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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- Christine Lagarde was virtually assured a second term leading the International Monetary Fund on Thursday when nominations for the job closed with no challengers. The U.S. Treasury Department supported her re-appointment, adding to earlier endorsements and other signals of support from China, Germany, Britain, France, Italy and Mexico.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The International Monetary Fund is concerned about recent sharp share price declines for European banks, as a robust banking sector is needed to sustain economic recovery, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said on Thursday. "To the extent that the recent sell-off reflects deteriorating prospects for European banks, the decline is indeed a concern,"...

  • IMF SPOKESMAN SAYS RECENT SHARE PRICE DECLINES OF EUROPEAN BANKS IS A CAUSE FOR CONCERN.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has been nominated to a second term as the agency's managing director, the IMF said in a statement on Thursday. "Christine Lagarde has done an exceptional job leading the IMF for the last five years, guiding the Fund at a critical time for the global economy," U.S. During her tenure, Lagarde has...

  • WASHINGTON— The International Monetary Fund has nominated managing director Christine Lagarde for a second five-year term. She also has served as France's minister of trade, agriculture and finance. During the financial crisis of 2008, she led a council of European Union finance and economic ministers.

  • U.S. TREASURY BACKS SECOND TERM FOR IMF CHIEF LAGARDE -STATEMENT.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has been nominated to second term as the agency's managing director, the IMF said in a statement on Thursday.

  • IMF SAYS CHRISTINE LAGARDE NOMINATED TO SECOND TERM AS IMF MANAGING DIRECTOR- STATEMENT.

  • *Lagarde: Ukraine's president expresses reform commitment. *Kiev promised reforms under $17.5 bln IMF bailout. WASHINGTON/ KIEV, Feb 10- Ukraine's president on Thursday told the International Monetary Fund he was committed to pursuing reforms to keep Kiev's $17.5 billion IMF bailout on track, after a sharp warning from the lender that the funds were at risk.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday that she had been reassured by Ukraine's president that he was committed to following a reform path to keep the nation's $17.5 billion bailout on track.

  • KIEV, Feb 10- Ukraine could lose a $17.5 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund unless it speeds up political reforms and curbs corruption, the IMF's head said on Wednesday. It is vital that Ukraine's leadership acts now to put the country back on a promising path of reform. " Ukraine's other Western backers have warned it not to repeat the mistakes of...

  • KIEV, Feb 10- Ukraine must enact promised reforms and root out corruption or risk losing the support of the International Monetary Fund, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday. The warning follows the shock resignation last week of economy minister, Aivaras Abromavicius, which highlighted deep divisions within the ruling coalition and the patchy...

  • IMF chief warns Ukraine over slow pace of reform Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 6:54 AM ET

    MOSCOW— The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Ukraine on Wednesday that the organization would be unable to keep supporting the country financially if it doesn't step up its reform efforts. Ukraine relies on funding from the IMF and international donors as it battles deep economic problems, in large part resulting from the conflict in the...

  • KIEV, Feb 10- Ukraine must enact promised reforms and root out corruption or risk losing the support of the International Monetary Fund, its head, Christine Lagarde, said in a statement on Wednesday. "I am concerned about Ukraine's slow progress in improving governance and fighting corruption, and reducing the influence of vested interests in policymaking," she...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 9- Russia will support the candidacy of Christine Lagarde for her second term as the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Tuesday. "Christine Lagarde has shown to be an effective leader in a difficult period for the world economy and for the Fund itself," Siluanov said.

  • ATHENS, Feb 9- Greece and its international lenders must conclude a first assessment of the country's bailout reforms as quickly as possible, the government spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Talks between the mission chiefs from the European Union, International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and the euro zone's bailout fund on reviewing Greece's progress...

  • China FX reserves fall $99.5 bln in Jan Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 | 8:29 PM ET

    BEIJING, Feb 7- China's foreign exchange reserves, the world's largest, fell by $99.5 billion in January, the central bank said in a statement on Sunday. China's gold reserves rose to $63.57 billion at the end of January, from $60.19 billion at the end of 2015, the People's Bank of China said on its website. China's International Monetary Fund reserve position was at...

  • UPDATE 1-Tajikistan seeks IMF assistance - report Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 6:41 AM ET

    ALMATY, Feb 5- Tajikistan, hit hard by spillover from Russia's economic woes, is in talks with the International Monetary Fund on financial aid, Tajik state news agency Khovar reported on Friday citing government and Fund officials. The IMF resident representative office in Tajikistan had no immediate comment. According to IMF data, Tajikistan most recently...

  • For debt-hobbled, unemployment-plagued Greece, it's a nightmare. Unions are up in arms about the move, which has become the main hurdle in Greece's negotiations with its European creditors and the International Monetary Fund. The head of Greece's bar associations, Vassilios Alexandris, said the new system would reduce some lawyers' net incomes to as little as...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- China can avoid a "hard landing" if Beijing pursues reforms to state enterprises and sticks to a more market-driven and well-communicated exchange rate policy, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday. "China is going through that massive, multi-faceted transition and we do not expect a hard landing...