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Lagarde ‘horrified’ by Khashoggi case, but Saudi trip unchanged

IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Saturday she was “horrified” by reports about the fate of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi but she still plans to attend an economic meeting in Riyadh this month. FIRST IMAGES

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IMF chief defends rate hikes after Trump slams ‘crazy’ Fed

IMF chief Christine Lagarde defends central bank rate hikes, calling them a “necessary development”, after markets plunged in response to US president Donald Trump blasting the Fed for going “crazy” with plans to raise borrowing costs again. SOUNDBITE

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IMF: No-deal Brexit ‘would impose very large costs’ on UK

Britain’s economy would suffer “very large costs” if it leaves the European Union next March with no divorce agreement in place, the International Monetary Fund’s Christine Lagarde warned in a speech at the UK Treasury on Monday. SOUNDBITE

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Images of plenary session of the International Economic Forum

Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and IMF Director Christine Lagarde attend the plenary session of the International Economic Forum in Saint-Petersburg. IMAGES

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IMF Warns Risks of Rising Global Trade Tensions

The IMF is warning that rising trade tensions between the US and China risk undermining a solidly growing global economy. IMF Director Christine Lagarde says “while the sun is shining we are seeing more clouds on the horizon.”(April 19)

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IMF chief Lagarde urges mutually beneficial Brexit deal

Britain’s tepid growth can improve along with other advanced economies should a positive trade deal over Brexit be agreed with the European Union, IMF chief Christine Lagarde says, but refutes suggestions that the IMF’s forecasts were “too gloomy”, saying the predicted 1.6% growth this year is a “bit of a disappointment”.

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IMF chief warns of grim climate future

The world faces a “dark future” if it fails to tackle climate change and inequality, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde warned on Tuesday.

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IMF chief: to beat inequality, close the gender gap

IMF chief Christine Lagarde says that the best way to reduce inequality around the world would be to eliminate the gap between women and men in the economic sphere.

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Optimism at eurozone Greece bailout talks

Ministers say they’re optimistic for a bailout deal for Greece, as IMF chief Christine Lagarde and the eurozone’s 19 finance ministers meet in Luxembourg.