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  • Lagarde: The ECB Has Helped     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 1:33 PM ET

    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.

  • IMF's Lagarde: Fiscal Cliff, Euro Zone & Banks     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    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.

  • IMF Official Sees Larger Agreement for Euro Crisis Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 3:01 PM ET
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building in Washington, D.C.

    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.

  • Why Christine Lagarde Doesn’t Pay Tax Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 3:45 AM ET
    Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    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.

  • IMF Chief Lagarde:  Little Sympathy for Greece Monday, 28 May 2012 | 3:16 AM ET
    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    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.

  • IMF's Lagarde on Euro Zone     Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 4:56 PM ET

    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."

  • John Lipsky

    The International Monetary Fund will be discussing a third bailout for Greece at its meeting later this week, former first deputy managing director John Lipsky told CNBC Monday.

  • IMF Needs More Funding to Stem Euro Crisis: Lagarde Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 9:07 AM ET
    Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    The International Monetary Fund needs $500 billion to help contain the spreading European debt crisis, the organization's managing director, Christine Lagarde, told CNBC.

  • Euro Slips, Risk Appetite Wanes Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 8:00 AM ET

    Italy manages a bond sale, and the Swiss are scolding - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • No Cannes Do for G20 Leaders Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 12:35 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy

    Those looking for firm action in the final G20 communique would have had a hard time finding much to get their teeth into.

  • Europe Fails to Get Help From G20 Leaders Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 6:24 PM ET
    International Monetary Fund Director Christine Lagarde

    Europe failed to get the leaders of the world's wealthiest economies to help out with its debt troubles, but everyone left a G20 summit Friday relieved that at least they forced the Greek prime minister not to hold the world hostage with a bailout vote.

  • The chances of the US being able to help bailout Europe are minimal because of weaknesses in the American economy, influential Citi banker William Rhodes told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Fear and Loathing in the Euro Zone Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 12:41 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    A positive feedback loop between banks and weak sovereigns is emerging, with a potentially calamitous effect on the euro zone and the global economy, Martin Wolf writes in the FT.

  • 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."