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Biden, Poroshenko discuss reforms needed in Ukraine - White House

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WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke by phone for the second consecutive day on Friday to discuss the need for Kiev to quickly pass reforms needed for a $17.5 billion International Monetary Fund bailout.

IMF nominates Lagarde to second term leading agency

WASHINGTON International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has been nominated to second term as the agency's managing director, the IMF said in a statement on Thursday.

Business, 11 Feb 2016

China can avoid 'hard landing' but spillovers seen - IMF chief

WASHINGTON China can avoid a "hard landing" if Beijing pursues reforms to state enterprises and sticks to a more market-driven and well-communicated exchange rate policy, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday.

Business, 05 Feb 2016

IMF's Lagarde says China's economy can avoid "hard landing"

WASHINGTON China's economy can avoid a "hard landing" and shift to a lower, more sustainable growth rate if Beijing pursues reforms to state enterprises and sticks to a more market-driven and well-communicated exchange rate policy, the International Monetary Fund's chief said on Thursday.

Business, 04 Feb 2016

Pakistan shelves plan to privatise power firms, but IMF approves new loan

ISLAMABAD Pakistan has shelved plans to privatise its power supply companies and will miss deadlines to sell other loss-making state firms, reneging on promises it made to the IMF in return for a $6.7 billion bailout three years ago.

Business, Top News, South Asia, 04 Feb 2016

Darling of Davos, Lagarde has 2nd IMF term sewn up

DAVOS, Switzerland The darling of the Davos political and financial elite, Christine Lagarde has a second term at the helm of the International Monetary Fund sewn up just days after nominations opened, despite facing possible trial in France.

Business, Top News, 24 Jan 2016

Singapore says supports IMF's Lagarde for second term

SINGAPORE The Monetary Authority of Singapore said on Sunday it supported the nomination of the International Monetary Fund's managing director, Christine Lagarde, for a second term. 

Business, 24 Jan 2016

IMF's Lagarde says markets need clarity on China currency

DAVOS, Switzerland Financial markets need more clarity on how Chinese authorities are managing their currency, particularly the relationship of the yuan to the U.S. dollar, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Saturday.

Business, World, 23 Jan 2016

IMF's Lagarde seeks second term in shadow of court case

PARIS/DAVOS, Switzerland Christine Lagarde launched her campaign for a second term as managing director of the International Monetary Fund on Friday with ringing endorsements from a host of major economies that looked past a court case against her in her native France.

Business, 22 Jan 2016

Davos - IMF's Lagarde says China's structural reform are "massive undertaking"

BEIJING International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday said China's structural reform will be a "massive undertaking".

Business, 21 Jan 2016