Oliver Blanchard was behind many of the IMF’s policy shifts in recent years in response to lessons from the crisis

The International Monetary Fund has said its chief economist Olivier Blanchard is retiring from the IMF, and the search for his replacement would begi(...)

Aer Lingus shed some of the gains it made on Thursday on the back of reports the Government was close to agreeing to sell the State’s stake to  IAG. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks slid on Friday as concern over the impact of Greek debt was exacerbated by declines in the US and Asia. A two-hour blackout at news a(...)

 Prime minister David Cameron on the Conservative election campaign bus, near Builth Wells, Wales. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Job numbers in the UK now stand at a record high and unemployment has fallen back to 1.8 million, according to published figures seized upon by the(...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, speaks during a panel discussion at the Brookings Institution on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis promised to compromise in negotiations over the next instalment of a bailout loan that would prevent a default(...)

The IMF ruled out granting Greece permission to defer debt repayments. The fund’s managing director Christine Lagarde said that an advanced economy had never asked for a payment delay. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Yields on 10-year Greek debt rose to their highest level in two years on Thursday amid fears the country is moving closer to default as it struggles t(...)

Miners and supporters hold a banner and shout slogans during a protest in front of the parliament building in Athens Photograph: Reuters

Greece’s bonds tumbled, pushing 10-year yields to the highest in more than two years, as pressure mounted on the southern European nation to secure(...)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde   shakes hands with Shakila Luqman, a member of the Pakistani National Assembly, as she poses for photos with attendees during the 2015 Global Parliamentary Conference at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington.

The IMF has kept its global growth forecasts unchanged, but warned that the economic recovery remains “moderate and uneven,” beset by greater uncertai(...)

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Photograph: Bloomberg

Macroeconomic risks have declined over the past year but growth in the global economy remains uneven and moderate, the managing director of the Intern(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is surrounded by members of the media as he comments on  discussions he had just concluded with the International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde in Washington. Photograph: Mike Theiler/Reuters

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has said that Greece “intends to meet all obligations to all its creditors, ad infinitum,” seeking to quell de(...)

Finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: Greece has not received bailout funds since August. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis met International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde in Washington yesterday to discuss a set o(...)