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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a news conference during the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Lagarde said the global economy is finally turning the corner after a deep recession but the recovery remains too weak. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

    IMF eyes 'Plan B' for reforming itself without U.S.

    The International Monetary Fund has a "Plan B" for proceeding with reforms giving greater powers to developing countries even though the U.S. Congress hasn't approved them, but it is not ready to take that route yet, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Thursday.

  • A man, who asked to be identified only as "Frank", carries and "Impeach Obama" sign while protesting with others outside the White House in Washington Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, as the partial government shutdown enters its third week.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Spending stumbling block to budget deal

    Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government shutdown that enters its third week.

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde listens to a question during a media availability, during the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings at IMF headquarters Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 in Washington. World finance officials ending their meetings in Washington are worried by the possibility of an unprecedented U.S. debt default while the shaky global economy already is besieged by other threats.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    IMF chief: U.S. dance with the debt limit is 'very, very concerning'

    The chief of the International Monetary Fund says the U.S. government's stalemate over spending and its debt limit is "very, very concerning" and could roll back economic progress around the world.

  • IMF's chief endorses Fed move to keep stimulus in place

    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday praised the Federal Reserve's decision this week not to tap the brakes on its bond-buying program to stimulate the U.S. economy, saying it was still too soon to start the widely expected "tapering" operation on the Fed program.

  • ** FILE ** Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. (Associated Press)

    'Use me': IMF chief's 'pledge of allegiance' to ex-president Sarkozy baffles French

    A handwritten letter leaked to the French press that International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde wrote to former President Nicolas Sarkozy has baffled the French, raising further suspicions over fraud at the highest levels of government, AFP reported Tuesday.

  • International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde leaves her apartment building in Paris for a French court on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Ms. Lagarde is being investigated by the special court over a controversial arbitration deal that she oversaw as French finance minister in 2008. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    IMF still confident in chief Christine Lagarde after French probe

    The International Monetary Fund is reiterating its confidence in Managing Director Christine Lagarde's leadership after a French court stopped just short of charging her in an investigation of a payoff to a businessman.

  • International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde leaves her apartment building in Paris for a French court on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Ms. Lagarde is being investigated by the special court over a controversial arbitration deal that she oversaw as French finance minister in 2008. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    IMF head Christine Lagarde in Paris court in fraud probe

    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde is facing questions at a special Paris court Thursday over her role in the 400 million euro ($520 million) payoff to a controversial businessman when she was France's finance minister.

  • Participants listen a panel session in the Congress Hall the last day of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone/Laurent Gillieron)

    Fragile economy, other global woes dominated Davos

    The fragile state of the world economy, along with the relentless turmoil in Syria and the rocky fallout from the Arab Spring, dominated discussions during this year's annual gathering of the global elite at Davos, leaving many participants uneasy about what lies ahead as they left for home Sunday.

  • International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

    IMF chief Lagarde says U.S. must 'pull together'

    In her first major speech of the new year, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday called for "all sides to pull together" in Washington to solve the country's debt and growth problems, saying the world's leading economies must follow through on fiscal and market reforms to avoid slipping back into recession.

  • Participants march during a demonstration against the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank being held in Tokyo, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    IMF urges quick, effective moves to buoy growth

    Global financial ministers called Saturday for quick and effective action to safeguard faltering economic growth and rebuild shaken confidence as they ended an annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund.

  • IMF chief: Put ‘fiscal cliff’ ahead of politics

    The International Monetary Fund chief on Monday encouraged U.S. policymakers to look past the "political calendars" of an election year and prevent the "fiscal cliff" from wreaking havoc on the global economy.

  • Economy Briefs: IMF chief raises possibility of Greece's euro exit

    The head of the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised the possibility that Greece could leave the eurozone in an orderly fashion.

  • IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a news conference in the International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings at the IMF headquarters in Washington on Saturday, April, 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

    IMF warns Europe not to ease up debt battle

    An infusion of hundreds of billions of dollars will give the International Monetary Fund a badly needed boost to tackle Europe's prolonged debt crisis. But global finance officials sent a strong message Saturday that struggling governments must speed reforms or risk spooking jittery markets and raising the economic danger.

  • Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, on Thursday called for a worldwide safety net similar to the reserve fund that European institutions have created to bail out debt-ridden members. (Associated Press)

    IMF calls for 'rebalancing' of global economy

    The International Monetary Fund chief called for a "rebalancing" of the global economy that will involve a worldwide safety net similar to the reserve fund that European institutions have created to bail out debt-ridden members.

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