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# christine-lagarde - Friday 13 December, 2013

That’s all, folks: IMF praise Ireland, but lay out important challenges

The International Monetary Fund’s final review of Ireland’s bailout programme comes with several warnings, although says the we are seeing signs of recovery.

# christine-lagarde - Thursday 14 November, 2013

“The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme” – Noonan

The Finance Minster says that Ireland’s decision not to take a post-bailout credit line was because this was a “benign” time. The Troika say Ireland is in a “strong position”.

# christine-lagarde - Monday 21 October, 2013

Column: Debt ceiling, government shutdown: what is the future of American democracy?

The world breathed a collective sigh of relief when an eleventh hour deal ended the US government shutdown – but it only fully funds the government until January, writes Larry Donnelly.

# christine-lagarde - Sunday 29 September, 2013

30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee

What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? TheJournal.ie presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.

# christine-lagarde - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

From Business ETC Ireland set to receive €770 million after passing eleventh IMF review Bailout

Ireland set to receive €770 million after passing eleventh IMF review

The IMF said that growth in the economy is encouraging, but unemployment and non-performing bank loans are worrying signs.

# christine-lagarde - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Caption competition*: What are Christine and Enda laughing about?

What do you reckon? Tell us in the comments. (*There’s no physical prize, but you’ll have our undying respect)

Videos: Enda takes a walk with Cameron and Obama… and then Lagarde G8

Videos: Enda takes a walk with Cameron and Obama… and then Lagarde

The Taoiseach is among the world’s most powerful leaders in Fermanagh again today.

# christine-lagarde - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Investigators search home of IMF chief Christine Lagarde IMF

Investigators search home of IMF chief Christine Lagarde

The IMF chief’s lawyer said that the search is part of an inquiry into her role in a $400 million arbitration deal in favour of a tycoon.

# christine-lagarde - Friday 8 March, 2013

From Business ETC IMF open to extending repayment date on Ireland’s €19bn bailout loans Christine Lagarde

IMF open to extending repayment date on Ireland’s €19bn bailout loans

Christine Lagarde says the IMF has an “open mind” about allowing Ireland to defer its repayments if it helps end the bailout.

Enda Kenny meets IMF chief Christine Lagarde in Dublin

Lagarde will mark International Women’s Day by hosting a lunch in Dublin.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

# christine-lagarde - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Anonymous takes over website of Argentina’s Bureau Of Statistics

The hacker collective said it took over the website to protest government “lies”, after dubious new inflation figures.

# christine-lagarde - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Video: Greece left waiting for aid as EU and IMF disagree

IMF chief Christine Lagarde visibly disagreed with Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker at a press confernece last night.

# christine-lagarde - Monday 24 September, 2012

IMF says Argentina faces ‘red card’ over bad data

Christine Lagarde said Argentina has until December to produce data on growth and inflation – or else face censure.

# christine-lagarde - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Jean-Claude Juncker is very angry and here are the pics to prove it Jean-Claude Juncker This post contains images

Jean-Claude Juncker is very angry and here are the pics to prove it

The longest serving head of government in the EU and the head of the Euro Group is not a man to mess with and these pictures prove it…

# christine-lagarde - Friday 14 September, 2012

From Business ETC ECB, IMF ‘in talks over €300bn Spanish bailout’ – report El Bailout?

ECB, IMF ‘in talks over €300bn Spanish bailout’ – report

A Dutch newspaper quotes an insider as saying informal talks for a full-blown sovereign bailout are underway.

# christine-lagarde - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Forbes says Angela Merkel is the world’s most powerful woman Forbes This post contains images

# christine-lagarde - Friday 20 July, 2012

Departing IMF economist slams fund for eurozone “failure” IMF

Departing IMF economist slams fund for eurozone “failure”

Peter Doyle, a former adviser to the department that runs Ireland’s bailout program, says he was “ashamed” to work for the financial institution in a resignation letter.

# christine-lagarde - Friday 22 June, 2012

From Business ETC IMF head warns of ‘acute stress’ in Europe Eurozone

IMF head warns of ‘acute stress’ in Europe

Christine Lagarde calls for bailout funds to be given to banks directly rather than countries being saddled with the debt – while Italy’s prime minister warns leaders have one week to save the eurozone.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# christine-lagarde - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

From Business ETC Euro crisis: Spain’s cost of borrowing rockets as Lagarde warns of ‘race against time’ Bond Markets

Euro crisis: Spain’s cost of borrowing rockets as Lagarde warns of ‘race against time’

If you were lending cash to the Spanish government for 10 years, you’d get an annual interest rate of 6.76 per cent.

# christine-lagarde - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Spanish bailout welcomed by world financial leaders

Key figures in the IMF, the US and the EU have all hailed the €100bn bailout – but Irish hopes for an opening have been disappointed.

# christine-lagarde - Sunday 27 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed…

From Business ETC French government attacks Lagarde’s comments playing down Greek crisis IMF

French government attacks Lagarde’s comments playing down Greek crisis

The government of Francois Hollande doesn’t have much loyalty to its predecessor’s former finance minister…

# christine-lagarde - Saturday 26 May, 2012

From Business ETC IMF chief Lagarde shows little sympathy for Greece Christine Lagarde

IMF chief Lagarde shows little sympathy for Greece

“I think more of the little kids from a school in a little village in Niger…sharing one chair for three of them,” said Christine Lagarde.

# christine-lagarde - Friday 20 April, 2012

From Business ETC Finance ministers agree to pump €325bn more into IMF Firefighting

Finance ministers agree to pump €325bn more into IMF

The world’s 20 largest economies will put $430bn more into the IMF in order to boost its lending capacity.

# christine-lagarde - Thursday 12 April, 2012

From Business ETC Lagarde cites Ireland as role model in back-to-work policies IMF

Lagarde cites Ireland as role model in back-to-work policies

The IMF managing director said other countries should follow Ireland’s example by targeting training and providing incentives.

# christine-lagarde - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

From Business ETC IMF chief wants ‘more firepower’ to fight crises IMF

IMF chief wants ‘more firepower’ to fight crises

Christine Lagarde said that the global recovery is growing stronger but still is very fragile.

# christine-lagarde - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

From Business ETC IMF: Eurozone debt crisis to slow down the world economy Uh-Oh

IMF: Eurozone debt crisis to slow down the world economy

The IMF has dramatically downgraded its expectations for economic growth around the world, with Europe to blame.

# christine-lagarde - Monday 23 January, 2012

From Business ETC Lagarde: Deeper integration necessary to end euro crisis Firewall

Lagarde: Deeper integration necessary to end euro crisis

As finance ministers meet in Brussels, the IMF chief says Europe must integrate more build ‘larger firewalls’ to move on.

# christine-lagarde - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

From Business ETC IMF set to raise $500bn in bid to boost lending power IMF

IMF set to raise $500bn in bid to boost lending power

The IMF says it’s likely to be asked to lend $1 trillion in the next two years – and will set about raising the cash it needs to do so.

# christine-lagarde - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

From Business ETC Merkel issues stern warning for Greece Euro

Merkel issues stern warning for Greece

The German chancellor will meet with Italian leader Mario Monti today – after giving Greece an ultimatum.

# christine-lagarde - Friday 6 January, 2012

From Business ETC Lagarde: The euro will survive 2012 Euro

Lagarde: The euro will survive 2012

The IMF chief says the debt crisis – which has dragged the euro to its lowest for over a year – will not kill the currency this year.

# christine-lagarde - Thursday 29 December, 2011

From Business ETC Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario – 2011: the year in money Review 2011 This post contains images

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario – 2011: the year in money

2011 may be remembered in future as the year we sorted out the financial crisis – or the year in which it grew beyond our control.

# christine-lagarde - Monday 26 December, 2011

The 9 at 9: St Stephen’s Day

Nine things to know this St Stephen’s Day morning…

# christine-lagarde - Friday 16 December, 2011

From Business ETC Lagarde: Europe’s problems can’t be solved by Europe alone Debt Crisis

Lagarde: Europe’s problems can’t be solved by Europe alone

The IMF head and former French finance minister calls for a united global effort to avoid a 1930s-style meltdown.

UK to play observer role in fiscal union negotiations

The UK is to “engage constructively” with other European countries over plans to create a greater fiscal union within the EU – despite its decision not to take part in the agreement itself.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Every morning, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you should know with your morning coffee.

# christine-lagarde - Thursday 15 December, 2011

From Business ETC IMF approves latest €3.9 billion of Irish bailout loans Bailout

IMF approves latest €3.9 billion of Irish bailout loans

The International Monetary Fund has approved the latest tranche of bailout loans, following official inspections in October.

# christine-lagarde - Saturday 12 November, 2011

From Business ETC Berlusconi set to resign as Italian parliament mulls €60bn austerity plan Eurozone

Berlusconi set to resign as Italian parliament mulls €60bn austerity plan

The Italian prime minister is expected to resign once the lower house passes the austerity plan aimed at reduced pressure on both Italy and the eurozone.

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