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# Christine Lagarde

Last year
# Inflation
ECB ups key interest rates as it warns 'inflation to remain undesirably elevated for some time'
The July rate hike will be the first in 11 years.
All time
# price inflation
'Supply chain bottlenecks and rising energy prices' are main threat to recovery, warns Lagarde
Despite rising prices, the European Central Bank also decided to keep its pandemic stimulus efforts unchanged.
# price pressures
From used cars to a loaf of bread, inflation bites Irish businesses and consumers
Irish used car prices have increased by 40% in the year to the end of June
# European stimulus
Faced with rising borrowing costs for EU governments, the ECB says it will increase the pace of stimulus
European GDP is set to shrink further in the first quarter of the year, says ECB President Christine Lagarde.
# Stimulus Package
More stimulus for Europe as ECB adds €500 billion to €1.35 trillion package, extending it into 2022
It comes against the backdrop of gloomy economic forecasts.
# US Federal Reserve
The Fed, the Senate and stimulus: How might the election shape American responses to the economic crisis?
The results of this week’s election may further complicate the American response to the economic crisis.
# Euro zone
European Central Bank nods towards more stimulus in December as virus surges across Europe
In the meantime, the governing council decided to keep its monetary policy unchanged.
# Coronavirus
'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.
# top jobs
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.
# new eu
EU leaders finally decide on nominations for top jobs
IMF chief Christine Lagarde is among the nominees.
# Awkward
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.
# 2015 called
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.
# Verdict
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.
# Controversy
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
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”.
# take a cold shower
The IMF thinks the water charges 'issue' is cooling down
And the political situation is settling too, apparently.
# Let's talk
IMF says it 'stands ready' to support Greece
Anti-austerity party Syriza won a landslide election.
# the good boy
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”.
# 6 Years On
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.
# Investigation
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.
# forecast
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.
# Bailout exit
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.
# Bailout exit
"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”.
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.
# 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.
# gr8 times at the g8
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)
# 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.
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
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.
# partners
Enda Kenny meets IMF chief Christine Lagarde in Dublin
Lagarde will mark International Women’s Day by hosting a lunch in Dublin.
# Argentina
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.
# Greece
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.
# Censure
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.
# Jean-Claude Juncker
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…
# 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.
# Forbes
Forbes says Angela Merkel is the world's most powerful woman
But we knew that already…
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.
# 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.