Tobam has been operating in Dublin since last July with a staff of 10, which it plans to extend to 20 by the end of 2017. Photograph: iStock

One of France’s leading investment funds has established an operation in Dublin, which it plans to double in size by the end of the year. Paris-based(...)

Managing director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde stands before the start of her trial about a state payout in 2008 to a French businessman, at the courts in Paris. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Christine Lagarde swept into the courtroom on Monday glamorous and suntanned, wearing a glittering brooch and a glittering smile. The director of the(...)

Christine Lagarde, director of the International Monetary Fund, will be tried by a panel of six deputies from the National Assembly, six senators and three magistrates. If convicted, she could in theory be sentenced to up to a year in prison and a €15,000 fine. Photograph:  EPA

Christine Lagarde, the director of the International Monetary Fund, will stand trial for negligence for allowing a sham arbitration to award €405 mill(...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde: accused of negligence as then French finance minister by improperly signing off on a decision to allow a rare out-of-court arbitration in a dispute between Bernard Tapie and the state. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

France’s highest appeals court ruled on Friday that International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde must stand trial for her role in a €400 milli(...)

Christine Lagarde: IMF chief was indicted for involvement in allegedly improper multimillion-euro payment to tycoon Bernard Tapie.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger will have a broad smile on his face this morning as he savours the form of the nonpareil Mesut Özil. If Özil stays fit, (...)

 IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been placed under official investigation by French Magistrates for her alleged role in a corruption probe. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has confirmed she is under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that(...)

French businessman Bernard Tapie claims he was the victim of a plot to discredit Nicolas Sarkozy. Photograph: Fred Dufour/Reuters

A few nights ago, I was surprised to hear an 82-year-old grandmother from the Parisian grande bourgeoise defending Bernard Tapie at a family dinner. “(...)

France’s former finance minister Christine Lagarde and her then head of cabinet Stephane Richard in 2008. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

The magistrates who are investigating the €403 million settlement awarded to a friend of the former president Nicolas Sarkozy have concluded that the (...)

The chairman and chief executive officer of French telecommunications operator France Telecom-Orange, Stephane Richard.

Stéphane Richard, chief executive of France Telecom, was taken into custody yesterday for questioning over his role in an arbitration process that led(...)

IMF chief Christine Lagarde arrives for the second day of a hearing by French magistrates in Paris into  her role in a €285 million arbitration agreement with a supporter of former president Nicolas Sarkozy. Photograph:  Charles Platiau/Reuters.

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde began testifying for a second day at a Paris court investigating her decision t(...)

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