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IMF chief amps up call to boost global growth

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde on Tuesday turned up the volume on her calls for stronger action by the world's economies to boost growth, warning that downside risks were increasing without decisive action.

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IMF eyes simple steps to tackle climate change

Turning the tide on global warming should be tackled by big and small steps that range from cutting subsidies to riding bicycles, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said on Friday. "Removing fossi

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Islamic finance ‘can boost economic growth’

Islamic finance has the potential to contribute to higher and more inclusive economic growth by increasing access to banking services, said Christine Lagarde, IMF managing director. Islamic finance has also shown its value in infr

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Qatar growth likely to top 4.5pc: Lagarde

Qatar’s growth could accelerate from 4 percent in 2014 to above 4.5 percent this year and next, supported by a large public infrastructure program and opening of a new natural gas field, said Christine Lagarde, IMF managing director.

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IMF's Lagarde open to a second term if called

International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday she is open to serving a second term at the helm of the global lender.   Lagarde's term runs out in mid-2016 and she has

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IMF sees cut to global growth forecasts

The International Monetary Fund is likely to revise downwards its estimates for global economic growth due to slower growth in emerging economies, IMF head Christine Lagarde said in a newspaper interview. "We are in a recover

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IMF warns of spillover risks from recent volatility

Recent volatility in global financial markets shows how rapidly risks can spill over from one economy to the next, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in Jakarta on Wednesday. "What has been de

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GCC economy set to grow 4.5pc in 2014-15: IMF

The GCC economies have been amongst the best performing in the world in recent years, and are expected to grow 4.5 per cent in 2014-15, said Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). “Par

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Phase out subsidies, IMF chief tells Arabs

IMF chief Christine Lagarde urged Arab countries going through democratic change to phase out costly subsidy systems on Monday, but drew a cautious response from regional finance ministers wary of the social impact of such steps.

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Kuwait must curb spending: IMF chief

Kuwait should contain current expenditures such as the public sector wage bill and generalised subsidies, and find ways to enhance non-oil revenues, to overcome the risk from eroding buffers, said a top official. The challenges ca

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