Christine Lagarde will have to confront Berlin if she’s to save the euro | Yanis Varoufakis

The incoming European Central Bank chief must call for an end to the eurozone’s suicidal fiscal rules, which have now run out of roadChristine Lagarde was a key member of the infamous troika – Greece’s official creditors – who crushed our people’s resi…

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Will Mark Carney and George Osborne vie for the top IMF job?

The BoE governor stands more chance than the ex-chancellor but the likely choice may just be a Bulgarian womanEver since he set his departure date from the Bank of England, there has been speculation about what Mark Carney will do next. There are not t…

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Mark Carney positions himself as contender for IMF top job

Bank of England governor refuses to rule out succeeding Christine LagardeMark Carney has positioned himself as a contender to be the next head of the International Monetary Fund after refusing to rule out joining the race to take over from Christine La…

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Share prices rally at Lagarde’s nomination as ECB president

Move reinforces expectations of fresh stimulus package for ailing eurozone economyThe prospect of a fresh stimulus package to support the ailing eurozone economy when Christine Lagarde takes up the reins as boss of the currency bloc’s central bank sent…

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UK recession fears mount after worst month for companies since 2016 – business live

Data firm Markit warns that UK private sector weakened in June, suggesting the economy may have contracted in April-JuneFull details: Grim PMIs in JuneLatest: UK private sector suffers worst downturn since 2016Economists: UK GDP probably contracted in …

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Christine Lagarde faces ECB test of legendary diplomatic skills

European Central Bank provides an arena split between anti-austerians and expansionistsChristine Lagarde will take up the position of head of the European Central Bank as a self-confessed economic outsider who has preferred to emphasise her ability as …

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