Moritz Kraemer, chief sovereign ratings officer at Standard & Poor's, says that it's a "race against the clock" for Greece, with all easy options off the table.» Read More
LUXEMBOURG-- Greece and its international lenders need to agree quickly on a program of reforms so the next tranche of bailout loans can be released, the head of the group finance ministers from the 17 countries that use the euro said Monday.
LUXEMBOURG, Oct 8- Euro zone finance ministers met in Luxembourg on Monday to discuss Greece, Spain, Portugal and other issues related to the region's debt crisis.
ATHENS, Oct 8- Here are news stories, press reports and events, which may affect Greek financial markets on Monday:. GERMANY SAYS MERKEL VISIT TO ATHENS DOES NOT MEAN AID FOR GREECE.
SINGAPORE, Oct 8- U.S. crude eased towards $89 a barrel on Monday, as concerns over the global economy and Europe's debt crisis offset support from an unexpected drop in U.S. unemployment.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia-- The head of the International Monetary Fund said Saturday that the economies of the oil-rich countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council will continue to enjoy high growth rates, although at reduced rates.
*MSCI Asia ex- Japan steady, Nikkei up 1.2 pct. TOKYO, Oct 4- Asian shares steadied on Thursday while the dollar index stayed under pressure, leaving investors who worry about global growth awaiting fresh U.S. economic data and a European Central Bank policy meeting later in the day. The MSCI index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan.
PARIS, Oct 3- The International Monetary Fund stands ready to help Spain in multiple ways if Madrid seeks its aid, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said in a newspaper interview published on Wednesday.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
The International Monetary Fund needs $500 billion to help contain the spreading European debt crisis, the organization's managing director, Christine Lagarde, told CNBC.
Italy manages a bond sale, and the Swiss are scolding - it's time for your FX Fix.
Those looking for firm action in the final G20 communique would have had a hard time finding much to get their teeth into.