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  • Lagarde Offers Bigger Voice to Emerging Nations Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 7:29 PM ET
    French finance minister Christine Lagarde is seen as a front-runner to succeed Strauss-Kahn.

    Christine Lagarde, the frontrunner to become the next managing director of the IMF, has sought to assure developing economies they would be fairly represented at senior positions at the fund. The FT reports.

  • Europe Should Not Control the IMF Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 12:11 AM ET
    International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn appears in federal court May 16, 2011 in New York City.

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the French erstwhile managing director of the International Monetary Fund, had not even resigned before Europeans started to coalesce around Christine Lagarde, the French finance minister, as his successor.  Gone are past promises of an open selection. The Europeans insist on the principle that what we have we hold. The ancien régime survives.

  • Acting IMF Chief Lipsky Won't Seek New Term Monday, 23 May 2011 | 4:50 PM ET
    John Lipsky

    John Lipsky, acting managing director of the International Monetary Fund, told CNBC Monday he will be retiring Aug. 31 when his term as first deputy ends.

  • 'Greece Has to Deliver': France's Lagarde Monday, 23 May 2011 | 11:49 AM ET
    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    Greece must avoid debt restructuring and implement the austerity measures it has promised to introduce in order to shrink its budget deficit, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde told CNBC on Monday.

  • Five Things to Watch... After the Apocalypse Sunday, 22 May 2011 | 9:32 PM ET
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    Looks like we can raise the "all clear" sign here on Earth, though it didn't seem like the Oklahoma City Thunder got the memo when they forgot to play the first third of Saturday night's NBA playoff game. Markets try to get their groove back, the IMF looks to announce its next leader and  the Treasury Department gets ready to unload some AIG. Here's what we're watching…

  • Man Up, Europe Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 9:31 AM ET
    Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    European leaders can't seem to agree on how - or whether - to help Greece. But they sure aren't helping the euro.