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  • DUBLIN, Jan 19- The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Greece that there would be consequences to restructuring its debt after elections where opponents of the country 240 billion euro bailout lead in the polls. "As a principle, collective endeavours are welcome but at the same time a debt is a debt and it is a contract," IMF Managing Director Christine...

  • LONDON, Jan 18- After a head-spinning bout of volatility, next week will be dominated by one question: Will the European Central Bank take the ultimate policy leap or pull its punches? With markets in an unusually febrile state- oil and copper have plunged while the Swiss franc rocketed after Switzerland abandoned its currency cap- it's a fair bet that if the ECB...

  • Swiss central bank's shock leaves policy vacuum Saturday, 17 Jan 2015 | 6:21 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank had little choice but to abandon its cap on the franc, but its execution of the move left a vacuum of policy uncertainty.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Jan 30 Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    ATLANTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart gives welcome remarks and speaks on " Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's CED Programs and Financial Literacy Programs" before the HOPE Global Forum- 1350 GMT. DUBLIN- The Central Bank of Ireland, Center for Economic Policy Research and International Monetary Fund are organizing a...

  • ZURICH, Jan 16- The Swiss National Bank had little choice but to abandon its three-year-old cap on the franc but its execution of the move left a vacuum of policy uncertainty where a pillar of stability stood before. With the euro diving against the dollar as the European Central Bank gears up for fresh stimulus as early as next week, the SNB felt the 1.20- francs-...

  • ZURICH, Jan 16- The Swiss National Bank had little choice but to abandon its three-year-old cap on the franc but its execution of the move was clumsy, and left a vacuum of policy uncertainty where a pillar of stability stood before. With the euro diving against the dollar as the European Central Bank gears up for fresh stimulus as early as next week, the SNB felt the...

  • IMF's Lagarde on Swiss move: 'A bit of a surprise' Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 1:06 PM ET
    International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde in Washington, January 15, 2015.

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde says she was surprised by the Swiss central bank's move to unlink the franc from the euro.

  • IMF not warned by Swiss Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    IMF not warned by Swiss

    CNBC's Steve Liesman shares highlights of his interview with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on the Swiss announcement saying it would remove a 3-year-old cap of 1.20 francs per euro, and the impact of low oil prices.

  • Lagarde said Swiss central bank did not warn IMF Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 15- The head of the IMF on Thursday said she was surprised by the decision of the Swiss Central Bank to scrap its three-year-old cap on the franc, which sent the safe-haven currency soaring against the euro. "This was a bit of a surprise," IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on CNBC. The SNB's move to scrap its cap of 1.20 francs per euro on Thursday...

  • BERLIN, Jan 15- The German government is considering increasing public investment from next year following news that it reached its goal to balance the federal budget a year ahead of schedule, coalition sources said on Thursday. In November, amid pressure from European partners like France and Italy, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble announced plans to...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- U.S. producer prices in December recorded their biggest fall in more than three years on tumbling energy costs while underlying inflation pressures were tame, a cautionary note for the Federal Reserve as it ponders its next step on monetary policy. The Labor Department said on Thursday its producer price index for final demand declined 0.3...

  • Lagarde: Deflation cause for concern Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:26 PM ET
    Lagarde: Deflation cause for concern

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, discusses the economic impact of low oil prices.

  • Lagarde's Europe outlook Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    Lagarde's Europe outlook

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde discusses the health of Europe's economy, and why she doesn't see Greece leaving the euro zone.

  • Lagarde: US economy clearly doing well Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    Lagarde: US economy clearly doing well

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde shares her expectation for the liftoff in rates in the U.S.

  • Lagarde: Swiss move 'bit of a surprise' Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:19 PM ET
    Lagarde: Swiss move 'bit of a surprise'

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says she is surprised she was not contacted by the Swiss National Bank, after news the central bank is removing a 3-year-old cap of 1.20 francs per euro.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- A sharp drop in oil prices and a stronger U.S. economy will probably not be enough to brighten the outlook for global economic growth this year, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said while cheaper oil would help consumers in much of the world, the United States would likely be...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- A sharp drop in oil prices and a stronger U.S. economy probably won't be enough to brighten the prospects for global economic growth this year, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said cheaper oil would help consumption across much of the world, but that the United States would...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 14- The International Monetary Fund plans to appoint a new deputy managing director who will for the first time focus on the day to day running of the global financial institution. Carla Grasso, who used to work at Brazil's Vale SA, the world's largest iron ore producer, will become a deputy managing director and the newly created Chief...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Jan 27 Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    TOKYO- Bank of Japan's quarterly meeting of regional branch managers. DUBLIN- European Central Bank Governing Council member Patrick Honohan to attend the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry- 0730 GMT. SAN FRANCISCO, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams gives opening remarks before the Bay Area Council Economic Institute 8th...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Jan 25 Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks on "Goal-Based Monetary Policy Report" before the MNI Near Year New Challenges event- 2200 GMT. LONDON- UK Finance Minister George Osborne gives a speech to the Royal Economic Society, hosted by Bank of England- 1730 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks at the...