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  • 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.

  • Euro Bank Stocks Under Pressure     Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 3:26 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports the IMF's Christine Lagarde is urging 'compulsory' recapitalization of European banks.

  • 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?

  • Lagarde on Global Economy     Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 9:30 AM ET

    IMF head Christine Lagarde says the world economy is entering a dangerous new phase.

  • 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.