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  • PREVIEW-Hardest yet to come for France's Hollande Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    PARIS, Sept 14- A bitter public attack by a jilted ex-partner, a cabinet melt-down and the admission of broken economic promises have meant an uncomfortable three weeks for Francois Hollande.

  • IMF's Lagarde says women vital for global recovery Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 12:46 AM ET

    TOKYO— Empowerment of women and equal opportunities are crucial for driving a stronger global economic recovery, and for revitalizing Japan, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Friday.

  • BERLIN, Sept 9- Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Germany would not take on new debt next year for the first time since 1969, underlining the robustness of the country's finances as European partners urge it to do more to boost euro zone growth.

  • *Germany could' go further' to help euro zone recovery. PARIS, Sept 8- International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde urged Germany to increase investments to help spur the euro zone's flagging economic recovery, adding that the bloc as a whole needed to make more structural reforms.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 4- The European Central Bank cut interest rates to a fresh record low on Thursday and launched a new scheme to push money into the flagging euro zone economy, surprising markets and leaving open the option of more to come. The International Monetary Fund, which has pressed the ECB to do more to buoy the euro zone, welcomed the measures.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 28- The International Monetary Fund's board is likely to stand behind the global lender's leader, Christine Lagarde, who is facing a criminal investigation in France tied to a political corruption probe, sources close to the board said.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 28- The IMF's board has not yet been briefed about the latest development in the political fraud affair in France that has ensnared the Fund's chief Christine Lagarde, an IMF spokesman said on Thursday.

  • PARIS, Aug 27- IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation by French magistrates for negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister.

  • PARIS, Aug 27- IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation by French magistrates on Wednesday for her alleged role in a long-running political fraud case, a source close to the former French finance minister said.

  • IMF urges higher energy taxes to fight climate change Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 31- Energy taxes in much of the world are far below what they should be to reflect the harmful environmental and health impact of fossil fuels use, the International Monetary Fund said in a new book on Thursday.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 30- Argentina faced a race against on time on Wednesday to avert its second default in 12 years, needing either to cut a deal by the end of the day with "holdout" investors suing it or to win more time from a U.S. court to reach a settlement.

  • Time almost up for Argentina to avoid debt default Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:15 AM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, July 30- Argentina faced a race against on time on Wednesday to avert its second default in 12 years, needing to either cut a deal by the end of the day with "holdout" investors suing it or win more time from a U.S. court to reach a settlement.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, July 29- Several hours of negotiations between Argentine officials and holdout investors ended without a resolution, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said in New York on Tuesday, just a day before the nation faces a possible default. If a deal is not reached, Argentina faces another default on its sovereign obligations.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, July 29- Several hours of negotiations between Argentine officials and holdout investors ended without a resolution, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said in New York on Tuesday, just a day before the nation faces a possible default.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, July 29- Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof unexpectedly arrived in New York on Tuesday to join last-minute debt negotiations with "holdout" investors in a bid to avert a default.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, July 29- Holders of Argentina's euro-denominated exchange bonds urged a U.S. judge on Tuesday to suspend a debt ruling in favor of holdout investors suing the country that risks toppling Latin America's No. 3 economy into default. Argentina has until the end of Wednesday to either fulfill a ruling by U.S.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, July 29- Argentine debt negotiators held talks in New York on Tuesday with the U.S. mediator in the South American country's battle with holdout investors, in a last-ditch attempt to avert a default.

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- The International Monetary Fund urged Ukraine's leaders on Friday to press forward with "steady implementation" of economic reforms agreed with the fund, a day after the prime minister tendered his resignation.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 31 Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    PARIS- IMF chief Christine Lagarde and Germany Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble take part in a debate on the future of the euro zone at a conference in Paris- 0900 GMT.

  • FED FOCUS-Are markets poised for Taper Tantrum 2.0? Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    *Wall Street lags central bank's rate-rise expectations. SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, July 17- Investors may be ignoring subtle warnings from the Federal Reserve that a rate rise may come sooner than they think, setting the stage for another painful market contraction much like last year's "taper tantrum."