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Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde

Date of Birth: 01/01/1956
Place of Birth: Paris

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Rising hopes, falling revenues

In a sign of the country's growing weight among developing economies, the team was quickly wheeled in to meet IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Bank President Jim Yong Kim...


Firefighters against an inferno

New economic woesNow a new set of economic troubles is assailing the region's economies: most immediately threatening for state revenue in Cameroon, Chad, Ghana and Nigeria is the fast-falling international oil price; more widely damaging is the slowdown in China, which has become the leading trading partner for most economies in the region, together with what the IMF Director General Christine Lagarde calls the 'new mediocre' in most other industrialised economies...


Making the best of the boom

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde warned in mid-January of Africa’s vulnerability to the ‘tapering’ of quantitative easing: a rise in US interest rates could reduce investment in Africa...


Physician heal thyself

The newish chiefs – the United States’ Jim Yong Kim took over as President of the Bank in mid-2012 and France’s former Finance Minister Christine Lagarde took over at the Fund a year earlier – spelt out fresh plans to counter climate change, reform tax systems and reduce inequality at their annual meetings in Washington on 11-13 October...

No spring in the step

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde welcomed ‘their willingness to support the cooperative effort… in the spirit of multilateralism’...

The year of the dragon, again

A fortnight earlier, International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde warned the Niamey government of the grim outlook for the European economy...

The falling euro drags down the CFA franc

Moreover, France, their largest donor, is steadily reducing its aid to Africa and French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has made it clear that it is up to African governments to decide whether to continue their fixed link to the euro or to peg their currencies to a basket of foreign currencies...

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