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  • 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 Yen Policy Under Fire Saturday, 26 Jan 2013 | 11:05 PM ET

    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   Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 3:15 PM ET
    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 Is Needed   Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
     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   Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    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.

  • IMF Chief Urges Major Economies to Promote Growth Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:13 AM ET
    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.

  • Japan-Style 'Lost Decade' Still Looms for Euro Zone Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 2:30 AM ET
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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.

  • Euro zone's "phone number" revealed - economist Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 5:44 PM ET

    The two top interlocutors are the International Monetary Fund in Washington and the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, far outstripping the politicians officially in charge of running the 17- nation single currency area.

  • ANALYSIS-Women challenge central banking men's club Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 1:29 PM ET

    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.

  • ATHENS, Nov 2- The Greek journalist put on trial for publishing a list of Swiss bank account holders accused Greece's political and business elite on Friday of trying to muzzle the press to cover up chronic corruption.

  • *Public anger in Greece at tax evasion by wealthy. ATHENS, Nov 1- A Greek journalist who published the names of more than 2,000 of his compatriots who held Swiss bank accounts was acquitted on Thursday in a case that touched a nerve over the role of tax evasion in the country's debt crisis.

  • *Public anger in Greece at tax evasion by wealthy. ATHENS, Nov 1- A journalist on trial for publishing the names of more than 2,000 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts accused politicians on Thursday of hiding the truth and protecting an ``untouchable'' wealthy elite.

  • *Public anger in Greece at tax evasion by wealthy. The case has touched a nerve in near-bankrupt Greece, where rampant tax evasion is undermining a struggle to cut public costs and raise revenue under an EU/IMF bailout deal.

  • Greek journalist tried over Swiss bank list Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 11:59 AM ET

    ATHENS, Nov 1- Greek lawyers launched their defence of a prominent journalist on Thursday charged with breaking private data rules after he published the names of more than 2,000 wealthy Greeks believed to be holding Swiss bank accounts.

  • BERLIN, Oct 30- Global economic recovery remains uncertain, making budget and structural reform necessary to revive growth, Germany said in a joint statement with the IMF and OECD on Tuesday.

  • *Gold seen trading in $1,700- $1,740 range next week. SINGAPORE, Oct 26- Gold was a tad higher on Friday but heading for its third week of decline after shares inched lower in Asia, the U.S. dollar firmed, and fears about the health of the global economy lingered.