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  • 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.

  • Lagarde Warns European Banks     Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 1:19 PM ET

    The IMF director is calling for mandatory recapitalization at some Euro banks. Debating whether it is necessary and what it means for the debt crisis in Europe, with Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors CEO, and Erik Davidson, Wells Fargo Private Bank.

  • EU Working on ‘Radical’ Plan for Banks: Report Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 7:09 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    Following weeks of heavy losses for banking stocks across Europe, the Sunday Times in the UK reported Sunday that European officials are working on a "radical plan" to prevent a fresh pan-European credit crunch.

  • Forget Ben, the Big Draw May Be the IMF's Lagarde Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 1:29 PM ET
    French finance minister Christine Lagarde is seen as a front-runner to succeed Strauss-Kahn.

    While markets are hyper-focused on the Friday speech at Jackson Hole by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, they are overlooking what could be an equally important Saturday appearance by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

  • Leaked 'Rape' Report Sparks New Strauss-Kahn Furor Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 3:56 AM ET
    International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn appears in federal court May 16, 2011 in New York City.

    Opposing lawyers disputed the meaning of a medical report that said "rape" caused injuries sustained by the woman who has accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault.

  • New York Maid Hits Strauss-Kahn With Civil Lawsuit Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 6:52 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

    Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted a housekeeper in a "violent and sadistic attack" in his hotel suite in Manhattan in May, a civil lawsuit filed on Monday alleges.

  • Probe of IMF's Lagarde Ordered by French Court Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 11:16 AM ET
    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    A French court on Thursday ordered an investigation into new IMF chief Christine Lagarde's role in a $400 million arbitration deal in favor of a controversial tycoon. Investigators will open an inquiry this week into possible charges of "complicity to embezzlement of public funds" and "complicity to forgery," prosecutors said.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook     Friday, 22 Jul 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Melissa Francis looks at the week's top business news and investing advice, including sovereign debt plays and tech stocks.

  • Christine Lagarde's News Conference     Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 9:40 AM ET

    Christine Lagarde, new head of the International Monetary Fund holds a news conference at the IMF headquarters as the European debt crisis takes center stage.

  • DSK's New Lawsuit     Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 11:47 AM ET

    CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on new IMF chief, Christine Lagarde, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn's latest legal woes back in France.

  • Lagarde Wants to Heal 'Open Wounds' at IMF Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 8:00 AM ET
    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    Christine Lagarde said that she wants to fix the “open wounds” left by Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s departure from the IMF.

  • Tuesday Look Ahead: Is Tech Sending a Message? Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 8:21 PM ET

    While Greece is front and center for markets this week, some traders are watching the rally in tech with interest.

  • Carstens: Mexico's IMF Candidate     Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    Many believe that Agustin Carstens is more qualified to run the IMF than French Finance Minister Christine LaGarde. In an interview with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Carstens discusses why he's the best candidate for the job.

  • Putin Hints at Conspiracy Over Strauss-Kahn: Report Monday, 30 May 2011 | 5:18 AM ET
    Vladamir Putin

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has hinted that there is more to Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest on charges of sexual assault than meets the eye, according to various media reports.

  • IMF 'Not Contemplating' Greek Debt Restructuring Friday, 27 May 2011 | 8:53 AM ET
    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 19: International Monetary Fund First Deputy Managing Director, John Lipsky prepares to speak at the Peterson Institute, on May 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Lipsky who is acting as Dominique Strauss-Kahn's replacement delivered this years annual lecture on global recovery and global cooperation. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    The IMF is sticking to a program that "does not contemplate" Greek debt restructuring, acting managing director John Lipsky told CNBC on the sidelines of the G8 conference in Deauville, France.

  • 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.