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  • Lagarde backs out of commencement speech at Smith College

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports on the recent protests by university students leading Christine Lagarde and Condoleezza Rice to back out of giving commencement speeches.

  • Christine Lagarde

    A week before she was to speak at the Smith College commencement, Christine Lagarde has withdrawn from the event.

  • Janet Yellen

    Janet Yellen believes rising inflation will lead to lower unemployment. But what we've learned over past decades is the reverse: Lower inflation leads to lower unemployment.

  • Jacob Lew

    Jacob Lew is warning Russia that it could face tougher sanctions over Ukraine, but other powers are reluctant to go along.

  • Lagarde responds to ECB: 'I have a very thick skin'

    The Italian sense of humor "is beautiful," Christine Lagarde, managing director at the IMF, tells CNBC, shrugging off ECB President Mario Draghi's putdown last week.

  • Christine Lagarde's warnings on inflation

    CNBC's Sara Eisen and Christine Lagarde, IMF managing director, discuss the risk of inflation for the euro zone and the potential for a Fed-style QE in Europe.

  • IMF's Lagarde: Global economy turning corner, not there yet

    Christine Lagarde, IMF managing director, shares her views in the state of the global economy and discusses the impact that each individual economy has on the rest of the world.

  • The International Monetary Fund admits that it had under-forecast the UK economy.

  • What's will Draghi do?

    Expectations are rates will remain unchanged despite inflation concerns, reports CNBC's Annette Weisbach.

  • IMF to address Ukraine financially

    Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, says that the organization will address the concerns about Ukraine from an economic and financial point of view, not a geopoltical one.

  • US economy will grow faster in 2014: IMF's Lagarde

    Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, says there is a lot less uncertainty in store for the U.S. in 2014 after the Fed announced tapering and the debt battle in Washington was resolved.

  • 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'

    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.

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.