IMF's Lagarde says China's economy can avoid 'hard landing'


WASHINGTON China's economy can avoid a "hard landing" and shift to a lower, more sustainable growth rate if Beijing pursues reforms to state enterprises and sticks to a more market-driven and well-communicated exchange rate policy, the International Monetary Fund's chief said on Thursday.

Ex-IMF chief Rato faces trial over Spanish credit card use

MADRID Spain's High Court said on Monday it would open a trial against former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Rodrigo Rato and dozens of other people alleged to have misused credit cards for personal expenses while at Spanish lender Bankia .

Business, Spain 01 Feb 2016

Japan voices support for reelection of IMF head Lagarde

TOKYO Japan on Tuesday joined other major countries supporting Christine Lagarde's bid for a second term as the International Monetary Fund's managing director.

Business, Japan, 26 Jan 2016

Political crisis threatens Kosovo's economic outlook - IMF

PRISTINA Political crisis in Kosovo represents the "key risk" to a funding deal with the International Monetary Fund and may force a revision of the young country's economic outlook for this year and coming years, the IMF warned on Monday.

World, 25 Jan 2016

Darling of Davos, Lagarde has second IMF term sewn up

DAVOS, Switzerland The darling of the Davos political and financial elite, Christian Lagarde has a second term at the helm of the International Monetary Fund sewn up just days after nominations opened, despite facing possible trial in France.

Business, 24 Jan 2016

IMF's Lagarde says markets need clarity on China currency

DAVOS, Switzerland Financial markets need more clarity on how Chinese authorities are managing their currency, particularly the relationship of the yuan to the U.S. dollar, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Saturday.

Business, 23 Jan 2016

IMF's Lagarde seeks second term in shadow of court case

PARIS/DAVOS, Switzerland Christine Lagarde launched her campaign for a second term as managing director of the International Monetary Fund on Friday with ringing endorsements from a host of major economies that looked past a court case against her in her native France. | Video

Business, 22 Jan 2016

U.S. Treasury Secretary wants to continue working with IMF's Lagarde

DAVOS, Switzerland U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew praised International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Friday hours after she announced her bid for a second term, saying he looked forward to continuing to work with her.

Business, 22 Jan 2016

IMF reiterates call for 'significant' debt relief for Greece

DAVOS, Switzerland The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said after a meeting between its Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that it stood ready to support Greece but only if it was granted "significant" debt relief by its European partners.

Business, 21 Jan 2016

Greek PM says accepts partners' demand for IMF role in bailout

DAVOS, Switzerland Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday that Athens accepts its European partners' insistence that the International Monetary Fund should play a role in supervising the country's international bailout.

Business, 21 Jan 2016