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Christine Lagarde
Going for seconds - lMF chief Christine Lagarde
22/01/2016 - FRANCE - World economy

France's Lagarde to run for second term as IMF chief

Christine Lagarde has announced that she will run for a second term as head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), pointing out that France, Britain, Germany and China have backed her and seeming ...
Bernard Tapie
20/12/2015 - FRANCE

French tycoon Bernard Tapie to return to politics to fight Front National

Controversial French entrepreneur and former minister Bernard Tapie says he plans to return to politics, claiming that he has a scheme to abolish youth unemployment and take on the far-right Front ...
IMF boss Christine Lagarde, seen in this file picture, faces trial for her role in the Bernard Tapie case.
18/12/2015 - France

French IMF chief to stand trial in Tapie affair

The International Monetary Fund IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been ordered to stand trial in France for her role in the Bernard Tapie case.

French press review 12 November 2015

Upcoming French regional elections causing political clashes and mergers, violence in refugee camps in Calais and unease within the French journalistic community are among the topics making the ...
Christine Lagarde on French TV, 13 September 2015
23/09/2015 - FRANCE- IMF

France to drop charges against IMF boss Lagarde

French prosecutors are to drop charges against IMF chief Christine Lagarde, accused of negligence when she was France's economy minister over a 403-million-euro payout to ex-Olympique Marseille boss ...
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is seen on a television monitor while addressing the nation in Athens, Greece July 1, 2015.
01/07/2015 - Greece-Africa

Greece's economic woes are painful reminder of Africa's agony, analysts

Greece inched closer to dropping out of the eurozone on Wednesday, after defaulting on its 1.5 billion euro payment to the International Monetary Fund. The IMF rejected Athen's last-minute request for an extension, leading to scenes of chaos outside Greek banks.

Bernard Tapie, July, 2013.
17/02/2015 - France

French court overturns 403-million-euro payout to tycoon Tapie

The Paris court of appeal on Tuesday overturned a controversial 2008 decision to award 403 million euros to high-profile French businessman Bernard Tapie, who might now be asked to repay the ...
Total CEO, Christophe de Margerie
27/10/2014 - France - Russia

Hollande, Qatar emir attend Total boss funeral in Paris

President Hollande and the Emir of Qatar attended the funeral in Paris on Monday of Christophe de Margerie, the boss of the Total oil company, who was killed in a plane crash in Russia last ...

French press review 29 August 2014

French Socialists go to La Rochelle for what promises to be a stormy get-together. Hollande hopes for help from Europe. Lagarde is in trouble in her home country.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde
27/08/2014 - France

IMF boss Lagarde charged with negligence in 2008 French corruption case

International Monetary Fund (IMF) boss Christine Lagarde on Wednesday said she had no intention of resigning