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IMF's Lagarde to stand trial in Tapie case


PARIS France's highest appeals court ruled on Friday that International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde must stand trial for her role in a 400 million euros ($440 million) state payout in 2008 to businessman Bernard Tapie. | Video

Brexit uncertainty prompts IMF to cut global growth forecasts again

WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its global growth forecasts for the next two years on Tuesday, citing uncertainty over Britain's looming exit from the European Union. | Video

Jul 19 2016

IMF sees 'negligible' Brexit impact on U.S. growth

WASHINGTON Britain's vote in a referendum to leave the European Union has caused uncertainty and increased risks to the U.S. economy but thus far it looks likely to have a pretty "negligible" impact on U.S. growth, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

Jul 12 2016

IMF says Deutsche Bank's global links make it biggest potential risk

FRANKFURT Deutsche Bank's links to the world's largest lenders make it a bigger potential risk to the wider financial system than any other global bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday.

Jun 30 2016

EU leaders tell Britain to exit swiftly

LONDON/BRUSSELS European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic confusion unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union last week, after the IMF said the uncertainty could put pressure on global economic growth. | Video

World, Housing Market Jun 29 2016

IMF's Lagarde: markets got 'Brexit' vote wrong, but did not panic

Financial markets "vastly underestimated" the outcome of Britain's vote to leave the European Union but did not panic on Friday, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Sunday.

Housing Market, Jun 26 2016

IMF sees U.S. economy in 'good shape', too many in poverty

WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday the U.S. economy was "overall in good shape," with growth set to regain momentum despite an overvalued dollar, but it warned that too many Americans were dropping out of the workforce or living in poverty.

Jun 22 2016

Messy Brexit could lead to big hit for UK economy: IMF

LONDON A vote to exit the European Union in next week's referendum could leave Britain's economy more than 5 percent smaller by 2019 than if it stays in the 28-nation club, the International Monetary Fund said.

Jun 17 2016

China, U.S. agree to push for IMF reforms for emerging economies: vice premier

BEIJING China and the United States agreed to push forward reforms at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to increase quotas for emerging economies, China's vice premier Wang Yang said on Tuesday.

Housing Market Jun 07 2016

Warning of downward spiral, IMF sees no economic upside to Brexit

LONDON International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Friday there were no economic positives to Britain leaving the European Union and that the impact would range from "pretty bad to very, very bad". | Video

May 13 2016