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Christine Lagarde's Biography

Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde (French pronunciation: [kʁistin madlɛn ɔdɛt lagaʁd]) (née Lallouette, IPA: [laluɛt]; born 1 January 1956) is a French lawyer and Union for a Popular Movement politician who has been the Managing Director (MD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 5 July 2011. Previously, she held various ministerial posts in the French government: she was Minister of Economic Affairs, Finances and Industry and before that Minister of Agriculture and Fishing and Minister of Trade in the government of Dominique de Villepin. Lagarde was the first woman ever to become Minister of Economic Affairs of a G8 economy, and is the first woman to ever head the IMF.

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International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks with Russia's Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina as World Bank Chief Financial Officer Bertrand Badre looks on during a family picture in Sydney
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks with Russia's Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina as World Bank Chief Financial Officer Bertrand Badre looks on during a family picture in Sydney
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  • Keep UK interest rate low for now, IMF tells Bank of England

      News Source: Guardian Unlimited | 23 hours ago
    It warns that despite Britain's prospects being promising, net trade has not been a strong factor in the recovery. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images The International Monetary Fund has said UK interest rates should stay low for now, but the
  • Dr. Therese Vanier taught lessons in dying and healing

      News Source: The Globe & Mail | 1 day ago
    Special to The Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Jul. 27 2014, 8:17 PM EDT Last updated Sunday, Jul. 27 2014, 8:17 PM EDT There's a documentary from the 1970s in which a BBC journalist takes a film crew to Little Ewell, the first l'Arche community in
  • Asset bubbles could deflate global recovery: Analysts

      News Source: The Economic Times | 2 days ago
    In a world still struggling to shake off the worst financial crisis for a generation, many economists are worrying that new asset bubbles are already threatening to derail the tepid global recovery. Concern has been rising that investors are paying

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