Now 'right moment' for carbon tax: IMF chief

The time is right for governments to introduce taxes on carbon emissions, which would help fight global warming and raise badly needed revenue, IMF chief Christine Lagarde has said.

India a bright spot in slowing world economy: IMF chief
India a bright spot in slowing world economy: IMF chief

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has said that global growth will likely be weaker this year with only a modest acceleration expected in 2016 but India remains a bright spot.

IMF `will continue to work` on stability for Greece: Lagarde

"The purpose of what we`re doing is to actually restore stability of the economy in Greece, this is what we`ll continue to do. We`ll continue to work," Lagarde told reporters before joining a meeting of eurozone finance ministers.

IMF`s Lagarde says `no period of grace` for Greek debt payment
IMF`s Lagarde says `no period of grace` for Greek debt payment

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde warned cash-strapped Greece Thursday it will get no extra time to make a huge debt payment due at the end of the month.

Germany, France usher Greece back to negotiating table

"It was a very friendly, constructive exchange, but it`s also clear that there must be more work with the three institutions. There is a lot to do," Merkel told reporters on the sidelines of an EU summit in Riga.

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan brushes off talk of top IMF role: Report

The head of RBI, Raghuram Rajan, has brushed off talk that he could be a candidate for the top job at the International Monetary Fund when Christine Lagarde`s term ends next year, according to a newspaper interview.

IMF chief hails AIIB as US mellows down criticism

IMF chief Christine Lagarde today hailed China-funded Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as Beijing reached out to a suspicious US, saying any country willing to join the USD 50 billion multinational lender is welcome.

IMF head welcomes China-backed bank on Beijing visit

Lagarde made the comments as she wrapped up a five-day visit to China and after a host of European countries announced their intention to sign up for the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

India a bright spot on cloudy global horizon: Christine Lagarde

She reiterate global growth forecast of 3.5 percent in 2015 and 3.7 percent in 2016. She also said that asynchronous policy shifts may lead to excessive volatility.

India better prepared for external financial shocks: IMF

India is better positioned to cope with external financial shocks than most emerging market economies, International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde said.

IMF chief Christine Lagarde to begin 2-day visit to India today

Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund will begin her 2-day trip to India on Monday during which she is likely to meet the country's top leadership including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

IMF chief sees 'better news' at last for advanced economies

IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Wednesday that major advanced economies were seeing "better news" thanks to cheap oil, currency shifts and low interest rates that encourage investment.

Cheaper oil `bolsters` ECB case for more stimulus: Lagarde

IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday encouraged the European Central Bank to unleash fresh stimulus on the ailing eurozone, saying falling global oil prices increase the risk of deflation.

Lower oil prices will boost global economy: IMF chief Lagarde

The recent decline in oil prices will help boost global economy, IMF chief Christine Lagarde has said, as global oil prices have tumbled to multi year low.

IMF chief promises 'belly-dance' if US endorses reforms

Frustrated with the US Congress's refusal to vote through crucial reforms at the International Monetary Fund, IMF chief Christine Lagarde has promised a show if they do -- a belly dance.

IMF's Lagarde says women vital for global recovery

Empowerment of women and equal opportunities are crucial for driving a stronger global economic recovery, and for revitalising Japan, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Friday.

Ukraine may need more aid: IMF chief Lagarde

The first installment of the aid, worth $3.19 billion, was disbursed in early May.

Global recovery to accelerate in 2015: IMF

Lagarde estimated that growth in China this year would be between 7 and 7.5 percent.

IMF chief Lagarde arrives in Paris court for questioning

Wearing a dark suit and scarf, she called out "hello" to journalists before walking into the court.

IMF chief hails WTO trade agreement

The breakthrough agreement reached in Bali by the WTO reaffirms the international community`s commitment to an open trade system which boosts global growth and jobs, and cuts poverty, Xinhua reported citing IMF chief Christine Lagarde.