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  • G-20 Debt Crisis Approach: Some Talk, But Little Action Saturday, 24 Sep 2011 | 1:34 PM ET
    nternational Monetary Fund's Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at the Annual Meetings

    Those looking for answers from this week's World Bank/IMF conference were presented only with more questions and vague reassurances that global policy leaders are acutely aware of the problems and prepared to act.

  • US Pushes Europe to Act With Force on Debt Crisis Saturday, 24 Sep 2011 | 10:07 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The Obama administration, increasingly alarmed by the spillover effects of Europe’s financial crisis, has begun an intensive lobbying campaign to persuade Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to ramp up efforts to stem any contagion from the debt crisis in Greece, the NYT reports.

  • Europe Hastens to Build Up Debt Crisis Defenses Saturday, 24 Sep 2011 | 5:12 AM ET
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    European policymakers are quickening their preparations to cope with an escalation of the region's debt crisis as talk of a possible Greek default gained pace.

  • Greece Should Follow the Austerity Measures: IMF Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 4:14 PM ET
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    If Greece is certain to default—and many in the global financial community suspect it is—then Antonio Borges didn’t get the memo.

  • IMF: Even Good News Doesn't Look All That Great Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 3:33 PM ET
    World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick speaks during a press conference at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Headquarters.

    Not long ago, this weekend's IMF conference looked like it would be an upbeat gathering about a prosperous year ahead. But now the gathering of the world's top financial officials has turned into a fairly somber affair.

  • A Different Role In Asia Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 7:21 PM ET
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building is seen in Washington, DC.

    The International Monetary Fund finds itself front-and-center in dealing with Europe’s debt crisis, urging banks to recapitalize and policymakers to begin to aggressively address the problem. In Asia, however, the Fund finds itself in a completely different role, limited to monitoring and consulting with economies that seem relatively sheltered—at least for now—from the global crisis.

  • Asia Still Looking For a Bigger Voice Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 1:09 PM ET
    Zhu Min, deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), speaks during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China.

    The appointment of a former Chinese central bank official, Zhu Min as a deputy managing director at the IMF was meant to increase Asia's voice at the Fund. But some current and former policymakers, say the region remains under-represented.

  • 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?

  • 24/7 Global Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 11:47 AM ET
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    Questions about a post-Strauss Kahn IMF will no doubt be unwelcome, but the dire state of play in Europe, not to mention the dreary U.S. landscape, present compelling, alternative story lines.

  • 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?

  • Soros: US Is Already in Double-Dip Recession Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 1:51 AM ET
    George Soros

    Billionaire investor George Soros said he believed the United States was already experiencing the pain of a double dip recession and that Republican opposition to Obama's fiscal stimulus plans was to blame for sluggish growth.

  • BNP Paribas in Mid East Push for Funding Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 1:17 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk past the BNP Parisbas headquarters in Paris.

    Senior BNP Paribas executives are to tour the Middle East in coming days in an attempt to raise fresh capital and shore up confidence in France’s biggest bank. The FT reports.

  • POLL: Crisis Management Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 1:04 PM ET
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    The IMF has been credited with alleviating past financial crises  - but has the IGO been helpful this time around?

  • Why Euro Breaking Up Is So Hard to Do Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 12:57 AM ET
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    Members of the euro zone are suffering from a severe bout of buyers’ remorse. Many would like to disassemble the kit they bought almost 20 years ago and put together in the late 1990s and 2000s. The FT reports.

  • Pressure to Take the Lead Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 4:43 PM ET
    Christine Lagarde and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

    The IMF  has thus far played a supporting role to the European Union  in tackling the sovereign debt crisis; some analysts say that needs to change—starting this week.

  • IMF Warns of 'Weak and Bumpy' Global Recovery Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 11:44 AM ET
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    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned global economic recovery would be “weak and bumpy” and said the global economy was slowing on Tuesday, as it slashed its growth forecast to 4 percent for both 2011 and 2012.

  • China to Rescue Europe, US? Not Yet: IMF Adviser Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 11:16 AM ET

    China can do little in the short run to bail out the struggling U.S. and European economies, International Monetary Fund senior adviser Jorg Decressin told CNBC Tuesday.  But that could change in four or five years.

  • IMF Downgrades U.S. Outlook Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 10:21 AM ET
    IMF Downgrades U.S. Outlook

    Details behind the IMF's move to downgrade its U.S. economic outlook and with Jorg Decressin, IMF Research Department senior advisor

  • IMF Global Growth Forecast Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 9:09 AM ET
    IMF Global Growth Forecast

    Is the global economy in a "dangerous new phase"? CNBC's Steve Liesman has the details on a lower forecast for global growth.