Ms Lagarde told a press conference she 'very, very much' hopes there is no Brexit
Christine Lagarde said she 'very much hopes' voters opt to remain in the EU
UK trade balance data is coming; Leaders from the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund have their annual meeting in the Peruvian capital of Lima; Glencore is now cutting Zinc production
The cost of insuring against a catastrophic US default jumped to its highest level in more than two years today after talks to prevent a breach of the nation’s $16.7 trillion (£10.5 trillion) debt ceiling faltered.
Lender sees just 0.2 per cent UK growth in 2012 and urges action from eurozone
Fiscal policy, eh? Phwoar! Triple-A ratings: they get the blood pumping, don't they? And don't even get us started on eurozone rescue-fund implementation...
George Osborne must adopt an economic "Plan B" and slow the pace of public spending cuts if the British economy remains weak, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned the Chancellor yesterday.
Austerity is now pitted against recovery as if politicians have merely to choose
A French court has decided to investigate new IMF chief Christine Lagarde's role in a $400m (£244 million) arbitration deal in favour of a controversial tycoon.
Duchess Catherine has been named one of the world's best dressed women.
Successful women are forever judged on their appearance. So why shouldn't men suffer the same fate, asks Harriet Walker
The new chief of the International Monetary Fund has promised to diversify staff and make the institution more open for developing countries.
The International Monetary Fund yesterday delivered a powerful endorsement of the Chancellor's strategy to reduce government borrowing – but warned that ministers may need to cut taxes and the Bank of England will have to inject more money into he economy if "major risks materialise". This is the nearest that any international body has come to suggesting a "Plan B" may be needed. The level of unemployment in Britain is, the IMF added, "unacceptable", and it also pointed to inflation and the fragility of the banks as "significant risks".
Emerging economies object to 'carve-up' but do not have a strong candidate to replace Strauss-Kahn
French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has announced she will seek the top job at the International Monetary Fund.
European nations appeared to be closing ranks behind the French Finance Minister, Christine Lagarde, to run the International Monetary Fund, trying to nip in the bud a campaign to appoint an emerging-market candidate for the first time in the organisation's 65-year history.