US President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the agreement in 2017, prompting a strong backlash domestically and abroad.
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.
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.
Gopinath's joined last week at a time, when she believes the world is experiencing a retreat from globalisation, posing challenges to multilateral institutions.
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.
Lagarde said central bank rate increases such as those by the policy-setting US Federal Reserve were justified by fundamentals.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde on Monday appointed Gita Gopinath as its chief economist.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri announced earlier Tuesday that talks were underway to seek financial support from the Washington-based lender.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde today hoped that the Indian authorities starting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi would pay more attention to it.
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.
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.
Closing the gender gap in every aspect of economy is the most efficient way to reduce inequalities, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said today.