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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.

Orange boss Stéphane Richard has to answer questions about his work with Christine Lagarde
10/06/2013 - Franc

Orange boss Richard detained in Tapie payout case

The boss of telecoms company Orange, Stéphane Richard, has been taken into police custody in the ongoing investigation into alleged abuse of influence that has seen IMF chief Christine ...

François Hollande has promised to bring down unemployment by the end of this year
04/06/2013 - France

IMF downgrades French economy forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded its forecast for the French economy this year and the next and says it will be difficult to reverse the rise in unemployment by the end of the ...


French press review 25 May 2013

The papers are all about IMF Cchief Christine Lagarde’s “great ...

Christine Lagarde outside the court on Friday
25/05/2013 - France - IMF

Lagarde escapes charges in Tapie payout case

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has avoided immediate charges after two days in a French court but was named an "assisted witness" in a case of alleged ministerial misconduct under former ...

Christine Lagarde arrives at the Paris court
24/05/2013 - France - IMF

IMF still backing Lagarde on second day of French court hearing

The International Monetary Fund repeated its supported for Christine Lagarde as she faced a second day of questioning in a French court on her role in a controversial deal with businessman and ...

Christine Lagarde arrives at Paris court, 23 May
23/05/2013 - France - US

IMF chief Christine Lagarde in French court over payout to ex football boss Tapie

Christine Lagarde, boss of the International Monetary fund, is in court in Paris today in connection with a state payout, made while she was French finance minister, to businessman Bernard Tapie ...

IMF boss Christine Lagarde in New York last monthl
22/05/2013 - France - IMF

French court set to charge IMF chief Lagarde, report

A French court is likely to charge IMF boss Christine Lagarde with complicity in fraud and embezzlement of public funds, according to Le Monde newspaper.