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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 ...

The Lessons of Lagarde's IMF Coronation

Moisés Naím | Posted 08.10.2011 | Business
Moisés Naím

When it comes to power, words don't matter. What matters is military might, resources, or, as in this case, the percentage of votes you control. The rest is noise and rhetoric.

Lagarde's Potential IMF Competitor Decides Against Bid

Posted 08.10.2011 | Business

PARIS (Catherine Bremer) - South Africa's Trevor Manuel ruled himself out of the race for the IMF's top job on Friday, making French finance minis...

France's Lagarde Backs Bigger Chinese Voice At IMF

Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

BEIJING (Koh Gui Qing and Langi Chiang) - The top candidate to run the International Monetary Fund, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, sai...

An IMF Leader From the Steppe

Charles Becker | Posted 08.07.2011 | World
Charles Becker

It is no surprise that the leading candidate to succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the IMF is another French citizen, Christine Lagarde. Yet, beyond northwestern Europe there has emerged an exceptional leader from an unlikely place: Kazakhstan.

Lagarde Campaigns In China And India For IMF Post

Posted 08.07.2011 | Business

NEW DELHI (Manoj Kumar and Rajesh Kumar Singh) - French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday that the size of the additional financi...

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde Likely To Be Next IMF Chief: Nikkei

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2011 | World

TOKYO (Reuters) - French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde will likely become the next head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with backin...

Simon Johnson: Explaining France's Determination To Run The IMF

New York Times | Simon Johnson | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

Just a few years ago, euro-zone countries were at the forefront of those saying that the International Monetary Fund had lost its relevance and should...

Is Madame Lagarde the Ideal IMF Leader?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 08.02.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

France considers the IMF top job as "theirs," and has provided a succession of quite remarkable leaders of the IMF. Whether that means the next one should be French was "beyond reasonable doubt" for the Elysée Palace.

France's Lagarde Reportedly Proposes China Trip To Discuss IMF Bid

Posted 08.02.2011 | Business

BEIJING - French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has proposed visiting China in early June, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Thursday, a vi...

Greek Bailout Talks Nearing Completion

Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

ATHENS (Ingrid Melander and George Georgiopoulos) - Greece should complete talks by the end of the week with inspectors from the EU and IMF on a m...

Laura Gottesdiener

Out Of The Pool, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde Is Making Waves | Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 08.01.2011 | Sports

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is up for Dominique Strauss-Kahn's former position as leader of the International Monetary Fund. She's makin...

Emerging Economies Searching For Representative IMF Candidate

Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

CAPE TOWN - Emerging nations are still conducting "lots of consultations" about choosing a candidate from their ranks to head the International Mo...

Lagarde Pledges To Give Emerging Economies More IMF Power

Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

BRASILIA (Raymond Colitt) - French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde pledged to push reforms to give Brazil and other emerging economies more inf...

Lagarde Heads To Brazil After Securing G8 Support

AP | MARCO SIBAJA | Posted 07.30.2011 | Business

BRASILIA, Brazil — French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde met with her Brazilian counterpart Monday to promote her candidacy to head the Inte...

Simon Johnson: Why Lagarde Is Wrong For The IMF

New York Times | Simon Johnson | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business

Christine Lagarde, France's finance minister and the presumptive nominee of the European Union for the recently vacated position of managing director ...

As France's Lagarde Launches IMF Bid, China, Criticism Surfaces

Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

PARIS/WASHINGTON (Jean-Baptiste Vey and Lesley Wroughton) - France's Christine Lagarde has entered the race to head the IMF despite anger in big e...

IMF Leader Selection: It's the Process, Stupid

Nancy Birdsall | Posted 07.24.2011 | World
Nancy Birdsall

A Bretton Woods project statement issued on April 6 was prescient indeed: The MD must be, and must be seen to be wholly independent of any national or...

Lagarde Set To Announce IMF Bid On Wedneday

Wall Street Journal | GERALDINE AMIEL | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business

PARIS-French finance minister Christine Lagarde is set to announce her bid to become the next managing director of the International Monetary Fund on ...

France Says China Would Support French Candidate For IMF Chief

Posted 07.24.2011 | Business

PARIS (Alexandria Sage) - China would support Finance Minister Christine Lagarde as the next IMF chief, the French government said on Tuesday, ba...

Peter S. Goodman

DSK Replacement Should Come From Developing World | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business

We simply need the institutions that govern the world's money to be representative of the world's people. Yet the way the Dominique Strauss-Kahn episode has been absorbed by the power centers reflects a tendency to accept the sorts of assigned roles the IMF and the World Bank generally view people outside the most powerful countries as: cheap hands to be exploited, miserable wretches to be pitied and perhaps aided or, most of the time, rounding errors on the ledger books of a global economy.

An American Woman Expat's View on Strauss-Kahn

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Vivian Norris

A real man can control himself and a real woman knows her own power does not come from being seductive. But until adults start acting like adults and the Machiavellian nonsense behind the scenes stops, we are going to keep heading in the wrong direction.

Women Should Rule the World

Diane Francis | Posted 07.20.2011 | World
Diane Francis

So all in all, it was a week like no other and underscored the fact that women should be handed the reins more often than not.

Is This The Next Head Of The IMF?

AP | By ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 07.20.2011 | World

PARIS -- France's frank, hard-working and chic finance minister, Christine Lagarde, emerged Friday as Europe's likely choice to lead the International...

EU Bonds: Portugal Proving the Point & How You Can Profit

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Just what is at the root of the EU's troubles? And how do last week's events with Portugal exemplify the problem?