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  • *MSCI Asia ex- Japan steady, Nikkei up 1.2 pct. TOKYO, Oct 4- Asian shares steadied on Thursday while the dollar index stayed under pressure, leaving investors who worry about global growth awaiting fresh U.S. economic data and a European Central Bank policy meeting later in the day. The MSCI index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan.

  • IMF ready to help Spain - Lagarde Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 12:51 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 3- The International Monetary Fund stands ready to help Spain in multiple ways if Madrid seeks its aid, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said in a newspaper interview published on Wednesday.

  • IMF Downgrades Global Growth  Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 9:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down the data on the IMF's forecast for global growth, including the downside risks from Europe's financial crisis and the U.S. "fiscal cliff."

  • Lagarde: Need More Than Lip-Service From Greece Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 2:25 AM ET
    International Monetary Fund Director Christine Lagarde

    In high-stakes deals on the Street, the side with the leverage usually demands "show me the money first, then we'll talk." But in the rarefied and much higher-stakes world of desperate sovereign borrowers and multilateral lenders of last resort like the International Monetary Fund, it's the other way around -- "show me the goods first, then you get the money." In the case of Greece, Christine Lagarde says "implementation must happen, more than lip-service."

  • ECB Rate Cut: Lagarde ‘Not Sure’ Would Be Best Move Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 4:09 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank may “have room” to cut interest rates on Thursday’s meeting, but this is not necessarily the best way to deal with the euro zone debt crisis at the moment, Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, told CNBC.

  • Lagarde: The ECB Has Helped  Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 1:33 PM ET

    Christine Lagarde, IMF managing director, offers insight on the escalating European borrowing costs and keeping interest rates low. "The best way to encourage the rates to go down is to restore confidence, so investors are pleased with the risks they are taking," she says.

  • IMF's Lagarde: Fiscal Cliff, Euro Zone & Banks  Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    Christine Lagarde, IMF managing director, provides perspective on the debt ceiling, the European economy, and the Spanish banks. "The debt ceiling risk is likely to materialize in early 2013," says Lagarde.

  • IMF Official Sees Larger Agreement for Euro Crisis Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 3:01 PM ET
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building in Washington, D.C.

    There is a larger measure of agreement on solving the euro zone debt crisis, as everybody understands the seriousness of the situation, the IMF's first deputy managing director tells CNBC at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum.

  • Why Christine Lagarde Doesn’t Pay Tax Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 3:45 AM ET
    Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has rarely been out of the headlines this week – and on Tuesday a storm erupted on the Internet over the news that she pays no tax on her salary.

  • IMF Chief Lagarde:  Little Sympathy for Greece Monday, 28 May 2012 | 3:16 AM ET
    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says she has more sympathy for poor African children than Greeks suffering under the country's economic problems and austerity measures.

  • IMF's Lagarde on Euro Zone  Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 4:56 PM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo reports the IMF's Christine Lagarde said, "Key leaders still want to keep the euro zone together and Greece's departure would be extremely expensive."

  • John Lipsky

    The International Monetary Fund will be discussing a third bailout for Greece at its meeting later this week, former first deputy managing director John Lipsky told CNBC Monday.

  • IMF Needs More Funding to Stem Euro Crisis: Lagarde Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 9:07 AM ET
    Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    The International Monetary Fund needs $500 billion to help contain the spreading European debt crisis, the organization's managing director, Christine Lagarde, told CNBC.

  • Euro Slips, Risk Appetite Wanes Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 8:00 AM ET

    Italy manages a bond sale, and the Swiss are scolding - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • No Cannes Do for G20 Leaders Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 12:35 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy

    Those looking for firm action in the final G20 communique would have had a hard time finding much to get their teeth into.

  • Europe Fails to Get Help From G20 Leaders Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 6:24 PM ET
    International Monetary Fund Director Christine Lagarde

    Europe failed to get the leaders of the world's wealthiest economies to help out with its debt troubles, but everyone left a G20 summit Friday relieved that at least they forced the Greek prime minister not to hold the world hostage with a bailout vote.

  • The chances of the US being able to help bailout Europe are minimal because of weaknesses in the American economy, influential Citi banker William Rhodes told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Fear and Loathing in the Euro Zone Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 12:41 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    A positive feedback loop between banks and weak sovereigns is emerging, with a potentially calamitous effect on the euro zone and the global economy, Martin Wolf writes in the FT.

  • Lost in much of the rancor and hand-wringing over the debt crisis in the European Union and the US is that it's not just those two regions that will be affected.

  • Lagarde Prepares for Starring Role In Greek Drama Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 12:24 PM ET
    International Monetary Fund Director Christine Lagarde

    Christine Lagarde's leadership of the IMF is not quite three months- but there's simmering debate over whether the IMF can stage-manage the seemingly inevitable Greek debt default without turning it into a global financial crisis.