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  • 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.

  • 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?