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African press review 13 October 2014

An African crisis fund, a Kenyan clean sweep in Chicago, the death of Ali Mazrui, and the fate of Julius Malema's party are some of this morning's main stories . . .

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

IMF head Christine Lagarde
26/08/2014 - France - IMF

IMF chief Lagarde faces fourth round of questioning in French corruption case

International Monetary Fund (IMF) boss Christine Lagarde on Tuesday faced questioning for the fourth time in a mulit-million-euro corruption case linked to her time as a minister under former French ...
05/07/2014 - France

French GDP ranking to slip by 2020

According to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the French economy will slip from fifth to sixth place in the GDP rankings by 2020, and to eighth by 2030.


French press review 21 June 2014

The French press is in a frenzy after les Bleus become the team to beat at the Brazil World Cup after thrashing Switzerland five-two.
Don't say "DSK" - Strauss-Kahn is taking legal action over use of his initials in a dubious enterprise
30/04/2014 - France - Belgium

Strauss-Kahn to sue pimp over 'DSK' brothel

Disgraced IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn is embroiled in a new sex-related legal case.
International Monetary Fund's chief economist Olivier Blanchard in 2012
26/11/2013 - France

French downgrade unjustified, IMF chief economist

Standard & Poor's downgrade of French sovereign debt was "unjustified", the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) chief economist said Tuesday.

Standard & Poor’s HQ in New York
08/11/2013 - France

Hollande meets World Bank, IMF after Standard & Poor's downgrade

French President François Hollande was set to defend his economic policies at a meeting with international finance chiefs after the Standard & Poor's agency lowered France's rating to ...
L'ancien directeur du FMI, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, le 26 juin 2013.
13/09/2013 - France - Serbia

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn to consult Serbia on economic woes

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has agreed to advise the Serbian government as it inches toward European Union membership.