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Is Tito preparing an IMF financial parachute, now a $171bn foreign debt cliff looms?

The reason for the International Monetary Fund’s Christine Lagarde's visit to South Africa is unknown

IMF backs state-issued digital currency

Cryptocurrencies are imploding but Lagarde says central banks should join the fintech revolution

Seeds of next global financial crisis being sown, top officials warn

The consensus among leading economic officials is that while the next global crisis may not be imminent, now is the time to prepare for it

IMF chief defends rate hikes after Trump slams ‘crazy’ Fed

Donald Trump has blamed US Federal Reserve policies for contributing to financial market turmoil

IMF head Christine Lagarde found guilty of negligence in French tycoon payout trial

Lagarde's legal team will look into appealing the decision.

Economic week ahead: Updated global growth forecast

The IMF will update its global economic outlook this week, while investors look at a rates decision in Nigeria and inflation numbers in South Africa.

JSE shuts down for five minutes in honour of Mandela

The JSE has halted trade for five minutes as business leaders mourn Madiba's passing and analysts dismiss SA-economy doomsayers.

IMF’s Lagarde avoids charges in French payout scandal

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has avoided immediate charges but was named 'assisted witness' in a case about a state payout to a disgraced tycoon.

IMF’s Lagarde in court for arbitration battle

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has arrived in court to be questioned by a French magistrate over her role in a €285-million arbitration payment.

Women leaders want more representation in Davos

Of the 2 500 movers and shakers who have descended on the picture-postcard Swiss ski resort, for the World Economic Forum, a mere 17% are women.

IMF’s Lagarde says conflict ‘enemy No 1’ of Africa growth

IMF chief Christine Lagarde said armed conflicts pose the principal threat to Africa's future development.

Economic week ahead: More uncertainty

Inflation data and a rates decision in SA, the US's looming fiscal cliff and ongoing trouble in the Middle East will make for a hectic week ahead.

IMF: The making of inequality

What is truly scary about the IMF's income distribution figures, is that Botswana now has a more unequal distribution of income than South Africa.

Egypt asks IMF for R4.8bn loan

Egypt's prime minister says the country has asked for $4.8-billion in aid from the International Monetary Fund to help boost its economy.

Economist accuses IMF leadership of being ‘tainted’

A veteran economist at the IMF has accused the global lender of suppressing information on difficulties in dealing with the global financial meltdown.

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