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  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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 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

    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 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

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

  • 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.

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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.

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 5- When the European Parliament turned Yves Mersch down for a top central banking post, it wasn't because he lacked the expertise or experience; they rejected him because he is a man. Mersch, a Luxembourger who is highly regarded by his peers, had been expected to get the job on the European Central Bank's all-male board anyway.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 5- The world's leading economies gave themselves a bit more wiggle room on Monday to meet targets for cutting budget deficits rather than risk worsening a slowdown in many countries, chief among them the United States. It now looks out of reach for some economies, including the United States, as growth has slowed.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 5- The world's leading economies gave themselves a bit more wiggle room on Monday to meet targets for cutting budget deficits rather than risk worsening a slowdown in many countries, chief among them the United States.