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Christine Lagarde

How to Fix Housing

Charles Kolb | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Charles Kolb

As America's economy risks lapsing back into recession, debate continues over who should act and what should be done to avoid another dangerous econom...

IMF Report: Austerity Measures Hurt Income, Makes Unemployment Worse

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business

The problem of runaway national debt is real. But cutting government spending too quickly will do more harm than good, according to a new paper from t...

How Did European Banks Trap Themselves in a Replay of the 2007 Crisis?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

At a conference in New York at the end of 2008, Obama's economic advisor, Larry Summers made a prophetic remark at an event organized by the Economist.

IMF Chief Calls For Economic Stimulus

Posted 11.04.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - IMF chief Christine Lagarde said in an interview released on Sunday that Europe and the United States should consider stimulating economic...

Christine Lagarde's Proudly Parisian Style (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Emily Singer | Posted 10.05.2011 | Style

Managing director of the IMF Christine Lagarde is widely regarded as one of the most powerful women in the world, and now she's been named one of the ...

Why Christine Lagarde Is the Wrong Choice for IMF Chief

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 10.01.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Will Christine Lagarde preside over a strengthened European Monetary Union or the formation of a United States of Europe? Or will she concede that the Euro is a good idea gone wrong?

WATCH: IMF Chief Discusses Organization's Shifting Role

Posted 09.25.2011 | World

The International Monetary Fund's newly-appointed chief sat down for an exclusive Reuters interview to discuss growing concerns over U.S. and Eurozone...

Lipton and Zhu at the IMF: Intellectual and Policy Duopoly?

Nancy Birdsall | Posted 09.14.2011 | World
Nancy Birdsall

There was a lot of justified hand-wringing and tough talk in the media and in think tank and NGO-land about the unseemly use by Europe of its unwarran...

William Alden

Italy Crisis, Ireland Downgrade Intensify Euro Nightmare | William Alden | Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

The European debt crisis is escalating. Investors' fears that financial strain in Greece might spread to other nations garnered potent confirmation...

Can Lagarde Make It? Yes, of Course

Thanos Dimadis | Posted 09.11.2011 | World
Thanos Dimadis

As her predecessor, the new managing director has a deeply internal knowledge of this crisis as well as of the weaknesses of the European leaders to coordinate themselves and to get expressed by one single voice.

Saving Greece or Saving the Euro?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 09.10.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Perhaps it is time for the EU to not just swallow its pride and ask the IMF for help, but to take allow the weaker economies to secede from the Eurozone, releasing the others from their obligation to keep bailing them out.

International Monetary Fund Agrees To Give Greece $4.2 Billion

Posted 09.08.2011 | Business

(AP) WASHINGTON -- The International Monetary Fund approved on Friday just over $4.2 billion for Greece, the latest installment of a rescue package ai...

IMF Head: Global Economy 'On The Rebound' But Unbalanced

Posted 09.05.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday the global economy was rebounding from the financial cr...

Crazy Behavior in New York

Eric Margolis | Posted 09.03.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Many crazy things happen in my hometown, New York, but the latest bizarre twists and turns in the case of French bigwig Strauss-Kahn takes the cake.

Dominique Strauss Kahn, the Missing Cell Phone, Women and the Timing

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.30.2011 | World
Vivian Norris

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Achilles' heel is sex, he said so himself. And it is not by chance that the financial Achilles' heel in Europe is also the cultural birthplace of much of what the West stands for: Greece.

Why Do Women Run for Office? Because They Are All Feminists

Rebecca Sive | Posted 08.30.2011 | Women
Rebecca Sive

In this week when Michele Bachmann announced her presidential candidacy; Sarah Palin didn't deny presidential ambitions; and Christine LaGarde became ...

Simon Johnson: Christine Lagarde and the Demand for Dollars

The New York Times | Simon Johnson | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

After receiving support from the United States at the critical moment, Christine Lagarde was named Tuesday as the next managing director of the Intern...

IMF: U.S. Must Raise Debt Limit To Avoid Globally 'Severe Shock'

Posted 08.29.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Glenn Somerville) - Failure by U.S. lawmakers to agree soon on a deal to raise the government's borrowing limit could deliver a "severe sh...

Lagarde From a Woman's Perspective

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 08.28.2011 | Women
Elisabeth Braw

Washington will notice for sure that its new IMF boss has arrived. Christine Lagarde, once a competitive synchronized swimmer and a member of the French national team, wants to ride her bike to work.

France's Christine Lagarde Appointed As New IMF Chief

Posted 08.28.2011 | Business

The International Monetary Fund board on Tuesday elected French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde as the new managing director of the global lender. ...

France's Christine Lagarde Set To Replace Strauss-Kahn

Posted 08.28.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Lesley Wroughton) - French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde looks set to emerge on Tuesday as the International Monetary Fund's new chie...

France's Christine Lagarde Poised To Become Next IMF Chief

Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Lesley Wroughton) - French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde appeared poised to become the head of the International Monetary Fund this w...

Christine Lagarde: "I Don't See the IMF As the Bad Cop"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 08.21.2011 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Since Dominique Strauss-Kahn's resignation, Christine Lagarde has overcome international doubts about appointing yet another French national as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.

From Paris to Panama: Why Women Must Speak Out Against Violence in the Workplace and at Home

Nell Merlino | Posted 08.16.2011 | Women
Nell Merlino

This message -- that women in the workplace must stand up for themselves -- is one that Christine Lagarde has been trying to express during her campaign to head the IMF.

Israel's Central Banker Disqualified From IMF Race

Posted 08.14.2011 | Business

JERUSALEM (AP)— Israel's central banker, a former No. 2 at the International Monetary Fund, has been disqualified from the race for the group's top ...