Christine Lagarde

Author Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses for the camera in a dark blue outfit

WTO head Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on vaccines: ‘We have to solve the health crisis if we want economic recovery’


Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the first African and female director-general of the World Trade Organization, talks to The World about her work priorities and her recent book, “Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons.”

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde prepares to host a news conference at the Treasury, in London June 6, 2014. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde ruled herself out of the running for the job of European Commission president on Friday.

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is a powerful force on the global stage

Global Politics

Why is the world facing a possible US default with a yawn?

The consequences if debt ceiling deal can’t be reached

Global Politics

Recovering Tunisia’s money

Europe reacts to US debt deal

In Europe, some see the eleventh-hour package of spending cuts and tax hikes making up the US debt deal as too little, too late.

Post-Dominique Strauss Kahn, who will lead the IMF?

Dominique Strauss Kahn’s resignation from the International Monetary Fund has set off a global power struggle between the European Union and emerging economies.

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde, Even-Keeled in the Midst of Eurozone Financial Crisis

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde is regarded as a female icon of success and self-confidence in France.

Europe Reacts to Debt Deal

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European stock markets initially rose on Monday after President Obama announced the debt deal.

IMF Chief Warns of Global Consequences of US Default

The looming threat of the U.S. defaulting on its debt has prompted many to discuss what the consequences might be here. But what happens to the rest of the world if the U.S. defaults?  According to the International Monetary Fund, it will be a disaster.  At a press conference yesterday, IMF chief Christine Lagarde called a U.S. […]