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Apr 9, 2014 — The developed part of Europe is perking up, but the other part of the continent is anything but steady these days, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank say.
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Apr 16, 2013 — The International Monetary Fund has lowered its projections for global economic growth, including in the United States, citing sharp cuts in government spending and the struggling eurozone.
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Oct 9, 2012 — International Monetary Fund economists also warn that things could get even worse if European leaders don't finally get the euro crisis under control and if U.S. lawmakers let the federal government go over its "fiscal cliff."
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Jul 19, 2012 — Government debt auctions have been turned on their head in a few places recently, with investors promising to pay interest rather than receiving it. We examine what it might mean.
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Sep 19, 2011 — The former head of the International Monetary Fund also expressed regret to his wife, his family and the French people. But, he did not apologize.
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Sep 15, 2011 — "Without collective resolve, the confidence that the world so badly needs will not return," Christine Lagarde says.
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Jun 28, 2011 — Christine Lagarde replaces Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who resigned in May after being arrested for the alleged sexual assault of a New York City hotel maid.
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May 20, 2011 — Dominique Strauss-Kahn did not lose his job for having had an affair with a subordinate. But the fund did deem it a "serious breach of judgment," says IMF temporary chief John Lipsky. Now, Strauss-Kahn is accused of sexually assaulting another woman.
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May 19, 2011 — Dominique Strauss-Kahn quits as chief of IMF; there's talk about selecting his replacement; Syria condemns the U.S. for sanctioning its president, Bashar al-Assad; Japan goes into recession after quake disaster; a virus is killing horses in the western U.S. and Canada.
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May 18, 2011 — "There is nothing consensual about what took place," the woman's attorney says about reports that Dominique Strauss-Kahn's attorneys will argue that the maid was not assaulted.
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