from monetary stimulus.

  • IMF's Lagarde: 'Impressed by Greece' Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 7:30 PM ET
    A retired military officer carries a Greek flag during a protest against planned austerity measures outside the Greek parliament in Athens, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. Greece's economy will have contracted by 25 percent by the time the recession ends, the finance minister said Tuesday, as the government remained locked in talks with rescue lenders for its next major austerity program. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde spoke with CNBC's Julia Chatterley, expressing optimism about Greece but warned that contagion remains a concern for the euro zone.

  • IMF Chief Under Investigation in France Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:46 AM ET
    IMF Chief Under Investigation in France

    CNBC's correspondent, Stephane Pedrazzi, reports from Paris where IMF chief Christine Lagarde is being questioned for a role in a dispute when she was French finance minister in 2007.

  • G-20: Does the World Need Austerity? Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 2:22 AM ET

    Finance leaders of the G-20 economies on Friday edged away from a long-running drive toward government austerity in rich nations, rejecting the idea of setting hard targets for reducing national debt in a sign of worries over a sluggish global recovery.

  • IMF's Lagarde: Fed Monetary Policy Exit Should Be Gradual Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 4:40 PM ET
    IMF's Lagarde: Fed Monetary Policy Exit Should Be Gradual

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo speaks with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde about the impact of the Federal Reserve's stimulus on the U.S. economy, the situation in Europe and overall bank risk.

  • Putin Makes Aide First Female G8 Central Banker Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 2:05 AM ET
    Elvira Nabiullina, Russia's economy minister

    Vladimir Putin on Tuesday chose his chief economic adviser to head Russia's central bank. She will join a small female contingent at the top table of global finance.

  • Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund

    The euro zone may need higher inflation in countries like Germany and lower interest rates across the bloc to ensure a sustained economic recovery brings palpable benefits, the head of the IMF said on Friday.

  • Christine Lagarde: 'Currency Worries', Not 'Currency Wars'

    Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, tells CNBC that she did not see any evidence of currency wars at the G-20 meeting in Moscow.

  • Japan's Yen Policy Under Fire Saturday, 26 Jan 2013 | 11:05 PM ET

    Japan's economy minister rejected criticism on Saturday that his country's extraordinary fiscal and monetary stimulus program was aimed at weakening the yen and undermined central bank independence.

  • IMF's Lagarde: US Dysfunction a Big Deal Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 3:15 PM ET
    IMF's Lagarde: US Dysfunction a Big Deal

    Discussing just how much of an issue the U.S. debt debate has been on the progress of business and the economy around the world, with Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund managing director, and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • IMF's Lagarde: Central Bank Action Is Needed Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
     IMF's Lagarde: Central Bank Action Was and Still Is Needed

    Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, tells CNBC that central banks have been acted as the firemen of the global economy, and their action was, and is, still needed.

  • IMF Scales Back Growth Projection For 2013 Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    IMF Scales Back Growth Projection For 2013

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the latest headlines from the International Monetary Fund on its world economic outlook Growth will be gradual, he says.

  • IMF Chief Urges Major Economies to Promote Growth Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:13 AM ET
    Schaeuble and Lagarde Clash Over Austerity

    The European Central Bank should keep monetary policy easy and perhaps try to lower borrowing costs further to help the euro zone's struggling economy, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

  • Japan-Style 'Lost Decade' Still Looms for Euro Zone Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 2:30 AM ET
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    The currency area's escape route hinges more on the pace of expansion in the United States and China, lifting the world economy, than on the policy mix in Europe, which will continue to favour austerity over growth in 2013.