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  • Fiscal Cliff Fuels Global Fear   Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 3:52 PM ET
    Fiscal Cliff Fuels Global Fear

    Worry over the fiscal cliff is dominating economic conversations across the globe. Christine Lagarde, IMF managing director, speaks to CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • IMF Chief on US Economy: Uncertainty Risk Will Increase

    Check out a preview of CNBC's exclusive interview with Christine Lagarde. "The uncertainty risk associated with the fiscal cliff, and the debt ceiling, is going to increase as we get closer to year end," she says.

  • Reality Forces EU to Soften Stance on Greece Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 3:24 AM ET
    Reality Forces EU to Soften Stance on Greece

    Germany and the IMF appeared to soften their stance on the Greek debt crisis over the weekend ahead of an EU Summit which could decide whether the debt ridden euro member is given a new tranche of international aid.

  • Greece Needs More Time: IMF's Lagarde   Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 2:15 AM ET
    Greece Needs More Time: IMF's Lagarde

    Christine Lagarde, managing director at the IMF, tells CNBC Greece needs a little bit more time to continue their adjustments, more needs to be done but at a sensible pace.

  • Zeti Akhtar Aziz, governor of Bank Negara Malaysia

    Malaysia, which refused bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during the Asian financial crisis, says Greece should be given more time to implement reforms and clean up its finances, otherwise an overly-stringent austerity drive could push the country into a prolonged recession and make recovery even more unlikely.

  • IMF urges quick, effective moves to buoy growth Saturday, 13 Oct 2012 | 1:39 AM ET

    TOKYO-- Global financial ministers called Saturday for quick and effective action to safeguard faltering economic growth and rebuild shaken confidence as they ended an annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund.

  • Geithner: Work remains despite US fiscal progress Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 11:00 PM ET

    TOKYO-- Despite making progress on getting its fiscal house in order, the United States still has much work to do, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told fellow financial leaders Saturday.

  • France backs IMF's anti-austerity call -finmin Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 11:57 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 12- France supports the IMF's call to give indebted southern European countries more time to improve their finances, Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici told a newspaper on Friday, putting Paris at loggerheads with Berlin.

  • *De Guindos says no political resistance to aid for Spain* Mixed reviews on IMF call for slower budget cuts* EU's top economic official shows the way for Spain By Jan Strupczewski and Koh Gui Qing.

  • *Germany gives no ground on question of Greece. TOKYO, Oct 12- Germany held firm on Friday in insisting it was too soon to say Greece deserved more time to meet its budget-cutting goals even as the head of the IMF laid out the case for leniency.

  • Schaeuble and Lagarde Clash Over Austerity Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 6:32 AM ET
    Schaeuble and Lagarde Clash Over Austerity

    High-level splits over the handling of the euro zone crisis burst into the open on Thursday when Germany’s finance minister rebuked the head of the International Monetary Fund after she warned that EU leaders should ease demands for tighter austerity in peripheral economies. The FT reports.

  • IMF Behind the Curve on Europe: ESM’s Regling Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 5:35 AM ET
    Klaus Regling, managing director, ESM

    The International Monetary Fund has not given European policymakers “enough credit” for the progress made in restoring stability to the single-currency bloc, the head of the European Stability Mechanism said Friday.

  • *Germany gives no ground on question of Greece. TOKYO, Oct 12- Germany held firm on Friday in insisting it was too soon to say Greece deserved more time to meet its budget-cutting goals even as the head of the IMF laid out the case for leniency.

  • *Says risk of deflation greater than inflation* But ECB's priority is price stability over growth* Says ECB will only buy bonds if its conditions met.

  • PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Oct 12 Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 2:18 AM ET

    is in talks to buy a significant stake in Sprint Nextel Corp, the ailing U.S. wireless carrier said. A deal would offer a multibillion-dollar lifeline that could help Sprint finance future mergers of its own and better compete with its much bigger and richer rivals.

  • IMF, World Bank chiefs urge focus on fair growth Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 11:41 PM ET

    TOKYO-- Sacrificing growth for the sake of austerity could put the entire world economy in jeopardy, the head of the International Monetary Fund told global financial leaders Friday, calling for medium-term work to bring down debt levels and urgent action to get the unemployed back to work.

  • *Europe wants more focus on U.S. fiscal woes* Germany: Europe is not the source of all problems* Mixed reviews on IMF call for slower budget cuts. TOKYO, Oct 12- Greece, Spain and the euro zone's slow progress toward debt reform took centre stage at IMF meetings on Friday despite Europe's best effort to remove itself from the spotlight.

  • TOKYO, Oct 12- Greece, Spain and the euro zone's slow progress toward debt reform take centre stage at IMF meetings on Friday despite Europe's best effort to remove itself from the spotlight.

  • Coeure: ECB will not bow to market pressure-paper Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 6:28 PM ET

    FRANKFURT, Oct 10- The European Central Bank will not cave in to market pressure and buy bonds of euro zone governments whose borrowing costs have reached unsustainable levels if the country does not comply to the ECB's rules, Executive Board member Benoit Coeure said.

  • TORONTO, Oct 11- Canada's main stock index rose slightly on Thursday, recovering from three days of losses that culminated in a five-week low, encouraged by U.S. employment data and comments from the IMF that were seen as supporting stability in the euro zone.