Argentine finance minister Nicolas Dujovne delivers statements to the press. Photograph: Javier Caamano/EPA

Argentina and the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday they reached an agreement for a three-year, $50 billion (€42 billion) standby lending a(...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde will visit DCU Alpha on June 26th. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

The head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde is to visit Dublin next month to take part in a discussion on education and innovation. (...)

Philip Lane, Governor of the Central Bank. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The great and the good of the financial world are gathering in Washington for the annual spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund which cont(...)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde speaking during the opening of Boao Forum For Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018. Photograph: EPA

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is optimistic on the outlook for global growth but warned darker clouds are looming due to fading fiscal stimulu(...)

Christine Lagarde: a rainy-day fund could halve the size of a downturn for “the relatively modest cost” of 0.35 per cent of gross domestic product a year. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

“It is not natural for men to unite. It is necessity that pushes them.” Jean Monnet, the architect of European construction, was advising the German c(...)

In a speech in Berlin on Monday, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde compared a proposed “rainy-day fund” to car insurance, with a premium in good times based on the benefits a country receives in bad times. Photo: Reuters

Christine Lagarde, the head of the IMF, has jumped into the internal politics of the EU by unveiling plans for “a rainy-day fund” for the eurozone to (...)

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde warned that the economic impact of US import tariffs would be serious if other countries respond with their own barriers. Photograph: Reuters

The European Union warned US president Donald Trump of a “firm” response should he trigger tariffs on foreign steel and aluminium, highlighting the pr(...)

Leo Varadkar and Justin Trudeau. “If there are lessons from other countries I would take a glance at Canada. Another country where inequality is relatively low and where immigrants are welcomed with open arms.”

What kind of economy do we want? Boston or Berlin? Ireland is often asked that question when thinking about strategic economic – and social – directio(...)

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) speaking at  the World Government Summit in Dubai on Sunday. Photograph: Christopher Pike/Reuters

Financial reforms are needed to avoid the next big crisis, the head of the International Monetary Fund has warned, though the recent sharp swings on (...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank argued last week that it’s still too early to unwind stimulus, saying “we’re not there yet”. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

The euro-area economy finished off last year with another quarter of robust growth, and confidence among businesses and households suggests there’s no(...)

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