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# christine-lagarde - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

'Economic shock' of Covid-19: Some central banks cut interest rates as Lagarde raises spectre of 2008

The economic effects of coronavirus can be mitigated “if we handle it well,” according to the Bank of England.

# christine-lagarde - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Christine Lagarde a no-show as she's voted in as new ECB President by secret ballot

Largarde is currently the outgoing chief of the International Monetary Fund.

# christine-lagarde - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

EU leaders finally decide on nominations for top jobs

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is among the nominees.

# christine-lagarde - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Ivanka Trump defends father at women's summit, gets laughed at

Donald Trump doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to empowering women.

# christine-lagarde - Saturday 18 February, 2017

As if we didn't have enough to worry about - here are five reasons why a GREXIT is back on the agenda

The will-they-won’t-they Greek financial crisis dominated the summer of 2015.

# christine-lagarde - Monday 19 December, 2016

Christine Lagarde found guilty by French court over payout - but will not face a sentence

The IMF head was found guilty for failing to challenge a €404 million compensation payout to a business tycoon.

# christine-lagarde - Friday 22 July, 2016

IMF boss Christine Lagarde to stand trial over controversial payout

She will be the third successive head of the IMF to face a trial.

# christine-lagarde - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Even the IMF thinks that Greek debt is too high

Christine Lagarde has said that the country cannot restore debt sustainability “solely through its own actions”.

# christine-lagarde - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

The IMF thinks the water charges 'issue' is cooling down

And the political situation is settling too, apparently.

# christine-lagarde - Monday 26 January, 2015

IMF says it 'stands ready' to support Greece

Anti-austerity party Syriza won a landslide election.

# christine-lagarde - Monday 19 January, 2015

Ireland is the IMF's star pupil. But that doesn't mean you're getting any debt relief

International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde says “a debt is a debt and it is a contract”.

# christine-lagarde - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

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? presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.

# christine-lagarde - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

IMF chief Christine Lagarde charged in €400 million fraud case

Lagarde said that she will not resign her position and intends to return to work immediately.

# christine-lagarde - Monday 7 July, 2014

IMF: Politicians should take advantage of 'favourable' financial market conditions

The International Monetary Fund is to give its official global economic forecasts in two weeks.

# 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 - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

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)

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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

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

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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

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

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Forbes says Angela Merkel is the world's most powerful woman

But we knew that already…

# 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

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

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

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The Daily Fix: Sunday

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

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

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

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

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.

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