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IMF's Lagarde fears 'tit-for-tat' escalation from Trump tariff move


WASHINGTON International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday that she feared a "tit-for-tat" escalation of trade retaliation over U.S. President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs that would sap business confidence and investment.

IMF's Lagarde says nobody wins a trade war

PARIS No one emerges victorious from a trade war, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday, warning that the economic impact of U.S. import tariffs would be serious if other countries respond with their own barriers.

Politics, Election 2016, Mar 07 2018

IMF warns that U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs will likely hurt economies

The International Monetary Fund warned on Friday that U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminum would likely cause economic damage to the United States and its trading partners, and urged countries to resolve trade disputes without resorting to retaliatory measures.

Politics, Election 2016, Mar 02 2018

IMF chief sees growth, overheating, debt risks from U.S. tax cuts

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said she saw positive and negative effects from a "complicated" U.S. tax overhaul, including a near-term growth bump that risks overheating the U.S. economy and a problematic rise in debt.

Mar 01 2018

Ukraine parliament will adopt anti-corruption court law by May: speaker

KIEV The Ukrainian parliament should adopt a law to create an anti-corruption court before May, its speaker told the head of an International Monetary Fund mission to Kiev on Thursday.

World, Feb 15 2018

IMF's Lagarde urges next German government to show global leadership

BERLIN International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde said it was reassuring that exploratory talks between Germany's conservatives and Social Democrats (SPD) had been successful and urged a new government to show global leadership.

World, Jan 19 2018

IMF concerned by Ukraine's new anti-corruption draft law - paper

KIEV The International Monetary Fund has told the Ukrainian authorities that it does not support a draft law to create an anti-corruption court because the bill does not guarantee its independence, the newspaper Ukrainska Pravda reported on Monday.

World, Jan 15 2018

Breaking slow: Asia set to raise rates next year, but still lag Fed

HONG KONG Tighter monetary policy is coming to Asia next year. Yet it will lag the Federal Reserve's rate hikes as Asian central banks balance an exports-led revival in growth with a slowdown in regional locomotive China.

China, Dec 06 2017

Ukraine's promise of EU membership remains elusive

BRUSSELS EU leaders offered Ukraine closer ties on Friday at a summit meant to cement Kiev's ties with the West, but they declined to promise that the country could one day join the bloc.

World, Nov 24 2017

Zimbabwe's army seizes power, Mugabe confined but "safe"

HARARE Zimbabwe's military seized power on Wednesday saying it was holding President Robert Mugabe and his family safe while targeting "criminals" in the entourage of the man who has ruled the nation since independence 37 years ago. | Video

World, United Nations Nov 16 2017