Ukraine creditors reject `haircut` despite default threat
Ukraine creditors reject `haircut` despite default threat

 Ukraine`s biggest private creditors mounted a firm defence Wednesday of their refusal to accept a debt write-off that could keep the impoverished but strategic ex-Soviet nation from slipping into default.

IMF, ECB chiefs join Merkel, Hollande, Juncker for Greek debt talks

IMF chief Christine Lagarde and ECB president Mario Draghi unexpectedly joined the leaders of France and Germany as well as European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker in Berlin late Monday for urgent talks on Greece`s debt crisis, diplomatic sources said.

Ignoring Raghuram Rajan's 2005 prediction was a big mistake: IMF chief

Showering fulsome praise on Raghuram Rajan, IMF chief Christine Lagarde Tuesday said not listening to his prediction of 2008 credit crisis was a big mistake of the multilateral funding agency.

Greek ex-minister faces life in tax evasion test trial

 A former Greek finance minister went on trial Wednesday for allegedly shielding relatives hiding money in Switzerland, in a case closely watched for proof that the eurozone straggler is serious about tackling tax evasion.

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.

IMF set to continue support Greece after election

The International Monetary Fund on Monday said it was prepared to continue its financial support of Greece, a day after an election swept in the leftist, anti-austerity party Syriza.

Ukraine requests fresh IMF bailout: Lagarde

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has asked the IMF for a new and broader rescue package, IMF head Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday as the war-torn country fights to save its reeling economy.

IMF executive board backs Lagarde over corruption probe

The executive board of the IMF has expressed full confidence in its Managing Director Christine Lagarde, who is facing a criminal investigation in France linked to a political corruption probe dating from 2008.

Boko Haram kidnappers `despicable` : IMF`s Lagarde

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde branded Boko Haram, the Nigerian insurgents who kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls, "despicable" on Monday.

IMF ready to start aid negotiations with Ukraine

The International Monetary Fund has said it was ready to launch aid negotiations with Ukraine.

German minister to discuss Ukraine aid with IMF, US

Germany`s foreign minister will discuss financial aid for Ukraine in Washington this week with US Secretary of State John Kerry and IMF chief Christine Lagarde, a spokesman said.

US debt crisis threatens world economy: IMF

Terming the current debt crisis in America as "mission-critical", the International Monetary Fund has warned the US that its impending debt crisis could damage not only its domestic economy, but the entire global economy.

French tycoon investigated in fraud probe

Bernard Tapie, one of France`s popular business personalities, was placed under formal investigation on Friday on charges of using political influence to win a large state pay-out in 2008.

IMF head Lagarde named `assisted witness` in Tapie probe

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is named as "assisted witness" in a probe into an alleged corruption relating to a controversial arbitration of the Tapie case after a two-day hearing at a French court in Paris.

Outrage over IMF chief not paying taxes on salary

Reports of IMF president Christine Lagarde not paying tax on her 350,000 pounds a year salary have caused wide spread outrage.