Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), speaks during a news conference.

Britain’s economy will shrink if it leaves the European Union without a Brexit deal and it will suffer some damage whatever terms it agrees, the Inter(...)

Brexit headache: Conservative MPs Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson and Peter Bone at the launch of a report claiming the UK economy would be better off with a hard Brexit. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

In numbers: Terrorism takedowns 60 Number of minutes Facebook, Google, Twitter and other tech companies will have to remove extremist content from t(...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said her staff does not yet see “contagion” spreading to multiple countries beyond those currently fighting investor flight. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Christine Lagarde has warned that the escalating US-China trade war could deliver a “shock” to already struggling emerging markets, raising the prospe(...)

 Pedestrians walk by the New York Stock Exchange on September 15th, 2008, in New York City, US. File photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

On Monday September 15th, 2008, Americans woke to the news that Lehman Brothers, one of the giants of US banking, was filing for bankruptcy. TV screen(...)

US president Donald Trump talks during a meeting with Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri in Washington last year. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Argentina will impose taxes on exporters to boost much-need revenue and will balance its budget a year earlier than planned after the peso collapsed l(...)

Christine Lagarde said the “more adverse international market conditions” had not been “fully anticipated” when the IMF and Argentina reached the deal in June. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Argentina’s central bank on Thursday raised its benchmark interest rate to 60 per cent from 45 per cent in a bid to control inflation running at more (...)

Argentina’s Economy Minister Nicolas Dujovne (L) and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde offer a joint press conference in Buenos Aires in the framework of the G20 meeting. Photograph: Marcian Augustin/AFP/Getty Images

The United States sought to woo Europe and Japan with free trade deals on Saturday to gain leverage in an escalating tariff war with China but its ove(...)

Belgian prime minister Charles Michel and his British counterpart Theresa May exchanging  football jerseys. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was put on the spot as he made his way into the headquarters of the European Council in Brussels for a key summit on Thursday. (...)

The housing assistance payment scheme (Hap), which aims to support people in private rented accommodation, is a key area of concern for those who contact support services.  File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

Back in 2007, when the Irish property bubble was well and truly inflated, the price per square metre of apartments in Dublin was higher than in Paris.(...)

Christine Lagarde, IMF managing director,  in conversation with Prof Brian MacCraith, president of Dublin City University. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The future of the European project is at stake, and its 27 member states must look to further integrate, particularly in the euro zone, the managing d(...)

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