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#Christine Lagarde

# christine-lagarde - Thursday 15 December, 2011

IMF approves latest €3.9 billion of Irish bailout loans

The International Monetary Fund has approved the latest tranche of bailout loans, following official inspections in October.

# christine-lagarde - Saturday 12 November, 2011

Berlusconi set to resign as Italian parliament mulls €60bn austerity plan

The Italian prime minister is expected to resign once the lower house passes the austerity plan aimed at reduced pressure on both Italy and the eurozone.

# christine-lagarde - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

Lagarde warns of ‘lost decade’ unless European crisis is fixed

The global economy could stagnate for ten years or more, the IMF chief warns, unless the eurozone debt crisis is fully solved.

# christine-lagarde - Saturday 15 October, 2011

G20 finance ministers open door for larger IMF role in fighting crisis

Ministers from the world’s 20 major economies invite the IMF to come up with a plan of action for fighting the debt crisis.

# christine-lagarde - Sunday 25 September, 2011

IMF warns about funding capacity for future bailouts IMF

IMF warns about funding capacity for future bailouts

The fund is calling for major international cooperation in tackling the debt crisis and averting another global recession.

# christine-lagarde - Saturday 10 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie IMF recognises Libyan rebels and pledges to revive economy Libya

IMF recognises Libyan rebels and pledges to revive economy

Christine Lagarde tells the world that she’s following the wishes of IMF members by recognising the NTC as Libya’s real leaders.

# christine-lagarde - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Strauss-Kahn applauded on return to IMF DSK

Strauss-Kahn applauded on return to IMF

The former head of the IMF requested to meet with members of the institution following charges against him being dropped.

# christine-lagarde - Friday 12 August, 2011

Stuck in a rut: French economy records zero growth

France had been expected to grow its economy by 0.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2011, but couldn’t make it budge.

# christine-lagarde - Thursday 4 August, 2011

IMF’s Christine Lagarde under investigation over $400m Adidas deal

French court has ordering an investigation into the role of newly-appointed IMF chief and former French minister in a 2008 settlement.

# christine-lagarde - Thursday 21 July, 2011

Eurozone leaders set for key summit as France and Germany agree common position

But neither country will tell us what that position is ahead of the summit in Brussels this afternoon.

# christine-lagarde - Saturday 9 July, 2011

IMF releases €3.2bn to Greece

The payment will allow Greece to pay off some of its debts, however an agreement on a second bailout is not expected to be decided upon until mid-September.

# christine-lagarde - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Lagarde pledges to diversify IMF after sex scandal IMF

Lagarde pledges to diversify IMF after sex scandal

New IMF chief Christine Lagarde has said she wants the organisation to be more open to developing countries.

# christine-lagarde - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Jour 1: Lagarde takes over at the IMF IMF

Jour 1: Lagarde takes over at the IMF

Today’s Christine Lagarde’s first day in the hot seat at the International Monetary Fund. What’s in her in-tray?

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# christine-lagarde - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Tuesday Take 5

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

US backing likely to seal the deal for Lagarde and the IMF job IMF

US backing likely to seal the deal for Lagarde and the IMF job

The new head of the International Monetary Fund is expected to be named later, and Christine Lagarde is thought to be a shoo-in.

# christine-lagarde - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Angry Dáil exchanges over alleged pension levy ‘cover-up’ Dáil Éireann

Angry Dáil exchanges over alleged pension levy ‘cover-up’

Micheál Martin accuses Enda Kenny of ‘covering up’ government policy on the pension levy – a claim labelled “balderdash”.

# christine-lagarde - Monday 20 June, 2011

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

In your Fix tonight: Risks of hypothermia at a Meath nursing home, good news on the financial front, and a future Major champion denting some household appliances…

From The Daily Edge Caption competition: What’s so small, Madame Lagarde? Caption Comp

Caption competition: What’s so small, Madame Lagarde?

Christine Lagarde and Michael Noonan are in talks in Luxembourg this afternoon. But what is Christine saying here?

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Monday Take 5

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Noonan meets Lagarde as interest rate cut gets German backing

But will Sarkozy and France relent?

# christine-lagarde - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

And then there were two: IMF drops one of three candidates for director shortlist IMF

And then there were two: IMF drops one of three candidates for director shortlist

International Monetary Fund has whittled down the candidates from three to two, with Christine Lagarde one of the finalists.

# christine-lagarde - Monday 13 June, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Lagarde certain that history will be kind to ‘absolutely heroic’ Brian Lenihan Brian Lenihan

Lagarde certain that history will be kind to ‘absolutely heroic’ Brian Lenihan

Books of condolences have opened across the country as the favourite to be the next head of the IMF hails the former Minister for Finance who died on Friday.

# christine-lagarde - Sunday 12 June, 2011

Israeli bank chief to compete against France’s Lagarde for IMF post IMF

Israeli bank chief to compete against France’s Lagarde for IMF post

Head of Israel’s Central Bank throws his hat into the ring, but faces formidable competition in the form of favourite Christine Lagarde.

# christine-lagarde - Friday 10 June, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Ireland supporting Lagarde – regardless of corporate tax moves IMF

Ireland supporting Lagarde – regardless of corporate tax moves

As the deadline looms for IMF nominations, Ireland will support Christine Lagarde – in spite of France’s take on our tax.

From TheJournal.ie Hillary Clinton ‘in talks to quit White House for World Bank’ – report Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton ‘in talks to quit White House for World Bank’ – report

Reuters says the current US Secretary of State, former Senator and former First Lady is in line to take over in mid-2012.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: New ministers from north and south of the border meet for the first time today; more protests on the way in Syria, and the unthinkable…a Father Ted rip off.

From TheJournal.ie Closing date for applications as Christine Lagarde still favourite to head the IMF IMF This post contains images

Closing date for applications as Christine Lagarde still favourite to head the IMF

The International Monetary Fund will choose its next head by the end of the month as nominations close today.

# christine-lagarde - Thursday 26 May, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Ten things you really need to know about Christine Lagarde IMF

Ten things you really need to know about Christine Lagarde

“I honestly think that there should never be too much testosterone in one room”. Christine Lagarde wants to be the head of the IMF and the first woman in the job, but what do we know about her?

From TheJournal.ie IMF hopeful Christine Lagarde declared an “international superstar” by a leading economist IMF

IMF hopeful Christine Lagarde declared an “international superstar” by a leading economist

Praise is rolling in for Christine Lagarde, the French Finance Finister who’s gunning for the top job at the IMF. However, several countries are hanging back from giving her their complete backing.

# christine-lagarde - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Wednesday Take 5

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Lagarde confirms her bid for IMF’s top job IMF

Lagarde confirms her bid for IMF’s top job

The French minister has today entered the race to succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn, though developing countries are unhappy.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Expert disputes Ryanair’s claims that it sent a plane through the ashcloud; the joy the Irish man who died on Everest never got to share; and Brian O’Driscoll snapped with his trophy wife.

# christine-lagarde - Sunday 22 May, 2011

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

In today’s 9 at 9: State funeral for Garret FitzGerald; final preparations for Obama; another volcanic eruption; elections in Spain; weak children; and the glory that was Leinster in Cardiff.

# christine-lagarde - Saturday 21 May, 2011

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know before 9am including: Preparations underway for Obama visit; Garret FitzGerald to lie in repose in Dublin today; thousands protest in Spain; and the end of the world, or not.

# christine-lagarde - Thursday 19 May, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Accused former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn wins $1m bail DSK

Accused former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn wins $1m bail

The former managing director of the International Monetary Fund is freed on 24-hour home detention with an electronic tag.

# christine-lagarde - Saturday 16 April, 2011

G20 countries agree guidelines aimed at preventing future financial crises G20

G20 countries agree guidelines aimed at preventing future financial crises

Despite the agreement, it is not clear what repercussions there would be for countries whose finances contain dangerous imbalances.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know before 9am: Gardaí make five arrests in relation to a massive drugs haul; good news for cash-strapped ESB customers; presidential elections in Nigeria; and Stephen Fry is prepared to go to prison.

# christine-lagarde - Sunday 10 April, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s corporation tax rate could be at risk from German demands Corporation Tax

Ireland’s corporation tax rate could be at risk from German demands

The German finance minister believes Ireland must make concessions if they are to get an interest reduction on their bailout package.