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IMF board stands behind Lagarde over French probe

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WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund's board on Friday stood behind the global lender's leader Christine Lagarde, who is facing a criminal investigation in France tied to a political corruption probe dating from 2008.

IMF approves loan tranche for Ukraine, warns of risks

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund signed off on its first review of Ukraine's $17 billion loan programme on Friday, but warned risks loomed ahead as long as Kiev continued to fight a pro-Russian separatist rebellion in the east.

World, 29 Aug 2014

IMF board signs off on $1.4 billion tranche for Ukraine

WASHINGTON - The IMF's board on Friday signed off on a $1.4 billion (844 million pounds) disbursement to Ukraine under its loan programme, confirming Kiev was on track so far with the conditions of the bailout.

World, 29 Aug 2014

Ukraine in critical need of second IMF aid tranche - PM

KIEV - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk urged the International Monetary Fund on Friday to release the next tranche of a $17 billion loan and bemoaned the heavy cost of fighting a pro-Russian rebellion in the east.

World, 29 Aug 2014

IMF board likely to back Lagarde during French probe - sources

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund's board is likely to stand behind the global lender's leader, Christine Lagarde, who is facing a criminal investigation in France tied to a political corruption probe, sources close to the board said. | Video

Business, 28 Aug 2014

IMF says Ebola having 'acute' impact on West African economies

WASHINGTON - The worst ever outbreak of the Ebola disease is likely to lead to sharply lower growth in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and raise financing needs in all three West African countries, an IMF spokesman said on Thursday.

Africa, World, 28 Aug 2014

IMF says Ukraine on track with conditions of loan programme

WASHINGTON - Ukrainian authorities have complied with all the conditions of their $17 billion International Monetary Fund loan so far, an IMF spokesman said on Thursday, suggesting the country was on track to receive its next disbursement under the programme.

World, 28 Aug 2014

IMF's Lagarde put under investigation in French fraud case

PARIS - IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation by French magistrates for alleged negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister. | Video

Business, World, 27 Aug 2014

Mum's the word on soaring Swedish household debt as poll nears

STOCKHOLM - Johan and Alejandra are the kind of Swedes the IMF has been warning about - piling up debt to keep up with an ever-rising property market and fund a lifestyle of travel, maids and nights out.

Business, 24 Aug 2014

Ukraine conflict is draining economy, hampering reforms - PM Yatseniuk

KIEV - Ukraine's conflict with separatist rebels is draining the economy by the day and hampering efforts to implement reforms as required by an IMF bailout programme, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday.

World, 20 Aug 2014