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US Economy Christine Lagarde

  • The two-day gathering of G-20 finance ministers and central bankers in Buenos Aires took place as the United States and China are engaged in a full-blown trade war with both nations imposing tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods. On Friday, President Donald Trump renewed his threat to ultimately slap tariffs on a total of $500 billion of imports...

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 21- The United States sought to woo Europe and Japan with free trade deals on Saturday to gain leverage in an escalating tariff war with China but its overtures faced stiff resistance from France at a G20 finance ministers meeting dominated by trade tensions. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the European Union would not consider...

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that the overall U.S. economy has not been harmed by the trade battles set off by President Donald Trump's get-tough policies although some individual sectors have been hurt. Mnuchin spoke to reporters on the sidelines of meetings of finance ministers and central bank presidents from the Group of 20 nations,...

  • On Friday morning, Trump for a second day criticized the Federal Reserve, breaking with a long-standing tradition at the White House of avoiding any influence, real or perceived, on the independence of the U.S. central bank. In a tweet, he said: " China, the European Union and others have been manipulating their currencies and interest rates lower, while the U.S. is...

  • Concern in White House over intelligence chief's Russian summit surprise WASHINGTON- While U.S. President Donald Trump defended his efforts to build a relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, aides said on Friday there is some frustration that the U.S. intelligence chief did not know about plans for a second summit and they hope that meeting will...

  • **BUENOS AIRES- IMF chief Christine Lagarde and Argentina's economy minister, Nicolas Dujovne, hold joint news conference in Buenos Aires. **BUENOS AIRES- Mexican Finance Minister Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya travels to Argentina for the 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit during which finance ministers and central bank governors will set an agenda on global growth,...

  • WASHINGTON/ BUENOS AIRES, July 19- The financial leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies meet in Buenos Aires this weekend for the first time since long-simmering trade tensions burst into the open when China and the United States put tariffs on $34 billion of each other's goods. The United States will seek to convince Japan and the European Union to join it...

  • BRUSSELS/ WASHINGTON- European leaders say they no longer have any illusions about Donald Trump as they welcome the U.S. president at a NATO summit this week, but they fear his America first agenda may force a moment of reckoning that works to no-ones benefit. WASHINGTON- The Trump administration on Saturday halted billions of dollars in payments to health...

  • North Korea slams' gangster-like' U.S. demands after satisfied Pompeo leaves. SEOUL/ TOKYO- North Korea accused the United States on Saturday of making gangster-like demands in talks over its nuclear program, contradicting U.S. AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France/ LONDON- One of the world's biggest cargo shippers announced on Saturday it was pulling out of Iran for fear of...

  • AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, July 7- IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Saturday that a proposed joint euro zone budget could be designed with conditions so that it does not become a no-strings-attached transfer of rich countries' cash to poorer members. The leaders of France and Germany agreed last month on a proposal for such a budget that would be...

  • **LONDON Member of the Monetary Policy Committee Ian McCafferty Speech at the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum 0930 GMT. LONDON Bank of England external member of the Monetary Policy Committee Jonathan Haskel's Treasury Select Committee Monetary Policy pre-appointment hearing 0900 GMT. LONDON Chair of the Court of the Bank of England...

  • **DUBLIN- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde visits Dublin. **FRANKFURT- Introductory remarks by ECB Vice President Luis de Guindos at the Bond Market Contact Group organized by the ECB in Frankfurt 1200 GMT. **LONDON Bank of England external member of the Monetary Policy Committee Jonathan Haskel's Treasury Select Committee...

  • **DUBLIN- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde visits Dublin. **WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand delivers speech titled "In search of gold: exploring central bank digital currency" 2300 GMT. CARDIFF- Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane visits Wales as part of a "town hall" tour to meet the...

  • LUXEMBOURG, June 22- Italy's new finance minister said on Friday he will aim at respecting European Union fiscal rules to try to calm market jitters over the new Italian government, but attacked a Franco-German plan to reform the bloc's banking sector. On Thursday, the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, had warned that Italy's unclear...

  • A woman walks past a graffiti refering to the Greek debt and reading 'Forever a loan' outside the Academy of Athens building on August 28, 2017.

    Euro zone finance ministers agreed in the early hours of Friday a debt relief package for Greece and a new disbursement of 15 billion euros as part of its current 86-billion-euro bailout program, the head of euro zone finance ministers said.

  • FRIDAY, JUNE 22 LONDON- South Africa's minister of finance, Nhlanhla Nene, will hold a journalist briefing during an investment conference in London- 0700 GMT NEW YORK CITY- Former Federal Reserve Board governor Daniel Tarullo speaks at luncheon before the "The Effects of Post-Crisis Banking Reforms" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in...

  • LUXEMBOURG CITY- Finance ministers of euro zone countries meet in Luxembourg to decide possible new debt relief measures for Greece, the size of the cash send-off for Athens when it ends its third bailout on Aug. 20 and how to ensure Greece will not reverse already agreed reforms once the bailout is over- 1500 GMT. LONDON- British Finance Minister Philip Hammond...

  • LUXEMBOURG CITY- Finance ministers of euro zone countries meet in Luxembourg to decide possible new debt relief measures for Greece, the size of the cash send-off for Athens when it ends its third bailout on Aug. 20 and how to ensure Greece will not reverse already agreed reforms once the bailout is over- 1500 GMT. LONDON- British Finance Minister Philip Hammond...

  • BUENOS AIRES, June 20- The International Monetary Fund's executive board approved a $50 billion financing deal for Argentina on Wednesday and has disbursed the first tranche of $15 billion to the Argentine government, fund authorities said. The government intends to treat the remaining $35 billion as "precautionary," IMF Mission Chief for Argentina Roberto...

  • SINTRA, Portugal- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell participates in "Monetary Policy at a Time of Uncertainty and Tight Labor Markets" panel before the 2018 ECB Forum on Central Banking- 1330 GMT. SINTRA, Portugal- Participation by the ECB President Mario Draghi in Policy Panel at ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal 1330 GMT.