Christine Lagarde


  • Olli Rehn: Building EU Monetary Union 2.0     Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 8:35 AM ET

    Olli Rehn, European Commission vice president, discusses his plan to keep together the entire currency block in the European Union.

  • IMF Downgrades Global Growth     Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 9:31 AM ET

    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.

  • Lagarde: Need More Than Lip-Service From Greece Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 2:25 AM ET
    International Monetary Fund Director Christine Lagarde

    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's Big Concern     Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 3:55 PM ET

    Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director, explains why she is worried about the so-called fiscal cliff in the U.S.

  • ECB Rate Cut: Lagarde ‘Not Sure’ Would Be Best Move Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 4:09 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    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.

  • 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.

  • Checking on the European market close since the release of June auto sales, and factory numbers, with CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • 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.

  • Santelli: Europe Needs a Fiscal Union     Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli explains why he thinks the entire financial structure of Europe needs to be changed, with James Bianco, Bianco Research president.

  • 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.

  • The Future of Greece     Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 6:36 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports top Greek banks are handed 18 billion euros in support, while the pro-austerity party gains support.

  • Global Markets Update: Spanish Banks Decline     Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 6:07 AM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • Germany to the Rescue?     Friday, 25 May 2012 | 10:51 AM ET

    How Germany might be convinced to help the rest of Europe solely for the common good, with Julian Callow, Barclays chief European economist.

  • 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's Lagarde on Global Growth     Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 4:17 PM ET

    Christine Lagarde, managing director at the IMF, says economic growth is slowing in all markets, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. "No country is immune," she adds.

  • 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.