Christine Lagarde

IMF chief Christine Lagarde urges nations to meet climate deal commitment

US President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the agreement in 2017, prompting a strong backlash domestically and abroad.

published on : 4th May 2019

'Precarious' global rebound expected in late 2019: IMF's Christine Lagarde

In a speech ahead of next week's spring meetings with the World Bank, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said the world economy was vulnerable to shocks from Brexit, high debt levels and trade tensions.

published on : 2nd April 2019

Even central banks need to take climate change into account: Christine Lagarde

The planet's average surface temperature has risen by 1 degree Celsius since the late 19th century, she said, and most of this warming has occurred in the last 35 years.

published on : 25th January 2019

Gita Gopinath joins IMF as its first female chief economist

Gopinath's joined last week at a time, when she believes the world is experiencing a retreat from globalisation, posing challenges to multilateral institutions.

published on : 8th January 2019

IMF's Christine Lagarde warns against trade, currency wars, urges fix to global rules

In recent weeks, U.S. Treasury officials have expressed concerns about China's weakened yuan as the department prepares its semi-annual report on currency manipulation.

published on : 11th October 2018

IMF chief Christine Lagarde​ defends rate hikes after Trump slams 'crazy' US Federal Reserve

Lagarde said central bank rate increases such as those by the policy-setting US Federal Reserve were justified by fundamentals.

published on : 11th October 2018

Gita Gopinath is International Monetary Fund chief economist

International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde on Monday appointed Gita Gopinath as its chief economist.

published on : 2nd October 2018

IMF says to begin talks with Argentina to strengthen economy 'in short order'

Argentine President Mauricio Macri announced earlier Tuesday that talks were underway to seek financial support from the Washington-based lender.

published on : 8th May 2018

PM Modi needs to pay more attention to women: IMF chief Christine Lagarde

IMF chief Christine Lagarde today hoped that the Indian authorities starting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi would pay more attention to it.

published on : 19th April 2018

IMF chief Christine Lagarde warns 'no winners' in trade wars

She said poor countries and poor people in rich countries have benefited from the surge in global trade over the past decade, but acknowledged that some regions and industries have suffered.

published on : 18th March 2018

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

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde's comments followed Trump's announcement of 25 percent U.S. import tariffs on steel and 10 percent on aluminium.

published on : 9th March 2018

Close gender gap to reduce inequality: IMF chief Christine Lagarde

Closing the gender gap in every aspect of economy is the most efficient way to reduce inequalities, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said today.

published on : 13th October 2017