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G20 must step up growth efforts: IMF's Lagarde

The world`s biggest economies must step up reform efforts to boost growth in line with targets they set last year using a mix of accommodative monetary policy, fiscal policy and structural reforms, the head of the International Monetary Fund said.

IMF, Ukraine in deal for $17.5 bn bailout: Lagarde

The International Monetary Fund and conflict-torn Ukraine have reached a preliminary deal on a new financial rescue plan worth $17.5 billion dollars that could be a "turning point" for Kiev, Christine Lagarde said Thursday.

Lagarde launches Brazil charm offensive for top IMF post

France`s Christine Lagarde is one of the leading contenders for the post of IMF chief.