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IMF Chief: U.S. Default Could Lead To Another Global Recession

Evening Standard, London | Staff/Agencies | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

International Monetary Foundation boss Christine Lagarde has warned that if the US defaults on its debts the world could be tipped into another global...

IMF Chief: U.S. Budget Cuts Are 'Inappropriate'

Reuters | Ingrid Melander and Michel Rose | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - The U.S. federal budget cuts are an inappropriate measure that will weigh on potential growth, IMF chief Christine...

Investigators Search IMF Chief's Home

AP | Posted 05.20.2013 | World

PARIS — A lawyer for IMF chief Christine Lagarde says French investigators have searched her Paris home as part of an inquiry into her role in a...

A Conversation With Kostas Vaxevanis, the Greek Journalist Arrested for Publishing the 'Lagarde List'

Michael Nevradakis | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Michael Nevradakis

"How could I regret doing something that has united all of Greece?" said Vaxevanis. "This is one of the few instances when all Greeks have united, demanding change and an end to corruption."

Arrest Warrant Issued Against Greek Journalist for Publishing 'Lagarde List'

Michael Nevradakis | Posted 12.30.2012 | World
Michael Nevradakis

In a shocking affront to democracy and freedom of speech, Greek prosecutors have ordered the immediate arrest of journalist Kostas Vaxevanis. This comes after the publication of the so-called "Lagarde List," containing the names of 1,991 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts.

Keep the Pressure on Greece

Barry D. Wood | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business
Barry D. Wood

Greece's unwieldy coalition government that took office after elections in June is facing its first big challenge.

Wrong Lessons From Latvia for the Eurozone

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
Mark Weisbrot

If there's one simple lesson that most of the world -- if not the European authorities -- seems to be learning from the prolonged crisis in Europe, it's that fiscal tightening is not the proper response to a recession.

IMF Chief Praises Latvian "Success Story" -- A Scary Speech for the Eurozone

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 08.13.2012 | World
Mark Weisbrot

It is amazing to hear Lagarde, who almost certainly knows better, calling Latvia a "success." It is like calling the Great Depression a success -- after all, the U.S. economy did eventually recover from the Great Depression.

Israel's Central Bank Chief Applies To Head IMF

AP | Posted 08.12.2011 | Business

JERUSALEM -- Israel's central bank chief has applied to head the International Monetary Fund, the bank said Saturday, acknowledging that obstacles sta...

Why India Isn't Trying for the IMF Top Post

Anant Goenka | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Anant Goenka

Since the President of the World Bank has always been American, and the IMF, European, it's fair to persuade the IMF to now elect a candidate from a developing country that is increasingly influential in the global economy.

Israeli Central Bank Chief Considers IMF Bid

Wall Street Journal | BOB DAVIS | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

Israeli central banker Stanley Fischer is examining a formal bid to head the International Monetary Fund, said an official familiar with his thinking,...