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  • U.S. debt default could be 'real nasty'

    The International Monetary Fund's new chief foresees "real nasty consequences" for the U.S. and global economies if the U.S. fails to raise its borrowing limit.


  • Christine Lagarde, the new head of the IMF, holds a press conference on July 6, 2011, at the International Monetary Fund headquarters in Washington. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Lagarde promises to push reforms at IMF

    Christine Lagarde, at her first news conference as the new head of the International Monetary Fund, vowed Wednesday morning to push ahead with reforms that give a greater say to major emerging countries such as China in managing the world economy.


  • **FILE** French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde (center) exits the International Monetary Fund in Washington on June 22, 2011. She was interviewing in competition to succeed former IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn. (Associated Press)

    Lagarde chosen to lead IMF; first woman in top job

    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has been chosen to lead the International Monetary Fund. She will become the first female managing director of the global lending organization.


  • French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde poses before giving a television interview on June 28, 2011, in Paris, after being chosen to lead the International Monetary Fund. She will become the first female managing director of the global lending organization. (Associated Press)

    Lagarde to succeed Strauss-Kahn at IMF

    With the Obama administration offering a last-minute endorsement, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde Tuesday became the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund.


  • ** FILE ** In this June 10, 2011 file photo, Mexico's central bank governor Agustin Carstens speaks, a candidate to be the next managing director of the IMF, during a news conference in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    European IMF control challenged

    Mexican central banker Agustin Carstens said Monday that the next leader of the International Monetary Fund should not be European because those nations are borrowing heavily from the lending organization.


  • Briefly: Americas

    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde was in Brazil on Monday to kick off a global tour promoting her candidacy to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF).


  • Brazilian Economy Minister Guido Mantega welcomes French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, the front-runner for chief of the International Monetary Fund. Brazil is one of several countries that wants the IMF search to go outside of Europe. (Associated Press)

    Lagarde in Brazil to promote candidacy for IMF chief

    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde met with her Brazilian counterpart Monday to promote her candidacy to head the International Monetary Fund and said she backed the institution's reforms giving developing nations more of a voice in its operations.


  • World Scene

    Momentum grew for French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde's potential candidacy to the top job at the IMF, with the Netherlands becoming the latest European government to offer its support.


  • France's Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has, in recent days, been touted in many European capitals as a good choice to replace former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. (Associated Press)

    Europeans demand one of their own as next IMF leader; U.S. balks

    European officials closed ranks Thursday to demand that the IMF's next leader be one of their own, someone with the political savvy to handle the continent's relentless debt crisis, but the U.S. balked at offering its immediate support.


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