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IMF's Lagarde put under investigation in French fraud case

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PARIS - IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation by French magistrates for negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister.

IMF's Lagarde put under investigation in French fraud case

PARIS - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation by French magistrates for negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister, her lawyer said on Wednesday.

Business, 27 Aug 2014

China should set lower 2015 GDP growth target of 6.5-7 pct - IMF

BEIJING - China should set an economic growth target of 6.5-7 percent for 2015, below its goal for 2014, and refrain from stimulus measures unless the economy threatens to slow sharply from that level, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

Economy, Business, 31 Jul 2014

IMF cuts global growth outlook; India avoids ratings downgrade

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY - The International Monetary Fund on Thursday chopped its 2014 forecast for global economic growth to take into account weakness early in the year in the United States and China, the world's two biggest economies.

Business, Economy, 25 Jul 2014

IMF cuts global growth outlook, warns of stagnation risk in rich nations

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY - The International Monetary Fund on Thursday chopped its 2014 forecast for global economic growth to take into account weakness early in the year in the United States and China, the world's two biggest economies.

Business, Economy, 25 Jul 2014

IMF congratulates BRICS for new fund, offers help

BRASILIA - The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday congratulated the five BRICS countries for creating a new reserves fund that intends to challenge Western dominance in the global lender.

Business, 17 Jul 2014

IMF: global recovery to accelerate in 2015, no brutal slowdown in China

AIX-EN-PROVENCE France - Global economic activity should strengthen in the second half of this year and accelerate in 2015 although momentum could be weaker than expected, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Sunday, adding that the Fund did not expect a sharp slowdown in China.

Business, Economy, 06 Jul 2014

Euro zone has correct fiscal stance to cut debt, help growth - IMF

LUXEMBOURG - The euro zone's fiscal stance strikes the right balance between reducing debt and bolstering demand, the International Monetary Fund said in a statement on Thursday.

Business, Economy, 20 Jun 2014

IMF cuts U.S. growth outlook, says full employment years off

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for the United States on Monday and said the economy would not reach full employment until the end of 2017, allowing the Federal Reserve to bide its time before raising interest rates.

Business, Economy, 17 Jun 2014

IMF cuts U.S. growth outlook, says full employment years off

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for the United States on Monday and said the economy would not reach full employment until the end of 2017, allowing the Federal Reserve to bide its time before raising interest rates.

Business, Economy, 16 Jun 2014