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  • 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.

  • CNBC Poll: Whom Does the IMF Serve? Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 11:47 AM ET
    IMF and World Bank Meeting - A CNBC Special Report

    Between dominate G7 voting rights, and historical European leadership, is the IMF overly weighted towards Western interests?

  • CNBC Poll: What Should IMF Leader Lagarde Do? Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 11:46 AM ET
    IMF and World Bank Meeting - A CNBC Special Report

    The newly appointed IMF leader Christine Lagarde is expected to help pull Europe away from an economic cliff. What should she do?

  • POLL: Crisis Management Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 1:04 PM ET

    The IMF has been credited with alleviating past financial crises  - but has the IGO been helpful this time around?

  • Can Strauss-Kahn Climb the Heights of Politics Again? Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 4:49 AM ET
    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the Second Annual Conference of International Monetary Fund held at the Baur au Lac Hotel on May 10, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference hosted by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), brought together central bank governors and senior policymakers, to debat about the reform of the international monetary system with topics such as global liquidity p

    As his former colleagues at the International Monetary Fund gather this week, the scandal surrounding Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be a specter in the background.

  • Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde made remarks at The Ronald Reagan Building in Washington ahead of the annual meetings of The World Bank and IMF. Lagarde said, "It is a dangerous phase of the crisis. But equally I think there is a way out and path to recovery."

  • Greece Is Showing 'Reform Fatigue': IMF Chief Lagarde Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 12:13 PM ET
    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    France, Germany, and other euro zone countries want Greece to remain in the monetary union, "but there will be a price," Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), told CNBC Thursday.

  • What Europe's Bank Crisis Tells Us About Banker Pay Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 12:32 PM ET

    The compensation theory of the financial crisis had all the makings of a "just so" story.

  • World Entering 'Dangerous New Phase': Lagarde Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 7:28 AM ET
    French finance minister Christine Lagarde is seen as a front-runner to succeed Strauss-Kahn.

    Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, warned that the global economy is entering a "dangerous new phase" on Friday, ahead of the G7 summit in Marseilles, France.

  • World Bank President Robert Zoellick addresses the media during a press conference following his meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on September 2, 2009 in Beijing, China.

    The current liquidity support measures being used by the European Union to stem the region's banking and sovereign debt crisis won't be enough, World Bank President Robert Zoellick told CNBC in an interview on Tuesday.

  • IMF and Euro Zone Clash Over Estimates Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 12:32 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    International Monetary Fund staff have provoked a fierce dispute with eurozone authorities by circulating estimates showing serious damage to European banks’ balance sheets from their holdings of troubled eurozone sovereign debt. the FT reports.

  • Lagarde Warns European Banks     Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 1:19 PM ET

    The IMF director is calling for mandatory recapitalization at some Euro banks. Debating whether it is necessary and what it means for the debt crisis in Europe, with Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors CEO, and Erik Davidson, Wells Fargo Private Bank.

  • EU Working on ‘Radical’ Plan for Banks: Report Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 7:09 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    Following weeks of heavy losses for banking stocks across Europe, the Sunday Times in the UK reported Sunday that European officials are working on a "radical plan" to prevent a fresh pan-European credit crunch.

  • Forget Ben, the Big Draw May Be the IMF's Lagarde Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 1:29 PM ET
    French finance minister Christine Lagarde is seen as a front-runner to succeed Strauss-Kahn.

    While markets are hyper-focused on the Friday speech at Jackson Hole by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, they are overlooking what could be an equally important Saturday appearance by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

  • Leaked 'Rape' Report Sparks New Strauss-Kahn Furor Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 3:56 AM ET
    International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn appears in federal court May 16, 2011 in New York City.

    Opposing lawyers disputed the meaning of a medical report that said "rape" caused injuries sustained by the woman who has accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault.

  • New York Maid Hits Strauss-Kahn With Civil Lawsuit Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 6:52 AM ET
    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the Second Annual Conference of International Monetary Fund held at the Baur au Lac Hotel on May 10, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference hosted by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), brought together central bank governors and senior policymakers, to debat about the reform of the international monetary system with topics such as global liquidity p

    Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted a housekeeper in a "violent and sadistic attack" in his hotel suite in Manhattan in May, a civil lawsuit filed on Monday alleges.

  • Probe of IMF's Lagarde Ordered by French Court Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 11:16 AM ET
    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    A French court on Thursday ordered an investigation into new IMF chief Christine Lagarde's role in a $400 million arbitration deal in favor of a controversial tycoon. Investigators will open an inquiry this week into possible charges of "complicity to embezzlement of public funds" and "complicity to forgery," prosecutors said.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook     Friday, 22 Jul 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Melissa Francis looks at the week's top business news and investing advice, including sovereign debt plays and tech stocks.

  • Lagarde Wants to Heal 'Open Wounds' at IMF Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 8:00 AM ET
    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    Christine Lagarde said that she wants to fix the “open wounds” left by Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s departure from the IMF.