Christine Lagarde

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Astana Economic Forum kicks off

The Astana Economic Forum titled 'New Economic Reality: diversification, innovation and knowledge economy' has started in the capital of Kazakhstan today. It will last two days. The official website notes that world leaders who …

 Nazarbayev and Lagarde discuss cooperation issues

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, who arrived in Astana on official visit, discussed the cooperation issues and situation in global …

Lagarde: bribery eats up 2% of gross domestic product

Governments must step up their fight against corruption or face damaging economic and social consequences that risks tipping more countries into crisis, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde has …

IMF may help Azerbaijan

The director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde has said that the fund may help Azerbaijan and Nigeria. "If they need help we are ready to help without ...

Christine Lagarde: global economy to grow by 3.4%

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, said at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the world economy would grow by 3.4% in 2016. "We believe that the global …

Russia becomes one of top ten shareholders of the IMF

According to a press release issued today by the press service of the IMF, Russia and three of its partners in the BRICS – Brazil, India and China – have entered the top ten member countries of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) …

Putin to meet with Lagarde at summit in Antalya

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, during the G20 summit in Turkey, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov …

Experts comment on default prospects of Greece

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said that the country will not pay 1.6 billion euros of debt to the IMF, which means a default for the country. Vladimir Olenchenko, senior fellow of the MGIMO Center for European Studies, noted that the issue should be considered through the prism of statements of top leaders. IMF Chief Christine Lagarde, he reminds, sees no point in the Greek referendum because the terms of payments expire today, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel is still open to discussions after the referendum, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras denied raising the issue of a euro exit.