Christine Lagarde Archive

Harnessing the Power of Transparency – Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Speech by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund Atlantic Council, Washington, DC, February 8, 2017 February 8, 2017 Good morning. Thank you for the kind introduction, Mona. And thank you to Fred Kempe, Andrea Montanino, and the Atlantic Council for giving me the opportunity to talk about the importance of transparency in the work

Macroeconomics After the Great Recession

Opening Remarks by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Seventeenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference November 3, 2016 Good morning. I am delighted to welcome you to the IMF’s 17th Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference. Introduction Our annual event is by now one of the most important forums for macroeconomic researchers and policy makers

Managing an Inclusive Transition for the Global Economy

By Christine Lagarde 2016 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings Plenary, Washington, DC October 7, 2016 Let me express our concern and convey our warm thoughts and condolences to all those who are currently affected by Hurricane Matthew, who are suffering and struggling to escape the disaster caused by yet another weather catastrophe. We all feel the

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Welcomes the Extension of Zero Interest Rates on all IMF Concessional Loans

October 3, 2016 IMF interest rates on concessional lending will continue to be set at zero for as long as and whenever global interest rates are low Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), welcomed the decision taken today by the IMF Executive Board to set interest rates to zero for

Making Globalization Work for All – By Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Sylvia Ostry Lecture, Toronto,September 13, 2016 Good morning. Thank you for your kind introduction, John, and thank you, Bill Robson and the C.D. Howe Institute, for your invitation and for hosting this wonderful event today. I am grateful for the opportunity to deliver a lecture in honor of Sylvia Ostry, the great Canadian economist and

IMF Christine Lagarde Calls for Broad-based Policy Effort to Reinvigorate Growth

July 24, 2016 Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today at the conclusion of the Group of 20 (G20) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Chengdu, China: “We met at a time of political uncertainty from the Brexit vote, and continued financial market volatility.

Paris Club 60th Anniversary—Keynote Address by Christine Lagarde Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Paris, July 1, 2016 I want to thank the Secretariat for hosting this important celebration, which is a celebration both of six decades of very successful collective action among official creditors and of Korea’s accession as a new member to the Paris Club. The venue – the Centre de Conferences Pierre Mendes – is appropriately

YES BANK becomes the first Indian bank to join Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition led by World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund

The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) was created after receiving overwhelming support at the 2014 UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in New York, and was officially launched at COP21 in Paris   Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition’s vision is to cover 25% of global GHG emissions by explicit carbon prices by 2020 and to double that again

Opening Remarks at the 2016 China Development Forum—China in the New Five-Year Plan : Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF

Beijing, March 20, 2016 As Prepared For Delivery Your Excellence, Vice Premier Zhang Goali, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen; good morning! Zao Shang Hao! 早上好! I always find it such a great pleasure to come back to Beijing in the Springtime–and in the company of such an esteemed audience. I would like to thank Mr.

Revenue Mobilization and International Taxation: Key Ingredients of 21st-Century Economies

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund Abu Dhabi, February 22, 2016 As prepared for delivery Good morning—Sabah Al-Khair Ministers and Governors—thank you for honoring us with your presence. It is a great pleasure to speak before such a distinguished audience. Dear Minister Al-Tayer: Thank you for your generous hospitality and the gracious introduction, and