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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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Economy minister Christine Lagarde delivers a speech during the weekly session of the Question to Government
Economy minister Christine Lagarde delivers a speech during the weekly session of the Question to Government
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  • Li says economy can continue growth

      News Source: Chinadaily | 1 day ago
    Premier Li Keqiang said China has the conditions to keep its economy moving with another round of reform and opening-up, despite concerns that the world's second-largest economy is heading for a deeper slowdown. The premier said it is "not easy" for
  • U.S. signed 1-billion-dollar loan guarantee agreement for Ukraine

      News Source: New Europe | 4 days ago
    The Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced the signing after meeting with Ukrainian finance minister Oleksandr Shlapak on the ongoing situation in Ukraine and progress in its economic reform plan. "I would like to congratulate Minister Shlapak on the
  • Jordan, US to seal eurobond deal by end of month

      News Source: Zawya Political | 4 days ago
    Jordan has agreed with the US Department of Treasury on the terms of issuing $1 billion in US-guaranteed Eurobonds in global markets, according to Minister of Finance, Umayya Toukan. The issuance represents a "strong message of support from the

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