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  • BERLIN, June 3- A Reuters report that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked France whether it would be willing to put forward IMF chief Christine Lagarde as president of the European Commission is untrue, a German government spokesman said on Tuesday. What the chancellor said publicly yesterday still stands, " Steffen Seibert said.

  • Shareholder anger grows worldwide over bankers' pay Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    Investors rejected the pay plans of 10 of the world's biggest banks as anger over excessive bonuses soared in both Britain and the United States.

  • Shareholder anger simmers worldwide over bankers' pay Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    LONDON, May 29- Investors owning almost 6 billion shares rejected the pay plans of 10 of the world's biggest banks in recent weeks as anger over excessive bonuses reached record levels in Britain and jumped sharply from a year ago in the United States. At Barclays more than one-third of voters failed to back its plan, including abstentions.

  • NYANDENI, South Africa May 29- Mining accounts for a fraction of South Africa's gross domestic product but still hits well above its weight and is pushing the continent's most advanced economy towards recession.

  • *After EU summit, Merkel lacklustre on Juncker Commission bid. BRUSSELS, May 28- Chancellor Angela Merkel's diluted support for Jean-Claude Juncker's bid to be European Commission president has thrown the field open to other candidates, although it will be weeks before a single nominee emerges.

  • *After EU summit, Merkel lacklustre on Juncker Commission bid. BRUSSELS, May 28- Chancellor Angela Merkel's diluted support for Jean-Claude Juncker's bid to be European Commission president has thrown the field open to other candidates, although it will be weeks before a single nominee emerges.

  • BRUSSELS, May 27- Stunning gains by anti-EU and populist parties in the European Parliament elections will prevent any new treaty on deeper euro zone integration for the foreseeable future and may tilt Europe's economic policy mix more towards expansion.

  • LONDON, May 27- Progress in completing banking reforms to plug gaps highlighted by the 2007-09 financial crisis is too slow and is being hampered by fierce industry lobbying, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to June 10 Monday, 26 May 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    Speakers:- Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, former Austrian Finance Minister Maria Fekter and IMF's Chief of World Economic Studies Division in Research Department Thomas Helbling. TOKYO- Bank of Japan releases the minutes of its April policy-setting meeting- 2350 GMT.

  • SINTRA, Portugal, May 25- Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, called on Sunday for closer cooperation among the world's central banks to cope with the challenges of increasingly interlinked and complex financial systems.

  • *ECB Forum on Central Banking May 25-27 in Sintra, Portugal. FRANKFURT, May 23- The European Central Bank launches its own version of the prestigious Jackson Hole annual retreat in Portugal on Sunday, inviting policymakers and academics to debate ahead of June's crunch policy meeting.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to June 4 Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    May 23- For other related diaries, please. SHANGHAI, China- ECB Executive Board member Yves Mersch speaks at a high-level roundtable " Asia's Growth Bottleneck: Who Can Find A Breakthrough?" at the Shanghai Forum 2014 "Asia Transforms: Identifying New Dynamics" organized by Fudan Development Institute in Shanghai- 0530 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to June 3 Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks before the Association of Trade and Forfaiting 17th annual conference in San Francisco- 2000 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council member Jens Weidmann speaks at the annual reception of the Deutsche Aktieninstitut in Frankfurt- 1600 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to June 2 Monday, 19 May 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Charlie Bean gives speech at London School of Economics- 1730 GMT. BERNE, Switzerland- SNB Chairman Thomas Jordan speaks at the Swiss International Finance Forum. Bank of Japan's former top economist Hideo Hayakawa will be speaking at the summit.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 29 Friday, 16 May 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    May 17- For other related diaries, please. FRANKFURT- Frankfurt Finance Summit 2014. Speakers:- European Commissioner for Internal Market and Financial Services Michel Barnier, Czech National Bank board member Kamil Janacek, ECB executive board member Andreas Dombret, Bank of Spain Governor Luis Linde and former Germany Finance Minister Theodor Waigel.

  • DAKAR, May 14- The International Monetary Fund says it will delay the disbursement of $6 million in aid to Mali pending a clarification from the government on the purchase of a $40 million presidential jet, an IMF spokesman said.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 26 Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    May 14- For other related diaries, please. WASHINGTON- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton participate in an event for women's empowerment in Washington- 2115 GMT.

  • CNBC's Sara Eisen reports on the recent protests by university students leading Christine Lagarde and Condoleezza Rice to back out of giving commencement speeches.

  • BERLIN, May 13- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde warned Russia on Tuesday that its economy, already facing lower economic growth because of the crisis in Ukraine, would face still further decline if tension with the West is allowed to continue.

  • IMF chief latest to withdraw as graduation speaker Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 11:03 AM ET
    Christine Lagarde

    A week before she was to speak at the Smith College commencement, Christine Lagarde has withdrawn from the event.