MUNICH, Feb 14- Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece should fight high youth unemployment levels with labour market reforms, less bureaucracy for business and investment in innovation, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Thursday. Speaking in Germany, Lagarde said the structural reforms, with backing from the European Union, were needed...
Oil exporters have not fully recovered from the dramatic oil price shock of 2014, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Saturday, and she cautioned against spending money on "white elephant projects."
"With revenues down, fiscal deficits are only slowly declining, despite significant reforms on both the spending and revenue sides, including the introduction of VAT and excise taxes," Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the IMF, told a conference in Dubai. She said there was scope to improve fiscal frameworks in the Middle East with some of the weaknesses...
**PARIS- ECB's Villeroy speaks at Paris fintech conference- 1030 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane is a panelist at the Society of Professional Economists "Women in Economics" Event 1730 GMT. PARIS- Marius Jurgilas, Member of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania, will be participating in the FinTech conference in Paris PARIS Riksbank Governor...
President Donald Trump announced the U.S. will end its 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, accusing Moscow of violating its terms by developing a missile that contravenes the agreement.
Top business executives and policymakers have urged governments to complete reforms while the global economy is still showing solid growth, insisting that central banks should not be relied upon in the event of a new crisis.
*IMF welcomes Fed's data-dependent policy stance- Lagarde. DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 24- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday warned countries against relying too much on monetary policy to counter another economic downturn, urging them to undertake fiscal and structural reforms to boost their economies' resilience to shocks.
The International Monetary Fund's Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, told a panel in Davos that the current slowdown in China's economy is both fine and legitimate.
DAVOS, Switzerland- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks at the World Economic Forum event titled "Shaping the Future of Finance"- 1000 GMT. DAVOS, Switzerland- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks at the World Economic Forum event titled "Resetting Financial Governance"- 1530 GMT. DAVOS, Switzerland- Sweden Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia...
QUITO, Jan 23- Ecuador may use financing from the International Monetary Fund to balance its budget, as the South American country seeks to reduce a swollen fiscal deficit and its international debt, the finance minister said on Wednesday. "If we can find the necessary convergence between Ecuador's plan and what the international markets hope for on their side,...
*Saudi Arabia crude exports rise to 8.2 mln bpd in Nov. *Russia's Novak will not attend Davos- Energy Ministry. HOUSTON, Jan 22- Oil prices dropped about 2 percent on Tuesday over concerns the world's stumbling economy could pinch fuel demand as U.S. shale fields surge and cuts by Russia come in below expectations.
*Saudi Arabia crude exports rise to 8.2 mln bpd in Nov. *Russia's Novak will not attend Davos- energy ministry. HOUSTON, Jan 22- Oil prices fell 3 percent on Tuesday over concerns the world's stumbling economy could pinch fuel demand as U.S. crude output climbs to new heights and cuts by Saudi Arabia and its allies are smaller than advertised.
*China's oil demand seen slowing as GDP growth weakest since 1990. *Saudi Arabia crude exports rise to 8.235 mln bpd in Nov. HOUSTON, Jan 22- Crude prices tumbled more than 3 percent on Tuesday over concerns that China's slowing economy could curtail fuel demand worldwide as forecasters predicted weaker global growth amid the U.S.- China trade war.
Jan 22- IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told CNBC on Tuesday that the U.S. Federal Reserve's tightening policy will not be as accelerated as anticipated earlier, adding that the Fed's patient attitude is positive for growth. Commenting on the U.S. government shutdown, she said that a prolonged shutdown is "not a good thing."
IMF MANAGING DIRECTOR CHRISTINE LAGARDE SAYS FED'S TIGHTENING IS NOT GOING TO BE AS ACCELERATED AS INITIALLY ANTICIPATED.
IMF MANAGING DIRECTOR CHRISTINE LAGARDE SAYS PROLONGED SHUTDOWN IS "NOT A GOOD THING".
IMF MANAGING DIRECTOR CHRISTINE LAGARDE SAYS THERE IS A LIMITED DIRECT IMPACT OF TAX REFORM.
IMF MANAGING DIRECTOR CHRISTINE LAGARDE SAYS FED'S PATIENT ATTITUDE IS POSITIVE FOR GROWTH- CNBC INTERVIEW.
IMF MANAGING DIRECTOR CHRISTINE LAGARDE SAYS POLITICS IS NEGATIVELY IMPACTING GLOBAL GROWTH.
CNBC's Sara Eisen sits down with Christine Lagarde, the managing director and chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund, to discuss the Federal Reserve, the ongoing U.S. government shutdown and more.