Saturday, July 22, 2017

Christine Lagarde

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during the 2017 World Bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER and PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance leaders on Thursday defended globalization against an assault from President Donald Trump and European populists. They argued that blocking free trade would hobble economic growth instead of saving jobs ...
French police officers take position after letter bomb exploded at the French office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person, Thursday March 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

BY ANGELA CHARLTON PARIS (AP) —€” A letter exploded Thursday at the French office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person, amid heightened security around Europe after a string of deadly attacks. The incident came as a Greek ...
Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, walks off stage in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

BY JON GAMBRELL DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund said Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump taking office is likely good for the American economy in the short term, though rising interest rates ...
In this Tuesday, July 3, 2012 file picture, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a news conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

BY PHILIPPE SOTTO PARIS (AP) — A lawyer for International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says he will ask judges to postpone a high-profile trial in which she’s accused of negligence for allowing a huge handout to a well-connected businessman. ...
In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a news conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

BY PHILIPPE SOTTO PARIS (AP) — Christine Lagarde is taking time off her day job solving the world’s financial crises to face trial Monday, accused of negligence after the French state handed $425 million to a tycoon close to the ...
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde sign documents with Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann after the Signing Ceremony 2016 Bilateral Borrowing Agreement at World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER and MARIA DANILOVA WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance leaders pledged Saturday to use more resources to try to bolster economic gains as they confront stubbornly slow growth and a rising backlash against globalization. The policy committee for ...
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a press conference for the 1+6 Roundtable on promoting economic growth at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Friday, July 22, 2016

PARIS (AP) — France’s top court has ruled that International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde must stand trial in France over a 2008 arbitration ruling that handed 400 million euros to a politically-connected business magnate. Lagarde, who was French finance ...
In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, file photo, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde answers a question during a news conference, in Lima, Peru.

BY DAVID McHUGH FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund is warning that the global economy is losing momentum and urging governments to take action to preserve the recovery. Christine Lagarde said in a speech Tuesday ...
Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei delivers a statement during a session of the G20 High-Level Seminar on Structural Reform, proceeding the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting at the Pudong Shangri-la Hotel in Shanghai, China, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. (

BY JOE McDONALD and ERIKA KINETZ SHANGHAI (AP) — Officials at a global finance meeting Friday urged governments to speed up promised job-creating reforms instead of relying on stimulus to perk up slackening growth. The clouded global outlook has upped ...
In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, file photo, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde answers a question during a news conference, in Lima, Peru.

BY PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund said Friday it is giving managing director Christine Lagarde a second five-year term. Lagarde, the first woman to hold the post, was the only candidate nominated. Her new term starts ...
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