Christine Lagarde

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde show photographers IMF anniversary cookies as IMFC Chair Tharman Shanmugaratnam looks on, Saturday, April 12, 2014, during the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) meeting at World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Finance officials: Global economy turns the corner

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world’s top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right. Despite challenges that include market jitters […]


Money traders work under screens in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Optimism over US economy shores up markets

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Growing optimism over the U.S. economy helped shore up global markets Monday despite tensions in China’s credit markets. Germany’s DAX and the main U.S. indexes all struck record highs, albeit on a […]


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Cyprus secures bailout, avoids bankruptcy

BRUSSELS (AP) — Cyprus secured a $13 billion package of rescue loans in tense, last-ditch negotiations early Monday, saving the country from a banking system collapse and bankruptcy that could have destabilized the entire euro area.


Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund managing director (AP Photo)

IMF’s Lagarde sees improved world economic outlook

WASHINGTON (AP) – International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the threat of financial collapse in the global economy appears to have eased, but has a warning for developed economies.


Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund managing director (AP Photo)

IMF chief in Malawi to assess reforms

LILONGWE, Malawi (AP) — The chief of the International Monetary Fund is in Malawi to assess reforms aimed at steering the southern African nation out of an economic crisis. Opponents of the measures say they only make matters worse.



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