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Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde

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


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The logic of naira nationalism

The visit to Abuja last month by the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde included discussions about the shortfall of at least $10 bn...


Currency crunch

Nigerian officials put their case forcefully enough to IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde during her visit to Abuja dissuading her from any public criticism of the government's anti- devaluation posture...


Wing and a prayer economics

The IMF Africa Department told Managing Director Christine Lagarde in July that the Fund should be on standby with an aid package similar to Ghana's $900 mn...


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...

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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...

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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...

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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’...


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