Global economic activity should accelerate in 2015, Christine Lagarde said on Sunday, adding that the IMF did not expect a sharp slowdown in China.» Read More
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia-- The head of the International Monetary Fund said Saturday that the economies of the oil-rich countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council will continue to enjoy high growth rates, although at reduced rates.
*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.
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.
Olli Rehn, European Commission vice president, discusses his plan to keep together the entire currency block in the European Union.
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."
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including returns on Italian bonds, and whether the IMF will issue more financial support to Greece.
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."
Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director, explains why she is worried about the so-called fiscal cliff in the U.S.
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.
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.
Checking on the European market close since the release of June auto sales, and factory numbers, with CNBC's Mary Thompson.
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.
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.
CNBC's Rick Santelli explains why he thinks the entire financial structure of Europe needs to be changed, with James Bianco, Bianco Research president.
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.
CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports top Greek banks are handed 18 billion euros in support, while the pro-austerity party gains support.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving activity in Europe this morning, including Greece pouring money into its banks, while Spain looks to support its biggest lender.
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.
How Germany might be convinced to help the rest of Europe solely for the common good, with Julian Callow, Barclays chief European economist.
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."